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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that is recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This is exemplified by the Convention regarding the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, accepted by UNESCO in 1972. T

here are 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Dholavira and Ramappa Temple are the latest addition to the list under the ‘Cultural’ category. ‘Ramappa Temple’, Telangana and ‘Dholavira’, Gujarat which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2021.

Here is a list of all such sites in India for you to study when prepaing for various government exams. Please go through the compiled list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India to gain an advantage over other aspirants. This post, we hope, will be very useful for upcoming SBI, SSC, NABARD, RBI, IBPS, SBI, PGDBF, SSC, and Insurance exams, as well as other competitive exams in 2020-21.

 

Natural World Heritage Sites in India

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

 

Mixed Word Heritage Sites in India

S No.

Name of Mixed World Heritage Site

State

Year of Notification

1

Khangchendzonga National Park

Sikkim

2016

2

Dholavira, Harappan City

Rann of Kutchh (Gujarat)

27th July 2021

3

Rudreswara Temple (Ramappa Temple)

Palampet, Warangal, Telangana

25th July 2021