Top 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Golden Triangle India

India occupies an important place in the list of countries with a rich culture and history. Indian civilization, also known as the Indus Valley civilization, is believed to date back to 3000 BC. Over time, with a changing culture and heritage, the rulers erected several monuments and sites that ruled the local lands. Today, the ancient historical monuments are venerated by many archaeologists, historians, and art lovers. Being one of the most developed of ancient civilizations, we have been documenting our history through ancient wall arts and cave paintings, monuments and forts.

Today there are more than a thousand historical sites in India. Many of these monuments have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO to protect them from decay over time. Later, some national parks and wildlife sanctuaries were also added to the list to preserve and increase populations of endangered flora and fauna. We have compiled a complete guide to all heritage sites with all the interesting facts about them, so go now, take a look now. Must add these 7 places while you are planning for golden triangle India tour package.

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

One of the main tourist attractions of Delhi tourism, the tomb of the famous Mughal Emperor Humayun, was commissioned by his first wife, Empress Bega Begum, in the year 1569. Today it is a site for every heritage walk. Many national and international tourists visit it every day. It was declared a World Heritage Site in the year 1993 by UNESCO and this has led to the great popularity of the historic monument. There are many other small monuments on the premises of Humayun’s tomb, such as the tomb of Isa Khan, which was built before the tomb of Humayun.

Year of Induction – 1993

Category – Cultural

Qutub Minar and Monuments, Delhi

The Qutub complex is a monument that was declared as a “UNESCO” World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar is one of the most beautiful and oldest monument in Delhi. Commissioned by Qutub al-Din Aibak in 1192, the famous monument in Delhi was completed by his successor Iltutmish in 1220. It is made of red sandstones and marbles. The maximum height is 73 meters. An architectural wonder of medieval times, the Qutub Minar has a total of 379 stairs to climb to the top. It is believed that the upper part of the structure was destroyed by lightning, which was renovated and rebuilt by Firuz Shah Tughlaq. The construction of a new tower also began. Within the complex, there are many other monuments such as Quwwatul Islam Masjid, Iron Pillar, Tomb of Iltutmish, Alauddin Khalji Tomb and Alai Minar.

Year of Induction – 1993

Category – Cultural

Red Fort Complex, Delhi

Delhi boasts many historical and architectural marvels, but the feather in its hat has to be the Red Fort. One of the most beautiful monuments, made by 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, and the fort served as a Mughal palace for almost 200 years. Not just a palace, this was also the cultural and strategic centre of the Mughal Empire. Made of red sandstone, the Red Fort is purely an architectural marvel based on Mughal design. With a special significance in the struggle for the Freedom of India, Pandit Nehru, Prime Minister of India, delivered the famous speech of the Red Fort. Located on the bank of the Yamuna River, today the Red Fort houses many museums in the interior, which show the history of Mughal. The main attractions in the Red Fort Museum are the museums within the Fort, Diwan-I-Aam, and Diwan-I-Khas, Mumtaz Mahal, Baoli and Moti Masjid.

Year of Induction – 2007

Category – Cultural

Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Built in the vicinity of the Taj Mahal, the pride of northern India and Uttar Pradesh, Agra is one of the many Mughal architectural cities in India. A palace of Ibrahim Lodi, the fort was later converted into a Mughal palace for Babur. The fort was the king’s house until the time when Agra was the capital of the Mughal Empire. The Fort of Agra exhibits the mixture of Persian and Indian art forms. The major attractions of Agra Fort are Diwan-I-Am which was a hall used for public meetings with the emperor, Moti Masjid was a worshipping place which is closed for public, Akbar Mahal is now turned into ruins which once housed the emperor Akbar and various other monuments such as Sheesh Mahal, Khas Mahal, Diwan-e-Khas, Nagina Masjid.

Year of Induction – 1984

Category – Cultural

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

The most beautiful World Heritage sites of Uttar Pradesh is Taj Mahal, it is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, this global symbol of love today attracts thousands of tourists every month. Built on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra, the Taj Mahal was built at a cost of INR 32 million and today is estimated at around INR 58 billion. The jewel of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal is the pride of the heritage sites of India.

Year of Induction – 1983

Category – Cultural

Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

The name denotes the victory (Fateh) of the Mughal Emperor Akbar over Chittor and Ranthambore. One of Agra’s most famous historical tourist sites, Fatehpur Sikri, consists of four main monuments. The first is the Jama Masjid and the second is Buland Darwaza. The wood used in Buland Darwaza is unique and is believed to be imported from Australia. Panch Mahal is the third monument of the complex. Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas are the last. Resonant with all other Mughal monuments, Fatehpur Sikri is a major tourist attraction in Uttar Pradesh, apart from the famous Taj Mahal. The monument is an exuberant celebration of Akbar on its rivals and the monument reminds of this. Housing the tombs of some of the prominent personalities of the Mughal Army, the monument is of great importance for the study of Mughal heritage.

Year of Induction – 1986

Category – Cultural

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Before the clocks are made today, people used different mechanisms to track the movement of the sun and predict them. One of those famous places in India in the 18th century was Jantar Mantar of Jaipur. Commissioned by Jai Singh of King of Rajasthan in 1738, this UNESCO World Heritage site in Rajasthan has a collection of 19 astronomical instruments. It has the largest stone clock in the world. Completely made by man, all these instruments were used to study and track the movement of the Sun, the Moon and different celestial bodies.

Year of Induction – 2010

Category – Cultural


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