Heritage sites in India boast of superlative architecture, nature’s splendour, wildlife treasures, colonial charm and religious legacy. When in Delhi, tourists are recommended to experience two amazing aspects – Indian hospitality at a homestay Delhi and expedition to the World heritage Sites located in the close proximity. Here are 5 outstanding ideas to visit diverse World Heritage Sites catering to different interests.
Mughal Architecture of Delhi
Monuments in the form of tombs, forts, minarets and pillars constitute the wonderful heritage sites of Delhi. Red Fort Complex represents the creativity and artistic excellence of the artists from Mughal Era. Qutub Minar Complex is another splendid site with the red sandstone tower and centuries old Iron Pillar as the main highlights. Humayun’s Tomb is an equally captivating structure and all these sites collectively attract the admirers of Indian history and architecture.
Eternal Love Symbol of Agra
Taj Mahal needs no introduction as its spellbinding beauty and world-class architecture is known around the world. For representing an Emperor’s love for his beloved wife, this white marble structure holds special significance among the romantic couples. Located in the city of Agra (about 209 km from Delhi) and on the bank of River Yamuna, Taj can be viewed while living at any nearby accommodation in Agra.
Kalka-Shimla Mountain Railway
Rolling hills, mesmerizing valleys and thrilling tunnels and bridges describe an exhilarating journey on the Kalka-Shimla Mountain Railway Track. Board one of the popular trains like Shivalik Deluxe Express or Himalayan Queen and watch the fairy-tale hill villages passing by. More than 850 bridges and 100 plus tunnels are the highlights of the journey that will stay in your mind forever. Kalka Railway Station is about 270 km from Delhi.
Keoladeo National Park of Bharatpur
Recognized as the paradise for birds and bird-watchers, this national park is home to many rare and endangered local and migratory birds. Boasting of diverse features like wetlands, woodlands, scrub lands, swamps and grasslands, this protected area attract tens of thousands of visitors every year. Waterfowls like oriental ibis, painted stork, sarus crane and wood sandpiper and land birds like grey horn bill, spotted eagle and osprey are the popular attractions of the park located about 205 km from Delhi.
Astronomical Observatory of Jaipur
The Pink City of Jaipur at the distance of about 260 km from Delhi is famous for its architectural wonders, Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory being a popular one. Huge geometrical instruments at this place are designed to measure time and observing celestial activities. World’s largest sundial and other attractions draw huge numbers of astronomers and astronomy students.
Each of these fulfilling journeys through riches of heritage offer additional opportunities to explore many popular tourist places. The experience can be enriching, delightful, memorable and full of entertainment.