Traveling is one of the best hobbies anyone can have. The people who travel more have a peaceful mind and are good with social relations. Exploring places is like exploring a completely new you. We travel to different places and finds different things. Even if you travel to the same place again, you will be surprised by it.
People plan world tours, India tours, any foreign country tour, etc. for adventure, fun, exploring, and for experiencing the beauty of the place. Travelling is different for everyone and for people having an interest in history, not a theoretical one but the one you learn yourself and can experience. Traveling is nothing lesser than time travel.
Did you know that India has its 7 wonders like the whole world? These 7 wonders have great value in our history and on our modern people. I will take you these seven wonders and you would love to travel them yourself soon.
Must travel 7 wonders of India
It is one of the world’s largest monolithic statues i.e. carved from one stone. Granite stone was carved into this one big 57-foot statue of Bahubali. Not the one from the movie but the one from Jainism.
The son of the first Tirthankara adinath, Bahubali, meditated for one year continuously in standing position. Even the locals and historians say that climbing plants started growing by his legs.
This statue is visible from a distance of 30 km. Built-in 983 C.E. by Ganga dynasty commissioner and commander, Chaundaraya. Gomateshwar statue is one of the 7 wonders of India that one must go and visit. There is a lot more than the statue and history to travel.
Every year the statue has its milk, ghee, saffron, sugarcane juice, etc. bath. This tradition was started by Heinrich Zimmer who believed that bathing the statue with all these somehow helps the statue shines brighter. Thus since then, the Mahamastakabhishika festival is celebrated every 12 years. The next will be held in 2030, enjoy!
Golden Temple, Punjab
Who don’t about the golden temple? The very famous temple for its free food to the needy and the beauty. No wonder it is a part of our list. The golden temple has a great history again and some of it continues to modern history plus politics.
Sri Harmindir Saheb golden temple, where harmindir sahib means “abode of god”. With this beautiful meaning, I will take you back in the time where we all weren’t born.
Surrounded by the man-made Sarovar which was completed by the 4th Sikh guru, Guru Ram das, in 1577. Later the 5th Sikh guru, Guru Arjan placed the foundation stone by the Muslim pir of Lahore (at that time), Sal mir Mian Mohammad, in 1589.
Guru Arjan placed a copy of Adigranth in the temple in 1604. This somewhere made the Golden temple one the most prestigious pilgrimages for Sikhs from all over the world.
The history doesn’t end here the temple was not always golden. In 1830 the king of the Sikh Empire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh rebuilt the temple and overlaid the sanctum with golden foil.
The battle of the temple began when from 1947 to 1966, the golden temple became the center of the Punjabi sub-movement where Sikhs demanded of the separate country where they all could speak Punjabi.
After the riots and the damages of this, the Golden temple was rebuilt in 1984. Today travelers come to travel Golden temple for eternal peace and to be a part of the volunteer work where they feed lakhs of people.
Khajuraho group of monuments, Madhya Pradesh
The Khajuraho group of monuments is older than anything. It is a symbol of respecting religions in my words. It has different small, big, temples of Hindus and Jains.
Constructed in 950 AD, it had 85 temples by the 12th century in 20 km sq. area. Today only 20 temples are left in 6 km sq. area. These temples also act as the remnant of Chandel’s dynasty.
Kandariya Mahadev temple is one of the best-preserved temples. The name means the great god of the cave and is the only well-preserved remnant of medieval India.
I believe that we all respected each other’s religions for so long. And one must travel to this place in Madhya Pradesh as wonders must not be missed.
Konark sun temple
It of Surya mandir, it doesn’t matters as you will find this place full of artistic sculptures all over the walls, it was constructed in the 13t century CE.
Narsinghadeva the king of easter gang dynasty built it under his commission. It has a chariot that is 100 feet high. With immense wheels and horses, carved with stones is the thing that amazes you the most.
Earlier in 1676, Europa sailor accounted for it as a Black pagoda as he found it black when he saw from a distance because of the sun. Since 1988 it is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Every year in February, there is Chandrabhaya Mela near the beach, Chandrabhaya. The fare is awesome and you get to shop, play, prayer, and learn. So travel here and find yourself in the lost artist’s works.
It was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, back then in the 14th century. It was the most prestigious, wealthy, and grand city of that time. Many believe that it was the second richest in the world after Beijing.
The fight of 1565 is the reason of this ruined it. Coalition Muslim sultans defeated Vijayanagara and the glory started demolishing. It is situated in 4,100 hectares and still occupies a lot of people.
It has the evidence of Ashoka epigraphy and Hindu kingdom. With the mentioning in Ramayana and Puranas of Hinduism as Pampa the goddess of fertility, love, and growth. Travelers must travel to Hampi.
Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh
t only in the list of seven wonders in the world but is in our 7 wonders of India list too. Ivory white marble mausoleum, situated on the southern bank of India is a masterpiece left by Muslims as a prestigious offering of their art.
More than 20,000 workers built this monument in 20 years. The construction was supervised by the royal court architect Ustad Ahmer Lauhri, who made this seems to be an impossible task possible.
Shah Jahan built it for his beloved wife Mumtaz who died after giving birth to their 14th child, in 1632. It is a double story complex on 17 hectares. This symbol of love has two tombs. The tombs of the lovable couple, Shah Jahan and Mumtaz. Visit the Taj Mahal and time travel back to beauty and love.
Nalanda University, Bihar
Education is indeed the foundation of development. And the Nalanda University of Bihar is one of the best examples. In the 4th century, it started spreading knowledge taught many people.
By the 5th century students from Korea, China, Japan, etc. would come here for studies. This gave India a status by which it could stand little by little in front of other countries.
Subjects like Vedas, Logic, Grammar, Medicine, Metaphysics, etc.were studied here. Many great scholars are a gift to this university. Today visiting a university that produced great scholars at a time when education had very less meaning.
I think visited Nalanda won’t only let us travel with education but will also give us peace, as education is nothing but peace of mind for us, others, and development.
These were the 7 wonders of India which everyone must travel to. The historical value of India is indeed bigger and vast than these but one must try experience from some to more. Travel to Ladakh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Udaipur, etc but don’t forget to travel 7 Wonders of India.