In this article we have written Top 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India And why they top the lists. Make sure to cross some of them off your lists on your next vacation.
1. Nalanda University, Bihar
Nalanda University is a world famous Buddhist monastery which has stood proudly since the advent of 17th century BC. It was mainly built to promote the education of Vedic knowledge. This place flourished most during the reign of the Gupta dynasty in India. Ancient coins, books, sculptures of Buddha, texts giving information about the history of Nalanda and scripts on stupas are also displayed in the Nalanda Museum. You would not want to miss it during your next trip to Bihar.
2. Sundarbans, West Bengal
Located in South Bengal, Sundarbans Mainly known for Royal Bengal Tiger. The Ganges-Brahmaputra delta has given rise to marshy areas of land where an abundance of mangrove trees can be found. The most famous among tourists is the Sundari tree and the Sundarbans Wildlife Sanctuary. Animals such as deer, wild boar, jackal, crocodile and flying fox are abundant in this area.
3. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Writers and authors have always been mesmerized by the beauty of this place. Kaziranga National Park Famous for housing about 1651 adult rhinos. The tall elephant grass and dense forests of this place as well as the water bodies make it a must visit for tourists from all parts of the world.
4. Red Fort, Delhi
One of the most important pieces of architecture in India is Red Fort, It was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan during his reign. The fort is made of red sandstone and houses several museums. Prime Minister unfurls the Indian flag on 15th Addresses the nation every year in August at the main gate and from the Red Fort.
5. Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh
Claimed to be the oldest stone structure in India Sanchi-Stupa It was built by Emperor Ashoka and houses the relics of Buddha. It has many old Buddhist inscriptions and also a beautiful statue of Buddha at the very entrance of the main gate.
6. Sun Temple, Orissa
As the name suggests, the Konark Sun Temple It was created to worship the sun god Surya. The most unique feature of this temple is the use of iron in the construction of its pillars. This temple is also included in the list seven wonders of india Articles at various times.
7. Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra
The style of architecture known as rock-cut style is a major tourist attraction in Maharashtra. These caves are dedicated to Hindu and Buddhist deities including Shiva. made of solid basalt rock, Elephanta Caves Often regarded as a symbol of human architectural genius in India.
8. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
structures in Mahabalipuram Chariots, temples and rock carvings are included. Built by the Pallavas, the city has served as a sea port for quite a long time.
9. Hampi, Karnataka
You won’t be surprised when I told you Hampi It was the most searched tourist place in Karnataka in Google. It used to be one of the richest and most prosperous during peak times. There are many temples here including Virupaksha Temple where people come from all over the country.
10. Rani ki Vav, Gujarat
Built during the reign of the Chalukyas in India, Rani Ki Vav Famous for the 500 sculptures present along with the many stairs. also awarded the title of “Cleanest Iconic Place” by IndoSan in 2016.
11. Mahabodhi Temple, Bihar
is under bodhi tree That Lord Gautam Buddha had attained enlightenment. Mahabodhi Temple From now on it has become one of the most important pilgrimage sites. There is a huge statue of Lord Buddha in Bodh Gaya.
12. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
in the temples Khajuraho There is a dedication to Hinduism and Jainism. There are about 25 temples which still remain. The sculptures and structures in the temples attract a large number of tourists to the place. The sculptures depict poses and scenes from daily life and some also show erotic poses.
13. Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Located near the famous Hawa Mahal in Rajasthan Jantar Mantar Is The world’s largest sundial ever built.
14. Agra Fort
Agra Fort Located in Agra near New Delhi. This specimen of architectural genius was built by the Mughal emperors. The fort is so large that it can be seen as a city in itself. The interior of the fort is decorated with sculpted pillars, pillars and ceilings.
15. Qutub Minar, Delhi
It is well known that the construction of Qutub Minar It was done by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. The main components include the use of sandstone and marble. Also, one can see beautiful calligraphic inscriptions on the walls and balconies of this structure.
16. Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
as the name suggests, Humayun’s Tomb It is the first mausoleum to be built in a garden in the subcontinent of India. The Persian architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyas has done a splendid job using red sandstone and building this monument adds another feather to the colorful cap of Delhi.
17. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
the six forts are called hill forts of rajasthan Namely Chittorgarh Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Amer Fort, Gagron Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort and Ranthambore Fort. The fort is surrounded by the Aravalli range of mountains and forms a picturesque location. Many movies have been shot here and tourists from all parts of the world come here.
18. Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
Buddhist monasteries and statues are built Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra. There are paintings and scripts and sculptures that depict the life of Lord Buddha- his birth, past lives and much more.
19. Taj Mahal, Agra
beauty of taj mahal Built by Emperor Shah Jahan, it is no secret to anyone. It is one of the seven wonders of the world and tourists from all over the world come to see this magnificent structure. The emperor’s love for his wife is memorialized by this structure. If you’re visiting India, it goes without saying that visiting the Taj Mahal should be at the top of your to-do list.
20. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
Manas National Park Assam is famous for being home to many varieties of animals. These include the Assam Roofed Tortoise, the Golden Langur, the Hispid Hare, the Pygmy Hog and the Wild Water Buffalo.
21. Churches and Convents of Goa
Built in the Portuguese style, Goa has always been a popular place for tourists to visit. there are several Churches and Cathedrals, Apart from all this, the beach and nightlife make Goa full of fun and frolic.
22. Rock Shelter, Madhya Pradesh
rock shelters Located inside the premises of Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary. They have been home to Homo erectus for a long time. There are paintings that depict dance forms and are evidence of the same.
23. Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan
Ornithologists from all over the world and the country visit this national park to see and study more than 230 innumerable species of birds. former name of Keoladeo National Park Bharatput was a bird sanctuary.
24. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
If you have noticed the Victorian Gothic style architecture of this building, you would surely know why it has been marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus The station was designed by Frederick William Stevens. A major part of Mumbai’s busy urban life revolves around this famous spot.
25. Fatehpur Shikari, Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri A fine and perfect example of wonderful Mughal architecture and art. Built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, it was also the capital of the Mughal Empire during his rule. If you want to visit this place including tomb of Salim Chishti Make a plan There.