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  • Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh. The monolithic pillars, Buddhist monasteries and Mauryan architecture at Sanchi makes it a worthy qualifier for the UNESCO World Heritage Site laurel.
  • Commissioned by Ashoka the Great in 3rd century BC, the monuments at Sanchi are the oldest Buddhist structures in India.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site can be any place such as a forest, lake, building, island, mountain, monument, desert, complex or a city; which has a special physical or cultural significance. Currently there are 1092 World Heritage sites in the world. However 37 World Heritage Properties are in India out of which 29 are Cultural Properties and 7 are Natural Properties and one is named as mixed. Let’s have a look of all World Heritage Sites of India on yearly basis.

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site can be any place such as a forest, lake, building, island, mountain, monument, desert, complex or a city; which has a special physical or cultural significance.

    Currently there are 1092 World Heritage sites in the world. However 37 World Heritage Properties are in India out of which 29 are Cultural Properties and 7 are Natural Properties and one is categorised as mixed site. Let’s have a look of all World Heritage Sites of India on yearly basis.

    Year wise nomination of world heritage sites in India is as follows:

    Agra Fort, also known as “Laal Quila”, is located in Agra, India. It is tagged as world heritage site by UNESCO in 1983. The fort is about 2.5 kilometers far from the Taj Mahal. It was designed and built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in the year 1565 A.D . Agra was the capital of India in the ancient times. This glorious fort is built alongside Yamuna River. The 380,000 m2 (94-acre) fort has a semicircular plan. It has four gates; two of the fort’s gates are notable: the “Delhi Gate” and the “Lahore Gate.”

    The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which constructed from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. These paintings are magnum opus of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales (stories related to the life Lord Buddha). The Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

    Ellora is an archaeological site 29 km (18 mi) north-west of the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra, built by Kalachuri, Chalukya and Rashtrakuta dynasties during (6th and 9th centuries).

    The Taj Mahal is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River in a vast Mughal garden that encompasses nearly 17 hectares, in the Agra District in Uttar Pradesh. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal with construction starting in 1632 AD and completed in 1648 AD.

Cultural Sites :

S. NoHeritage Site NamePlace Year
1.         Agra FortUttar Pradesh1983
2.         Ajanta CavesMaharashtra1983
3.         Archeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University )Bihar 2016
4.         Buddhist MonumentsSanchi, Madhya Pradesh1989
5.         Champaner – Pavagadh Archaeological ParkGujarat2004
6.         Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Formely Victoria Treminus)Maharashtra2004
7.         Churches and Convents of GoaVelha Goa(Old Goa), Goa1986
8.         Elephant CavesMaharashtra1987
9.         Ellora CavesMaharashtra1983
10.     Fatehpur SikriUttar Pradesh1986
11.     Great living chola templesTamilnadu1987,2004
1.   Brihadeeswarar TempleGangaikondacholapuram
2. Airavateshwarar Temple Darasuram
3. Brihadeeswarar TempleThanjavur
12.     Group Of Monuments at HampiBallari, Karnataka1986
13.     Group Of Monuments at MahabalipuramTamilnadu1984
14.     Group Of Monuments at PattadakalBagalkot, Karnataka1987
15.     Hill Forts of Rajasthan 1. Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
2. Kumbalgarh, Rajasthan
3. Ranthambhore, Rajasthan2013
4. Amber Sub-Cluster, Rajasthan
5. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
6. Gagron, Rajasthan
16.     Historic City of AhemedabadGujarat2017
17.     Humayun’s TombDelhi1993
18.     Khajuraho Group of MonumentsMadhya Pradesh1986
19.     Mahabodhi Temple ComplexBodh Gaya, Bihar2002
20.     Mountain Railways of India1999,2005,2008
1. Darjeeling Himalayan RailwaysWest Bengal
2. Nilgiri Mountain RailwaysTamilnadu
3. Kalka – Shimla RailwaysHimachal Pradesh
21.     Qutb Minar and its MonumentsDelhi1993
22.     Rani – Ki- Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell)Patan, Gujarat2014
23.     Red Fort ComplexDelhi2007
24.     Rock Shelters of BhimbetkaMadhya Pradesh2003
25.     Sun Temple, KonarakPuri, Odisha1984
26.     Taj MahalUttar Pradesh1983
27.     The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, An Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement.Chandigarh2016
28.     The Jantar MantarJaipur, Rajasthan2010
29.The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of MumbaiMumbai, Maharashtra2018
30.JaipurJaipur, Rajasthan2019

Natural Sites :

S. NoHeritage Site NamePlace Year
1.         Great Himalayan National ParkHimachal Pradesh2014
2.         Kaziranga National ParkAssam1985
3.         Keoladeo National ParkBharatpur, Rajasthan1985
4.         Manas Wildlife SantuaryAssam1985
5.         Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National ParkChamoli, Uttarakhand1988,2005
6.         Sundarbans National ParkWest Bengal1987
7.         Western Ghats1. Agasthyamalai (Kerala, Tamilnadu)2012
2. Periyar (Kerala)
3. Anamalai (Kerala, Tamilnadu)
4. Nilgiri (Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka)
5. Talakaveri (Karnataka)
6. Kudremukh (Karnataka)
7. Sahyadri (kerala)
MIXED
S. NoHeritage Site NamePlace Year
1.         Khangchendzonga National ParkSikkim2016

Statewise :

S.NoStateExclusive SitesShared sites
1.         Assam20
2.         Bihar20
3.         Chandigarh10
4.         Delhi30
5.         Goa10
6.         Gujarat30
7.         Himachal Pradesh11
8.         Karnataka21
9.         Kerala01
10.     Madhya Pradesh30
11.     Maharashtra51
12.     Odisha10
13.     Rajasthan40
14.     Sikkim10
15.     Tamilnadu41
16.     Uttar Pradesh30
17.     Uttarakhand10
18.     West Bengal11

SUMMARY :

  1. Cultural UNESCO Heritage sites in India – 30
  2. Natural UNESCO Heritage sites in India – 7
  3. Mixed UNESCO Heritage sites in India – 1

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