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8 World Heritage Sites You Can Explore This World Heritage Week!

8 World Heritage Sites You Can Explore This World Heritage Week! wikimedia

According to UNESCO, "A World Heritage Site is an already classified landmark on the earth, which by way of being unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable piece is of special cultural or physical significance." There are 35 (27 cultural, 7 natural and 1 mixed) World Heritage Sites in India! Here's how you can explore them!

8 World Heritage Sites You Can Explore This World Heritage Week!:

  1. Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga (Assam)
  2. Hampi (Karnataka)
  3. Taj Mahal, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  4. Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  5. Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)
  6. Konark (Odisha)
  7. Valley Of Flowers, Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  8. Western Ghats, Kudremukh (Karnataka)

Day 1. Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park
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This park is home to two-third of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceros population and an amazing place to explore the wilderness.HolidayIQ traveller Vikram says, "It's a good place to visit with friends and family. It's good to watch rhino and elephant.You can find many unique animals here."

Day 2. Hampi

Hampi
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Hampi is home to beautiful temples and is still a place of religious importance. HolidayIQ tourist Pulkit says, "This should be one of the must visit place in your checklist. The ruins gives you a feeling of being in a royal dynasty with most of the buildings being preserved as they were but thats not all." 

Day 3. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
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This symbol of eternal love is the quintessence of Mughal architecture. It also combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles. HolidayIQ traveller Mitasha says, "Truly a marvel to see on full moon night. Beauty of Taj Mahala can only be see under full moon."

Day 4. Hill forts of Rajasthan

Hill forts of Rajasthan
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The hill forts of Rajasthan preserve the essencce of Rajput architecture and are some of the best places to know about their unique culture. HOlidayIQ tourist Prateek says, "Away from the hustle bustle of the pink city is the Mesmerising Amber Fort. The exquisitely built Diwan e aam would mesmerise you. The main attraction is the Diwan e khaas which is made up small mirrors specially imported from Belgium also known as the Sheesh Mahala."

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Day 5. Khajuraho

Khajuraho
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The temples at Khajuraho are made up of sandstones and are world famous for their erotic sculptures. HolidayIQ traveller Neelima says, "Before my visit to Khajuraho, like most others, I incorrectly assumed Khajuraho is all about erotic sculptures. As I figured out later, the 20 Hindu and Jain temples surviving from the original 85 are a treat to observe the architectural finesse and sculpting prowess of yore, erotic figures amounting to less than 10% of all the sculptures present there."

Day 6. Sun temple, Konark

Sun temple, Konark
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The thirteenth-century temple, presently preserved by the Archeological Survey of India is a visual treat for history buffs. HolidayIQ traveller Santhosh Wilson says, “The place was calm as we reached there in the morning itself. The shops on either side of the road were yet to open. Rejuvenated from the tender coconut we got from a shop, we strolled along the way leading to the Black Pagoda (the sobriquet used to refer to Konark temple).”

Day 7. Valley of flowers

Valley of flowers
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Stretching over a vast expanse of 87.50 square kilometres,the Valley of flowers is like nature's own bouquet! HolidayIQ traveller Yogini says, "This place is a bliss! The pictures you would see in your friends' albums after a visit to the valley of flowers (or while browsing) are no exaggeration, the valley truly blooms with hundreds of colourful windflowers only during a specific time (best time to visit is between July-early September)."

Day 8. Western Ghats

Western Ghats
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Imagine stretches of green and pure coastal bliss, punctuated by mountain ranges and exotic flora and fauna. Yes, it's Western Ghats we're talking about! HolidayIQ scout Abhijeet says, "Dive Ghat is one such valley where you can visit. If you go beyond the Ghats near the Dive Ghat you can find many places on the roadside to take your bike and chill with your friends. A good trip if you want to just go and admire the nature and return."

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