History lessons may seem boring in classroom but it gets more interesting in the world outside
One of the most enlightening things about traveling to a particular place is getting to know about the history of that place from the locals. We seem to understand more about the culture and the way of living of that place. Over the years of evolution, the places have transformed and changed, like human beings, and there is nothing more intriguing than knowing about the rich history of a place.
Check Out Some Of The Historical Places Around The Globe
We present you a selection of incredible places you might want to add to your bucket list.
The city famously known as Banaras or Kashi, is located on the banks of Ganga river in Uttar Pradesh, India. The holy city is considered to be a creation of Lord Shiva. Being one of the oldest cities in the world, this place is also famous for various reasons with talks of Buddhism being found here by Goutam Buddha, Ram Charit Manas being written here by Tulsidas, and many other events. The banks of the holy Ganga are visited by thousands of people every year and Hindu belief that people who die here attain salvation makes it centre for pilgrimage. Varanasi is home to many ghats and temples and nowadays it is a major hub for art lovers. So experience a spiritual journey along the holy river and get lost in the labyrinthine passageways of the vibrant and colourful city.
There are nearly about eleven locations designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in Peru. These sites are visited by flocks of people for their aesthetics, uniqueness and cultural significance. Among them is the most notable Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu was believed to be the estate constructed for the legendary Inca emperor and is commonly known as the Lost City of the Incas. The Inca style architecture of this place is adapted to the mountains and the most surprising fact is that the city is not visible from below. Maybe it was designed in such a way to be safe from the attackers. Its mythological origin and magnificent appearance is what makes it popular. Another fact that makes it popular is that this place was visited by many notable figures such as Che Guevera and Pablo Neruda.
Giza is most famous for its Giza Pyramid Complex that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx of Giza. The Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Pyramid are the largest pyramids and the emblems of ancient Egypt. The Great Pyramid is the only ancient Wonder of the World still existing. The pyramids were used as the burials for Pharaohs but the mysteries around the construction date and the symbolism of these pyramids still continue to baffle people. Scientists are still of the techniques used for building the erect monuments. No matter what, the mystery of these ancient wonders only add to the fascinating theories and the attractiveness of this place. Many people consider this a spiritual place.
It is an archeological and historical city in southern Jordan which was inhabited by the Nabataeans, the nomadic Arabs. The ancient city offers you a chance to see 2500 years old incredible engineering of rock cut architecture and sophisticated water conduit system. The Rose City of Petra which is also known as the Lost City of Stone is a honeycomb of tombs and caves. So sign up for the breathtaking otherworldly view of this pink sandstone city that is tucked in the desert canyon because you might not get another chance to see another such marvellous creation.
Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, this place grew to become a significant center of Hellinistic civilisation. During that time it was famous for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos)-one of the ancient wonders of the world, Great Library-largest in the ancient world, and Necropolis- one of the wonders of the Middle ages. The library was the cultural and intellectual centre of the ancient world until it was burned in a fire started by Julius Caesar. Very little has survived of the ancient city but today you can head to the city to witness Pompey’s Pillar, Alexandira’s catacombs- Kom El Shoqafa and other attractions.
This city has been inhabited for over 7000 years. One of the world’s oldest cities is no doubt most fundamental in shaping western world into how it is today. The classical era heritage is still evident, represented by ancient works of art and ancient monuments. If you are interested in archeology, this place is the one for you as this is the world centre of archaeological research. Many awe-inspiring ruins like the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Parthenon are located here. It also played an important role in shaping drama, literature, philosophy and science.
The city best known for landmarks of Indian rock-cut architecture is one of the most visited places in India. This city is loaded with historical sites such as Ellora caves, Ajanta caves, Aurangabad caves which are significant in Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism. It is called the City of Gates because there are 52 gates present in the city built during the Mughal era. You can also find notable Mughal architecture sites such as Bibi Ka Maqbara, Tomb Of Aurangzeb. There are so many sites in this city that you will have to stay for months to explore them all. Exploring Marathwada and Aurangabad is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
If you are someone who loves history as a subject, we advise you not to stay limited to the books but pack your bags and venture out to the places and know about its history from the locals. A little bit of learning along with travelling does no harm.