Indian Tour Operators Promotion Council
World Heritage Sites
India is the proud owner of umpteen
world heritage sites that draws tourists from all across the globe to India.
These sites form a part of the cultural and natural heritage and are
considered to be of great universal value. There are certain monuments in
India that have been selected by UNESCO to encourage protection and
preservation of cultural sites considered to be of outstanding value to
humanity. A visit to such sites makes us updated with our glorious history
and grants us the opportunity to listen to the grand narration of the
Treasure of World Heritage Sites:-
Fort - The History of India is one such thing of which we can
boast of with great pride in front of our generations to come.....
Caves - Cut into a horseshoe -shaped hillside , silent but for
birdsong and the rippling Waghora River below, Ajanta is a hidden
Monastery at Sanchi - Nagging wife, traffic jam, scorching
heat , irritated boss and meagre income..................the list of
problems in the life of a common man is limitless........
Archaeological Park - The Champaner- Pavagadh Archaeological
Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which lies at about 47 kilometres
north-east of Vadodara in Gujarat.......
Shivaji Terminus - The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was
earlier known by its very British nomenclature as Victoria Terminus or
VT. It is one of the major links of the on the Mumbai suburban railway
and Convents Of Goa - Goa is not only about the stunning
beaches, swaying palms, scenic coves, golden sand and mesmerising
turquoise waters. A tour to Goa is also about its architectural marvels which
are fully displayed in its churches and convents.......
Himalayan Railway - Hill Cart Road, emanates a reluctant
chugging sound every morning, and when you wait to find out ,you will
discover something emerging out of the dense white mist looking
something like - out of a little boy's Christmas stocking - well, you
guessed it right- it's the Toy Train.......
Caves - The historic Elephanta Caves is located at Elephanta
Islands in Mumbai. The Elephanta Caves is the pride owner of some of the
finest rock - cut sculptures in India. Elephanta is strewn with
Caves - Ellora is an ancient village that is located at about
30 km from the city of Aurangabad in the state of Maharastra. Ellora is
famous in all over the world fir its spectacular monumental
Sikri - The majestic city of Fatehpur Sikri was built in 1571
by Mughal emperor Akbar in the honour of Salim Chisti, a resident saint
of Sikri. It is located at about 26 miles west of Agra.......
Living Chola Temples - The Great Living Chola Temples were
built during the reign of the Chola dynasty in the south of India. The
major temples are the Brihadiswara Temple at Thanjavur, the temple of
Gangaikondacholisvaram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram.......
Of Monuments at Hampi - Hampi, a village in northern Karnataka
is situated on the southern bank of the river Tungabhadra river. Once it
was the seat of the mighty Vijainagara empire..........
Of Monuments at Mahabalipuram - Mahabalipuram is also known as
Mamallapuram after Mamalla who was responsible for creating the earliest
monument in the city, under the reign of the Pallava King, narshimha
Of Monuments at Pattadakal - Pattadakal is located in the
Bijapur district of Karnataka. It was the second capital and coronation
town of the early Chalukyas. The complex of Patadakal owns 10 temples
which dates from 7th to 9th century AD...........
Tomb - We know that Mughals loved gardens and the their
culture was heavily dictated by the Persian mores. All these features
are well visible in Humayun's tomb......
National Park - Situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra river
in Assam, Kaziranga is one of the famous wildlife parks in the world. It
is a stronghold of some of the most magnificent creatures.......
National Park - A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song...if you are not willing to trust me on
that, then you are most welcome to Keoladeo Ghana National Park......
Temples - Steeped in history, blessed by nature and sanctified
by faith - the temples of Khajuraho are India's unique gift to the
Sun Temple - If you plan to visit a temple during your trip to
Orissa, then nothing else than the Konark Sun Temple would give you the
religious and spiritual satisfaction....
Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya - If by leaving a small pleasure
one sees a great pleasure, let a wise man leave the small pleasure, and
look to the great.....sounds out of the world, right? Well! not really
because our past is the witness of great men who have been true
followers of this teaching of Buddha and many are trying hard to be
Wildlife Sanctuary - This park was designated as the World
Heritage Site in December 1985. It is a home to a great variety of
Devi National Park - This park is located near the Nanda Devi
, the second highest mountain peak of India and is famous for its unique
high altitude flora and fauna.....
Minar and Associated Monuments - Qutub Minar and Associated
Monuments, located in Delhi, showcase an excellent example of early
Shelters Of Bhimbetka - This was added to the World UNESCO'S
World Heritage List in 2003. The rock shelters and caves have a several
interesting paintings, which date back to the Mesolithic period......
National Park - A home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, Sunderbans
National Park is a part of the world's largest delta formed by the Ganga
Mahal - The de facto tourist emblem of India, Taj Mahal is the
witness of great love between Shah Jehan and his wife Mumtaz. This
poignant Mughal mausoleum has failed all those who have tried to sum up
- Red Fort- The 17th
century Mughal architectural wonder -Red Fort was bestowed the status of
the World Heritage Site bu UNESCO on Thursday.......
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