When we think about India what comes to our mind is “ancient precious pearl” The Heritage of India. India is rich in culture,traditions,heritage buildings, temples, forts and palaces, lakes, havelis, desert, Churches, Taj Mahal, Qutab Minar, Red fort. These are most visited Heritage Sites in India. These Historical Monuments are the precious pearl of Indian tourism.
The legacy of Ancient India in world history emerges as new religion and more literate culture. The Indian heritage example can be seen in the excavated ruins of Mohenjo-daro, with the Great Bath in the front or it could also be seen in The Taj Mahal “one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.
Indian Heritage can be known more perfectly in paintings at elephant mount, Amravati. Painting heritage rise in the great imperial state, the Mauryan Empire. The Mauryan empire effected an outgrowth kingdom which dramatically expanded to cover a large part of Northern India.
Apart from the fantastic rich literature as well as religious writings, ancient India produced works on heritage of mathematics, medicine, and politics too. The Arthashastra of Kautilya anticipates Machiavelli by almost 2,000 years. All these works were appreciated by various writers abroad.
The spread of magnificent cave temples – either located in natural caves which have been shaped to create a religious space, or entirely carved from rock. Interior of the caves the stone carvings and painted frescoes dating from ancient times have come down to us, the earliest dating from the Mauryan empire, or just after. The most famous early cave-temples are found at Ellora, in central India.
Another innovation is the stupa, a dome-shaped monument in which religious relics were stored. The Stupa’s of Sanchi is being the most famous.
Apart from cave temples, ancient Indian buildings – secular and religious – were largely made of wood and bricks. There are 34 World Heritage Sites in India that are recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The craftsmanship shown on Indian historical monuments is very admirable and it shows the richness of Indian culture. As we move from one region to another we met different culture and tradition which shows its uniqueness and richness in its diversity.