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Humayun’s Tomb

From the World Heritage inscription: This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal. Humayun’s Tomb is the burial site of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun. It was commissioned by …

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The Global Travel Conspiracy, Episode 32 – The World’s First Travel Blogger

This week I talk to author, travel writer, speaker, and activist and Jeff Greenwald. We talk about several topics including: How he became the world’s first travel blogger How they select the countries on the most ethical destinations list His role as the oral historian for Burning Man His one man show, “Strange Travel Suggestions” …

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Qutb Minar and its Monuments

From the World Heritage inscription: Built in the early 13th century a few kilometers south of Delhi, the red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high, tapering from 2.75 m in diameter at its peak to 14.32 m at its base, and alternating angular and rounded flutings. The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary …

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Red Fort Complex

Red Fort Complex UNESCO World Heritage Site, India

From the World Heritage Inscription: The Red Fort Complex was built as the palace fort of Shahjahanabad – the new capital of the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shah Jahan. Named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone, it is adjacent to an older fort, the Salimgarh, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546, …

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I’m (Finally) Going to India

During the last 9 years of traveling around the world, I’ve been to over 110 countries, and many more territories and subnational units. However, those 110 countries represent some of the smallest countries in the world. I began traveling 2007 by island hopping across the Pacific, visiting places like Samoa, Tonga, Micronesia and the Solomon …

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