Important Places in India - Historical Places in India (Part 4)
This article provides information on Important Historical Places in India along with detailed information about those important historical places of India.
List of Important Historical Places in India from Alphabet T - Z
Taj Mahal (Uttar Pradesh) : Erected by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz. It has been estimated that the cost of it was about Rs. 3 crores at that time. It is teardrop on the cheek of eternity. It was designed by Shiraz (Iranian Architect). Over 20,000 men were employed for its construction for over twenty years. The environmentalists fear that the beauty of the Taj would be marred, with the Mathura Oil Refinery going into full operation.
Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh) : It has a monastery of the Mahayana sect of Buddhists built in the 17th century. Still, it is the centre of religious life and rituals in the region. It is a treasure home of old scriptures, priceless images and painted tapestries.
Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) : Popularly known as the granary of South India. It was once the capital of the Cholas. Famous for Brihadeeswara temple, a Hindu temple. It was built by Rajaraja, the great.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) : The Capital City of Kerala State. Padmanabha Temple is here.
Thumba (Kerala) : India’s first rocket launching station.
Thiru Alangadu (Tamil Nadu) : Thirty-seven miles from Chennai to the west and very near to Arakonam is the holy place of Thiru Alangadu connected with Karaikkal Ammayar and the cosmic dancer Lord Nataraja.
Thiruvalam (Tamil Nadu) : The capital of ’Banaras’ during the early Pallava period is famous for the Saivite temple with the Nandi not facing the deity but in the opposite direction.
Thekkady (Kerala) : The central spot of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The Mysore Palace (Karnataka) : Built in 1897, it was the residence of the Ex-ruler of Mysore state is an imposing structure. It is a good example of Hoysala art and architecture.
Tiruchi (Tamil Nadu) : It is an Educational Centre in Tamil Nadu. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited is established here.
Tiruparankundram (Tamil Nadu) : A cave temple near Madurai is one of the famous shrines of Lord Muruga.
Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu) : A famous early Chola Vaishnavaite shrine housing a huge stucco image of Varaha holding Bhudevi near Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.
Tipu’s Fort (Karnataka) : The fort is built of mud by Kempe Gowda in 1537; it was rebuilt in stone in 1761 by Hyder Ali. Inside the fort walls is Tipu Sultan’s wooden palace with enough elaborate paintwork surviving on the walls, niches, and railing columns to give an idea of its former glory.
Triveni (Uttar Pradesh) : Here meet the rivers the Ganges, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi. Kumba Mela is celebrated here once in 12 years when the Sun is in Aquarius facing Jupiter in the zodiac sign Leo.
Trithamukh (Tripura) : It is a popular pilgrim centre for the Tribal people of Tripura. Thousands of people assemble here in January-February during the festival called Uttarayana Sankranti and have a holy bath in the river Gomati.
Tripolia Gate (Rajasthan) : A gate with eight carved marble crunches under which the ruler was weighed on his birthday against the money of equal weight distributed to the poor. The city was found in 1567 by Maharana, Udai Singh.
Udaipur (Rajasthan) : Popularly known as the city of lakes. Pichola Lake is a famous one.
Udipi (Karnataka) : This is the seat of the Dvaita system of Hindu Philosophy propounded by Sri Madhva Changa. The beautiful Sri Krishna temple is a very famous Hindu pilgrimage centre.
Udayagiri-Khandagiri Caves (Orissa) : These two hills are a little far away from Bhubaneswar. This was a seat of a Jain saint who lived 2000 years ago. ’Rani Gumpha’ and ’Hathi Gumpha’ are the most famous; consist of the rock-cut inscription in India which records chronologically the deeds of king Kharavela.
Uttiramerur (Tamil Nadu) : A city near Chingleput boasts of Sundara-varada Perumal Temple of the period of Dandivarma Pallava is of complex design.
Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) : Mahakaleeswar Temple is sacred for the Hindus.
Vaishali (Bihar) : Vaishali has witnessed the major parts of Gautama Buddha’s life. He gave his last message to his disciples at Kolhua village in the suburbs of Vaishali. On the eve of Buddha’s death centenary, the 2nd Buddhist council was held here. The 24th Jain Tirthankar Vardhaman Mahavir was born at Kundagram in the suburbs of Vaishali in 599 BC.
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) : The Eternal City is an important pilgrimage of the Hindus. Lord Viswanatha’s temple is here. It was a learning place for over 2000 years. Kashi and Benaras are the other two names of Varanasi which means the city between two rivers - Varanama and Asi. It is the seat of Banaras Hindu University. Aurangzeb’s Mosque is here.
Vedanthangal (Tamil Nadu) : A bird sanctuary in the swamps of Madurantakam lake.
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) : It is a natural and protected harbour on the eastern coast of Andhra Pradesh. A shipbuilding yard is located here.
Vivekananda Rock (Tamil Nadu) : Mandapam of Vivekananda is in Cape Comorin.
Victoria Memorial (Kolkata) : Magnificent building having an art gallery depicting the history of British rule in India. It was erected by voluntary collections in the memory of Queen Victoria. A well laid out garden adds to the beauty.
Wardha (Maharashtra) : It is a cotton-producing centre in Maharashtra. It is on the Chennai-Delhi rail route. Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned here.
Warrangal (Andhra Pradesh) : It has historical evidence about the seat of the Kakatiya rulers. Its chief tourist attraction is the thousand pillared temples at Hanam-Konda built by King Rudra Deva in the 12th century.
Yamunotri (Uttarakhand) : It is the source of the Yamuna River. It emerges from the frozen lake of ice and glaciers on the Kalinga Parvat. There is a temple of the goddess Yamunotri on the left banks of the river. Below the temple, there are many hot springs where the water emerges at boiling point.
Yarcaud (Tamil Nadu) : It is a hill station 8 km away from Salem at an altitude of 5000 feet. It is a part of Servarayan hills.
Zojila (Jammu & Kashmir) : It is a pass on the way from Srinagar to Leh.