Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu- one of the seven modern wonders of the world

A royal estate or sacred religious site for Inca aristocrats .


  1. Machu Picchu was built at the height of the Inca Empire, which dominated western South America in the 15th and 16th centuries
  2.  It was used for only approximately 80 years before being abandoned, seemingly due to destruction of the Spanish Conquests in other parts of the Inca 
  3. Bingham a lecturer at Yale University discovered Machu Picchu in 1911
  4. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 and designated one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007


  1. Visit Sun Gate
  2. Visit Temple of Sun
  3. Watch Intihuatana sun dial
  4. Climb Huayna Picchu
  5. Spend time at Watchman’s hut
  6. Visit Funerary Stone

How to reach there


Nearest airport is Cusco 75 kms away. It has flights to Lima. Lima is connected to major destinations like Mexico city, Buens Aires, Madrid, Dallas, San Jose, San Salvadore, Panama city and Amsterdam


You can get train till Aguas Calientes .One daily train is there from Poroy Station (near Cusco) departing at 5:55 AM, arriving at AguasCalientes at 8:48 AM – The return train is at 16:12 PM, arriving Poroy-Cusco at 19:38

Nearby destinations

  1. Aguas Calientes ( 9 kms away)
  2. Nazca lines (318 kms away)
  3. Sacred Valley ( 53kms away)
  4. Colca Canyon (276 kms away)
  5. Cusco( 75 kms away)

Some hotels in Machu Picchu with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night


Vista Machu Picchu

Eco Machu Picchu Pueblo


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