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World Heritage Day : Complete list of 40 World Heritage Sites in India declared by UNESCO

Heritages of India

World Heritage Day is celebrated on 18th April. It is celebrated to develop awareness among the people about the heritage present in their country with its conservation.

World heritage day : Right now 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites are in India. Earlier, this number was 38. in 2021.’Rampappa Temple’ (Telangana) and ‘Dholavira’ (Gujarat) were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2021. This decision was taken at the 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in China.

Presently, there are 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, of which 7 are natural, 32 cultural and 1 mixed site. There are 1154 UNESCO World Heritage Sites all over the world, in which 897 are cultural, 218 natural and 39 mixed sites.

So let’s tell you about these beautiful and unique heritage sites in India.

Uttar Pradesh

  1. Agra Fort (1983)
  2. Taj Mahal (1983)
  3. Fatehpur Sikri (1986)

Maharashtra

  1. Ajanta Caves (1983)
  2. Ellora Caves (1983)
  3. Elephanta Caves (1987)
  4. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (2004)
  5. Western Ghats, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra (2012)
  6. Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble (2018)

Madhya Pradesh

  1. Monument of Khajuraho (1986)
  2. Buddhist Monuments of Sanchi (1989)
  3. Bhimbetka Caves (2003)

 

Assam

 

  1. Kaziranga National Park (1985)
  2. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam (1985)

 Uttarakhand

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park (1988) (2005)

Himachal Pradesh

  1. Great Himalayan National Park (2014)

Delhi

  1. Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993)
  2. Qutub Minar and Monument (1993)
  3. Red Fort (2007)

Odisha

  1. Sun Temple (1984)

Goa

  1. Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)

Tamil Nadu

  1. Mahabalipuram Monument (1984)
  2. Great Living Chola Temple (1987)

Karnataka

  1. Monument of Hampi (1986)
  2. Pattadakal Monument (1987)

Gujarat

  1. Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004)
  2. Rani Ki Vav (2014)
  3. Dholavira (2021)
  4. Historic Cities of Ahmedabad (2017)

Bihar

  1. Mahabodhi Temple (2002)
  2. Nalanda (2016)

Rajasthan

  1. Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  2. Hill Forts (2013)
  3. The Pink City (2019)
  4. Jantar Mantar (2010)

West Bengal

  1. Sunderbans National Park (1987)

Sikkim

  1. Kangchenjunga National Park (2016)

Telangana

  1. Kakatiya Rudreshwar (Rampappa Temple) (2021)

Chandigarh

  1. Capital Complex (2016)
  2. Mountain Railways of India, Various Indian States (1999, 2005, 2008)

 

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