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Title: Not-To-Miss Sites in Northern India Listed by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee


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Not-To-Miss Sites in Northern India Listed by the
UNESCO World Heritage Committee
The UNESCO (United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization) adjudges
sites of historical, scientific and cultural
importance the title of world heritage
sitesspecifically with the objective of
conservation of monuments and sites for
posterity. India currently has about 37 UNESCO
world heritage sites  the sixth country to have
the largest number of sites with almost 15 of
them based in North India.   UNESCO World
Heritage sites located in the northern part of
the country that are a must-visit include-
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Humayuns Tomb in New Delhi
The Humayuns Tomb in New Delhi built in 1570
this monument was enlisted as a World Heritage
Site in 1993 because of its cultural
significance. The tomb or the funerary was built
in the memory of Emperor Humayun by his widow
Hajji Begum. The entire complex has another 150
tombs of other members of the Emperors family.
The Persian architects Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his
son was designed to this tomb. Built extensively
with red sandstone on the
banks of river Yamuna and surrounded by Charbagh
garden, the monument is perceived to be an
example for later monuments built by Mughal
emperors.
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Qutub Minar in New Delhi
Visit Qutub Minar in New Delhi located in South
Delhi the Minar was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak
in 1368, the first ruler to rule Delhi from the
Mamluk Dynasty. Notable thing about the structure
is that over different periods, different rulers
constructed and added to the complex. In recent
years, the Archaeological Survey of India has
restored the complex to a great extent and is
also the venue of the famous Qutub festival. The
Iron Pillar here is
quite popular amongst tourists and visitors
because the pillar has not undergone any form of
rusting.
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Red Fort in New Delhi
Shah Jahan, the fifth emperor belonging to the
Mughal dynasty built the fort of red sandstone
which was the official place of residence of the
Mughal rulers for almost 200 years, till about
the mid nineteenth century. Palatial apartments,
the stream of Paradise and gardens are classic
examples of the Islamic architecture.
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Taj Mahal in Agra
Taj Mahal in Agra is a monument dedicated to love
and built completely of ivory-white marble, the
Mahal was built on the banks of river Yamuna by
Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his
wife Mumtaz Mahal and is estimated to be an
expensive one too. The structure houses the tomb
of the emperor and his wife and was designated by
UNESCO in 1983. It is also one of the Seven
Wonders of the World and attracts millions of
visitors every year.
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Fatehpur Sikri at Agra
A small town that was chosen as capital of the
Mughal Empire by Emperor Akbar until 1610. The
place was made for his army to relax and was made
into a walled city after his sons second
birthday. The city has been built by red
sandstone and is a good example of culmination of
Hindu and Muslim architecture.
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Agra Fort in Agra
Before the Mughal dynasty in India shifted their
capital from Agra to Delhi. This was the official
residence of the Emperors. The Agra fort is
located about 2.5 km from the Taj Mahal, this
walled city made from red sandstone was termed as
the brick fort, Badalgarh. It took about 8 years
and 4000 workmen to build the fort. During Shah
Jahans rule, some parts were remade with marble.
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Jantar Mantar at Jaipur
Visit Jantar Mantar in Jaipur built by Raja Sawai
Jai Singh II. The worlds largest sundial built
in stone is a key attraction here. There are
other 18 more astronomical structures in the
complex made on the basis of the Ptolemaic
positional astronomy. The observatory has been
built close to the City Palace and Hawa Mahal in
Jaipur.
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Great Himalayan National Park
The Great Himalayan National Park which is
located in the Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh.
The park is spread from an altitude of 1500
meters to 6000 metres and is home to different
flaura and fauna species. The UNESCO added it to
the list of World Heritage Sitesin 2014 due to
its biodiversity conservation.
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Nanda Devi National Park and the Valley of
Flowers in Uttarakhand
The alpine flowers, the snow leopard, blue sheep,
Asiatic black bear are some key attractions here.
Located on the Garhwal Himalayan range, the park
covers a total area of 87.5 sq km.
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Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Six forts and palaces built on various hills in
Rajasthan have been listed as UNESCO World
Heritage Site. The forts are Chittor Fort at
Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh Fort at Kumbhalgarh,
Ranthambore Fort at Sawai Madhopur, Gagron Fort
at Jhalawar, Amer Fort at Jaipur and Jaisalmer
Fort at Jaisalmer. The forts are characterized by
their fortified structures, some as long as 20
km. These all Rajasthan forts and palaces are
most popular part of cultural and heritage
Rajasthan Tour.
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Keoladeo Ghana National Park
Keoladeo Ghana National Park popularly known as
the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is located in
Rajasthan and is home to about 230 species of
birds and host to thousand others annually. A
man-made national park and a protected sanctuary,
many migratory waterfowls flock here during the
winters making it one of the best bird-watching
areas in the world. Erco Travel is most reputed
tour operator in India which offers the
amazing North India heritage tour package to
visit these all above heritage sites in one
package.
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