Here are 10 must-visit historical places in India:

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This iconic white marble mausoleum, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Taj Mahal

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These rock-cut cave monuments house some of the finest examples of Indian art, with intricate sculptures and paintings depicting scenes from Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain mythology.

Ajanta and Ellora Caves

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This imposing red sandstone fort served as the seat of Mughal power for over 200 years. It houses several palaces, halls, and gardens, offering a glimpse into Mughal grandeur.

Red Fort, Delhi

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This once-thriving Vijayanagara empire capital is now an extensive archaeological site with ruins of temples, palaces, and markets, showcasing the city's opulence.

Hampi, Karnataka:

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This towering 73-meter minaret was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, founder of the Delhi Sultanate. It's a stunning example of Indo-Islamic architecture and surrounded by other historical monuments.

Qutub Minar, Delhi

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This fortified city, built by Mughal emperor Akbar, served as his capital for a brief period. Its red sandstone architecture and intricate carvings are a marvel of Mughal craftsmanship.

Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

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This "Palace of Winds" features a unique facade with 953 small windows, allowing cool air to circulate throughout the palace. It exemplifies the beauty of Rajput architecture.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

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This 13th-century chariot-shaped temple dedicated to the Sun God Surya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its intricate carvings and sculptures are a testament to the skill of Odisha's artisans.

Konark Sun Temple, Odisha

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This triumphal archway was built to commemorate the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. It's a prominent landmark in Mumbai offering stunning views of the Arabian Sea.

Gateway of India, Mumbai

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This Buddhist temple marks the place whereSiddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment under a Bodhi tree. It's one of the oldest Buddhist structures in India and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mahabodhi Temple, Bihar

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