21 May 2013

Major World Heritage Sites in India

Spread over a large area, India is a country with impressive history and great culture. From snow crowned peaks of Himalayas guarding the northern frontier to ocean caressed southern part and rain drenched eastern part to vast deserts in the west, India takes pride in being diverse. This one of the major countries in Asia also showcases a wealth of heritage and more than 30 UNESCO world heritage sites dotting its landscape are fine testimony of this fact. And the love from travellers and backpackers keep pouring. 
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Here we are enlisting major world heritage sites in India which should be part of your itinerary.

Taj Mahal, the ultimate wonder:
Taj Mahal catches the fascination of every tourist visiting India. This destination attracts people from around the world. This white marbled structure was made by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved. Taj Mahal is a classic example of Mughal architecture. Tourists often take flights to Delhi that offers an easy access to the city of Taj.
Mountain Railways of India
Mountain Railways of India traverse through a hard to explore terrain, connecting far off places. Besides giving you a glimpse of scenic landscape, it also shows the herculean efforts made to build this rail project.
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Ajanta & Ellora Caves:
Situated in the Indian state of Maharashtra Ajanta & Ellora Caves are major attractions in the region. These rock cut caves are highly thronged by tourists.
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Kaziranga National Park:
Situated in the Indian state of Assam, Kaziranga National Park is a well known for its wide variety of Animals. The national park is home to two third of one horned rhinoceros.
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Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Bhopal
Sanchi is famous for its Buddhist Stupas. Located in the Raisen District of Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, this small village is highly frequented by tourists.
Hampi:
Not only monuments and historical buildings but even ruins could be interesting. Hampi is a finest example of this kind. Tourists often visit the charming ruins of the 15th-century Vijayanagar Empire.
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Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya
The Mahabodhi Temple is situated at the site where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Tourists and followers of Buddhism flock to Gaya situated at a distance of 96 km from Patna.
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Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho known for its sensuous temple is one of the major draw cards for India tours. Situated in Chhatarpur District in the Indian state of the Khajuraho Group of Monuments has a great aesthetic appeal.
Sun Temple, Konarak
The eastern Indian state of Odisha is replete with tourist attractions and Konark Sun Temple, a 13th century Temple is one of the glittering examples of this kind.
Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri has served as seat of power during the reign of Emperor Akbar in the second half of 16th century. During your visit to this destination, you will see the complex of monuments and temples displaying impressive architecture.
In addition to these, there a number of tourist attractions listed as UNESCO world heritage site. Tourists with interest in history and culture often book flights tickets to India from the UK to explore these places of tourist interest.
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