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List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India -PDF

List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India -PDF

List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India -PDF

What is UNESCO?

The full name of UNESCO is ‘United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’. It was formed on 16 November 1945, headquartered in Paris (France). UNESCO is a body of the United Nations, with 192 member countries, seven associate member countries and two observer member countries. Its aim is to establish peace and security through international peace cooperation through education, nature and social science, culture and communication.
According to the Union Cultural Ministry, the total number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India is 38, including 30 cultural, 7 natural and 1 mixed sites.

Cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

S.N.Cultural World Heritage Sites NameStateYear
1Ajanta CavesMaharashtra1983
2Agra FortUttar Pradesh1983
3Ellora CavesMaharashtra1983
4Taj MahalUttar Pradesh1983
5Sun Temple, KonarkOrissa1984
6Group of Monuments at MahabalipuramTamil Nadu1984
7Churches and Convents of GoaGoa1986
8Fatehpur SikriUttar Pradesh1986
9Group of Monuments at HampiKarnataka1986
10Khajuraho Group of MonumentsMadhya Pradesh1986
11Elephanta CavesMaharashtra1987
12Great Living Chola TemplesTamil Nadu1987
13Group of Monuments at PattadakalKarnataka1987
14Buddhist Monuments at SanchiMadhya Pradesh1989
15Humayun’s TombDelhi1993
16Qutb Minar and its MonumentsDelhi1993
17Mountain Railways of India (Includes Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway and the Kalka-Shimla Railway)Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tamilnadu1999,2005
18Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh GayaBihar2002
19Rock Shelters of BhimbetkaMadhya Pradesh2003
20Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological ParkGujarat2004
21Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)Mumbai , Maharashtra2004
22Red Fort ComplexDelhi2007
23Jantar Mantar, JaipurRajasthan2010
24Hill Forts of RajasthanChittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambore fort, Gagron Fort, Amber Fort and Jaisalmer Fort -Rajasthan2013
25Rani-ki-Vav at PatanGujarat2014
26Architectural work of Le CorbusierChandigarh2016
27Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University)Bihar2016
28Victorian GothicMumbai , Maharashtra2018
29Art Deco Ensembles of MumbaiMumbai , Maharashtra2018
30JaipurJaipur , Rajasthan2019

Natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India

S.N.Natural World Heritage SitesStateYear
1Kaziranga National ParkAssam1985
2Manas Wildlife SanctuaryAssam1985
3Keoladeo National ParkRajasthan1985
4Sundarbans National ParkWest Bengal1987
5Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National ParksUttarakhand1988
6Western GhatsKerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra2012
7Great Himalayan National Park Conservation AreaHimachal Pradesh2014

Mixed UNESCO Word Heritage Sites In India

S.N.Mixed Word Heritage Sites nameStateYear
1Khangchendzonga National ParkSikkim2016

Important facts related to UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Italy ranks first in the list of World Heritage Sites.
  • India ranks second among countries with the highest number of World Heritage Sites among Asian countries after China.
  • India ranks sixth in the world by number of World Heritage Sites.
  • Agra Fort and Ajanta Caves were the first two sites from India to be included in world sightseeing in 1983.
  •  World Heritage Day is celebrated on April 18.

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