7 Wonders of India – Ultimate Guide

If there is one place in the world that offers diversity like no other, it is without any doubt, India. The country is famous for its rich culture, heritage, historical tales, and stories of its heroes and rulers. There are several monuments and historical sites in the country. However, here is a compilation of the seven best wonders of India.

So without much ado here are the seven wonders of India you would want to visit in your next trip.

  • Konark Sun Temple – Bhubaneshwar
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Dedicated to the Sun God, the design has a grand chariot pulled by seven horses and 12 wheels on both sides. The temple has intricate stonework but is partly in ruins at present. There are beautiful sculptures on three sides of the temple, which represent different scenes.

Why it is special: The annual Konark festival held at the Sun Temple highlights the culture and history of the beautiful state of Odisha. This also makes it an ideal time to visit the temple.

Timings: Morning 6 till evening 8.

Best time to visit: Between September and March.

How to reach: The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar (64 km) and the nearest railhead is   Puri (33 km). You can also hire private cabs or opt for a bus service to reach the temple.

  • Hampi – Karnataka
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One of the most famous historical destinations in the country, Hampi lies on the banks of Tungabhadra. The place is one of the grand relics of the Vijaynagar Kingdom. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the site rightfully qualifies in the list of the Seven Wonders of India.

Why it is special: There are also several other stunning places in the vicinity like Vijaya Vittala Temple, Monkey Temple, Archeological Museum, Queen’s Bath, Virupaksha Temple, and Riverside Ruins.

Best time to visit: Between October and February.

How to reach: The nearest airport is at Hubli (167 km) and the nearest railway station is at Hospet (13 km). You can also avail of local transport to reach the place.

  • Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) – Amritsar
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Also known as Harmandir Sahib and Durbar Sahib, Golden Temple is the sacred destination for Sikhs. One of the famous religious destinations in India, the temple has a gold-plated structure and marble walls. The pleasant environment at the temple will leave you mesmerized.

Why it is special: You can visit the Central Sikh Museum, Amrit Sarovar, Hari Mandir and eat at the Guru ka Langar.

Best time to visit: Between November and March.

How to reach: The nearest airport is 11 km away, while the nearest railway station is 2 km away. You can hire local transport to reach the place.

  • Khajuraho – Madhya Pradesh
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The beautiful city of Khajuraho has a cluster of Jain and Hindu Temples that are a testimony to the rich past of the place. There are incredible statuettes, sculptures, and artwork that attract thousands of tourists each year. You would want to explore Khajuraho in the company of your loved ones.

Why it is special: There is so much to explore in the city for temple lovers like Vishwanath Temple, Nandi Temple, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Devi Jagadambi Temple, and much more. You can also watch the Sound and Light Show that showcases the era of the Chandela dynasty.

Best time to visit: Between October and February.

How to reach: The city has a railway station and airport of its own. There is also local transport to explore different places in the town.

  • Nalanda
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An ancient education destination in India, it has one of the oldest universities in the world. According to historians, students from countries like Tibet, Persia, China traveled to get educated here. The place is in ruins now, which makes it ideal for history enthusiasts.

Why it is special: You can explore several magnificent places in the vicinity like Surya Mandir, Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall, Pavarika Mango Grove, Nalanda Archaeological Museum, etc.

Best time to visit: Between October and March.

How to reach: The nearest airport is at Patna (97 km) and the nearest railhead is at Rajgir (12 km). Nalanda is well connected to the major cities of Bihar via road.

  • Taj Mahal – Agra
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Fondly known as the white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal is a symbol of love in true essence. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and visited by millions of travellers from across the globe each year.

Why it is special: A trip to Taj Mahal with your special someone will help you make memories of a lifetime.

Best time to visit: Between March and June.

How to reach: The nearest airport is 12.5 km away, while there are five railheads in the vicinity. You can travel to any corner of the country through these stations. Agra also enjoys road connectivity with New Delhi, where you can reach within 2-3 hours.

  • Gomateshwara Statue – Shravanabelagola
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It is a 57-feet-tall statue of Lord Bahubali made in 983 AD. One of the striking aspects of the statue is that only a single granite block got used to carve it. It lies on a hilltop, where the natural beauty also adds to its beauty. One of the tallest statues in the world, each year, several devotees visit it during the Mahamastakabhisheka, which is a religious ceremony.

Why it is special: The beautiful craftsmanship is something that you cannot miss to witness in person.

Best time to visit: Between October and March.

How to reach: The nearest airport is at Bengaluru (165 km) and the nearest railhead is at Hassan (50 km). You can also avail of bus service from Bengaluru or Hassan.

Final words

I hope you find these Seven Wonders of India guide useful and would want to explore one of these places during your next trip. Don’t forget to bookmark this page to keep these tips handy with you. I am also on IG, FB, Twitter, YT. Subscribe to my blog and social media handles to receive regular updates delivered right on your mobile.

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