India's history is extensive and varied. There are several cities you can travel to, which have had a royal past. These towns and their old histories are documented in the literature, yet we can encounter their traces on our journeys. If you love history and travel altogether, these places are a bonus.
This South Indian city is historically very rich. Even today, elements of that golden past can be found in the country's culture, handlooms, food, and other aspects. The beautiful Taj Falaknuma Palace, Golconda Fort, and Charminar are located in its heart. In 1591, the city was founded.
The city has traditionally been one of the country's most impressive cities, attracting people from all over the world. The Delhi Sultanate, which spanned the Indian subcontinent and was ruled by five dynasties, lasted 320 years. With all of its old antiquities, you can be sure that your vacation experience will be unforgettable.
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Mysore's history is intertwined with that of Tipu Sultan. On the other hand, Mysore was the seat of the Wadiyar Dynasty, which ruled from 1399 to 1950. The Mysore Palace is a must-see if you want to learn about the history of this magnificent city. It was first constructed in the 14th century.
When it comes to the matters of Royalty, Rajasthan takes the crown home. The capital city of Jaipur features an abundance of history, that too, is still intact in its raw form. It has also become a famous tourist site for overseas visitors. The forts are not to be missed.
Udaipur is a magnificent beauty with Lake Pichola as its main feature. It is home to various elegant palaces, including the City Palace, which was constructed over 400 years. Udaipur is 463 years old, and there are many fascinating relics to see today. The Monsoon Palace, featured in a James Bond film, is a must-visit.
Rao Jodha, a Rajput warrior, built the city of Jodhpur. The sprawling Mehrangarh Fort, which covers 1200 acres in Jodhpur, is a must-see. It's a true jewel of a fort, especially for people interested in photography, because it makes it an excellent camera subject. Jodhpur has a 563-year-old history.
This town in the Niwari district of Madhya Pradesh was established in the sixteenth century and has a plethora of well reserved forts spread across the city. The city also has several temples built by the royalties who ruled the city. However, the history was the city can be traced back to ninth century with Chaturbhuj temple.
Situated seven kilometers from the city of Kochi, this town is a historical centre and was also the capital of Kingdom of Cochin. The city has several historical temples and is also called 'Raja Nagari', the royal city. There are also several theories on how the region got its name.
This historical city in Bengal has witnessed several phases of history, from Mughal empire to the British rule. It was always an important city when it came to commerce and art, housing rich merchants in the earlier days and being a centre for artforms like Hindustani Classical music and Mughal Paintings.
Established in the eighteenth century, Patiala is a royal city in the state of Punjab, also the center of Patiala Royal house, founded by Baba Ala Singh. It features Qila Mubarak, the first fort of the city, around which lies a small commercial market now. However, you can still witness the royal history of the city with a trip to Qila Mubarak.
When it comes to royal cities in India, the discussion remains incomplete without the mention of Lucknow, the city of Nawabs. The city served as the capital of Awadh and has a history dating back to fourteenth century while it was under the rule of Delhi Sultanate. Much later, the city was run by what we now know as Nawabs of Lucknow (originally, Nawabs of Awadh). It was their poise mannerisms and art appreciation that add to the rich history of the city.