On a heritage trail

  • POSTED ON: 13 Apr, 2019
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  • POSTED BY: Bhavya Venkatesh
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Did you know that there is a day of the year set aside to celebrate and promote cultural heritage? April 18 is observed as World Heritage Day. The official name for the day is International Day for Monuments and Sites.

What are World Heritage Sites?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) selects landmarks or areas around the world which are of cultural, historic or scientific significance. In short, these are landmarks or locations that have ‘outstanding universal value’. There are currently 1,092 sites on this list, of which 37 are in India. Tracking down and visiting these sites could be an experience of a lifetime!

Take this quiz based on some iconic World Heritage Sites.

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