Heritage Tour Packages

With a rich and diverse history and culture, India is a perfect destination for heritage tours. There are a plethora of heritage sites in India including one of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal that people come to witness from all over the world. With our best heritage tour packages, explore the top historical heritage sites and cultural heritage in India to learn more about the country. We offer the best of our services in the heritage tours by arranging expert tour guides, transportation, and accommodations and ensuring a memorable experience.

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Popular UNESCO Heritage Sites to Visit in India

  • World Heritage Sites
  • Natural World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India


Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, is the finest example of Indo-Persian architecture, built by Shah Jahan.


Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho was included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, and is the most artistic representation of sexuality.


Hampi, Karnataka

UNESCO declared the ruins of Hampi a World Heritage Site in 1986 & they represent the prosperity & magnificence of Vijaynagara Kingdom.


Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra

Ajanta Caves became a World Heritage Site in 1983 & are a spectacular series of 30 rock cut Buddhist monuments which date to 2nd century BC.


Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

Ellora Caves, one of the largest rock cut monastery temple cave complexes in the world, were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.


Bodh Gaya, Bihar

Bodh Gaya, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002, is one of the 4 holy sites related to the life of Lord Buddha.


Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha

UNESCO declared Sun Temple a World Heritage Site in 1984 & resembles a 100 feet chariot with enormous wheels & horses.


Red Fort Delhi

Red Fort, declared a World Heritage Site in 2007, was built by Shah Jahan & once served as the capital of the Mughal emperors.


Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh

In 1989, Sanchi became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the oldest stone structures in India, it was built by Emperor Ashoka.


Chola Temples, Tamil Nadu

The Great Living Chola Temples were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 & are known for their architectural magnificence.


Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 & is one of the largest open air rock reliefs in the world.


Humayun's Tomb Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 & consists of the tomb of Emperor Humayun.


Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, Jantar Mantar is the world’s largest sundial & allows the observation of astronomical positions.


Agra Fort

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, it was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty.


Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 & was founded as the capital of the Mughal Empire by Emperor Akbar.


Rani Ki Vav, Patan, Gujarat

Rani ki Vav was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014 & is an example of stepwell architecture in Gujarat.


Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Karnataka

In 1987, UNESCO declared the Group of Monuments at Pattadakal in 1987 & is a complex of 7 & 8th century Jain & Hindu temples.


Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra

Elephanta Caves, declared a 1987 UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a collection of cave temples dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.


Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University), Bihar

In 2016, UNESCO declared Nalanda Mahavihara a World Heritage Site, which was a world famous center of Buddhist learning in ancient times.


Qutub Minar Delhi

Qutub Minar was declared a World Heritage Site in 1993. It has a height of 73 meters & contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps.


Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh

The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 & exhibit the earliest traces of life in the subcontinent.

Natural World Heritage Sites in India


Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary, Assam

Kaziranga National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, has the world’s largest population of one horned rhinoceros.


Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal

Sundarbans National Park, famous for their mangrove forests & Royal Bengal Tigers, were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.


Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh

Great Himalayan National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, is home to high altitude animals like snow leopard, blue sheep & Himalayan Tahr.


Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is home to 22 most threatened mammalian species in India.


Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 & is home to more than 370 bird species.


Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks, Uttarakhand

Nanda Devi & Valley of Flower National Parks, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, is a treasure trove of flowers & birds.


Kanchenjunga National Park, Sikkim

Khangchendzonga National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to various high altitude animals & 550 species of birds.


Western Ghats

Western Ghats was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012 & is one of the world’s 10 hottest biodiversity hotspots.

FAQs for Heritage Tour Packages

Q. What are important heritage sites in India?

The important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India are scattered throughout the country: North, South, East & West. In North India, the UNESCO sites are found in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. In Central India, UNESCO World Heritage Sites are found in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South India are Karnataka, Goa, Kerala & Tamil Nadu. In East & Northeast India, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites are found in Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim.

The important Heritage Sites in North India are:

  • Rajasthan : Hill Forts of Rajasthan (Chittor Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranthambore Fort, Gagron Fort, Amer Fort, Jaisalmer Fort) and Keoladeo National Park.
  • Gujarat : Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, the city of Ahmedabad, Rani-ki-Vav (Queen’s Stepwell).
  • Chandigarh : Capitol Complex.
  • Himachal Pradesh : Kalka-Shimla Toy Train, Great Himalayan National Park.
  • Uttarakhand : Valley of Flowers, Nanda Devi National Park.
  • Uttar Pradesh : Taj Mahal (Agra), Fatehpur Sikri (near Agra), Agra Fort.

The important Heritage Sites in Central India are :

  • Madhya Pradesh : Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Buddhist monuments at Sanchi & Rock shelters at Bhimbetka.
  • Maharashtra : Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Kailasa Temple & The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai.

The important Heritage Sites in South India are :

  • Karnataka : Hampi Group of Monuments, Pattadakal Group of Monuments.
  • Goa : Churches & Convents of Goa (Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church and Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Chapel of Santa Catarina, Church of St. Augustine, Goa, St. Cajetan Church).
  • Kerala : Mattancherry Palace, Ernakulam.
  • Tamil Nadu : Great Living Chola Temples (Airavatesvara Temple, Brihadeeswarar Temple, Brihadisvara Temple, Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Western Ghats).

The important Heritage Sites in East & Northeast India are :

  • Bihar : Mahabodhi Temples Complex, Site of Nalanda Mahavihara,
  • West Bengal : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train), Sunderbans.
  • Sikkim : Khangchendzonga National Park.

Q. Does TMI provide knowledgeable guides during heritage tours?

Yes, TMI provides knowledgeable guides during the heritage tours who are thoroughly familiar with the history, architecture, legends and other interesting & relevant facts associated with the particular heritage site being explored. Our tour guides make sure that you are completely satisfied after a sightseeing tour at any heritage site.

Q. Can one visit all the important heritage sites of India in a single tour?

Although it is not possible to visit all the Heritage Sites of India in a single tour, what you can do is visit a lot of Heritage Sites if you have planned a vacation in India for more than 30 days or so.

Let’s say you have planned a trip to India which will last for almost a month. In that case, some of the most important Heritage Sites in India which you can choose to visit are, the Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, Jaisalmer Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort & Ranthambore Fort in Rajasthan (as part of Ranthambore Wildlife Safari), Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh, Ajanta & Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, Hampi ruins in Karnataka, a few churches in Goa, take a ride in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway in Tamil Nadu & Sunderbans in West Bengal.

Q. How to Book Heritage tour packages for India?

You can book our Heritage Tour Packages for India in two ways: by contacting our travel team who will assist you with the entire booking process, specifically keeping in mind the travel requirements and needs.

You can also visit our website to book our heritage tour packages. Select the particular Heritage Tour Package you are interested in and click it. You will be directed to another page where you will see a section called “Book This Tour.” Click on that and another page will appear on the screen where you will have to enter several details like:

  • Name
  • E-mail ID
  • Country
  • Mobile Number
  • Tour Requirement
  • Hotel Requirement

After entering these details, click on the Submit button, and one of our travel team executives will get back to you as soon as possible.

Why TMI for Heritage Tours?

  • Experienced

    An experienced heritage tour operator, with an excellent & experienced team of travel experts, we ensure that our clients receive well-designed heritage vacation packages.

  • Certified

    We are certified by major tour and travel associations in India and world like IATA, IATO, TAAI, IMF, MOT (Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India), and TOFT.

  • Happy Customers

    TMI has received numerous accolades from its happy customers for its excellent services and best heritage travel packages.

  • Local Offices

    We have local office in Agra, Varanasi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Varanasi, Maharashtra & South India for our customers to find assistance anytime and anywhere.


About Heritage Tours in India

From its northern corners to its southern tip, India is blessed with heritage sites reflecting the country’s glorious history and culture. With our tailormade heritage tour packages, we offer a chance to go deeper and witness some of the gems of the country.

Our heritage tour packages are designed keeping your interest in mind, thus, there is a lot for you on offer. The heritage rich state of Tamil Nadu alone unfolds innumerable sites and experiences for you. Right from its Meenakshi Temple in Madurai to the Group of Monuments in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu offers many heritage places to visit to the tourists. In Rajasthan, one of the top tourist attractions in India, there is no dearth of forts & palaces like Hawa Mahal, Jaisalmer Fort, City Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, and Amer Fort that reflect the rich Rajputana style of architecture and rich history of the state.

Explore with our tailormade heritage holiday packages the rock cut temples of Ajanta & Ellora; the rock shelters of Bhimbetka and Buddhist Stupas in Sanchi, and Khajuraho Groups of Temples in Madhya Pradesh; the Sun Temple in Odisha; Group of Monuments in Hampi and Mysore Palace, Bengaluru, Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Gaya, Bihar; monuments from different eras in Delhi.

Visit the ancient Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi and Bara Imambara in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh; Key Monastery in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh; Charminar in Hyderabad in Telangana; Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab; Churches and Convents of Goa and other heritage sites of your choice with our best tour packages.

We organize and handcraft the finest heritage tour packages and travel itineraries ensuring you get the best travel experience that is comfortable and full of insights. Tour My India promises the best accommodation arrangements, pick-ups & drops, transportation, meals, and round-the-clock assistance for your hassle-free heritage tour in India.

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