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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

This list contains the places chosen by the UNESCO as heritage sites in India.UNESCO is a specialized agency of  United Nations.UNESCO was created for the conservation and protection of the worlds inheritance of books,works of art and monuments of history and science.As of now there are 36 world Heritage sites in India.28 cultural sites and 8 natural sites and also sites which are on tentative list.

unesco-world-heritage-sites-in-indiaList of 25 cultural Heritage Sites.
Name of the Site Location Year of Inscription
Agra Fort Uttar Pradesh 1983
Ajanta Caves Maharashtra 1983
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi Madhya Pradesh 1989
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park Gujarat 2004
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) Maharashtra 2004
Churches and Convents of Goa Goa 1986
Elephanta Caves Maharashtra 1987
Ellora Cave Maharashtra 1983
Fatehpur Sikri Uttar Pradesh 1986
Great Living Chola Temples Tamil Nadu 1987
Group of Monuments at Hampi Karnataka 1986
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram Tamil Nadu 1984
Group of Monuments at Pattadakal Karnataka 1987
Hill Forts of Rajasthan Rajasthan 2013
Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi Delhi 1993
Khajuraho Group of Monuments Madhya Pradesh 1986
Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya Bihar 2002
Mountain Railways of India Darjeeling, West Bengal
Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu
Kalka-Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
1999
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi Delhi 1993
Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) Gujarat 2014
Red Fort Complex Delhi 2007
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Madhya Pradesh 2003
Sun Temple, Konârak Orissa 1984
Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh 1983
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur Rajasthan 2010
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier Chandigarh 2016
Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) Bihar 2016
Ahmedabad Gujarat 2017
List of Seven Natural Heritage Sites 
Name Of the Site Location Year of Inscription
Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area Himachal Pradesh 2014
Kaziranga National Park Assam 1985
Keoladeo National Park Rajasthan 1985
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Assam 1985
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks Uttarakhand 1988
Sundarbans National Park West Bengal 1987
Western Ghats Covers Four states
(Kerala ,Karnataka,Tamilnadu and Maharashtra)
2012
Khangchendzonga National Park Sikkim 2016

Note: In the case of western ghats a  total of thirty nine properties (including national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forests) were designated as world heritage sites – twenty in the state of Kerala, ten in Karnataka, five in Tamil Nadu and four in Maharashtra

Also there is a  tentative list of world heritage sites in India,which is already mentioned in the given below link.

Three new sites added in 2016 : Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) in Bihar ,The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh and Khangchendzonga National Park in Sikkim.

In 2017, the Walled City of Ahmedabad, founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the 15th century, has been declared India’s first World Heritage City.

Indian Monuments and Sites Nominated for UNESCO Heritage sites