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Indian World Heritage Cultural, Natural Sites All List recognized by UNESCO



List of All Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites In India As Recognized By UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) identify ancient and historical importance structures and building as world heritage time to time across the globe. India has a rich heritage of various cultures on its land. UNESCO has identified a list of historical importance structures as World Heritage from India.

Below are the lists of world heritage sites in India under various categories and protected by state or center bodies.

Under The Conservation of Indian Archeological Department

S.No Name of Site Year of Recognition By UNESCO State
1. Ajanta Caves 1983 Maharashtra
2. Ellora Caves 1983 Maharashtra
3. Agra Fort 1983 Uttar Pradesh
4. Taj Mahal 1983 Uttar Pradesh
5. Sun Temple, Konarak 1984 Odisha
6. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram 1984 Tamil Nadu
7. Churches and Convents of Goa 1986 Goa
8. Group of Temples, Khajuraho 1986 Madhya Pradesh
9. Group of Monuments at Hampi 1986 Karnataka
10. Group of Monuments, Fatehpur Sikri 1986 Uttar Pradesh
11. Group of Temples, Pattadakal 1987 Karnataka
12. Elephanta Caves 1987 Maharashtra
13. Great Living Chola temples at Thanjavur, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram  1987 & 2004 Tamil Nadu
14. Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi 1989 Madhya Pradesh
15. Humayun’s  Tomb, Delhi 1993 Delhi
16. Qutb Minar Complex, Delhi (1993) 1993 Delhi
17. Prehistoric Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka 2003 Madhya Pradesh
18. Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park  2004 Gujarat
19. Red Fort Complex, Delhi 2007 Delhi
20. Hill Forts of Rajasthan (Chittaurgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Jaisalmer and Ranthambhore, Amber and Gagron Forts)  Note: Amber and Gagron Forts are under the protection of Rajasthan State Archaeology and Museums 2013 Rajasthan
21. Rani ki Vav  2014 Gujarat
22. Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University)  2016 Bihar
23. Capitol Complex 2016 Chandigarh

Under The Conservation of  Ministry of Railway

1. Rani ki Vav 2014 Gujarat
2. Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University)  2016 Bihar
3. Capitol Complex 2016 Chandigarh

Under The Conservation of Bodh Gaya Temple Committee

1 Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya 2002 Bihar

Under The Conservation of Department of Archaeology And Museum Rajasthan 

1. Jantar Mantar, Jaipur 2010 Rajasthan

 Natural Heritage Sites:-

 Under The Conservation of Forest and Environment Ministry Of India

1 Kaziranga National Park 1985 Assam
2 Manas Wild Life Sanctuary  1985 Assam
3 Keoladeo National Park  1985 Rajasthan
4 Sunderban National Park  1987 West Bengal
5 Nanda Devi  and Valley of Flowers National Parks 1988, 2005 Uttarakhand
6 Western Ghats  2012 Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu
7 Great Himalayan National Park 2014 Himachal Pradesh
8 Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP) 
2016 Sikkim

The above-listed sites in India as World heritage sites are a masterpiece of human creativity. Hence, UNESCO recognized them as world heritage sites worthy to be visited by global citizens.


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