With its long and rich history, India is home to an astounding array of remarkable sites, many of which have been given UNESCO World Heritage status. We take a look at 10 of the most extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, from royal palaces and tombs to ancient astronomical architecture.
The Red Fort, Delhi
Having been the residence of the Mughal Emperor, The Red Fort is both ornate and imposing, offering a tranquil retreat from the city within its red sandstone walls. The architecture fuses Persian, Hindu and Timurid elements, making it typical of the Mughal Empire.
Jama Masjid, Delhi
As one of the largest mosques in India, constructed in red sandstone and marble by more than 5,000 artisans, Jamal Masjid is certainly an impressive sight.