Saturday, June 11, 2011

World Heritage Sites to Visit on Taj Mahal Tours

 India is a great country. It is known for its rich culture, tradition, history and heritage. It attracts travelers from all over the world with its unique cultural and geographical features. It is home to many world heritage sites which are very popular on Taj Mahal Tours. Have a look at some popular world Cultural Heritage sites of India.

Taj Mahal: Located in Agra in Uttar Pradesh, the magnificent Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. It is UNESCO world heritage site. It is globally acclaimed for its matchless architectural beauty. It is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built in graceful white marble, this magnificent monument was built by mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the commemoration of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

 Agra Fort: Agra Fort is one another magnificent world heritage monument in Agra. Built in red sandstone this magnificent monument was built by mughal emperor Akbar. It is also known as the Red Fort of Agra. This magnificent monument houses many beautiful structures such as Diwan-I-Aam, Diwan-I-Khas, Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid, Nagina Masjid, Naubat Khana, Shah Jahani Mahal, Jehangiri Mahal, Rang Mahal, etc.

Red Fort: Located in New Delhi (the capital city of India), Red Fort is one of the most visited monuments of India. It is a world heritage site and known for its magnificent architectural beauty. This spectacular and fantastic fort was built by mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The fort complex houses many beautiful buildings such as Diwan-I-Aam, Diwan-I-Khas, Mumtaz Mahal, Moti Masjid, Hayat Bakhsh Bagh, Museum, etc.

Ajanta Caves: Located in Aurangabad in Indian state of Maharashtra, Ajanta Caves are known for rock-cut cave temples and monuments. There are 29 magnificent rock-cut caves at Ajanta housing some of magnificent paintings of India. Five caves were Hindu temples and 24 caves were Buddhist monasteries. 

Ellora Caves: Ellora caves are also located in Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Ajanta Ellora caves are known for Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples. Ellora represents the true epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. There were 12 Buddhist caves, 17 Hindu caves and 5 Jain caves at Ellora.

Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Bodhgaya (Bihar), Victoria Terminus in Mumbai (Maharashtra), Konark Sun Temple in Orissa, Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh, Hampi Monuments in Karnataka, Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh,
Golden Triangle Tours (Delhi Agra Jaipur) Qutub Minar in Delhi, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, etc are some other popular UNESCO world heritage sites in India. You will surely love to visit and explore these heritage sites on your Taj mahal tours. Travelers from all over the world travel to India to visit and explore famous heritage sites of this country.

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