The Maachu Pichu , which literally means the “Old Peak” is a pre-Columbian Inca site dating back to the 15th century. This settlement, located 2430 meters above the sea level offers a wonderful view, and visiting this peak will be one of the best experiences of your life.
Maachu Pichu with its entire splendor has intrigued people the world over. The Maachu Pichu has a city complex with about 200 dwellings. Though most of these dwellings are houses, there are some interesting temples as well. There are parks, caves, fountains, waterways, agricultural terraces and a rock quarry. You will have to enter the Maachu Pichu through the gates under the agricultural terraces and you will therefore enter the city from an elevated ground.
Maachu Pichu is probably the world’s most beautiful ancient city and is one of the greatest wonders of humanity. Moreover, it is the only Inca city of the world which is still intact.
India is a land of rich culture and heritage. The monuments, tombs, stupas and temples here are standing proudly preserving the history and tradition of the land. Below is given a list of the must-visit historical sites in India.
The Taj Mahal of Agra is included in the wonders of the world. The magnificent marble tomb was erected by the Emperor Shah Jahan on the grave of his favourite queen Mumtaz. The Buddhist stupas (monuments constructed on the relics of Lord Buddha) at Sanchi are another attraction. Then you have the Khajuraho temples of Madhya Pradesh, well known for its fine erotic sculptures. The Sun Temple of Konarak is another important site.
Do not miss the caves of Ajanta Ellora. These picturesque man made caves bear another testimony of rich Indian architecture. The other sites are the palaces of Rajasthan, Jama Masjid, Fatehpur sikri, Red Fort and the monuments of Mahabalipuram. If possible, visit Murshidabad (in Bengal) to witness the luxury and grandeur of the Nawab era.
The City of Kuala Lumpur was founded in 1857 by a group of Tin Miners. As the mining industry grew, the city itself grew into one of the largest metropolitan cities in the world. Despite its rapid growth into a world renowned city, Kuala Lumpur still has its very own heritage which is portrayed by the places of historic value.
The Samad of Sultan Abdul brings a sense of nationalistic pride to the city. The greeneries which are maintained along all parts of the city together with the long skyscrapers indicate the merge of nature with architecture.
The Dataran Merdeka is the independence square of Malaysia. It is located in Kuala Lumpur and is visited by millions of tourists every year. The Royal Selangor Club located near the Merdeka is famous for its rich architecture and flawless design. The Jamek Mosque, Petronas Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur tower are other places of historic value in the city.
The second largest island on Hawaii, Maui apart from having a number of scenic locations has a number of historical places to visit. One of the most prominent historical places to visit in Maui is Lahiana .This town was once the capital of Hawaiian island. The Jodo Mission is a replica of a Japanese temple. It comprises of a towering Pagoda, peaceful grounds and a Buddhist statue of a height of 12 feet and weighing around 3 tons. The Kipanewi Park is another Historical location where a battle was fought in1790 between the army of the Hawaii Island chief Kamehameha and Maui chief Kahekili.
The pioneer Inn was established by George Freeland who was a member of the Canadian police force. He had come to the island looking for a criminal but stayed back here instead and established the Pioneer Inn. The Bailey House museum and the Baldwin Home Museum are other places to visit. Do not miss the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum where you can still see how a sugar plantation is run and can sample their raw sugar. Make sure you keep this list handy lest you miss out on something.
The first thing that comes to our mind when we hear about Egypt is scorching suns on lovely sand dunes, big pyramids and mummies. Most of us feel that a trip to this South African country would be marked with sweat, dirt and poverty. Contrary to popular believes you would be pleasantly surprised in Egypt because:
You would be welcomed in a swank air conditioned spotlessly clean international airport with locals eager to ferry you to your destination.
Miles and miles of sand on your journey from the airport to the city will leave you fascinated and will tempt you in exploring these sand dunes more leisurely on a camel back
A charming night life accompanied by music and dancing acts by local Egyptian artists will leave you totally enthralled.
The beautiful and adventurous expeditions into the desert and visit to lovely pyramids and watching the sun going down over the sand will surely make you come back to this lovely land again.
Known popularly as the birthplace of the first lady British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the town which provided initial education to Sir Newton, Grantham is surely a history lover and architects delight. Located on the banks of River Witham this beautiful town will make you step back in time due to its lovely buildings like:
St Wulfram’s church whose spiraling tower can be seen from anyplace in Grantham
A visit to Belton house will welcome you to the world of gorgeous intricately designed woodwork and amazing tapestries that is still well preserved and is any architect’s delight
You can get a glimpse of history by visiting Belvoir Castle and residence of Duke of Rutland which will remind you of the great battles that had been fought and won in this city
A trip to Grantham will be incomplete without visiting the famous art gallery housing the work of all the great artists in Grimsthorpe Castle constructed during the reign of Charles I.
Filled with history each building of Grantham has a story to tell, turning the hands of the clock and make the visitors step back in time.
Fort Stockton in Texas is covered with plenty of visible sites and scenes which can turn your holidays into a memorable one. You can enjoy the thrill of Chihuahua Desert as Fort Stockton lies within the parts of this desert. This desert is fully crowded with various plants and animals.
Fort Stockton is also the point from where you can start the adventure trip to Big Bend National Park. The visitors are able to walk around the park with a day’s visit and hence, explore different cultural views of the historic norms of Fort Stockton. The Annie Riggs Memorial Museum is one of the best museums where you can see the great collection of cultural institutions. The entire museum is covered with aircrafts, photos and furniture that record the old culture of the town. Along with all these, Fort Stockton also holds various events, activities and offers many historic sites to visit like Comanche Springs, Fort Stockton.