List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

  • There are 35 (27 cultural and 7 natural sites and 1 mixed) World Heritage Sites in India that are recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as on July 2016.

  • These are places of importance of cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.

  • The Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted on 17 November 1997 following the General Conference of the UNESCO held from 17 October 1972 to 21 November 1972.

  • India’s first two sites inscribed on the list at the 7th Session of the World Heritage held in 1983 were the Agra Fort and the Ajanta Caves.

  • Over the years, 33 more sites have been inscribed, the latest being the Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) in Bihar and Khangchendzonga National Park in Sikkim in 2016.

  • Of these 35 sites, 27 are cultural sites,7 are natural sites and one is mixed site. A tentative list of further sites/properties submitted by India for recognition includes 51 sites.

List of Cultural heritage sites of India

Sr. No.

Name

Region

01

Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary

Assam

02

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Assam

03

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

Bihar

04

Humayun’s Tomb

Delhi

05

Qutb Minar and its Monuments

Delhi

06

Red Fort Complex

Delhi

07

Churches and Convents of Goa

Velha Goa, Goa

08

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Gujarat

09

Group of Monuments at Hampi

Ballari dist.,Karnataka

10

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

Bagalkot dist.,Karnataka

11

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

Madhya Pradesh

12

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

Madhya Pradesh

13

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Madhya Pradesh

14

Ajanta Caves

Maharashtra

15

Ellora Caves

Maharashtra

16

Elephanta Caves

Maharashtra

17

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Maharashtra

18

Sun Temple, Konârak

Puri dist.,Orissa

19

Keoladeo National Park

Bharatpur,Rajasthan

20

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Jaipur,Rajasthan

21

Great Living Chola Temples, Brihadeeswarar temple,Gangaikonda Cholapuram

Tamil Nadu

22

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

Tamil Nadu

23

Agra Fort

Uttar Pradesh

24

Fatehpur Sikri

Uttar Pradesh

25

Taj Mahal

Uttar Pradesh

26

Mountain Railways of India, Darjeeling

West Bengal

 

Nilgiri Mountain Railway (2005)Ooty

Tamil Nadu

 

Kalka-Shimla Railway

Himachal Pradesh

27

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

Chamolidist., Uttarakhand

28

Sundarbans National Park

West Bengal

29

Western Ghats

Agasthyamalai Sub-Cluster

30

Hill Forts of Rajasthan

Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambhore & Jaisalmer

31

Rani ki vav (The Queen’s Stepwell)

Patan, Gujarat

32

Great Himalayan National Park

Himachal Pradesh

33

Nalanda

Bihar

34

Khangchendzonga National Park

Sikkim

35

The Architectural Work Of Le Corbusier

Chandigarh

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