Two days ago I was in Group of Monuments at Hampi. Today I was counting, I have visited 18 UNESCO World Heritage Centres situated in India. I am so excited that from the total list of 29 I almost visited 65%. I am 25 and I am lucky my father has the passion to visit living History. I love my father! Even most of the places I visited 7-8 years back, I didn’t know they are listed as the UNESCO World Heritage.

This logo is from UNESCO website.

This logo is from UNESCO website.

Here is the list of Heritage that I stepped in India

1. Agra Fort ,

UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Inside Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh, India.

2. Ajanta Caves ,

Ajanta Cave, Vikram Roy © Copyright 2012

Photograph: Ajanta Caves, by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2012

3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) ,

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus Station, in Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus Station, in Mumbai

4. Churches and Convents of Goa ,

Convent of St. Monica, Goa

Convent of St. Monica, Goa

5. Elephanta Caves,

Vikram Roy © Copyright 2012

Photograph: Lord Brahma, statue in Elephanta by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2012

6. Ellora Caves ,

Ellora in Maharashtra, India

Ellora in Maharashtra, India

7. Fatehpur Sikri,

Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India.

8. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram,

Monuments at Mahabalipuram Vikram Roy © Copyright 2012

Photograph: Monuments at Mahabalipuram by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2012

9. Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi,

Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi, India

10.Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya ,

Mahabodhi Temple http://toddmerrifield.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/history-of-the-mahabodhi-temple-part-3-controversy/

Mahabodhi Temple, at Bodh Gaya, India

11. Mountain Railways of India (Coonoor),

Mountain Railways of India Vikram Roy © Copyright 2012

Photograph: Mountain Railways of India by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2012

12.Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi,

Qutb Minar in New Delhi, India

Qutb Minar in New Delhi, India

13.Red Fort Complex, Delhi,

Lal Qella, New Delhi, India

Lal Qella, New Delhi, India

14. Sun Temple, Konârak,

Surya Temple, Konârak, Orissa, India

Surya Temple, Konârak, Orissa, India

15. Taj Mahal,

Taj Mahal, UP, India

Taj Mahal, UP, India

16. Sundarbans National Park,

Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal, India

Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal, India

17. Thanjavur, Great Living Chola,

Great Living Chola, Tamil Nadu, India

Great Living Chola, Tamil Nadu, India

18. Group of Monuments at Hampi

Group of Monuments at Hampi Vikram Roy © Copyright 2012

In India, till 2012 UNESCO declares total 29 properties as the part of the World Heritage Site. There are 34 more are waiting to be added. Even in that 34 I have travelled most of them too! So whenever, next time you are willing to visit India don’t forget to take my free travel advice.

Here is a link for total 29 properties: http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/in , it is a long list indeed.

Soon I am going to publish my travel experience at Hampi. Now I am reading a historical novel based on Hampi, “Tungabhadrar Tire by Sharadindu Bandyopadhayay“, once I done I will share my travel experience.

 

*** Here all the high-resolution images are not taken by me. Except the copyrighted pics that I have mentioned my name in the caption. I request please don’t use them for commercial purpose without concerning the right person or the authority.

Happy Christmas, and Lots of Love for The New Year!

Thanks

Vikram

About VIKRAM ROY

Hi guys, I am Vikram, a friend of your’s! I would like to take this opportunity of personally welcoming you to my profile! The readers are invited to read... …it’s great to have you here! I am the writer of the mystery play “The Alchemist A Mystery In Three Acts” http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005IDUD4C We know each other from a long long time! I am here to bring love, life and hope! I am with you! I am nothing but your inner voice! You talk I listen, and we both listen to the same! The words are all free to construct. Construct the future, full with love, science and logic. No emotion! No hate! Hope! Hope will take us high to experience the brave new world! Modern technology and fast information will help us to connect each other! Kisses! Light! Hope! Love! And big big Hugs! With warm regards, Vikram Roy

26 responses »

  1. truly wonderful India !… thank you for sharing with me….

  2. pasupatidasi says:

    thanks for sharing. have been to nepal…next big trip is to northern india

  3. These are lovely! Happy Christmas to you, Vikram.

  4. zari says:

    Thanks Vikram, I wasn’t aware of these heritage sites in India apart from the Taj Mahal. When I do make my trip to India, I will be sure to pull on the information that you have shared.

    Thanks for the pictures. What hidden historical beauties! A great Christmas to you too.

    • VIKRAM ROY says:

      Thanks Zari, you know I was not very travel loving person, very homesick indeed. Its my father who loves travelling, and he took me all those places in Indian that time when I was around 12-16. Now I love to travel to see more! Hehe :)

  5. swabby429 says:

    These shots make me want to return sooner rather than later.

  6. soumyav says:

    lovely photos and share Vikram! merry christmas and happy new year to u too!

  7. tommiaw says:

    These photos are spectacular, Vikram! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Happy Holidays.

  8. Good compilation. I look forward for more pictures from you future travels.

  9. redpilloutlaw says:

    I really enjoyed this entry, beautiful. I have always wanted to travel to India. I hope the rallys for the rape victims raises consciousness about those issues though, I am with everyone participating in those.

  10. eastwitching says:

    What fabulous, fabulous architecture and colours – thanks for sharing these impressive and awesome images.

  11. Troythulu says:

    Fantastic pics, Vikram. I especially liked the images of ancient Indian architecture…such magnificent achievements!

  12. Nish says:

    Nice list. I really, really want to visit the Sunderbans some day…it’s on my bucket list.

    Wish you a happy 2013!

    • VIKRAM ROY says:

      Thanks nish, my native village, Parghumti is very close to Sundarbans. We had a large property by the other side of Kalindi river. Now my relatives are living at that place!

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