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Heritage sites of India.


We all love to travel through Europe aiming to see the waters in Venice, the mountains in Switzerland, castles in Denmark and the infamous Eiffel Tower. But Hey, back home have you dreamed of visiting even half the heritage sites? The Flapper life wishes you good. If you haven’t seen even 5 of the mentioned 10, we request you to pack your bags asap and travel with us!

1- Taj Mahal Agra. 

One of the seven wonders of the world, the monument of love and reminiscence, one cannot miss walking towards Taj and not being in the adulation of it. The Taj Mahal is one of the most historically respected heritage sites in the world.

2- Hampi, Karnataka.

Jumpy at Hampi. That’s what this heritage site will do you. Located in the northern part of Karnataka. The ruins at Hampi are a collection of the Dravidian style of art and architecture. Over the years Hampi has attracted travelers from all over the world, for its excellent workmanship and various temple complexes. 

3- Bodh Gaya, Bihar.

Bodh Gaya is one of the most religious and holiest pilgrims of India. Bodh Gaya gained its prominence due to The Holy Bodhi Tree is the site where Siddhartha gained Enlightenment and became Gautam Buddha. It is a place of devotion for people with Buddhist beliefs. 

4- Red fort, New Delhi. 

Dilli, Dilwalo ki. That is how we know Delhi. For its food and Sarojini market. But the heritage sites that are located in Delhi, are worth sparking several conversations. The red fort is known for its Mughal art and architecture. Built with red stones, it has never failed to attract tourists from the world.

5- Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu.

Mamallapuram, or Mahabalipuram, is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The group of the monument includes 40 sanctuaries including the largest open-air-bas-relief, e.g., Ganga’s Descent.

6- Victoria Terminus, Mumbai

The terminal was built over 10 years, starting in 1878, according to a High Victorian Gothic design based on late medieval Italian models. Its remarkable stone dome, turrets, pointed arches and the eccentric ground plan is close to traditional Indian palace architecture. It is an outstanding example of the meeting of two cultures, as British architects worked with Indian craftsmen to include Indian architectural tradition and idioms thus forging a new style unique to Bombay.

7- Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh.

The name itself denotes ‘Fateh’ meaning Victory. The Jama Masjid, The Buland Darwaza, which is the most significant door of Asia, made of a specific wood imported from Australia which would sink in water.

8- Humayan’s tomb, New Delhi

This World Heritage Site in India was built by Begum Bega, the first wife of Humayun between 1565-1572. IT is the only monument that has gone several restoration works and is complete.

9- Nanda Devi and Valley, Uttarakhand.

The Nanda Devi is the highest mountain peak of Uttarakhand and the highest mountain peak of India also because the Kanchenjunga is known to share its border with Nepal. The Valley of Flowers is a National Park near Nanda Devi peak which stretches up to 8 kilometers in length and 2 kilometers in width. It is famous for the astonishing variety of flowers that covers the entire valley like a bedsheet.

10- Hill fort of Rajasthan

 The six Hill Forts of Rajasthan, spread across Rajasthan state in northern India, clustered together as a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The forts are mainly based in the Aravalli Range and were built and enhanced between the 5th and 18th centuries CE by several Rajput kings of different kingdoms.

All these sites are approved and applauded by UNESCO. It cannot be, that seeing these heritage sites, you did not feel like packing your bags! Tell us in comments which are the heritage sites you definitely want to cover with us.

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