The International Day For Monuments , also called World Heritage Day, falls every year on 18 April. As of year 2018, India has 36 world heritage sites.
From Hampi monuments in Karnataka, the Queen step-well in Gujarat to Nanda Devi and the Valley of Flowers to National Parks in Uttarakhand, India has a variety of monuments, wildlife sanctuaries, and religious structures which are clearly priceless heritage of India.
Let’s look at the 5 stunning Heritage sites in India:
1) Khajuraho : Khajuraho is famous for amorous wall carvings ! Being an UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is full of intricately sculptured and adorned temples.
2) Hampi – A UNESCO World Heritage Site, located near Hospet town in Karnataka, it is a beautiful city with temples, ruins of palaces and remains of ancient royal pavilionsand buildings
3) Fatehpur Sikri : This town in the city of Agra was the capital of Mughal Empire in 1571 during Akbar’s rule.
4) Rani ki vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) in Patan, Gujarat: This is an intricately constructed stepwell in town of Patan, Gujarat.
Located on the banks of Saraswati River, Rani ki Vav was built in the memory of King Bhima’s beloved , Queen Udayamati.
5) Jantar mantar in Jaipur : This monument in Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of 19 architectural and astronomical instruments which were built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. The speciality of this site is the the world’s largest stone sundial.