World Heritage Sites of Countries Starting with Alphabet “N”


(For planning your tours, travel and sightseeing, refer: Travel and Sightseeing- World http://www.ethermonument.org/, Travel and Sightseeing- India http://www.ethermonument.org/)

Nepal

  • Kathmandu Valley
  • Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
  • Royal Chitwan National Park
  • Sagarmatha National Park

Netherlands

  • Defence Line of Amsterdam
  • Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder)
  • Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Netherlands Antilles
  • Ir.D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station)
  • Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
  • Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House)
  • Schokland and Surroundings
  • The Wadden Sea

New Zealand

  • New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
  • Te Wahipounamu– South West New Zealand
  • Tongariro National Park

Nicaragua

  • Ruins of León Viejo

Niger

  • Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
  • W National Park of Niger

Nigeria

  • Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
  • Sukur Cultural Landscape

Norway

  • Bryggen
  • Rock Art of Alta
  • Røros Mining Town
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • Urnes Stave Church
  • Vegaøyan- The Vega Archipelago
  • West Norwegian Fjords– Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

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Honey Moon in India- Kullu – Manali


Best place for Honey Moon – Kullu – Manali

Kullu enjoys an elevation of 1200 m and 2050 m above the sea level in Kullu Manali. Enjoy the pleasant weather, clean air, serene environs and most important of all beautiful company of your life partner on Honeymoon in Kullu and Manali. At an approachable distance from Shimla, Kullu and Manali offers wide range of accommodation facilities, picturesque locations and serenity required to make Honeymoon in Kullu and Manali an affair to remember. So If you finding best Honeymoon Destination in India Kullu and Manali is the best place for you.
Attraction in Kullu and Manali

While in Kullu, you must visit the Raghunath Temple, Jagannathi Devi Temple, Bekhli Temple, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple and Bijli Mahadev Temple. Extend your Honeymoon in Kullu to take an excursion to Nagar, Raison, Shoja, Manikaran and Kasol. In Manali, visit the Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Jagatsukh Temple, Arjun Gufa, Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa, Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa, Museum of Traditional Himachal Culture and Village Vashisht. Solang Nullah, Waterfalls, Rohtang Pass, Dassaur Lake and Beas Kund are the places for extended tours on Honeymoon in Manali. A tint of adventurous activity is welcome on Honeymoon in Kullu and Manali after lot of sightseeing tours of built and natural heritage. Try out angling, camping, hiking, jeep safaris, kayaking, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, skiing, trekking or water rafting on Honeymoon in Kullu and Manali. Enjoy a bit of shopping for the famous locally made products such as baskets, namdas or rugs, natural oils of almond and olive caps, pullan-a kind of footwear, shawls and tweed on Honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh.

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Bhadra Fort – Ahmedabad


One of Most Famous Historical Place to go for Sightseeing in Ahmedabad – Bhadra Fort:

Year of construction: In the year1411 A.D. during the rule of Marathas
Established by: Sultan Ahmad Shah, the founder of Ahmedabad city

The historical city of Ahmedabad is filled with numerous magnificent palaces and forts that are worth paying a visit. The Bhadra Fort in Ahmedabad is one of the most ancient forts of the city, which offers a glimpse into the history of the city and of India.

The Bhadra Fort in Ahmedabad was built in the year 1411 A.D. The magnificent fort was built by Shah Alam, the founder of the city of Ahmedabad. As the fort houses a temple dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, hence it was named Bhadra.

The Bhadra fort is Ahmedabad occupies a total area of 44 acres and includes a huge garden as well as a grand pavilion. Tourists from all across the world come to take a look at this marvelous fort. The carved arches, intricately carved balconies and the exquisite Jali work of its windows attract a large number of tourists to this place everyday. The arches of the fort have Islamic inscriptions carved on them.

One of the biggest attractions of this fort is the Teen Darwaja or the Triple gateway. Located on the eastern side of the fort, this huge gateway serves as an entrance to the Royal Square, which is situated inside the fort premises. Step inside the palace and you will take back to the ages of the sultans. Tourists can check out the rooms of the kings, the dungeons where the prisoners were kept, the royal court and other halls and rooms of this grand monumental structure. The roof of the fort offers a wonderful view of the streets surrounding the palace. However, in order to go to the roof, one has to take special permission of the relevant authorities. Dabbed in history, the Bhadra Fort at Ahmedabad tells one tales of Sultan Shah Alam, his family and his courtiers.

Today the fort houses a large number of government office like that of the Archeological Survey of India, a post office and the statue of the first industrialist of the city. The Sidi Sayed Mosque in Ahmedabad is also located inside the premises of this huge fort.

The Bhadra Fort in Ahmedabad is truly one of most famous historical place to go for sightseeing in Ahmedabad . The architectural beauty and the grandeur of the fort are worth taking a look.

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Red Fort – Delhi (India)


Monumental Heritage of India

One of the most spectacular pieces of Mughal Architecture is the Lal Quila or the Red Fort. Built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort has walls extending up to 2 kms. in length with the height varying from 18 mts. on the river side to 33 mts. on the city side.

The entry to this splendid fort is from the Lahori Gate or the Chatta Chowk. Lal Quila is now a busy market place called the ‘Meena Bazaar’. This bazaar has an excellent collection of antiques, miniature paintings and skillfully crafted fake ivory jewellery. The bazaar also sells some fabulous carpets beautifully woven. Just beyond the Chhata Chowk, is the heart of the fort called Naubat Khana, or the Drum House. Musicians used to play for the emperor from the Naubat Khana, and the arrival of princes and royalty was heralded from here.

The Fort sports all the obvious trappings befitting a vital centre of Mughal governance: halls of public and private audiences, domed and arched marble palaces, plush private apartments, a mosque, and elaborately designed gardens. Even today, the Fort remains an impressive testimony to Mughal grandeur, despite being attacked by the Persian Emperor Nadir Shah in 1739, and by the British soldiers, during the war of independence in 1857.

The Fort also houses the Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Public Audiences, where the Emperor would sit on a marbled paneled alcove, studded with gems, and hear complaints of the common people. The Diwan-i-Khas is the hall of Private Audiences, where the Emperor held private meetings. This hall is made of marble, and its centre-piece used to be the Peacock Throne, which was studded with rubies and gems and was carried away to Iran by Nadir Shah in 1739. Today, although the Diwan-i-Khas is only a pale shadow of its original glory, yet the verse of Amir Khusro ” If there is Paradise on the face of earth, it is here, it is here, it is here” reminds us of its former glory.

The Rang Mahal or the ‘Palace of Colours’ as it is known, holds a spectacular Lotus shaped fountain, made out of a single piece of marble, and housed the Emperor’s wives and mistresses. The palace was decorated with excellent paintings, gold bordered projections, mosaics of mirrors and the ceiling was made with gold and silver which wonderfully reflected in a central pool in the marble floor. The other attractions enclosed within this monument are the hammams or the Royal Baths, the Shahi Burj, which used to be Shahjahan’s private working area, and the Moti Masjid or the Pearl Mosque, built by Aurangzeb for his personal use.

Even today, the Lal Quila is an eloquent reminder of the glory of the Mughal era, and its magnificence simply leaves one awestruck. It is still a calm haven of peace, which helps one to break away, from noisy and busy life outside the walls of the Fort, and transports the visitor to another realm of existence. Sound and light shows or son et lumiere as it is better known, highlighting particular phases of history are held here. The shows are in Hindi and English with tickets costing Rs. 20, available at the Fort. The English seasons are from November to January at 7.30 p.m., in January to April and September to October at 8.30 p.m. and from May to August at 9 p.m.

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The Dolls Museum – Delhi


The Dolls Museum

The Dolls Museum, situated near Pragati Maidan, is the perfect place for the entertainment of children. It displays a huge collection of almost 6000 dolls collected from as many as 85 countries. Almost one third of the collection of the Delhi Doll Museum is assembled from different parts of the country. The dolls are even dressed up in the traditional costumes of the country or the area to which they belong. The museum is divided into two parts, each consisting of wall mounted glass cases, approximately 1,000 ft long.

In one segment are exhibited dolls from European countries, the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, etc. The other segment is dedicated to dolls from the countries of Asia, Middle East, Africa, etc. Shankar’s International Dolls of Museum Delhi also comprises of a workshop and a Doll Designing Centre. Along with viewing, you can also buy dolls from this museum. Dolls Museum of Delhi facilitates cultural exchanges. Since, the dolls are displayed in their traditional attire, with conventional costumes, jewelry, etc, they tend to represent the true culture of their country/ area.

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