144 Old Ruins in India that you should visit - With photos & details

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144 Old Ruins to explore in India

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Hammam KhanaSatkhira - Kalaroa Rd, Ishwaripur, Bangladesh

This is the royal bath specifically built for Shah Jahan's wife to enjoy a luxurious bath in water constructed during Mughal Period. The Hammam is beautifully decorated with paintings on honey comb work. Even today, the ceiling has many intricate paintings.

Aam Khas Bagh SirhindPreet Nagar, Shamsher Nagar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab 140407, India

Aam Khas Bagh is the remains of a highway-inn constructed for the use of royalty as well as common people built by Akbar. It was divided into two parts - the Aam for public use and the Khas for private use by the Royalty.

Aberdeen Clock TowerRGT Rd, Aberdeen Bazar, Mohanpura, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744104, India

Aberdeen Clock Tower was built in the memory of Indian and British soldiers who defended the islands during World War I. The simple, bright yellow, obelisk-shaped clock tower serves as a good meeting point which was located in the center of a busy marketplace.

Adinath Jain Temple1, Laad Gali, Pochaupati, Dhar, Madhya Pradesh 454001, India

Adinatha temple is a Jain temple dedicated to the Jain tirthankara Adinatha, located at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. This temple is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other temples in Khajuraho Group of Monuments.

Agam KuanAgam Kuan, Patna, Bihar, India

Agam Kuan is an ancient well and archaeological site in Patna, India. It is said to date back to the period of Mauryan emperor, Ashoka. Circular in shape, the well is lined with brick in the upper 13 metres and contains wooden rings in the remaining 19 metres.

Agroha mountAgroha, Haryana, India

The site of Agroha is traditionally believed to be the Capital of the legendry king Maharaja Agrasena of Agrawal community. The city of Agroha was situated on the ancient trade route between Taxila and Mathura. And, therefore, it remained an important center of commerce and political activities till coming into existence of a new township of Hisar-e-Firoza (Hisar) of Firoz Shah Tughlag. A hoard of coins including 4 Indo Greek, one punch-marked and another 51 coins of Agrodaka were found from the

AhukhanaAhukhana, Madhya Pradesh 450331, India

Aahukhana is an archaeological site in the heart of Burhanpur. There is so many things to see and study around this place. One who visits Burhanpur should visit this place.

Ajatshatru FortNH 82, Rajgir, Bihar 803116, India

Ajatshatru Fort located in Rajgir was built by king Ajatshatru during his rule over the Magadha empire around 2500 years ago in 6th century BC. He was contemporary to Lord Buddha. It was built in a rectangular-shaped with four corners and each corner is covered with stone tower & walls is about 60 Meter long & 2 Meter broad square. Ajatshatru fort is regarded as one of the most ancient forts in India.

Ajmeri GateAjmeri Gate, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Ajmeri Gate, built in 1644, to the south–west of Shahjahanabad with a square plan, has high arched openings. It was one of the battlefields of the Sepoy Mutiny or the first war of Indian Independence in 1857.

Aligarh FortQila, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh 202001, India

It was built during the time of Ibrahim Lodi by Muhammad, son of Umar the governor of Kol who was the governor of this region during the time of Farrukh Siyar and Muhammad Shah, further rebuilt the fort. It is also called "Aligarh Qila". Most part of it is damaged and only a peripheral appearance of a fort is present. It is situated near the G T Road and consists of a regular polygon, surrounded by a very broad and deep ditch.

Allahabad fortAllahabad fort, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

Allahabad Fort is a fort built by the Mughal emperor Akbar at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India in 1583. The fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna near its confluence with the river Ganges. It is recognised by the Archaeological Survey of India as a monument of national importance.

Archaeological MuseumMalhar, Chhattisgarh 495551, India

Malhar is an ancient town in Chhattisgarh. Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains of National Importance’ list that is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. Few of the remains found in Malhar date back to 1000 century BC and are attributed to the Kalchuri regime.

Archaeological MuseumBhagat Singh Nagar, Rupnagar, Punjab 140001, India

A museum that houses the archaeological remains of the excavated site near Ropar, the first Harappan site excavated in Independent India located at Rupnagar town on the banks of Sutlej river.

ArikameduAriyankuppam, Puducherry 605007, India

Arikamedu is an archaeological site in Southern India, in Kakkayanthope, Ariyankuppam Commune, Puducherry. It is 4 kilometres from the capital, Pondicherry of the Indian territory of Puducherry. The site was identified as the port of Podouke, known as an "emporium" in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea and Ptolemy. Digs have found Amphorae, Arretine ware, Roman lamps, glassware, glass and stone beads, and gems at the site.

Ashoka Pillar at Lauria NandangarhLauriya, Bihar 845453, India

Lauria Nandangarh, also Lauriya Navandgarh, is a city or town about 14 km from Narkatiaganj and 28 km from Bettiah in West Champaran district of Bihar state in northern India. It is situated near the banks of the Burhi Gandak River. The village draws its name from a pillar of Ashoka standing there and the stupa mound Nandangarh about 2 km south-west of the pillar. Lauriya Nandangarh is a historical site located in West Champaran district of Bihar. Remains of Mauryan period have been found here.

Ashoka Pillar, Lauriya ArarajLauriya, Bihar 845411, India

The Laur Pillar is located in the village of Lauriya Areraj in the East Champaran district of Bihar. It is situated at a distance of 16 km from the west of Motihari-Pratapur main road. The Pillar was constructed by the Mauryan Emperor, Ashoka in 249 BC.

ASI Museum- SanchiNH-86, Near Sanchi Stupa, District Raisen, Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh 464661, India

This Archaeological Museum was opened in 1919 which was located in a hilltop in Sanchi.  It consists of a main hall, four galleries, and a wide array of exhibits in the verandah and in the open courtyards. In the main hall, the exhibits will surely take the visitors to different eras in history.  It represents the Indian historic periods like Mauryan, Satvahana, Gupta, Sunga, and Kushana.

Asirgarh FortAsha Devi Road, Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh 450221, India

It is an Indian fort located in Satpura ranges of Burhanpur built by Asa Ahir of the Ahir dynasty in the 15th Century. This fort holds immense importance for history lovers as well as for those who wish to simply explore the beauty of a monument that once held esteem and prestige and architectural beauty.

Badrinath TempleBadri to Mata Murti road, Badrinath, Uttarakhand 246422, India

Badrinath temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which is situated in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand, India. The temple and town form one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. The temple is also one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Badrinath—holy shrines for Vaishnavites. This is a major tourist destination and pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand.

Bahadurgarh Qila MasjidNational Highway 64, Bahadurgarh, Patiala, Punjab 147021, India

An ancient Qila built in the Patiala city by Nawab  Saif Khan in 1658 AD. due to its unique architecture its the main tourist attraction in Patiala. The fort was named after Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru.