A genius of architecture in terms of perspective, Taj Mahal is the world-renowned ivory-white mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife. Its beauty and heritage are unmatched.
Angkor Wat is the world's largest religious monument which contains impressive remains from the 9th to 15th-century Khmer Empire. Initially a Hindu temple, the site saw a religious and cultural shift into Buddhism.
One of the Inca Empire's masterpieces, Machu Picchu, rises from a mountain forest to almost 8,000 ft. The highlight of South America is also a site of much curiosity as its exact purpose, and the reasons behind its abandonment remain a subject of scholarly debate.
The Pyramids of Giza have long baffled scholars with its unbelievable architecture constructed 4,500 years ago. The structures are an astronomical wonder.
Built between the 3rd and 17th-century, the Great Wall of China stretches to about 21,196 km and is visited by more than ten million people annually. Interestingly, it's not a single continuous wall but a series of walls and fortifications.
The Acropolis in Athens comprises historically significant ruins, designed by renowned sculptors and architects. The Parthenon, initially a temple for Athena, later transformed into a church, mosque, and even an ammunition storage site.
Chichen Itza, a Mayan site over 1,000 years old, features stunning ancient carvings and the iconic 98 ft step pyramid, El Castillo, known for the serpent-shadow phenomenon during equinoxes.
With centuries of history, the Kremlin and Red Square blend diverse architectural styles. Once a marketplace, Red Square houses landmarks like Saint Basil's Cathedral.
Established in West Bengal in 1901 by Rabindranath Tagore, Santiniketan is a residential art-based school and centre of art. It embodies a pan-Asian modernity, blending regional traditions, and diverging from British and European styles of the early 20th century.
Bukhara, over 2,000 years old and a key Silk Road stop, was a mediaeval centre for Islamic culture and theology. It boasts 140 well-preserved architectural monuments, with the Samanid Mausoleum nearby as a standout.