Passionate about all things art? Always been in awe of monuments built during some glorious past? And never have as much time as you would want to admire them?
Well, it’s World Heritage Day, and we think it’s the right day for you to take a breather and do what pleases you the most. And the best part is, you don’t even to get out from the city to be able to do that! On your day off from work or college, visit these World Heritage sites in your city and have yourself a very historical day!
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Victoria Terminus, Mumbai You might be taking a train to this station every day, but on your day off, step away from the crowds and take in all the architectural details. Also, spend some time at the rail museum here!
- Jantar Mantar, Jaipur An excellent symbol of India’s scientific and cultural heritage, visit this 18th century observatory and marvel at the astronomical instruments!
- Elephanta Caves, Mumbai Head on to the jetty and take a boat ride to these caves for a day of exploring. Don’t worry if you’ve already visited this place before, there’s always something new to be found in a cave!
- Goa Not only are the churches in Goa examples of a unique architectural style, they also mark the beginning of the Portuguese rule in India. Yes, they are all important heritage sites!
- Red Fort, Delhi Trust us, you will need an entire day off to tour the entirety of the Red Fort. Roam around buildings that once housed Mughal royalty.
- Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi Built by Humayun’s wife, this site is a must visit for anyone who is a Mughal history freak!
- Fatehpur Sikri Be it the magnificent Buland Darwaza or the serenity around Salim Chishti’s tomb, this heritage city is a place you wouldn’t mind getting lost in.
- Agra Fort, Agra From a Rajput king to the Lodis and then to the Mughals, this structure holds a lot of history waiting to be discovered!
- Qutub Minar Complex, Delhi Basically if you love history and live in Delhi, you are never going to fall short of places to see! Explore the Qutub Minar and the splendid complex surrounding it!