World Heritage Day: Check Out the 5 Best Historical Sites in India

World Heritage Day is an international day for historical monuments and sites. It is celebrated on April 18 every year in order to honour the legacy of our people. In 1982, UNESCO started celebrating it till now and “heritage & climate” is the theme for this year. So, for celebrating this day, check out the 5 best historical sites in our country. 

World Heritage Day: 5 Best Historical Sites in India

1. Taj Mahal, Agra

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Taj Mahal is the most beautiful and precious monument in India. It is built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631. The palace is fully made of marble and looks very charming at full moon knight. It is also one of the seven wonders of the world. So, it is the top-most heritage site in India. 

Entry Fees:

Indian: INR 45

Foreigner: INR 1050

Children: Free

Best time to visit: October to March

How to reach: Tourists can easily reach Agra by train buses or by road. There are two railway stations named Agra Fort railway station and Agra Cantt. But Agra Fort is the nearest to the Taj Mahal. 

2. Sun Temple, Konark

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Sun Temple of Konark is one of the most unique architectures in India. Its curved wheels and geometrical patterns serve as sundials. Every one of them can witness the three images of Sun God in the three directions that catch the rays of the Sun at dawn, noon, and sunset. 

Entry Fees:

Indian: INR 40

Foreigner: INR 600

Children: Free

Best time to visit: September to March

How to reach: Get to Puri railway station by train. It is 30 km away from Konark Sun Temple. You can book a direct taxi from the railway station. 

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3. Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Chhatarpur

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Located in the Chhatarpur district of mid-India state, Madhya Pradesh, the Khajuraho Group of Monuments contains some of the best historical monuments to celebrate World Heritage Day. Historical records note that this site had 85 temples in the 12 century, out of which, only 25 temples have survived. 

The place is spread over six-kilometre squares. It means you are going to explore too many things here.

Entry Fees:

Indian: INR 40

Foreigner: INR 600

Children: Free

Best time to visit: October to February

How to reach: As it is connected through various routes, you can easily get to Mahoba, the nearest railway station to the Kujraho monuments. From here you can get a taxi or bus.

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4. Red Fort, Delhi

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Red Fort is popularly known as “Lal Qila” is India’s most valued historical site in India. It is another monument built by Shah Jahan when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Dehli. This site also carries some other political importance. Every year the Prime Minister of India hoists the flag on Independence and Republic Day here. 

Entry Fees:

Indian: INR 80

Foreigner: INR 500

Children: 30

Best time to visit: October to February

How to reach: Delhi is almost connected to all parts of India. You can easily get a train to Delhi from anywhere.

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5. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

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Kaziranga National Park is the most recognised national park in India. This park is honoured for saving the Indian one-horned rhinoceros from the brink of extinction at the turn of the 20th century. Thatswhy it is the most significant UNESCO World Heritage site in India. 

Entry Fees:

Indian: INR 100

Foreigner: INR 650

Children: Free

Best time to visit: November to April

How to reach: Furkating railway station is only 80 km from the Kaziranga National Park. You can get there by taxi or bus. 

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