5 Abandoned Spots in India with Glorious Past

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India is known for its glorious past and heritage. There are a number of monuments and places in India where it’s arduous to believe once these places were the architectural grandeurs and the epicentre of monarchy, lavish lifestyles, devotion and enlightenment. India is amongst the oldest civilizations within the world and is guarded by mountain range on the North and is enclosed by Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean in the south.  A number of the places in India witness of their wonderful past and are referred to as the simplest historical cities within the world.

Nalanda : Nalanda University a prestigious seat of learning in Asia where students and scholars came from India and abroad to quench their thirst for knowledge in Buddhism, Nalanda occupies a rather high place in the list of the Buddhist destinations of India. Lord Buddha had visited this place. In fact, the ancient city of Nalanda is built at the exact spot where Buddha had stayed earlier. Nalanda University is the popular tourist spot in India.

Martand Sun Temple, Jammu and Kashmir:  Martand, the ancient temple dedicated to the Sun God built during the 8th century CE.  The Martand temple was built on top of a plateau from where one can view whole of the Kashmir Valley.  The expedition reveals that the temple was the excellent and rare composition of Indo-Greek architecture. The temple is survived by the gigantic pillars and creaky walls. The primary shrine is located in a centralized structure that is thought to have had a pyramidal top - a common feature of the temples in Kashmir. 

Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan: Kumbhalgarh is called as Jewel of Mewar and was built by Maharana Kumbha in 15th century A.D. The fort is extended by its 36 km of a wall, which is the second largest after Great Wall of China and is the second largest fort in Rajasthan. Kumbhalgarh is the birthplace of Maharana Pratap the great king and warrior of Mewar.   Kumbhalgarh has sevenfortified gateways. There are over 360 temples within the fort, three hundred ancient Jain and the rest Hindu. Kumbhalgarh Fort still stands high as the symbol of the royal past of Rajasthan.

Leh Palace, Leh:  Leh Palace is a former royal palace. the palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century. The palace was abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the middle 19th century, and the royal family moved to Stok Palace. The palace is hospitable the general public and also the roof provides broad views of Leh and also the close areas.

Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad, Telangana: Golconda, also known as Golkonda  is one of the significant historical places in India showcasing architectural genius through its ruins. The 16th-century fort offers a picturesque view of Hyderabad city from the top. The fort has been the seat of powerful empires in the Southern Kingdom from Kakatiya dynasty, Musunuri Nayaks and Qutubshahi before being seized by the Mughals. The region is known for the mines that have produced some of the world's most famous gems.