We are not the makers of history; we are made by history. These were one of the most famous lines said by Martin Luther King. What we learn from the previous generation is of huge importance and that has heavily influenced the society that we live in now. To know it better, India has some of the most amazing trails that can take you back to the era which can amaze you being in the same moment when you associate yourself with it. If you are craving a vacation that could quench your thirst for knowing the rich culture and history of many interesting places with an add-on of its Nature surrounding as a plus, then this will surely tick off that bucket list of yours.

Given below are some of the 07 Best Historical Trails in India that we have put down together for you to embark on the wonderful journey.

 

Purana Qila (Old Fort)
Location: New Delhi, Delhi

One of Delhi’s ancient attractions is the Purana Qila (Old Fort). It features a lake and a large green space on its grounds, and it also has a rich history, which adds to the appeal. This fort’s history extends back to the third century, and practically every century has its importance, making it a delight to learn about it. Although there are information cards located throughout the grounds that cover the majority of the topics, hiring a guide is a fantastic way to learn more.

 

Raghupur Fort
Location: Ani, Himachal Pradesh

Raghupur Fort is a lovely spot with a moderate slope. In terms of the fort, some ruins of walls remain, but there isn’t much of the ancient building that has survived the passage of time; yet, the views have stayed consistent. The panoramic views of the Dhauladhar range from this vantage point are breathtaking. The route passes through a rhododendron forest, and when these flowers bloom, the entire Dhauladhar mountain is bathed in color. Camping near the Raghupur fort meadows is feasible throughout the summer.

 

Sinhagad Fort
Location: Velhe, Maharashtra

Sinhagad Fort is one of Maharashtra’s oldest forts which was built 2000 years ago. It has a rich history associated with the battle of Sinhagad. Landscapes here are alluring and the fort has two gates which are called Pune Darwaza and Kalyan Darwaza where the trail starts. The Sahyadri Mountains have a view to behold of the western ghats which are beautiful and pleasing sights.

 

Chamundi Hills
Location: Mysuru, Karnataka

One of the most amazing attractions here is the Chamundeshwari Temple atop the Chamundi Hills with 1008 stone steps. The temple comprises the huge Nandi statue which in Hindu mythology is known as the Vahana (vehicle) of Lord Siva. It’s a lovely climb with incredible antique ruins and steps. This is a great way to get up to the temple, with some magnificent ancient structures and a lot of steps. Even though there are many stories associated with the temple at the top, the views from here are stunning and would be appreciated by everyone.

 

Gangotri – Gaumukh
Location: Gangotri, Uttarakhand

This trail leads to Gaumukh (Ganges Source), the fabled source of the Ganges River, located near the Gangotri glacier’s snout. The Ganges, sometimes known as the Ganga, is a transboundary river that runs through India and Bangladesh. The route begins in Gangotri and winds its way through lush deodar trees before emerging into a large, snow-free valley. To reach Bhojwasa (height 3,795m), the route continues over the beautiful green slopes, passing through a small solitary pine forest at Chirbasa (altitude 3,585 m), literally the dwelling of pines.

 

Gudibande Fort
Location: Gudibanda, Karnataka

Built-in the 17th Century Gudibande Fort was built by Tuluva Dynasty. The most fascinating thing about the Gudibande Fort is that it has seven floors which were all interconnected forming the escape route in case of warfare or emergencies. Another thing that draws your attention is the Shiva temple here situated at the top which is a part of 108 Jyotirlingas. Also, the rainwater harvesting method and mechanism were way ahead of their time giving you an idea of how forward they were in making the complex design work.

 

Mel Sithar Malai Elampillai
Location: Salem, Tamil Nadu

It’s a temple trail, complete with lovely scenery. A beautiful site with several picturesque spots. This area has a long and illustrious history, dating back to the 5th century BC. Although there are several debates around it and challenges with extracting the mineral from this area, the entire hill is made up of iron ore.