In the year 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites was declared as World Heritage Day on April 18. Ever since it is celebrated every year to inform people about the importance and uniqueness of heritage sites across the country. Its purpose was to create awareness among the people about ancient heritage and places. The UNESCO Heritage List includes 1092 total places. But today we will know about the most special places and specialties of India.
There are 37 such sites in India that UNESCO has included in its World Heritage List. Here are the must visit ones.
India's unsurpassed heritage includes Taj Mahal of Agra. People come from all over the world to see its beauty. This mausoleum of white marble made in the memory of Begum Mumtaz by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan is also included in the Seven Wonders of the World.
There are three categories of temples in Khajuraho, Western, Eastern and Southern, in which there are a total of 25 temples. On every temple, the artworks of the human being from birth to death are on the stones. There are fine carvings in the walls of the premises, inside and outside the temple, and dome. These artifacts, which are carved on stone, are the identities of Khajuraho, which are also seen as foreigners from seven ocean crosses.
Hampi is Located in the Bellary district of Karnataka, It has been ranked second in this year's list of the world's best tourist destinations. Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar empire from 1336 to 1646. Spread over several miles on the banks of the Tungabhadra river, this ancient town was one of the largest and richest cities in the world during the 16th century. Hampi is a pinnacle of historical and religious heritage. There are more than 1,600 Hindu temples, monuments of palaces, forts and protected stones.
Mahatma Buddha had received knowledge under the Peepal tree near this temple located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Now here the initiation of Buddhist monks begins. This temple has been built according to Dravidian architecture. The height of this temple is 180 feet. In 2002, the city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Nanda Devi National Park
The magnificent mountains, the greenery spread around and the animals strolling in them is the view of the Nanda Devi National Park. Brahma Kamal and Bharal (mountain goat) are enhancing the beauty of the park. This amazing park is situated at an altitude of 3500 meters above sea level in Uttarakhand. Spanning approximately 630.33 sq km, this is the largest park of north India.
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