If you have a penchant for history, then 2021 must definitely be the year you should explore your passion. India is a country with a very rich history and cultural legacy. Here are 5 places you can visit in 2021 to have your nostalgia buds reactivated:
Chola Temples, Tamil Nadu
The three great temples made by the Chola empire are – Brihadeshwara Temple, Airavateshwara Temple, and GangaikondaTemple. All of them are the epitomes of artistic and architectural excellence and they reflect the outstanding achievements of the Chola Empire in sculpture, architecture, painting and bronze casting.
Mysore Palace, Mysore, Karnataka
This palace is so grand in its proportions and beauty that it looks like it sprung out of a fairytale. The interiors of the palace are intricately designed and adorned with ornate ceilings. There are jewelled corridors, stained glass windows, open mandaps, and also a jewelled throne. The best time to visit this palace is during the Dussehra festival.
Elephanta Caves, Mumbai
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elephanta Caves is a specimen of rock-cut art and architecture from the times of medieval India. It is an island and is located at a distance of 11km from the city of Mumbai. It also provides an amazing view of the Mumbai skyline. The best time to visit is between November to February.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Located in Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in the country. It is located at the top of a 410 feet elevated hill and guarded by huge walls. The fort encloses a museum now which exhibits various belongings of the royals. The palace was built by Rao Jodha in 1459. The best time to of the year to visit is between October to March.
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh – The Architectural Masterpiece
Khajuraho is known around the world for its stunning temples adorned by erotic and sensuous carvings. Khajuraho is a brilliant example of Indian architecture and its culture back in the medieval period. The architecture of these Hindu and Jain temples depict the innocent form of love, the carvings on the walls display passion in the most erotic yet aesthetic ways. The best time to visit is between July to March.
We bring to you some of the best places in India to rejuvenate your wander lust. Have a great trip!