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Top Seven Historical Places South India

Let Us Peep Into The Chapters Of Bygone Era

Do you want to get away from the clutches of regular and routine holiday destinations? The best historical places in South India enlighten you about the enriching cultural history of India, but also divert you from same old holiday spots. India holds a remarkable stature in the world with its glorious and flourishing beliefs, art, culture, literature and most prominently history. Amidst the series of historical places in South India, we are here with top seven historical places lying in the lap of southern portion as mentioned below.

Hyderabad: The land of Nizams


Capital city of Telangana, Hyderabad is known for its enormously rich and distinctive historical cultural around the city. The city was established by Qutub Shahi supremacy and was detained by ambitious Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1948. The place is highly popular for its imperial mosques, great palaces, monumental forts, museums and lakes. The grandeur of the city can be cherished while visiting historical places like Charminar, Faluknuma Palace, Mecca Masjid, Golconda Fort and Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad.

Travel around the Remnants of Vijayanagara


The former capital of Vijayanagara Empire, Hampi is a village in Northern Karnataka that holds a rich history. It is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra and was named amongst the leading and richest cities in the world at the time of its peak.  Being tagged with a ruined status, Hampi still fascinates and attracts thousands of tourists round the year. UNESCO World Heritage Site has listed Hampi as Group of Monuments at Hampi because of its grand view of more than 500 chronological monuments. Ancient places like Virupaksha Temple, Lotus Mahal, Mahanavami Dibba, Vithala Temple Complex, and House of Victory exemplify the beauty and culture of this historic town. Due to its bygone architecture and rice cultural history, Hampi has become as one of most tourist drawing places in India.

Chennai: Undergoing the British Era, once again

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Established by the British East India Company and formerly known as Madras, Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. This southern city once acted as a major naval base for the East India Company. Being the central administrative centre for the British in South India, Chennai reflects the reminiscences of history in modern times and attracts great number of visitors throughout the year. The architecture of Chennai has extensive chronology and gives an insight into the prosperous British history. Places like Dovetan House, Fort St. George, University building, State Museum of Madras and St Thomas Cathedral are some of the significant examples of British Architecture.

Thanjavur: A sneak peek into Chola Dynasty


Thanjavur lies in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu and known from the period of Chola Dynasty. This city gives the glimpses of South Indian, art, culture, architecture and religion. Brihadeeshwara Temple and the Airavateshwara Temple are listed by the UNESCO as Great Living Chola Temples. Thanjavur are an exceptional illustration of the marvellous work of the architects from the Chola era.

Mysore: The Empire of Tipu Sultan

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Mysore, the cultural capital of South India, is famous for its political history. The city gives an account about the life of Hyder Ali khan and veracious ruler Tipu Sultan of Mysore. Mysore attracts the number of tourists who are interested in the history during the year. Several historical places such as Grand Mysore Palace, Palace of Tipu Sultan and Lalitha Mahal unlock the passage to sneak peek into the bygone period of history.

 Cochin: Queen of the Arabian Sea

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Lying in Kerala, Cochin is an energetic city forming a part of south-west coast of India by the Arabian Sea. Since 13th century, the city has a well-off history, when it first operated as a spice trading centre for Portuguese, Jews, Italians, Greeks and Arabs. The city currently has many historical places like palaces, forts and Old churches. Cochin has marked the pages of history with its historical heritages like Fort Cochin, Dutch Cemetery, Mattancherry Palace, Portuguese Fort and Santa Church.

Mahabalipuram: Get Acquainted with Dravidian Era


Situated at a distance of 60 kilometres from Chennai, Mahabalipuram holds a great history and mythological prominence. During the supremacy of Periplus and Ptolemy, it was a bustling seaport and later become a port city for the Pallava Dynasty. Being in the mystic city arranges for a prospect to delve into the mythological history of Mahabalipuram. This place gives a significant account on political antiquity as well. PanchaRatha, Varaha Cave Temple and Shore Temple are some old famous temples comprising magnificent old Dravidian architecture work which make Mahabalipuram, miniature copy of mythological events held in India.

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