UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been to Mahabalipuram in Chennai and as per the latest news, PM Modi would accompany him to some of the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in the southern state.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that is recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as of distinctive cultural or physical importance which is considered of outstanding value to humanity. UNESCO strives to encourage the conservation, identification, and maintenance of natural and cultural heritage around the world. This is exemplified the Convention regarding the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, accepted by UNESCO in 1972.

UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites

UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites are those sites with distinctive cultural facets such as geological formations, physical, biological and cultural landscapes.

The list of UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites in India is given below:

Natural World Heritage Site State Year of Notification
Kaziranga National Park Assam 1985
Keoladeo Ghana National Park Rajasthan 1985
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Assam 1985
Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand 1982

2005

Sundarbans National Park West Bengal 1984
Western Ghats Maharashtra,

Goa,

Karnataka,

Tamil Nadu and

Kerala

2012
Great Himalayan National Park Himachal Pradesh 2014

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UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites

UNESCO Cultural World Heritage sites are those sites with unique cultural facets such as Paintings, monuments, architecture, etc.

The list of UNESCO Cultural World Heritage sites in India is given below:

Cultural World Heritage Site State Year of Notification
Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) Bihar 2016
Rani-Ki-Van Gujarat 2014
Hill Forts of Rajasthan Rajasthan 2013
The Jantar Mantar Rajasthan 2010
Red Fort Complex Delhi 2007
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park Gujarat 2004
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Maharashtra 2004
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Madhya Pradesh 2003
Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya Bihar 2002
Mountain Railways of India Tamil Nadu 1999
Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi Delhi 1993
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi Delhi 1993
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi Madhya Pradesh 1989
Elephanta Caves Maharashtra 1987
Great Living Chola Temples Tamil Nadu 1987
Group of Monuments at Pattadakal Karnataka 1987
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
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram Tamil Nadu 1984
Sun Temple, Konarak Orissa 1984
Agra Fort Uttar Pradesh 1983
Ajanta Caves Maharashtra 1983
Ellora Caves Maharashtra 1983
Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh 1983

List of Cultural World Heritage sites in India:- Download PDF Here

UNESCO Mixed World Heritage Sites

A mixed site comprises components of both natural and cultural importance.

Name of Mixed World Heritage Site State Year of Notification
Khangchendzonga National Park Sikkim 2016

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