World Heritage Day 2023: Top heritage sites in India you must visit

India is home to some of the most iconic monuments in the world, and on World Heritage Day, it's worth

Updated on Apr 18, 2023 12:00 PM IST 7 Photos

World Heritage Day, also known as International Day for Monuments and Sites, is observed annually on April 18th. It is a day to celebrate the cultural and natural heritage of the world and raise awareness about the importance of preserving and protecting these invaluable treasures for future generations. India is home to some of the most iconic monuments in the world, and on World Heritage Day, it's worth exploring the top 6 heritage monuments you must visit. (Unsplash)

Taj Mahal: One of the most recognizable and iconic monuments in India, the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum that was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is considered a masterpiece of Mughal architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.(Unsplash )

Khajuraho Group of Monuments: Located in Madhya Pradesh, these 10th-century temples are famous for their intricate carvings that depict various aspects of Indian life and culture, including gods and goddesses, animals, musicians, and dancers. They are a fine example of the Nagara style of temple architecture and are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.(Wikimedia Commons)

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Ajanta and Ellora Caves: These caves, located in Maharashtra, are a series of rock-cut temples and monasteries that date back to the 2nd century BC. They are known for their elaborate frescoes and sculptures that depict scenes from Buddhist and Hindu mythology. They are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.(Unsplash)

Qutub Minar: In the capital city of New Delhi, you can see one of the highest structures in the world as well as the second-tallest minaret of India. This well-known structure, which rises to a height of 72.5 metres and has about 379 stairs, showcases the intricate architecture of India. Travellers from all over the world visit this most well-known tower in India since it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built of red sandstone and embellished with Arabic and Brahmi inscriptions.(Pixabay)

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