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Top 9 Unesco World Heritage Sites In India

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India is truly an incredible country. It is home to some of the most awe-inspiring architecture ever seen across the world. Whether it is the north or the south, the east or the west, India has much to offer that would inspire anyone.

For centuries, the medieval rulers of India and the successive systems of governments that followed, built sites that have stood the test of time. While some sites showcase the incredible architectural talent that prevailed at a particular age, other sites display mother nature in all her glory.

Today, India is home more than 30 World Heritage Site listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). A world heritage site is one that is of immense cultural and natural importance to the world. You are sure to find each of the heritage sites in India so beautiful and enchanting that you would want to keep going back to the site.

Flip through the pages of this ClipBook to know of the top 9 World Heritage Sites in India.

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Kanchenjunga National Park, Sikkim

Home to a variety of flora and fauna, the Kanchenjuna National Park offers one unparallel glimpses of wildlife as well. It is truly a wonderful site for trekking enthusiasts, nature lovers and budding photographers.

Taj Mahal

One of the most beautiful monuments build as a symbol of undying love, the Taj Mahal is a fine example of architectural brilliance. It is called the jewel of Muslim Art in India.

Nanda Devi And Valley Of Flowers National Parks, Uttarakhand

The park is home to the famous valley of flowers. It is filled with alpine flowers like the poppies, marigolds, the Himalayan orchids and the evergreen daisies. It is also inhabited by the snow leopard and the Asiatic black bear.

Hampi, Karnataka

Is located in the northern part of Karnataka. It depicts the ancient Dravidian style of art and architecture and lies within the ruins of the ancient kingdom of Vijaynagar.

Sun Temple, Orissa

Dedicated to the Sun God, the temple was built by King Narasimhadeva and is in the shape of a gigantic chariot. It is famous as one of the largest brahmin sanctuaries in India.

Mountain Railways Of India

Evoking memories of a bygone era, the mountain railways are made up of the Nilgiri railway, the Darjeeling Himalayan railway and the Kalka Shimla railway.

Sunderbans, West Bengal

Home a vast swath of mangroves, the Sunderbans houses once-extinct species like the river terrapin and others like the cobra, the tiger and the marine turtles. Every wildlife enthusiast should visit this place once.

Churches And Convents Of Goa

Goa is not only home to beaches. In fact, there is a peaceful and artistic side of Goa evident in the numerous churches and convents. These are reminiscent of the erstwhile Portuguese rulers.

Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra

One of the first World Heritage sites in India, the Ajanta caves are considered the finest masterpieces of 31 rock cut Buddhist cave monuments, paintings and sculpture.

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