Priyaranjan Mohapatra Profile

Hello elite travelers & community members,

Glad I found this hallowed list :) I'm an avid UNESCO WHS follower; take effort to get educated on them, visit, and post the journey, relish the experiences ! 

I like moving around, going places, see old edifices, Forts, Temples, Monasteries, Monuments, Ruins, objects of unspeakable beauty crafted by nature and anomalies of same, dramatic landscapes, Mountains, Fjords, Volcanoes, unbelievable structures that triumph human ingenuity of the times, soaking in Cultures, culinary experiences,  unique animals & bird species, or maybe just meeting new minds! … all towards personal fulfilment and enrichment.  Interestingly, in midst of all these, one does find an oasis of serenity which makes you pause & introspect .

All World Heritage Sites (WHS) & TWHS make you travel off the beaten path. Since I started on this journey late (about 18 years ago) I'm focusing on quantity. And while this may seem stressful, it did give me glimpses of human evolution around globe - maybe the 12,000 year old Thamudic petroglyphs in Wadi-Rum desert, or the exquisite craftmanship of medieval times in Hampi or Konark, or maybe the spectacular urban creation on top of a 8000 ft. mountain in middle of tropical forest, without aid of modern building techniques -  Machu Pichhu!

Of late (ever since reaching a humble count of 100+) I collect differently....adding touristy to-dos, local cultural immersions, and add a hike for the ground feel. Wish I had longer vacation days;)

There are times I feel like I've lived a 100 lives, walked on distant worlds and hope some day to see the end of time !!

“Adventure should be part of everyone’s life. It is the whole difference between being fully alive and just existing.” – Holly Morris

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place… but nothing ever grows there.” – Anonymous

“If we wait until we are ready, we will be waiting for the rest of our life!” – Lemony Snicket

See you on a detour ;)

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Ekamra Kshetra - The Temple City, Bhubaneswar (T)

Priyaranjan Mohapatra INDIA/USA - 25-Jan-22

This wonderful temple city complex. esp. after the recent cleanup by the provincial Government of Odisha ; unfolds in an array of majestic structures that one can go back 1200 years to visualize how life was back then ! 

Very Ornate group of temples, ponds , cultural stages, etc

Its an inexcusable miss either by UNESCO to not have it listed , or  a case not well presented by the government to the World body! 

It's older (800 AD)  than the nearby Shri Jagannath temple in Puri, (about 1000 AD) which itself older than UNESCO listed Konark Sun temple (1200 AD).

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Cuzco 5
Iguacu 5
Lima 5
Oporto 5
Petra 5
Prague 5
Rome 5
Sintra 5
Uxmal 5
Cartagena 4.5
Hampi 4.5
Belem 4
Naples 4
Nice 4
Pompei 4
Panamá 3.5
Reims 3.5
Evora 3
  1. Aguas Livres Aqueduct (T)
  2. Ancient Buddhist Site of Sarnath (T)
  3. Aqaba Marine Reserve (T)
  4. Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City (T)
  5. Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T)
  6. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  7. Buenos Aires – La Plata: Two capitals of the Culture of Modernity, Eclecticism and Immigration (T)
  8. Capital Fortifications of Hanyang : Hangyangdoseong Capital City Wall, Bukhansanseong Mountain Fortress and Tangchundaeseong Defense Wall (T)
  9. Central Park (T)
  10. Chilika Lake (T)
  11. City of Tigre and its rowing clubs (T)
  12. Cold Desert Cultural Landscape of India (T)
  13. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  14. Early Chicago Skyscrapers (T)
  15. Ekamra Kshetra - The Temple City, Bhubaneswar (T)
  16. Ellis Island (T)
  17. Greek Archaeological ensemble in Empúries, l'Escala, Girona (T)
  18. Historic Lighthouses of The Bahamas (T)
  19. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  20. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  21. Iconic Riverfront of the Historic City of Varanasi (T)
  22. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  23. Khor Dubai (T)
  24. Lake Titicaca (T)
  25. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (France) (T)
  26. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Italy) (T)
  27. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Monaco) (T)
  28. Manama, City of Trade, Multiculturalism and Religious Coexistence (T)
  29. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  30. Montado, Cultural Landscape (T)
  31. Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate (T)
  32. Mt. Soraksan Nature Reserve (T)
  33. Mughal Gardens in Kashmir (T)
  34. Peruvian Central Railway (T)
  35. Rade de Marseille (T)
  36. Ring of cenotes of Chicxulub Crater, Yucatan (T)
  37. River island of Majuli (T)
  38. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in Portugal (T)
  39. Saar Heritage Park (T)
  40. The Laponian Area - Tysfjord, the fjord of Hellemobotn and Rago (T)
  41. The Lofoten islands (T)
  42. The Marble Basin of Carrara (T)
  43. The Qutb Shahi Monuments of Hyderabad (T)