World Heritage Week: 10 Heritage Sites In India You Must Visit

Waquar Habib

Taj Mahal

An unmissable mention on World Heritage Week is where tourists come from far and wide to marvel, the Taj Mahal. It is also known as the "Crown of Palaces," an exquisite marble mausoleum which symbolises undying love.

Taj Mahal | Shutterstock


Explore Hampi, the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, and discover its many temples, exquisite carvings, and breathtaking landscapes. Hampi boasts over 1,600 structures, including palaces, forts, memorials, temples, shrines, pillared halls, baths, and gateways.

Hampi | Shutterstock

Ajanta and Ellora Caves

These cave complexes are a perfect idea for the World Heritage Week, known for their exceptional rock-cut temples and exquisite cave paintings, offering a fascinating journey through India's religious and artistic history.

Ajanta and Ellora Caves | Shutterstock

Qutub Minar

This minaret is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architecture situated at the oldest site in Delhi. Visitors are drawn to its intricate design, rich history, and the surrounding complex.

Qutub Minar | Shutterstock


The Khajuraho temples of Madhya Pradesh are famous for their intricate sculptures that depict various scenes from the daily life of medieval India. It's a place one must visit in a heritage themed week.

Khajuraho Group of Monuments | Shutterstock

Jaipur City

Jaipur, known as the "Pink City," is a vibrant destination rich in history, culture, and architectural wonders, boasting beautiful palaces, forts, and markets.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur | Shutterstock

Red Fort

A crucial part of India, this historic fort showcases stunning Mughal architecture, beautiful gardens, and museums, immersing visitors in India's fight for independence.

Red Fort | Shutterstock

Sundarbans National Park

The Sundarbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its rich biodiversity, including the Bengal tiger, in a unique mangrove ecosystem that is a haven for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Royal Bengal tiger in Sunderbans | Shutterstock

Chola Temples

The Chola temples, such as the Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur, are stunning examples of the cultural and artistic achievements of the maritime Chola dynasty, serving as a testament to India's rich heritage.

Chola Temples | Shutterstock

Agra Fort

Agra Fort, a UNESCO site, boasts a rich history of the early Mughals, brilliant perspectival architecture, stunning designs, and panoramic views of the Taj Mahal by the Ganges.

Agra Fort | Shutterstock

Top Statues In India You Must See

Statue of Unity | Unsplash