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World Heritage Site India

Target Tours India Pvt Ltd.Cultural and natural heritages often form source of life and inspiration as India is identified with its rich cultural and heritage wealth. Such world renowned sites are scattered throughout the country and bring out the real affluence of the art and culture of India. Agra fort, Ajanta Caves, Humayun's Tomb, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Taj Mahal and Elephanta Caves are just few of the sites that fall in the category of World Heritage sites.

Some exhibit the vigour and power of the states of origin while others depict the bravery acts and magnificence of the rulers under whom they had been built. A blend of ancient Mughal and Indo-Islamic architecture can be observed in some of the heritage sites while others impress travellers with their Indo Aryan architecture.

India is a land where four major world’s religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated. The world heritage sites do not belong to any specific religion and presents a mixture of the real India, a secular India. India is a parliamentary republic consisting of 28 states and 7 union territories. With diverse folk and classical forms, only the vastness of the heritage sites can be experienced in India.

The Indian world heritage sites also depict the cultural richness and architectural strength of the ancient, medieval and modern India. The Buddhist caves of Ajanta date from around 200 BC to 650 AD, while the Taj Mahal seeks its glory from the 14th century. The Khajuraho temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture, and capture the world’s imaginations by its erotic sculptures.


Agra Fort

The Agra fort in Agra, also famous as the Lal Qila and Red Fort of Agra, is about a mile northwest to the Taj Mahal. The fort comprises many beautiful structures like the Jahangir Palace, the Khas Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas and two beautiful mosques.

Ajanta Caves

Ajanta Caves are located in Maharashtra, India, and are cave shrines cut out of rock, by hand, containing painting and sculpture considered to be the masterpieces of Buddhist religious art. These caves were discovered by John Smith

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

Sanchi is situated at a distance of 46 km from Bhopal in central India, and houses the best examples of Buddhist art and architecture. The remains of the Buddhist monuments of Sanchi include tupas, pillar, temples and monasteries....

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is located in the Panchmahal district of Gujarat in India. The Kalikamata Temple on top of Pavagadh Hill is considered to be a place of worship and continuous pilgrimage for Hindu believers....

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is an outstanding example of the Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India, blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. The building, designed by the British architect F. W. Stevens....

Churches and Convents of Goa

The Churches and Convents at Velha (Old) Goa served as the Portuguese East India capital city. Blessed with natural harbours and wide rivers, Goa was the ideal base for the seafaring Portuguese, who arrived in 1510. They aimed to control....

The Elephant Caves

The Elephant Caves are located in the Mumbai harbour off the coasts of Mumbai, and are the rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century CE. The Elephanta Island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai....

Ellora Caves

Ellora represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture and is a World Heritage Site. Located in the city of Maharashtra and 32 in number, these structures are representing the three faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, and were built....

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar during 16th century and was the capital of Mughal Empire. The shortage of water prompted Akbar to relocate his headquarters to Agra Fort. It is located in Agra district in the state of Utter Prasesh....

Great Living Chola Temples

The Great Living Chola Temples were built during the Chola rule by kings of the Chola Empire, which stretched all over south India and the neighbouring islands. The site includes three great temples namely, the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur....

Group of Monuments at Hampi

Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state of India. Hampi is located within the reins of Vijayanagara, and was the final capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of South India, that of the Vijayanagar. It was one of the most beautiful cities....

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram or Mamalapuram is a 7th century port city of the Pallava rulers of South India, around fifty-eight kilometers from Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is believed to have been named after King Narasimhavarman I or Mamalla....

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

Pattadakal, located in Karnataka, India, is famous for its group of monuments, sculptures and buildings in South Indian history. Pattadakal is blessed with ten temples. Nine are Hindu temples while one is a Jaina sanctuary....

Humanyun’s Tomb, Delhi

Humanyun’s Tomb of Delhi was built in 1570 by queen Hamida Banu Begum, the widow of Mughal Emperor Humanyun and is located at Nizamuddin. The tomb is 140 feet high structure with a central dome. Hamanyun’s tomb is made of red sandstone....

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Khajuraho Temples are the most graphic, erotic and sensuous sculptures of India, located in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site....

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, located about 96 km from Patna, in the state of Bihar, India. The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha....

Mountain Railways of India

The site includes the three railways built in the mountainous region of India and collectively they are known as the Mountain Railways of India. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was the first, and is the most outstanding example of hill passenger railway....

The Qutab Minar and its Monuments

The Qutab complex is an array of monuments and buildings at Mehrauli in Delhi, India. The most famous monument situated in the complex is the Qutab Minar, others including the Quwwat ul-Islam Mosque, the Alai Gate....

Red Fort Complex

The Red Fort also known as Lal Qila is located in Delhi, India, and was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639A.D. Shahjahan transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi and laid the foundations of Shahjahanabad, the seventh city of Delhi....

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka lay in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh India, in the foothills of the Vindhyas Mountains. The Bhimbetka Rock Shelters are a collection of shelters adorned with historical art located in India....

Sun Temple, Konârak

Located in the Puri district of the state of Orissa, India, on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, the Sun temple, built in the thirteenth century, was conceived as a gigantic solar chariot of the Sun God, with twelve pairs of exquisitely-ornamented....

Taj Mahal, Agra

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, including the recently announced New Seven Wonders....

Natural

India is a vast land with diversity and each of its states presents features entirely different than the rest. The country is naturally rich with its several parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Mammals, birds, tigers, lions, and various species

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