Rani ki Vav in Patan, Gujarat, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Rani ki Vav

4.1 / 5 ( 8 votes ) Rani ki Vav, or Rani-ki-vav (Queen’s step well) is located in Patan district in Gujarat, India. It was declared UNESCO World heritage in 2014.   Rani Ki Vav was built in the last decades of the eleventh century by Queen Udayamati as a memorial to her husband Bhimadeva-1 of the Chalukya dynasty. It is generally assumed that it was built in the memory of Bhimdev I (AD 1022 to 1063), the son of Mularaja, the founder of the Solanki dynasty of AnahilwadaPattan aboutRead More

World Heritage Sites In India List by UNESCO

5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Latest list of UNESCO World Heritage Site in India has declared total of 32 cultural and natural sites as World Heritage. India has a rich architectural legacy dating to an ancient past. Timeless monuments, magnificent temples, and breathtaking sites… India never ceased to lure the travellers.   Of its prestigious monuments and natural wonders, 25 cultural and 7 natural sites of India have already been declared as the World heritage sites till 2016 by the General Conference of an exceptional interest and universalRead More

Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserve, 2016

Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve or Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve has been recently included in the UNESCO World network of Biosphere reserve in 2016. The Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve was Established in 2001 and includes 3,500.36 km2 (1,351.50 sq mi) of which 1672.36 km² is in Tamilnadu and vast 1828 km² is in kerala . The idea of setting up a biosphere reserve for this region was first mooted by Kerala in February, 1999. The Tamil Nadu Forest Department was all support for the suggestion and the two sides agreed to commissionRead More

Ellora caves history, opening times, information, timing kailash temple

Ellora Caves

Ellora is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms one of major tourist attraction in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. Ellora Caves with Kailash Temple – the most impressive Indian cave temples. The creation of Ellora caves marked, perhaps the waning of Buddhism. Of the earliest discovered Ellora caves, which are in north-south direction, twelve to the south are Buddhist caves, seventeen in the center are Hindu caves and five in the north are Jain caves. It is believed that more than 2 lakhs tons of stone was excavated for theRead More