Top 10 Lesser Known Heritage Sites In India

India has no lack of heritage sites. It is known to be the blessing as there are several assets where you can revisit the glorious past of India over and over again. When some heritage sites are well-known tourist attractions, there are some that are forgotten and lost in India.

Presenting the 10 unexplored heritage sites in India…

Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kerala

Ananthapura Lake Temple in KeralaIt was built back in 9th century and it is well protected by a vegetarian crocodile which is 150 years old. It is supposed to be the habitat of Ananthapadmanabha. This compound is a blend of history and natural beauty. Hence, it has become even more picturesque.

String of Pattadakal Temples, Karnataka

String of Pattadakal Temples, KarnatakaYou may not have heard about it. It was the major center in Rashtrakuta Dynasty. It has the ruins of Chalukya art that has the traces of both southern and northern India. The nearest Badami temples have stolen the show. You should visit these temples to explore the untold past.

Airavatesvara Temple, Darasuram, Tamil Nadu

Airavatesvara Temple, Darasuram, Tamil NaduIt is dedicated to Lord Shiva and completed after 25 years. The temple is loaded with stories about him as sculptures and paintings. It is something making an art hub in this temple.

Kareng Ghar Royal Palace, Assam

Kareng Ghar Royal Palace, AssamThis two storied palace was lost somewhere in the northeast. But Kareng Ghar palace is yet another gem in India which is hardly known. Here you will find the remains of Ahom dynasty. It was a sports pavilion where kings enjoyed sports like buffalo fights.

Victoria Terminus or CST, Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji TerminusAt some point of time, we have all visited this station to catch our train. But have you ever looked at it as a beautiful monument from the past? Earlier known as Victoria Terminus, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the classic epitome of Indian craftsmanship and British architecture. This blend can be spotted in its design. It is also the living example of ancient Victorian Gothic designs and styles to take you down the late 19th century.

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Feroz Shah Kotla DelhiYou may have heard about Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium where several international cricket matches are played. The Feroz Shah Kotla Fort is located just opposite to the stadium. It was built by Sultan Feroz Shah in the mid of 14th century. Located at the bank of Yamuna River, it was the fifth capital of Delhi. Some devotees also visit the mosque. This area has a lot of palace rooms and has a baoli and Ashokan pillar.

Gondal Palaces in Gujarat

Gondal Palaces in GujaratIt is the place where you can explore the rich history and live it. Take a ride in vintage Buick and Ford taxis because the emperor families were great car lovers. It has few palaces and Naulakha palace is the most beautiful. It was built in 17th century and represents great architecture. It has wide balconies and stone carvings.

Satpula in Saket, New Delhi

Satpula in Saket, New DelhiIt is the longest surviving dam in India, built during the era of Muhammad Shah Tughlaq (1325-1351). It was built to conduct water harvesting in Jahanpanah. As the name suggests, it has seven pillars, pavilion in either sides and structure is huge on both sides. Ironically, only few Delhiites know about it.

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Madhya Pradesh

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Madhya PradeshIt is located around 50 km from Bhopal and houses the rock paintings that are around 10000 years old. Discovered in 1957, there are 700 rock shelters in Bhimbedka. It is one of India’s largest repositories to explore prehistoric art in the country. They were declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2003.

Rani ki Vav, Gujarat

Patan in GujaratThis step-well is located on the banks of River Saraswati and declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Manoj Mehra, a blogger and co-founder of Blazed Story, He always tries to share top 10 lists for India and worldwide to increase The knowledge of internet users.
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