Must Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

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In India, being a country with a rich history and a natural heritage that is not far behind. India has got 36 World Heritage Sites which immense cultural and natural importance in the world.

Here is the list of World Heritage Sites in India are:

 Churches and Convents of Goa

There are no words to describe the immensity and beauty of Old Goa's set of churches and convents. That's why I went to India. The state of Goa is the smallest in the country, with a strong Christian presence, an inheritance of the Portuguese who stayed there until 1961. Goa is a popular destination for beach and crazy parties at sunset, and the state where alcohol consumption is more liberalized.

   Elephanta Caves

Do not you get seasick? Still good! In Bombay are constantly from boats next to the Gateway of India to the island of Elefant. The name was given by the Portuguese because of a huge elephant statue that existed on the island. In it there is a complex of Hindu temples excavated inside the mountain.

  Chhatrapati Shivaji Station

Right in the center of the chaotic city of Bombay, the monumental railway station of Chhatrapati Shivaji , formerly known as Victoria Terminus, is a unique colonial building that blends Gothic and Indian architecture. Either, you can take the 20 days North India trip with Mumbai.

Red Fort

The Red Fort located in Old Delhi was from the seventeenth century to the mid-nineteenth century the capital of the Mugol empire, which then dominated the territories of present-day India and neighboring countries. The fort suffered greatly during the wars with the British in the 19th century, with most of the beautiful buildings inside being vandalized or destroyed. The Red Fort is no longer the "paradise on earth," as it was known at its height.

 Humayun Tomb

This fabulous mausoleum is one of the most beautiful buildings we can visit in Delhi. The white and red stone creates a harmonious architectural complex surrounded by green gardens through which run water channels. It is inevitable to compare with the Taj Mahal which in part will have been inspired by this tomb.

   Qutub Minaret Complex

It is unquestionable that we are more impressed by the places we visit when we know little of them and have not seen many pictures. This is what happened to the Qutub minerete, located on the outskirts of Delhi. It is the tallest brick minaret in the world, with almost 73 meters in height! The minaret is surrounded by the ruins of mosques built with carved stones taken from Hindu temples that existed on the site.

 Taj Mahal

The most beautiful mausoleum in the world, the ex-libris of India: the Taj Mahal. Built in the seventeenth century by Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife who had died in the birth of his son. The symmetry, the white marble and the surrounding green gardens give it a unique beauty that contrasts with the chaos and pollution of the surrounding Agra city. As we approach, we discover another level in its beauty: the calligraphy and the geometric and floral motifs that subtly embedded in the stone decorate its façades. If you want to take the luxury vacations than you can take the India’s Palace on Wheels train.

  Agra Fort

In Agra do not stop by the Taj Mahal. The fort of Agra, although smaller, is much more interesting than the Red Fort of Delhi and is in a much better state of conservation. Be impressed by the imposing turrets and walls at the entrance and by the beauty of the buildings inside, richly decorated with carved marbles and inlaid with colored stones.

Jantar Mantar

The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of several sets of gigantic astronomical instruments in Rajasthan, which were built at the beginning of the 18th century by Maharaja Jai ​​Singh II. This included the world's largest sun clock, with a precision of 2 seconds, and several other instruments that allowed to measure with great precision the position of the celestial bodies.