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World Heritage Day: Top Heritage sites of India

Arpita Singh New Delhi April 18, 2017 16:25 IST
Arpita Singh

Its World Heritage Day today and one of the best day to promote and spread awareness regarding the cultural heritage of India. UNESCO too through its Unite 4 heritage programme has started the initiative to promote the international monuments and sites today. 

The day April 18 was announced as World Heritage Day in the year 1982 by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), which is based in France. 

However, this decision got approval by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983. World Heritage Day was announced to protect and conserve the cultural heritage world. 

There are more than 30 cultural heritage sites in India. Here is a list of most sought-after heritage sites of India. 

Taj Mahal, Ellora caves and Ajanta are few top searched world heritage site known for its serene beauty and architect. 

Sun Temple:

Located in Odhisha, the Sun temple is also popular by the name Black Pagoda. With its serene and beautiful architecture Sun temple not only attracts ample number of tourists but is one of the popular temple of south. Sun temple belongs to the 13th century and is popular for its gigantic structure.

Ajanta caves:

Located in Maharashtra, Ajanta caves is one of the unique representation of Buddhist religion. Its beautiful infrastructure and 13 rock cut shaped caves are considered as world heritage site of Maharashtra state. 

Taj Mahal: 

Taj Mahal is not only one of the seven wonders of the world but is also one of the most popular world heritage sites of India.