For some time now, the land of Machu Picchu has been laden with an aura of mystery and grandeur. It’s on the bucket list of almost every history lover and explorer. Being an abode of and the land of royals, several archaeologists believe that the ancient citadel, in the Cusco region of Peru, was built for the Inca emperor or Pachacuti. However, this site was a well kept secret from the world. It was not even revealed to the Spanish conquerors, but with the coming of the American historian Bingham, he made its existence public in 1911. In the year 1983 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Machu Picchu can be known as the land of ancient monuments and architecture.
– By Avantika Bhuyan