There are many UNESCO sites in India, but here I have picked up most beautiful and scenic 10 best UNESCO heritage sites for you all. scroll below and check out now.
Konark Sun temple
The sun temple of Konark is one of the best out of 10 best UNESCO heritage of India. The Temple of Konark is marvellous piece of in 13th-century’s architect. The temple also has another name “Black Pagoda” of Odisha. Temple is Located on the east coast of the Bay of Bengal in the Mahanadi Delta. The temple has been built in the form of the chariot of Sun god and has 24 wheels which are being pulled by a team of six horses. The temple has built from oxidising weathered ferruginous-coloured sandstone. King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty has built this temple. The temple is one of the most renowned temples in India and is a World Heritage Site.
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The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Emperor Shahjahan built it in memory of his third wife Begum Mumtaz Mahal who had died in 1631. It is a massive white marble edifice which has typical Mughal architecture. The style has combines elements from Persian, Islamic, and Indian architectural styles. This is the most-acclaimed masterpiece of the world. The Taj Mahal was built in over 16 years time between 1631 and 1648. It has the vast Mughal Gardens, which cover 17 hectares (42 acres) of land on the right bank of the Yamuna River. Taj Mahal has an octagonal layout which has four exclusive minarets at four corners. It has a natural elevation of a central bulbous dome which contains the King and queen’s tombs below it in an underground chamber.
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The Khajuraho Group of Monuments attributed to the Chandela dynasty which, under the sovereignty of Gurjar Pratihars reached its glory. The ensemble of monuments that have survived belong to the Hindu and Jain religious practices with the striking fusion of sculpture and architecture; Kandariya Temple is the best example of this outstanding feature. There are 22 temples in the complex. Khajuraho monuments are located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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The city is situated at the banks of the river Tungabhadra in Karnataka. Hampi subsumes the ruins of Vijayanagara, which was the former capital of the mighty Vijayanagara Empire. Dravidian temples and palaces abound in city. These won the admiration of travellers between the 14th and 16th centuries. Hampi, as an important Hindu and Jain religious centre, has the Virupaksha Temple and several other monuments, which are the part of UNESCO World Heritage List.
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Mahabodhi Temple Bodh Gaya
The Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (Buddha Gaya), spread over an area of 4.86 hectares (12.0 acres) was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a unique property of cultural and archaeological importance. The first temple was built by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC (260 BC) around the Bodhi Tree Ficus religious (to the west of the temple). The temples seen now are dated between the 5th and 6th centuries AD. The temple has brick’s structures. it is believed, that this is the same place where Siddhartha Gautama Buddha got enlightened in 531 BC. This place has the canter for reverential worship from many centuries. Buddhists from all over the world come to visit the temple every year.
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The fortified city of Jaipur, in India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan, was founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur has been established on the plain and built according to a grid plan of Vedic architecture. The streets feature continuous collonaded businesses that intersect in the centre, creating large public squares called chaupars. Markets, stalls, residences and temples built along the main streets have uniform facades. The city’s urban planning shows an exchange of ideas from ancient Hindu and modern Mughals. The city Designed to be a commercial capital, the city has maintained its local commercial, artisanal and cooperative traditions to this day.
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The Mahabalipuram is about 58 km (36 mi) from Chennai. The Pallava kings has built the city in the 7th and 8th centuries. The town has gained prominence under the rule of Mamalla. These monuments have been carved out of stone rocks, and are situated along the Coromandel coast. The temple town has approximately forty monuments, including the largest open-air bas-relief in the world. It is one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage site in India now.
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The Elephanta Caves are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (literally “the city of caves”) in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the east of the city of Mumbai. The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two groups of caves — the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves contain rock cut stone sculptures, representing the Shaiva Hindu sect, dedicated to the god Shiva. The rock-cut architecture of the caves belongs to 5th and 8th centuries. Although the identity of the original builders is still a subject of debate.
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Nanda Devi Valley of Flowers, National Park
The Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks are situated high in West Himalaya. Valley of Flowers National Park is famous for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty. It is located in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. The valley of flowers is also a home of rare and endangered animals like the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep. The gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park. Together, they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. It was one of the UNESCO World Heritage site of India.
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Mountain Railways of India
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (West Bengal)
Nilgiri Mountain Railway (Ooty, Tamil Nadu)
Kalka Shimla Railway (Himachal Pradesh)
The Mountain Railways of India represent a collective listing of three railways,Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, The Nilgiri Mountain Railway and the Kalka-Shimla Railway. The World Heritage UNESCO recognition of these mountain railways of India as “outstanding examples of bold, ingenious engineering solutions for the problem of establishing an effective rail link through a rugged, mountainous terrain”.
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