India is known all over the world for its history and culture. The old buildings that exist here are the main center of attraction for the tourists who come here. There are many heritage sites in India such as the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort and the Qutub Minar. But beyond that, our country has many world heritage sites that very few people know about. These places and buildings are not only beautiful but also attractive.
World Heritage Day is celebrated by UNESCO on April 17 every year. A symposium organized by the Tunisian International Council of Mountains and Sites suggested the celebration of ‘World Heritage Day’. Today we will talk about some of the buildings in India that very few people know about.
1. Kanchenjunga National Park, Sikkim
It is located in Sikkim, India. The total area of this park is 164 sq km. Which is 25.14% of the total area of Sikkim. In this park you will see many wild animals like musk deer, snow leopard.
2. Agra Fort
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It is the most important fort in India. The Mughal emperors of India Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived in this fort. The world famous Taj Mahal is located about 2.5 km northwest of here.
3. Goa Convent and Church
Goa convents and churches have been included in the UNESCO list for the last 30 years. Every year thousands of people come to see the cultural aspects of this place.
4. Western Ghats, Foreign Wonderland
The mountain range on the west coast in the south of India is called Paschimghat. This mountain range is 1600 km long from north to south.
5. Queen Ki Bhab, Story in Stone
Strange as it may sound, this is a famous terrace in Patan, Gujarat, India. According to the report, it was featured in 100 taka note by RBI (Reserve Bank of India) in July 2016 and on 22 June 2014 it was included in UNESCO World Heritage Site.
. Anantapura Lake Temple, Kerala
This wonderful and beautiful Anantapura Lake Temple is also known as Ananta Padmanabhaswamy Temple located in Anantapur village in Kasargod district of Kerala. It is surprising to hear that crocodiles guard this temple.
. Vimbetka Cave, Madhya Pradesh
The Bhimbetka caves are located 48 km south of Bhopal. These caves are surrounded by the Vindhya Range.
. Chandigarh Capital Complex, Punjab
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by Le Corbusier. It is located in Sector-1, Chandigarh, India. The complex is built on about 100 acres of land. It has three buildings, three monuments and a lake which includes the Legislative Assembly, the Secretariat, the High Court, the Free Hand Memorial, the Geometric Hills and the Shadow Tower.
9. Victoria Terminus, Mumbai
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus was formerly known as Victoria Terminus. It is also known as VT and CST. It is a historic railway station in Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, as well as the headquarters of India. The building is built in the Victorian Gothic style.
10. Round Dome, Bijapur
This is the tomb of Sultan Muhammad Adil Shah of Bijapur in Bijapur, Karnataka. It was built in 1857 by Yakut, the Persian architect of Dabul. However, despite being a common construction due to its architectural features, it is considered a victory pillar of Southern architecture.