Archaeological Knowledge Guide

Types of Archaeological Sites in India

India has 29 Cultural, 7 Natural and 1 Mixed UNESCO sites which are recognized but overall it has more than 100 archaeological sites in India.

"Cultural representation" masterpiece of human creativity and significance, Cultural sites reflect the change happened in human values over the period of time. Development in Architecture or technology, monumental arts, town planning or landscape design can be found in the facades of archaeology. 

"Natural sites" describe an outstanding or exceptional natural beauty, significant on-going geological and biological processes, evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems, and communities of plants and animals.

Significance of Archaeological sites and tours planned in India

Your trip can be much more enriching if you have few of these archaeological sites as a part of your journey which we believe will not only make it memorable but also knowledgeable.

If you are planning take your kids to visit these sites, then it will be an incredible experience in their growth years.

29 Key Archaeological sites in India naming few are –

  • Taj Mahal (Agra) - The symbol of love
  • Khajurao – The Architecture Marvel (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Agra Fort (Agra – UP)
  • Fatehpur Sikri (Agra-UP)
  • Red Fort (Delhi), Jantar Mantar (Jaipur)
  • Buland Darwaza (Agra-UP)
  • Chini Ka Rauza (Agra)
  • Purana Kila (Delhi)
  • Agrasen Baoli (Delhi)
  • Qutab Minar (Delhi)
  • Humayun's Tomb (Delhi)
  • Haksar Haveli (Delhi)
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort (Rajasthan)
  • City Palace Lake Pichola (Udaipur)
  • Saas Bahu Temple (Udaipur)
  • Ahar Cenotaphs (Udaipur)
  • Ellora Caves ( Aurangabad)
  • Ajanta Caves (Aurangabad)
  • Aurangabad Caves (Aurangabad – Maharashtra)
  • Sanchi Stupa (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Viceregal Lodge (Shimla)
  • Pancha Rathas (Mahabalipuram – Tamil Nadu)
  • Kings Balance (Hampi, Karnataka)
  • Lotus Mahal (Hampi), Konark Sun Temple (Odisha)
  • Gwalior Fort ( Madhya Pradesh)
  • Bhimbetka Caves and Rock Shelters (Bhopal – Madhya Pradesh)
  • Sun Temple Modhera (Gujarat)
  • Adalaj Stepwell (Ahmedabad - Gujarat)
  • Sarkhej Roja (Ahmedabad –Gujarat)
  • Tambekar Wada (Vadodra – Gujarat)
  • Dholavira (Kutch- Gujarat)
  • Rani ki Vav (Patan – Gujarat)
  • Mount Malcolm (Mahabaleshwar – Maharashtra)
  • Royal Enclosure ( Hampi – Karnataka), Mahanavami Dibba ( Bellary – Karnataka)
  • Catholic Church ( Mahabaleshwar)
  • Shiv Temple (Ratlam – Madhya Pradesh)
  • Daulatabad Fort (Maharashtra)
  • Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus erstwhile Victoria Terminus (Mumbai)
  • Churches and Convent of Goa (Goa),
  • Champaner (Pavagarh - Gujarat)
  • Meenakshi (Madurai) and many more to list. 

Common Questions

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What is Archaeology?

Archaeology is an extensive study of the old remains left by past civilizations. Remains are the physical things people made or used and includes everything from clothes to buildings. Archaeology can be segregated into categories pertaining with a particular time period, culture, geographical area, or material.

What is an artifact?
What is the Archaeological Survey of India?
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