Top 10 World Heritage Sites to Visit with Deccan Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey is the Asia’s leading luxury train which always known for its best tourist destinations. It covers the top tourist destinations of India. Experiencing the travel on Deccan Odyssey with all wellness and royalty amenities will long last forever. Why people mostly attracts to Deccan Odyssey means its tourist destinations.

Here given the top world heritage sites that can be visited through Deccan Odyssey.

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1. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world is the first world heritage site everyone knows in India. Agra, the city of love and architecture is the place where Taj Mahal located. The beautiful white mausoleum of Mumtaz built by Shah Jahan is a great wonder in India. The intricate architectural styles on white marbles seek everyone attention towards it.

What to see in Taj Mahal means the beautiful Mughal architectural styles. And the interiors and exteriors of the Taj Mahal with calligraphy and beautiful architectural carvings stands as the major tourist attraction. And the mosque in the Taj Mahal complex and the garden Mehtab Bagh are the major tourist attractions of Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal during Full moon days receives a large number of people. Because the glory and charm of the Taj Mahal double during these days.

Taj Mahal, Agra

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2. Amber Fort

Amer or Amber Fort in Jaipur is one of the Hill forts monuments of Rajasthan. Amber Fort in Jaipur is a well-known tourist attraction for its historical background and architectural styles. The majestic fort on the Aravalli hills with imposing posture looks very great and attractive with its architectural styles. The architectural styles of the fort reflect the perfect mix of Islamic and Rajput styles.

Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh later the expansion of the fort was carried by the next rulers. The major attractions of the fort are Diwan-I-Aam, Diwan-I-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Jai Mandir, and Sukh Niwas. Apart from all, Sheesh Mahal is a great attraction for intricate mirror work and architectural styles. And the Maota lake at the foothills of the fort and greenery surrounding the fort creates a peaceful and tranquil environment.

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Amber Fort, Jaipur

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3. Ajanta Caves

Ajanta caves are the best World Heritage site that can be seen through Deccan Odyssey train. Near to Aurangabad, Ajanta caves are located. These caves are known for intricate architectural styles, wall paintings, and other beautiful sculpt works. The total 29 caves of Ajanta depicts the Buddhism morals and teachings. The history of these caves dates back 2nd Century BC and 6th Century AD.

The carvings and sculptures of these caves promote Buddhism. Moreover, paintings of Ajanta depicting the life stories of Lord Buddha is a great attraction. And some other carvings of humans and animals figures, Yakshas, Kinnaras, Gandharvas, etc attracts tourists. The caves shouldn’t miss in Ajanta are Cave 1, 2, 16, and 17. These caves are known for beautiful architectural works.

Ajanta Caves

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4. Ellora Caves

Another important World Heritage site close to Aurangabad is Ellora caves. Ellora caves are known for its beautiful rock-cut temples which date back 350 to 700 AD. The 34 caves of Ellora was dedicated to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Each and every temple in Ellora caves exhibits wonderful architectural styles.

The temples of Ellora caves reflect the Indian culture with beautiful architectural styles and carvings. And the sculptures of apsaras, motifs, trees, plants, tree nymphs, etc stands as the best of architectural skills in Ellora. The Kailashnath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is the major attraction of Ellora caves. The major caves shouldn’t miss in Ellora are Caves 1,2, 15, and 16.

Ellora Caves

5. Ruins of Hampi

Hampi is the place where you can see numerous historical ruins of Vijayanagar kingdom. Many historical monuments and temples of Hampi exhibit beautiful architectural styles. Even though the temples and monuments are ruined they look pretty awesome and wonderful to see. The ruins of Hampi will signify numerous invasions over Hampi in olden days.

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The monuments and temples come under the ruins of Hampi are Vijaya Vittala temple, Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Sri Virupaksha temple, Hanuman temple, Hemakuta Hill temple complex, Sasivekalu Ganesha temple, Queen’s Bath, and some ruins at the Tungabadra riverside. All these historical ruins of Hampi makes everyone stun with their attractions.

Vijaya Vittala temple

Vijaya Vittala Temple

6. Ranthambore Fort and National Park

Ranthambore National Park is the best wildlife destination to visit through Deccan Odyssey. Ranthambore Fort and National Park are the best world heritage sites in Ranthambore to see. Ranthambore National Park is known for its great preserve of wildlife and mostly tigers. Here you can see tigers easily. And also this national park is home to many endangered animal species also.

Wildlife attractions of Ranthambore are a leopard, wild boar, sloth bear, chital, and different species of birds etc. And the Ranthambore Fort in the national park is another great attraction with ruined attractions. A view from the top of the fort is the best thing to do for the captivating views of Ranthambore National Park.

Sawai Madhopur National Park

Ranthambore National Park

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7. Old Goa

Velha Goa or Old Goa is a very popular world heritage site in Goa known for many historical attractions and amusing places like beaches. In Goa, everyone suggests Old Goa visit for numerous tourist attractions. The tourist attractions to see in Old Goa are architectural attractions of olden days churches, museums, and some other prominent tourist attractions.

Mainly Old Goa is known for numerous churches of past days and they are Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church of St Francis of Assisi, Church of St Cajetan, Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Museum of Christian Art, Archaeological Museum, Kristu Kala Mandir Art Gallery, etc a number of churches attract tourists view. There is a lot to see and experience in Old Goa.

Se Cathedral Church in Goa

Se Cathedral Church

8. Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is a wonderful heritage site in Jaipur which is renowned all over the world for its excellent architectural structures and scientific instruments. Jantar Mantar is a very important tourist destination that should be visited through Deccan Odyssey. What’s the greatness of this place is its astronomical instruments.

The astronomical instruments of Jantar Mantar calculate movements of different celestial bodies and accurate time etc. The major astronomical instruments of Jantar Mantar are Vrihat Smarat Yantra, Laghu Smarat Yantra, Jaya Prakash Yantra, Digamsa, Ram Yantra, Chakra Yantra, Karnti Vritya, etc. The major attraction of Jantar Mantar is Vrihat Smarat Yantra which the largest one and it calculates the accurate time.

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Jantar Mantar Jaipur

9. Group of Monuments of Pattadakal

Pattadakal is also a remarkable place for numerous Hindus and Jain temples. The Chalukya dynasty constructed these temples between the 7th century and 8th century. Every temple is known for beautiful and intricate architectural styles. Group of monuments of Pattadakal is a great site for historians to seek many architectural styles.

The most renowned architect piece of Pattadakal is Virupaksha temple which is known for beautiful architectural styles. And some other major attractions of Pattadakal are Papanatha temple, Jain Narayana temple, etc. However, for history buffs group of monuments of Pattadakal are must-visit monuments with the Deccan Odyssey.

Virupaksha temple

Virupaksha Temple

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10. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is a great edifice in Delhi which is a great architect marvel piece. The vicinity monuments and constructions around Qutub Minar are almost ruined but the mighty and majestic Qutub Minar still stands with beautiful architectural styles. The major importance of this monument is the mosque at foot of Qutub Minar. Because it is the first mosque built in India.

The five-stored structure of Qutub Minar is a great wonder with the usage of red sandstone and white marble. The first three-stores with red sandstone and two-stores with white marble looks very beautiful. And the fine carvings on the pillar is another great thing to experience at Qutub Minar. And also the ruins near Qutub Minar are also wonderful things to see.

Qutab Minar, Delhi

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