Ancient monuments, protected wildlife sanctuaries, early Buddhist buildings and mountain railways are just a few of the multitude of World Heritage Sites in North India.
What is a World Heritage Site?
Nominated and designated by UNESCO as deserving special international protection, World Heritage Sites are human-made or natural areas, landmarks, sites or structures recognised as having cultural, historical or scientific significance.
WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN NORTH INDIA
Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi
Built in 1570, the statuesque Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi was the first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent and inspired many architectural innovations, including the Taj Mahal. As the resting place of over 150 Mughal family members, the tomb is also known as the ‘dormitory of the Mughals’.