5 Most important World Heritage Sites of India by UNESCO

Posted On : 28-7-2016
5 Most important World Heritage Sites of India by UNESCO

Heritage Tourism India is very popular as this country boasts a maximum number of heritage sites. India has been ruled by many emperors and through several periods. Be it Mughals, Rajputana, and a lot more and so you can enjoy the tourism here with great enthusiasm. India is rich in history, and if you’re a history lover, then India is the right destination.

As the country is overflowing with so many forts and carvings, the list of UNESCO World Heritage in India is increasing day-by-day. And recently, UNESCO has added more sites to the same directory, however, the list is quite long, but we’ve come up with a curated list that includes major destinations that one should visit.

Here is the list of 5 Most important World Heritage Sites of India by UNESCO

1. Humayun’s Tomb (Delhi)

The Humayun’s Tomb is considered as a replica of the Taj Mahal that introduced numerous innovations when it was built. This site was claimed as World Heritage by UNESCO because of the cultural values it delivers. Humayun’s Tomb is the major attraction in the capital city of the country, Delhi.

2. Jantar Mantar (Jaipur)

Jantar Mantar also became the world heritage sites of India as it is home to a collection of architectural astronomical instruments. UNESCO has described this site as an “expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts” during the ancient times.

3. Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary (Assam)

Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary is nestled in the heart of Assam State. This is one of the popular states when it comes to tourist attraction. The unique and natural environment of this place has immensely contributed to this sanctuary. This forest is home to one-horned rhinoceros across the country as well as other species and mammals.

4. Ajanta and Ellora Caves (Maharashtra)

Ajanta and Ellora Caves are one of the famous places that boast a Buddhists cave system that was built in the 2nd Century initially. The second phase of the caves was built in the 5th Century that showcases the rich culture and art of that period. You will find 31 rock-cut carvings within the place. Whereas Ellora caves are a mixture of Buddhist as well as Hindu and Jainism culture.

5. Historic City of Ahmadabad (Gujarat)

The Historic City of Ahmadabad was founded in the early 15th Century by Ahmad Shah 1- The Sultanate of Gujarat. This is the first walled city in the country. More so, Ahmadabad is also considered as the capital of the political and commercial center of Gujarat, for so many years as of now. UNESCO listed as a World Heritage Site as the city has continued to maintain the cultural values in this place even the city is becoming over-crowded.