UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India

There are 35 World Heritage Sites in India that are recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of 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 Seventh 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 three new sites - "Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University)" at NalandaBihar , "Capitol Building Complex - The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier" in Chandigarh and "Khangchendzonga National ParkSikkim" have been added to the list in July, 2016.


List of World Heritage Sites in India


Name of the Site
Location
Year of Inscription
Agra Fort
Uttar Pradesh
1983
Ajanta Caves
Maharashtra
1983
Ellora Cave
Maharashtra
1983
Taj Mahal
Uttar Pradesh
1983
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Tamil Nadu
1984
Sun Temple, Konârak
Orissa
1984
Kaziranga National Park
Assam
1985
Keoladeo National Park
Rajasthan
1985
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Assam
1985
Churches and Convents of Goa
Goa
1986
Fatehpur Sikri
Uttar Pradesh
1986
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Karnataka
1986
Khajuraho Group of Monuments
Madhya Pradesh
1986
Elephanta Caves
Maharashtra
1987
Great Living Chola Temples
Tamil Nadu
1987
Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
Karnataka
1987
Sundarbans National Park
West Bengal
1987
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
Uttarakhand
1988
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Madhya Pradesh
1989
Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
Delhi
1993
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
Delhi
1993
Mountain Railways of India
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu
Kalka-Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
1999
Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
Bihar
2002
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Madhya Pradesh
2003
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
Gujarat
2004
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
Maharashtra
2004
Red Fort Complex
Delhi
2007
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Rajasthan
2010
Western Ghats
Covers Four states (Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Maharashtra)
2012
Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Rajasthan
2013
Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell)
Gujarat
2014
Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area
Himachal Pradesh
2014
Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University), Bihar Sharif
Bihar
2016
Capitol Building Complex - The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
Chandigarh
2016
Khangchendzonga National Park (previously named Kanchenjunga National Park)
Skkim
2016


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