[ad_1] 10 Heritage Sites In India You Have To See Atleast Once

10 Heritage Sites In India You Have To See Atleast Once

TN Lifestyle Desk, Times Now Digital

Apr 18, 2024

Modhera Sun Temple, Gujarat

Modhera Sun Temple, Gujarat

Situated in Gujarat, this temple is in reverence of the sun god as well as the natural elements as they were considered the prime force and energy of the life cycle. Built during the Solanki rule, you will be able to witness the beautiful view of River Pushpavati here.

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Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh

Located in the Aravalli Mountain Range, with a 36-km wall, it's a historical gem attracting tourists for its architecture and scenic beauty. This magnificent fortress near Udaipur captivates visitors with its pristine setting and architectural splendour.

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Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri

Known as the abode of Lord Shiva and a great example of Hindu cave temples, Elephanta caves consist of 7 main caves located on Gharapuri island, a short boat ride from Mymbai. This UNESCO heritage site sees many visitors who come to this destination for day trips

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Fatehpur Sikri, Agra

Another magnificent structure built by Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri is a fortified city that was built between 1572-85 near the city of Agra. The complex contains a stunning mosque, still in use today, and the Buland Darwaza, the highest gateway in the world!

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Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Thanjavur

Built during the reign of Rajendra–I in the Ariyalur region in honour of his victory in A.D. 1023 this city, which was once the capital of the Chola Dynasty is home to the Gangaikondacholeeswaram Temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage site

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Vithala Temple, Hampi

This 16th-century temple complex was built with giant granite blocks. The main attractions of the temple are the impressive pillars and the stone chariot that is called Lord Vishnu's chariot.

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Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi

An important part of Mughal Empire history, Humayun’s tomb in Delhi, as the name suggests was built as the burial spot of Humayun in the 16th century by Akbar. The complex was built by Persian and Indian craftsmen and inspired the creation of Taj Mahal

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Javari Temple, Khajuraho

Away from the throngs of tourists that crowd the main complex, the Javari Temple in Khajuraho is a Hindu temple, which forms part of the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

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Konark Sun Temple, Odisha

This massive temple, shaped like a chariot featuring 24 wheels and 6 horses, was made for the sun god Surya. The temple's architecture is an excellent example of the Kalinga style of architecture. The temple also features stone carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology.

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Virupaksha Temple, Hampi

While the rest of Hampi lies in ruins since its destruction in the 16th century, this temple, dedicated to Shiva and his consort Pampa, is still thronged by visitors and is the centre of all heritage trails in Hampi

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