Everyday people all over the world celebrate their cultural heritage, simply by living their lives in a way that embodies who they are and where they came from. Today however is special, it’s World Heritage Day, a day set aside for the sole purpose to encourage us to celebrate all the world’s cultures, to bring awareness to important cultural monuments and sites, while supporting the importance of preserving the joint history and heritage of the human race.
Along with visiting the well know heritage sites, I think it’s equally important that we explore smaller, less metropolitan areas as well, as they hold just as much history. This photo was taken at Ibrahim Rauza in Bijapur, Karnataka. Known for its historical monuments of architectural importance built during the rule of the Adil Shahi dynasty, it’s often referred to as the Deccan Queen of India.
A goal that we have set as a family is to explore at least 1-2 historical places that have cultural value when we go on holiday. It’s a great way to learn and something that stays with you for years to come.