World Heritage Day 2022: Indian historical places in all their glory
World Heritage Day: Celebrate the diversity of our cultural heritage on the International Day for Monuments and Sites
April 18, 2022 / 10:33 AM IST
World Heritage Day 2022: Celebrate the splendour of heritage.
It is World Heritage Day today. Also known as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, the day is meant to create awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage. For World Heritage Day 2022, the theme is “Heritage and Climate”.
Take a look at Indian cultural sites to mark the day.
The magnificent Taj mahal in Agra. The ivory-white mausoleum was commissioned by Mughal King Shah Jahan to house his wife Mumtaz Mahal's tomb. The monument is considered an enduring symbol of love. (Image credit: AFP)
The tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in New Delhi. Built in 1570, it was the first ever garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, according to UNESCO. (Image credit: Reuters)
The 13th century Qutub Minar in Delhi. UNESCO says that the Qutub Minar complex is “an outstanding testimony to the architectural and artistic achievements of Islamic rulers”. (Image credit: Reuters)
The Red Fort in Delhi is central to India's Independence Day celebrations. The national flag is hoisted there every year by the prime minister. (Image credit: Reuters)
Ajanta caves in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district are held up as masterpieces of Buddhist art. (Image credit: whc.unesco.org)
The Ellora, also in Aurangabad, is among the world's biggest rock-cut Hindu temple cave complexes. (Image credit: AFP) Bihar: The archaeological remains of Nalanda, the most ancient university in the Indian Subcontinent. (Image credit: nalanda.nic.in)