India is renowned for attracting tourist because of the flavours and experience it gives to its tourists, not only in the aspect of food and culture but also its heritage sites which comes under the list of world’s most beautiful sites. I am here to name some of world’s heritage sites in India which are known for their history and their beauty.
Heritage is something we get as a gift from our forefathers so starting with the most beautiful gift i.e. Taj Mahal we will move onto some other more which are worth visiting.
- Taj Mahal: The Taj Mahal is one of the flawless architectural creations of all the time which has registered its name as one of the wonders of the world. Its beauty and the history of its creation which says it was a tribute from a husband who was also a ruler that time to his favourite wife has attracted travellers from all over the world.
- Agra Fort: Agra is also known for the Agra Fort which is the fort of red sandstone which is actually a walled city enclosing many palaces, audience halls, and two mosques. The Agra Fort is an interesting blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture as there are images of dragons, birdsand animals which makes the history of Agra Fort more interesting and fascinating.
- Ajanta Caves: These caves got their name from the village of Ajanta that is located nearby and these were discovered by British army officer. Earlier these caves were used as prayer halls in the rainy season but then abruptly abandoned and today they are one of the important tourist destinations and are famous for their magnificent murals. These caves include paintings and sculptures which are considered to be the masterpiece of Buddhist religious art.
- Ellora Caves: The Ellora Caves are considered as a meeting place of three great religions i.e. Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism which indicates that the Ellora Caves bear witness to the spirit of tolerance among faiths.
- Konarak Sun Temple: The Konarak Temple was built to represent the two-wheeled vehicle of the Sun Goddrawn by horses. There are seven stone horses thatrepresent the seven days of the week. The twelve pairs of wheels stand for the twelve months of the year. The Konarak Temple is considered to be a shining example of temple architecture.
- Fatehpur Sikri: It was built on a rocky plateau, near an artificial lake, and the monuments were constructed of red sandstone, in a blend of Hindu, Persian, and Indo-Muslim traditions. Though it had a short life of splendour, Fatehpur Sikri has remained till date as one of the most magnificent and well-preserved heritage sites in India.
- Red Fort: It is so called because of the massive walls of red sandstone which has an outstanding universal value. There is a harmonious blend of Persian, Timurid, and Hindu elements. Today, the Red Fort is a major tourist attraction in India.