Karma’s World Heritage Wonders

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are a unique repository of the cultural, historical and natural riches of our human planet. Revered and protected, they have become popular visitor attractions offering a wide variety of experiences. Here at Karma Group, we’re big fans of these unique places, which is why you’ll find many of our resorts are in close proximity to some of the most significant among them. Here are twelve of our favourites for you to explore on your next Karma holiday…

Hoi An – Karma Song Hoai

Wander through the atmospheric streets of Hoi An, a UNESCO-listed ancient town adorned with well-preserved buildings reflecting centuries of diverse cultural influences, from Chinese and Japanese to French and Vietnamese architecture.

Stonehenge – Karma Salford Hall (2 hours drive)

Stand in awe before the iconic Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument dating back over 4,500 years. Explore its mysteries and marvel at the architectural ingenuity of our ancient ancestors.

The Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Jaipur Heritage City – Karma Haveli

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Jaipur’s architectural wonders, including the majestic Amber Fort and the astronomical instruments of the Jantar Mantar observatory, showcasing India’s rich heritage and scientific advancements.

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa – Karma Royal Haathi Mahal

Experience the spiritual serenity of the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO site in Goa known for its stunning Baroque architecture and housing the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, a revered Christian missionary.

Khangchendzonga National Park, Gangtok – Karma Martam

Journey into the heart of the Himalayas and explore the breathtaking beauty and biodiversity of Khangchendzonga National Park, home to diverse flora, fauna, and the sacred peak of Mount Khangchendzonga.

The Philae temple, Thebes – Aswan Egypt – Karma Karnak

Transport yourself back in time to ancient Egypt as you visit the Philae temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, and marvel at the grandeur of the Karnak Temple complex, where towering columns and intricate hieroglyphs narrate stories of pharaohs and gods.

Subak and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple – Karma Bali properties

Explore Bali’s cultural and agricultural heritage, from the intricate Subak irrigation system, a testament to Balinese water management ingenuity, to the serene Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, nestled amidst the misty mountains and a tranquil lake.

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh – Karma Lake of Menteith (1 hour drive)

Step into Scotland’s captivating capital and stroll through the cobblestone streets of Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns, where mediaeval and Georgian architecture blend harmoniously, echoing centuries of history and culture.

Prehistoric Alpine pile dwellings – Karma Bavaria

Journey back in time to Europe’s prehistoric era and explore the fascinating remnants of pile dwellings around the Alps, offering insights into ancient human settlements and lifestyles.

Multiple UNESCO sites in Crete – Karma Minoan

Dive into the rich heritage of Crete, where rugged landscapes meet ancient civilizations. Explore the Gorge of Samaria, the Psiloritis Global Geopark, the Asterousia Mountain Range Biosphere Reserve, and the Sitia Global Geopark, each showcasing Crete’s geological wonders and cultural significance.

The Fortified Citadel of Carcassonne – Karma Chateau de Samary

Step into a mediaeval fairytale as you wander through the fortified walls and labyrinthine streets of Carcassonne’s ‘La Cite’, a UNESCO gem in the South West of France, where knights and nobles once roamed the towering turrets and ancient ramparts.

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