Heritage Tourism is one of the branch of tourism in India towards the cultural heritage of the location and historic places, heritage historical tourism can also include cultural, historic and natural resources. World Heritage Site,Heritage railways and historical monuments are the part of heritage tourism in India, Most famous historical monuments of India includes Humayun’s Tomb Delhi,Red Fort New Delhi,Jama Masjid Delhi,Pattadakal Group of Monuments, Sanchi Stupa,Jantar Mantar Jaipur,Fatehpur Sikri,Amer Fort Jaipur,Chittorgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Fort of Udaipur.
Qutb Minar is the second tallest minar in India after Fateh Burj and the Qutb Complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex of Qutub Minar is surrounded by several historically significant monuments, These include the Iron Pillar of Delhi, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Alai Darwaza,Tomb of Iltutmish and other minor monuments. India’s capital city New Delhi is one the largest cities of the world and one of the most famous tourist destination in India, known for its historical monuments of Qutub Minar,red fort,Jama Masjid,Humayun Tomb and temples includes Akshardham,Birla Mandir,Kalka Mandir,Lal Mandir and Lotus Temple.
The Taj Mahal of Agra in India is one of the 7 wonders of the world and one of the most famous buildings in India, also known for its beautiful Mughal gardens,great gates and symbol of India’s rich history. Agra district of Uttar Pradesh is also known as the historical city of India for its number of historical tourist attractions such as Taj Mahal,Fatehpur Sikri and the famous sister monument,Agra Fort.
Group of Monuments at Hampi village are ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire and the most famous historical place in Karnataka. Hampi is situated on the southern bank of the river Tungabhadra and the ruins of the old glorious city are a world heritage site in India. Karnataka is also known as the cradle of stone architecture and the magnificent historical monuments and palaces includes Pattadakal, Badami,Aihole and Bijapur.
The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is one of the four holy sites of Buddhist, located in Bodh Gaya about 96 km from ancient city of patna. The complex has Mahabodhi Tree and monastery and the Giant Buddha Statue situated on tourist routes in Bodhgaya. Tourism in Bihar includes tomb of Sher Shah Suri,ancient city of Vaishali,Vishnupadh Temple and Nalanda University.
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures. Temples of Khajuraho are dedicated to two religions namely Hinduism and Jainism named as Chausath jogini temple,Jain temples of Khajuraho and Kandariya Shree Mahadeva temple, one of the 20 temples at Khajuraho. Madhya Pradesh heritage monuments tourism also includes Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi,Orchha Palace and Mandu a ruined city.
Lothal is one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilisation,situated near the village of Saragwala. Archeological and heritage tourism of Gujarat also includes world heritage sites like Dholavira and Champaner along with the palaces and forts converted into heritage hotels.
The Ajanta Ellora Caves are famous rock-cut caves situated in a panoramic gorge in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. Aurangabad city is a tourism hub and known as the tourism capital of Maharashtra, surrounded by many historical monuments including the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves,Bibi Ka Maqbara and titled as The City of Gates.
Mahabalipuram is an ancient historic town,located around 60 km south from the city of Chennai and has a group of sanctuaries, which was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast. The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram are world heritage site in Tamil Nadu along with Great Living Chola Temples,Brihadeeswarar Temple and Meenakshi Amman Temple.
Konark Sun Temple is also known as the Black Pagoda is the most popular tourist destination in Orissa and has been a World Heritage Site. A gigantic chariot shape temple is listed as one of the Seven Wonders of India and part of Golden Triangle tour of Odisha, which covers Jagannath Temple Puri and Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneshwar.
Rajasthan is dotted with several tourist destinations and famous all over the world for its stunning historical forts and palaces. The Hill Forts of Rajasthan are nested in the Aravalli Range and one of the largest fortifications in the world, Jaisalmer Fort stands amidst the sandy expanse of the great Thar Desert in Jaisalmer State is part of the group of 6 Hill Forts of Rajasthan.