List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India



  1. Agra Fort (1983)
  2. Ajanta Caves (1983)
  3. Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh (1989)
  4. Champaner-Pavagahdh Archaeological Park, Gujarat (2004)
  5. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – formerly Victoria Terminus (2004)
  6. Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)
  7. Elephanta Caves (1987)
  8. Ellora Caves (1983)
  9. Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh (1986)
  10. Great Himalayan National Park (2014)
  11. Great Living Chola Temples (1987)
  12. Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)
  13. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)
  14. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)
  15. Hill Forts of Rajasthan (2013)
  16. Historic City of Ahmadabad (2017)
  17. Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993)
  18. Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)
  19. Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam (1985)
  20. Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  21. Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Madhya Pradesh (1986)
  22. Khangchendzonga National Park (2016)
  23. Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, Bihar (2002)
  24. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam (1985)
  25. Mountain Railways of India (1999, 2005 and 2008)
  26. Nalanda (2016)
  27. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988)
  28. Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)
  29. Rani ki vav – the Queen’s Stepwell (2014)
  30. Red Fort Complex (2007)
  31. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh (2003)
  32. Sun Temple, Konarak (1984)
  33. Sundarbans National Park (1987)
  34. Taj Mahal (1983)
  35. The Architectural Works of Le Corbusier (2016)
  36. Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai (2018)
  37. Western Ghats (2012)


A World Heritage Site is a milestone or zone which is chosen by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having social, verifiable, logical or other type of noteworthiness, and is lawfully ensured by worldwide arrangements. The locales are made a decision about imperative to the aggregate interests of mankind.

To be chosen, a World Heritage Site must be an officially grouped milestone, extraordinary in some regard as a geologically and verifiably recognizable spot having unique social or physical centrality, (for example, an old ruin or chronicled structure, building, city, complex, desert, woods, island, lake, landmark, mountain, or wild zone). It might connote a noteworthy achievement of humankind, and fill in as proof of our scholarly history on the planet.

The destinations are proposed for functional protection for children, which generally would be liable to chance from human or creature trespassing, unmonitored/uncontrolled/unlimited access, or risk from neighborhood managerial carelessness. Locales are differentiated by UNESCO as ensured zones. The rundown is kept up by the universal World Heritage Program regulated by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, made out of 21 "states parties" that are chosen by their General Assembly.

The program indexes, names, and moderates locales of remarkable social or regular significance to the basic culture and legacy of mankind. Under specific conditions, recorded destinations can get assets from the World Heritage Fund. The program started with the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage,] which was received by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972. From that point forward, 193 state gatherings have approved the show, making it a standout amongst the most broadly perceived universal understandings and the world's most well known social program.

Starting at July 2019, an aggregate of 1,121 World Heritage Sites (869 social, 213 regular, and 39 blended properties) exist crosswise over 167 nations. Italy and China, both with 55 destinations, have the majority of any nation, trailed by Spain (48), Germany (46), France (45), India (38), and Mexico (35).

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