From majestic monuments with their breath-taking architecture to a train ride winding through the mountains – get your camera ready to experience the globally-celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South India including Kerala, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu.
What is a World Heritage Site?
World Heritage Sites are nominated and designated by UNESCO and are natural or man-made areas, landmarks, sites or structures recognised as having cultural, historical or scientific significance and therefore deserving special international protection.
World Heritage Sites in South India
Monuments at Hampi, Karnataka
You’ll be spoilt for choice in Hampi, with around 3,700 monuments, ancient ruins and temples to explore. These ornate palace and places of worship were built in the 14th century before the city was conquered, pillaged and abandoned by the Deccan Muslim confederacy in 1565.
Set on the banks of the river Tungabadra in Karnataka, you’ll see the outstanding architecture, detailed carvings and elaborate sculptures amongst the remains, conjuring up vivid imagery of time gone by.
There’s so much to see at this fascinating World Heritage Site, with our highlights being the elephant stables, the 15 feet tall statue of Ganesha and Vittala Temple with its music-making pillars.