20 Must Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India

India is a diverse country and one of the favorite nations for tourists to visit every year. It has many incredible tourist spots, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and that’s our topic of interest today. India by Car and Driver brings you a list of the best of the best attractions. This is 20 Must Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India.

Khajuraho: First, we picked up Khajuraho, a most discussed and Ancient City in India. The architectures that attract most tourists are the temples of Khajuraho. What’s so special about these temples? These structures have erotic carvings, which is a unique factor. But that’s not all; this ancient city has many surprises, which you must see to believe.


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Nalanda: So you have seen the ancient city, how about an ancient university next? We give you Nalanda in Bihar, one of the Oldest Universities in The World and the second UNESCO Heritage Site in Bihar after Bodh Gaya. At its peak, the university had learning centers, monasteries, and an extensive library, which students worldwide loved. All that’s left are its beautiful ruins spread across 14 hectares. 


Agra: Agra has 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri. As a part of your tour, which architecture will you see first at your stopover in Agra?


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Hampi: When on your South India Tour, you can’t miss Hampi, another ancient city in India, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is one of the most famous heritage sites in India.


Also Read:- How to reach and things to do in Hampi

Hill Forts of Rajasthan: The ancient and still tact hill forts of Rajasthan, spread across its various cities, are a breathtaking feast to the eyes. Not only do the architectures of these forts are magnificent, but the forts give you a royal feeling and experience of the Rajasthani culture.  

Hill Forts of Rajasthan

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Churches of Goa: Goa is the party hub and the tourists’ favorite beach place in India, but if you look beyond all this, you will see its beautiful churches, which not only provide you a pleasant feeling, but the architectures are also stunning.

Churches of Goa

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Ajanta & Ellora Caves: If you are wondering, what can be so amazing about two caves? Then you’re mistaken. Welcome to the Ajanta & Ellora, ancient rock-cut Buddhist caves dating back from the 2nd century BC to the 10th Century AD. If you still wonder why should you visit the most visited Heritage Sites in Maharashtra?We can’t change your mind.

Ajanta & Ellora Caves

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Sanchi: If you love seeing ancient art and architecture, you must visit Sanchi. The small town in Madhya Pradesh is full of Buddhist structures everywhere. The place is well-known for Stupas, Monolithic Asokan Pillar, temples, monasteries, and sculptures that are all stunning.  


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Delhi: Delhi also has 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, and Humayun’s Tomb, each with unique breathtaking architecture and story behind the construction. So, which one will you see first with India by Car and Driver?


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Western Ghats: Fun fact, Western Ghats comprises 39 properties, including national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and reserve forests. The Western Ghats is all about natural beauty, everywhere across its 160000 Sq. Km area.

Western Ghats

Konark Sun Temple: Reflecting the traditional architectural style of Kalinga, the Konark Sun Temple, dedicated to the Sun God, is the Most Popular Tourist Destination in Odisha. So are you ready to see one of the grandest temples in India that have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984?  

Konark Sun Temple

Chola Temples: The reason behind India’s diversity is its many rulers from different eras. One such empire was the Chola Empire, which built the Chola temples consisting of the Brihadeeswar Temple, the Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple, and the Airavatesvara Temple.  

Chola Temples

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Fatehpur Sikri: This fort city in Agra is one of the Best Heritage Sites in India and a popular weekend getaway in Agra and from Delhi.

Fatehpur Sikri

Also Read:- How to reach and things to do in Fatehpur Sikri

Bodh Gaya: Here’s the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bihar. Bodh Gaya is a destination of religious and historical importance as it is where Lord Buddha obtained enlightenment under a Bodhi tree. 

Bodh Gaya

Hoysala Temples: Presenting another collection of World Heritage Sites in India with a historical significance. The Hoysala temples were built during the Hoysala Empire, which was a crucial period in the progress of South India’s art, architecture, and religion.

Hoysala Temples

Mahabalipuram: Experience the quaint and harmonious atmosphere near the shore built temples of Mahabalipuram, which is a significant historical heritage site in Tamil Nadu.


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Also Read:- How to reach and things to do in Mahabalipuram

Badami & Pattadakal: Both Badami and Pattadakal are famous for Chalukya-style architecture, an empire with great historical significance in Karnataka. 

Badami & Pattadakal

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Also Read:- How to reach and things to do in Badami

Mountain Railways: A combination of natural beauty and brilliant architecture in the mountains, a train journey through India’s mountain railways is a must on your tour.

Mountain Railways

Bishnupur Temples: Bishnupur, an ancient city in West Bengal, is as local as it can get, famous for the temples made from laterite stones it will take your breath away. 

Bishnupur Temples

Sundarban National Park: The Sundarban National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site we are truly proud of. It’s a large mangrove forest home to many endangered species, including the Royal Bengal Tiger, the Estuarine Crocodile, and the Ganges River Dolphin, which you can see from a watchtower.

Sundarban National Park

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