Top 5 Best Places to Visit for History Lovers


maharashtra-indiaIf you are the kind of traveler who loves to visit historical sites and ancient places, then this is the right article for you! There may be a lot of places or countries that have ancient ruins or buildings, but it takes a firm decision, which ones you should choose that wouldn’t give you regret in impulsively spending money for the plane ticket. Here are the five best places for you to visit as a history lover.


The country of India has vast differences with varying cultures and traditions that coexist with each other. Here’s why you should visit Maharashtra:

  1. It has beautiful beaches where you can do sunbathing, and swimming in the waters would make you enjoy the vacation.
  2. The local food here is popular, which you would totally love.
  3. The World Heritage sites, Ajanta and Ellora Caves are the main attraction for history lovers. These temples of caves are known for their incredible architecture.

As a history-lover, you would enjoy exploring every textured and non-textured surface found inside the caves. They would totally blow your mind with the beauty of the intricacy of the caves’ architecture.


architecture-vatican-rome-at-nightThe architecture used in the churches and structures of the Vatican is genuinely remarkable. It will leave your mind astounded over the details of every corner. One essential building to see in the Vatican is the Sistine Chapel. If you would love to go, you better take a guided Sistine Chapel tour, which will bring the history alive and there is plenty to consume. In the Vatican Museum, you will be able to feast your eyes on all the historical pieces kept in supreme condition.

Machu Picchu

peru-machu-picchuKnown for its remarkable Peruvian ruins, a history-lover traveler will enjoy exploring to what-used-to-be the mightiest kingdom in pre-Columbian America. Here, you will be able to have fun venturing through the ruins, as well as unwind on the Sacred Valley. You will be able to know so much about how the old civilization took place. As a history-lover, you would totally immerse yourself in every inch of the tourist spot.

The Lake District

keswick-lake-districtThe Lake District is a stunningly beautiful area that has inspired many writers over the years. There are plenty of quaint independent cottages to house your historical holiday full of hikes and relaxed pub trips. As a history-lover, the right spots for you to go to are Woodsworth’s, Beatrix Potter, and John Ruskin houses and immerse yourself in the literal reality of these wonderful writers. This why the Lake District is such a beautiful place to stay.


acropolis-athens-greeceIt may be an old Greek city that does not function anymore, but you will be captivated at how it will remind you how immense the history that the town used to hold. As a history-lover, you wouldn’t want to miss visiting the ancient city’s ruins. You may visit the old temples inside the Acropolis like the Temple of Hephaestus. You do not also want to miss the Ancient Agora, where a lot of social activities took place before. A good tip if you want to stay closer to the center but don’t want to splash out on a hotel is to find an Airbnb coupon code and stay in some of the flats closer to the action. It is better to apply for a guided tour in advance to savor every moment of your vacation.

Now that you know which are the best places to visit for your historical tour, you are now ready for your next adventure!

**Post contributed by peer travel writer and history buff, Michael Jones, based in the U.K.**


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