India as a country of great historical tradition and lineage of major social, cultural and spiritual orientations possessed grandest historical periods of history and these periods spanned over thousands of years created some of the greatest monuments and historical places in India. Apart from the great historical places especially of the Mughal era which are already world famous tourist destinations we would particularly concentrate here on the historical places of India that are less known yet popular for their astounding beauty or other tourist attractions. We would introduce here some of the greatest historical places in India.
Indian Institute of Advanced Study or IIAS in Shimla
Though this historical monuments in India does not date back to more than 125 years this sprawling palace close to the heart of Shimla is one of the most visited historical places in India and especially in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh. The building was built by the British in the year 1888 and since then this giant monument has been a observer of great many historical events that shaped the fate of British raj in India and the modern Independent India. This building is was previously the residence of the British Viceroy and after the Independence it was the summer residence of the President of India until it became converted into a higher learning institution named Indian Institute of Advanced Studies which is sponsored by the central government. The building along with its sprawling lawn, giant edifice of stone and woods and encircling lanes and alleys around the building almost covers the full observatory hill in the west of Shimla and is the most beautiful sunset point in Shimla. Its scenic picturesque surrounding and royal architectural marvel made it to be one of the most popular historical places in India.
Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata
Among the most gigantic and sprawling British architectures that have been presented in the rule of the British Raj in India this is arguably the grandest heritage architecture with the most unprecedented level of beauty, Being situated at the heart of the city with such astounding height of marble edifice and with a giant somberness of the dome inside this architectural marvel houses one of the finest museums in the whole east India that portrays the all the materials from the preceding era and the British raj in India in art works and in historical stock of ammunition's as well as cultural objects. The winged statue above the dome that revolves around is one of the most famous architectural aspects that this great heritage building is known for. The sprawling garden, water springs, lakes and lush green lawns with flowering all around gave this place a royal enchanting look that made this heritage architecture undoubtedly one of the greatest historical places in India.
Governor's House in Nainital
The Gothic architecture of the famous governor's house in the hill station of Nainital is one of the most beautiful and most popular historical places in India and it is especially known for its sprawling garden and plantations all around this mammoth architectural marvel. Set with a backdrop of pine forest and lush green meadows and picturesque scene of the hilltops this place is undoubtedly one of the historical places in India that worth a look by the tourists in this Himalayan town. The enigmatic width and expanse of the architecture is really awesome and plush. The palace was built by the British in for the British Governor of North Western Province and after the independence the building has been taken by the Government and maintained as a historical place for tourist attraction.