Unesco World heritage sites are always been a big attractions for traveler from all over the world and people like to visit these places very much. Specially traveler who love history and architecture love to visit world heritage sites all over the world. Delhi also have three Unesco world heritage sites and these are must visit when you are in Delhi. Check it out…

Red Fort: One of the three world heritage monument in Delhi situated at in front of chandni chowk and bank of the river yamuna. construction was started in 1639 and completed in 1648. inside the Red fort you will find places like Naubat khana , Diwan-i-Aam(Hall of Public) , Mumtaz Mahal , Rang Mahal , Khas Mahal , Diwan-i-Khas , Hammam(Royal Bathroom) , Moti Masjid Nahr-i-Bihisht(Stream of Paradise) Hayat Baksh Garden.

Unesco World Heritage Sites in Delhi
Red Fort

Every year on 15th August at Independence day Prime Minister of India hoist the national flag and delivers a speech from its rampart since first time Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru gave a speech here when India became independent. you can also enjoy a light and sound show in the evening about Mughal History. Light and Sound Show.

Humayun’s Tomb : One of the world heritage monument in Delhi and one of the most beautiful example of Mughal architecture. Most of the world do not know that Taj Mahal is a copy of Humayun’s Tomb because its oldest than Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal was completed in the year of 1648 and Humayun’s Tomb was completed in 1572 so its 76 years old than Taj Mahal. We can say Taj Mahal’s design was inspired by Humayun’s Tomb but some differences are there like Humayun’s Tomb was made by Red sand stone and white marble and Taj Mahal is purely made by white marble. Humayun’s Tomb does not have minarets Taj Mahal has 04 minarets. Humayun’s Tomb was made by a wife (Hamida Bano Begum) in memory of her husband and Taj Mahal was made by a husband in memory of his wife.

Unesco World Heritage Sites in Delhi
Humayun Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb is one of the most beautiful place in Delhi. 42.5 meter high inspired by Persian architecture with a bit of Indian architecture.  Surrounded by lush green char bagh garden from four side and has a same design for all four side. Now days it is one the most visiting monuments by foreign as well as Indian tourists.

Qutub Minar : Tallest Minaret of world which has been made by bricks only. Qutub Minar is part of Qutub complex which is a world heritage site in Mehrauli. Made by red sand stone and marble. Height of Qutub minar is 73 meters and diameter is 14.3 meter. Construction was started by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak but he was not able to complete later Iltutmish completed the Minar with five storeys than top floor was rebuild by Firoz Shah Tuglaq which is still remains. It has been made by three different people that is why you will find quite difference in first two floors and top three floors. You will also find Quran Verses on Qutub Minar crafted on stones.

Unesco World Heritage Sites in Delhi
Qutub Minar

In Qutub complex you will also find remaining of Quwat-ul-Islam Mosque which is the one of the earliest Mosque in India. One more uncompleted minar is here in Qutub complex named Alai Minar construction was started by Alauddin Khilji and he wanted to build it double of Qutub Minar but he was not succeeded now unfinished Minar is 24.5 meter high. The tomb of Iltutmish and Alauddin Khilji is also here in Qutub complex.  In Courtyard of complex you will find a iron pillar of 7.21 meter high.

So when you come to Delhi do not forget to add these places in your bucket.

 

 

 

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Hey, my name is Danish Akhtar and welcome to my website. I have been traveling the world since 2012 and finally decided in October 2015 to make this website to share my experiences around the world. I hope to not only give you tips, tricks and my personal insight for your own travel but save you time and money when you travel next So a little about my story, I was born in Nagina, a small town in Utter Pradesh India. I Passed out from University of Delhi in 2012 and decided that I needed to get some sort of career in that I can travel the world and could earn some smart amount. So that I m here working as assistant manager in a travel company beside that writing my experience of travelling which can help people.

19 comments

Parker Cavalieri

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Aisha

I’ve visited 2 of these 3 sites. I hope to return to India to see Qutub Minar in person 🙂

    Danish Akhtar

    Qutub Minar is one of my favorite place in Delhi. Great history and amazing architecture. You should come and see…

Colleen

Delhi has been on my bucket list for some time! This article is perfect for me, because I want to try to get to EVERY UNESCO World Heritage Site! How many have you been to?

    Danish Akhtar

    Hey Colleen, I stay in Delhi and i have been to all of them so many times even more than 100 times…

Úna-Minh

Have never been to Delhi but these places are enticing me to add it to my list! So many places in the world yet to visit….

    Danish Akhtar

    ya should come and see…

Kallsy P

The architecture here is simply stunning, not to mention the amazing history behind each of these sites. I was particularly intrigued by the details behind Humayun’s Tomb. I hope to be able to visit someday!

    Danish Akhtar

    Hey Kally, Right only architecture is enough to visit these sites but history make them more interesting.

Lena

thats interesting! Thanks for sharing it! I did not know that there are 3 of them in Delhi, actually I might generally not know enough about Delhi; need to do some research! 🙂

    Danish Akhtar

    You can check out my blog there are some more posts about Delhi. I hope they will really help you…

Mohit Agarwal

Though being in Delhi a lot still some info was quite new for me…..great to know the history

Melissa

I am so desperate to visit India – it looks amazing! Thanks for giving me some tips for when I get there.

Sanne - Spend Life Traveling

I spent a few months living in Pune, India but unfortunately never made it to Delhi. These sites sound incredible and I do hope to be able to go back to India soon and visit these as well!

WanderTruant

Wow, these sites look and sound incredible! Thank you for the review – I love the concept of UNESCO World Heritage sites, I visited several while in Europe a month ago. I wish the United States had something similar to this to protect the heritage of our culture.

Alice

India is on my bucket list since…. forever! It has a lot of place to discover, and Delhi looks amazing. It’s interesting the resemblance between Humayun Tomb and Taj Mahal, I did not know that the Taj Mahal is sort of a copy of Humayun Tomb!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge about this beautiful city!

FS

These sites are amazing. Thanks for sharing

Brown Gal Trekker

Very informative. I’ve been to delhi but didn’t venture into any of the places you noted. It’s a tough place to navigate. The best approach is to do research and learn more about the sites. Thanks to you for the tips.

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