While tourists are taking up an active interest in travels and treks, the trips to Machu Picchu is becoming popular, day by day. Hiram Bingham had built the “Old Peak” in 1911. Since then, this place is always on the eyesight of an avid traveler.
Machu Picchu – Where is it located in this world?
This mesmerizing place is standing at a height of 2430 meters above the sea level. It overlooks the scintillating Urubamba River, which is running across the Andes Mountains. It was the brainchild of the Incas, who built in the year of 1460 A.D., near the town of Aguas Calientes. People and folks do believe that this place was built by the Incas but they can’t presume how come the big rocks and boulders, located at this place, were carried over by those folks through those tortuous terrains of the mountains.
A history so unique just like the place
It is believed that the founding father of the Incas, Inca Pachacuti, had developed this place with the sole aim to worship the God of Sun and use it as an observatory. Earlier, this was not a citadel area and rather, an agricultural land. The slopes which you can find here were used for cropping and also to defend themselves from the outside invaders. As such, you can find that even the stones found on the site of Machu Picchu are so superbly placed that not even a knife or blade could penetrate through them. It was also an indicator of the natural calamities like an earthquake. Whenever there would be a sensation, the stones would move slightly from their position and then come back to their original position.
Machu Picchu – Development as a modern tourism site
Nowadays, people are frequent travelers to this place alone or with family or as a part of the hiking Tours. This sanctuary is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also makes into the Seven Wonders of the World. With its impressive architecture, alluring views and arcane mysteries, this place is a must in your bucket list when you are traveling to Peru.
What more you can do while visiting the place
People just don’t visit here like a mystic wanderer, rather there are a plethora of other activities that you can undertake while visiting the ruins. The Hiking Tours are becoming popular as this citadel seems to be perfect for hiking and thus, tourists never miss this chance.But it is also advisable that you find the best tour providers to fulfill your desires. Although, packages for the tours are always customized according to the needs of the traveler, but look for the one which possesses the minimum price. Plan the tour ahead of your schedule for a cherishing experience.