Updated List of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in India

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Updated List of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in India

The list of World Heritage Sites is maintained by the international ‘World Heritage Programme’. It was administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. This treaty was adopted by UNESCO in 1972.

On  14 November 1977, India accepted the convention and made its sites eligible for inclusion on the list. The first sites to be inscribed were Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Agra Fort, and Taj Mahal. At present, there are 40 World Heritage Sites located in India. Out of these, 32 are cultural, 7 are natural, and 1 is mixed. India has the sixth-largest number of sites in the world.

The List of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in India are: 

  1. Agra Fort
  2. Ajanta Caves
  3. Ellora Caves
  4. Taj Mahal
  5. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
  6. Sun Temple, Konârak
  7. Kaziranga National Park
  8. Keoladeo National Park
  9. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. Churches and Convents of Goa
  11. Fatehpur Sikri
  12. Group of Monuments at Hampi
  13. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  14. Elephanta Caves
  15. Great Living Chola Temples 13
  16. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
  17. Sundarbans National Park
  18. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
  19. Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
  20. Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
  21. Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
  22. Mountain Railways of India
  23. Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
  24. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
  25. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
  26. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
  27. Red Fort Complex
  28. The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
  29. Western Ghats
  30. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  31. Great Himalayan National Park-Conservation Area
  32. Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat
  33. Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar
  34. Khangchendzonga National Park
  35. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement *
  36. Historic City of Ahmadabad
  37. Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai
  38. Jaipur City, Rajasthan
  39. Dholavira: a Harappan City
  40. Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telangana

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