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Natural World heritages sites in India

There are 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India that are recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of 2020. These UNESCO Heritage sites of India are places of importance of cultural or natural heritage. India has now 40 World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO and that makes India one of the top countries globally in terms of a number of world heritage sites. UNESCO identifies World Heritage Sites as places that belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located. This means these World Heritage Sites in India are considered to be of immense cultural and natural importance in the world.

Natural World Heritage Sites in India with state

No.

Natural World Heritage Site

State

Year of Notification

Area (In Km2)

1

Kaziranga National Park

Assam

1985

429.96

2

Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Rajasthan

1985

28.73

3

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Assam

1985

391.00

4

Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers

Uttarakhand

1982
2005

630.00
87.50

5

Sunderbans National Park

West Bengal

1984

1,330.10

6

Western Ghats

Maharashtra,
Goa,
Karnataka,
Tamil Nadu and
Kerala

2012

1,60,000.00

7

Great Himalayan National Park

Himachal Pradesh

2014

905.4

 

Cultural World Heritage Sites in India

S No.

Name of Cultural World Heritage Site

State

Year of Notification

1

Agra Fort

Uttar Pradesh

1983

2

Ajanta Caves

Maharashtra

1983

3

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

Madhya Pradesh

1989

4

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Gujarat

2004

5

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Formerly Victoria Terminus)

Maharashtra

2004

6

Churches and Convents of Goa

Goa

1986

7

Elephanta Caves

Maharashtra

1987

8

Ellora Caves

Maharashtra

1983

9

Fatehpur Sikri

Uttar Pradesh

1986

10

Great Living Chola Temples

Tamil Nadu

1987

11

Group of Monuments at Hampi

Karnataka

1986

12

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

Tamil Nadu

1984

13

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

Karnataka

1987

14

Hill Forts of Rajasthan

Rajasthan (Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambhore, Amber Sub-Cluster, Jaisalmer, Gagron)

2013

15

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Delhi

1993

16

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Madhya Pradesh

1986

17

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

Bihar

2002

18

Mountain Railways of India

Tamil Nadu

1999

19

Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi

Delhi

1993

20

Rani-Ki-Van (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat

Gujarat

2014

21

Red Fort Complex

Delhi

2007

22

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

Madhya Pradesh

2003

23

Sun Temple, Konarak

Orissa

1984

24

Taj Mahal

Uttar Pradesh

1983

25

The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Rajasthan

2010

26.

Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda

Rajasthan Bihar

2016

27.

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

Chandigarh

2016

28.

Historic City of Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

2017

29.

Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles

Mumbai, Maharashtra

2018

30.

The walled city of Jaipur

Rajasthan

2019

31.

Dholavira

Gujarat

2021

32.

Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple

Telangana

2021