India is one of the countries with a large number of world's archeological jewels. Be it antiquated fortresses or home to one of the world's most established colleges, India has 1,000 archeological destinations, a large number of which are accessible to tourists and sightseers.
India has seen several cultures flourish due to the endless annexation of the region between various empires and kingdoms. These cultures have all brought different technological and architectural advances to the region.
Konark Sun Temple in Odisha
It is an important landmark on the coastline of Odisha. It is situated on the coast by the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometers from the capital, Bhubaneswar. It is also known as the Black Pagoda because it was built with black granite during the reign of Narasimhadeva. This temple is a World Heritage Site.
Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh
It is situated in the state's Raisen district. Sanchi Stupa is one of the oldest stone structures in the country. In the 3rd Century BCE, the emperor Ashoka of the Maurya empire originally commissioned it. The stupa consists of four lions, which probably supported a Wheel of Law.
Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajasthan
It is the second largest wall complex in the world. This fort is also another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a Mewar fortress located on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills in the Rajsamand district, Udaipur. It was built during the
15th century by Rana Kumbha.
Nalanda University in Bihar
This is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated close to Patna in Bihar, it is an important part of the Buddhist tourism circuit. Today this place is in ruins.
Meenakshi Temple in Madurai
It is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River. This temple is more than 3,000 years old. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi. In the Tamil Sangam literature, it is mentioned that the temple is at the center of the ancient temple city of Madurai.