HRIDAY 12 National Heritage Cities of Incredible India

HRIDAY, National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana to preserve the unique character of heritage cities of India. The heritage infrastructure projects include urban infrastructure, protection for monuments,ghats, temples and development of road,parking transportation and information kiosks.

Ajmer, Rajasthan

Moinuddin-Chishti-Dargah

Ajmer city is famous for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and selected as one of the heritage cities for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme.

Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh

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Amaravati city is the new capital of Andhra Pradesh state and The planned city is located on the southern banks of the Krishna river in Guntur district. The mega city of Amaravati will be developed as one of the well planned city and satellite towns of India.

Amritsar, Punjab

The-Golden-Temple

Amritsar is home to world famous Golden Temple,Ramtirth temple,Durgiana Temple and is the most popular destination NRI. The Harmandir Sahib is an important Sikh shrine in India and the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism.

Badami, Karnataka

Badami_Caves_Karnataka

Badami in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka is the famous for rock cut structural temples,red sandstone caves,ravine rugged and surrounded by many pre historic places. The city has been selected as one of the 12 heritage cities for HRIDAY in India.

Dwarka, Gujarat

Dwarkadheesh_temple

The city of Dwarkadhish Lord Krishna is located on the northwestern shore of India in Gujarat. Dwarka is one of the seven most ancient religious cities of India and part of four sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites.

Gaya, Bihar

Mahabodhi-Temple-Bodhgaya

Gaya is surrounded by small rocky hills on the banks of the Phalgu River and famous for Mahabodhi Temple,Vishnupad Mandir and 94 feet tall Buddha statue in Bodh Gaya. Recently Government of India has chosen Gaya as one of the 12 heritage cities for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme.

Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Kanchi

Kanchipuram city, Located on the banks of the Vegavathy river is known for famous temples of Kailasanathar temple,Vaikunta Perumal Temple and other historical monuments. The city has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY by Government of India.

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

mandir-mathura

Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna, hence called as Shri Krishna Janma Bhoomi. The holy city of Mathura has many places of historic and religious importance with near by Vrindavan.

Puri, Odisha

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Puri is known for Lord Jagannath temple and Ratha Yatra festival,which was attended by millions of people every year. The city is situated on the Bay of Bengal and part of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus.

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Ghats-of-Varanasi

Varanasi or Banaras is the holiest of the seven sacred cities and the spiritual capital of Incredible India. The city is known for many ghats on the banks of the Ganges and famous temples of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple and Durga Temple.

Velankanni, Tamil Nadu

Velankanni-Church

Velankanni city lies on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengalin Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu. The panchayat town is home to Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, which is India’s biggest Catholic pilgrimage centres popularly known as the Lourdes of the East.

Warangal, Telangana

Warangal-Toran

Warangal has rich culture and heritage monuments of Kakatiya dynasty that include fortresses, lakes and temples. Its been selected as a smart city and also chosen for the HRIDAY for Warangal Fort, Thousand Pillar Temple and Kakatiya Kala Thoranam.