History of North India

North India with the influence of ancient Indus Valley civilization attracts tourists in large number. It was connected with Egypt and Mesopotamia for trade. The Aryans came from Central Asia and invaded the region and started agriculture.

After the invasion of Alexander in 326 BC, the Greek settled in North India. During the period between 4th and 6th centuries AD, the Gupta Empire captured the Northern region of India and extended to Bay of Bengal in the East. Hun defeated the Gupta Empire and invaded the North-West in 535 AD. Other Central Asian Tribes also came and settled in North India during the 6th century AD after the Huns.

An Afghan ruler, Mahmud of Ghazni, invaded the Northern region of India several times with the intension to take away the wealth from Hindu Temples of Thanesar, Mathura and Somnath during 1011 to 1030. Muhammad Ghori invaded Northern India in the later part of 12th century. His invasion started through a Himalayan Gomal Pass and then he formed his Empire in North region of India.

The Delhi Sultanate was formed after the death of Ghori and ruled by succeeding Emperors and sultanate like Mughal. During this period, numerous magnificent monuments were built by the Mughal. Some of the popular monuments are Red Fort of Agra and Delhi, Agra’s splendid beauty of Taj Mahal and Itimad-ud-Daulah, Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, Akbar’s capital at Fatehpur Sikri, the mosques and pavilions at Ajmer (Rajasthan), Jahangir’s pleasure gardens located in Kashmir.

With the purpose of trading, British East India Company came to India taking permission from the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Then strengthen their establishment with the decline of Mughal Empire.

The native kingdoms under the reign of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar in 1857 fought battle with the British Company and were defeated. Till India became independent on 15th August, 1947 the Empire was under the British Queen Victoria.

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