Are you looking for the latest list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India? In this post, we shared the Name of the Heritage Site with the State and Year of Notification.
There are mainly 3 categories of World Heritage Sites:
- Cultural Heritage Sites
- Natural Heritage Sites and
- Mixed Heritage Sites
Dholavira and Ramappa Temple are the latest addition to the list under the ‘Cultural’ category. There are two more categories — Natural and Mixed. There are a total of 40 UNESCO Heritage sites of India, 32 are cultural sites, 7 are natural sites and 1 is a mixed site. The cultural sites in India are marked by brilliance. Here is a list of all 40 sites.
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1. Natural World Heritage Sites in India
|No.||Name of Natural World Heritage Site||State Name||Year of Notification||Area (in KM)|
|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
|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|
2. Cultural World Heritage Sites in India
|No.||Name of Cultural World Heritage Site||State||Year of Notification|
|1||Agra Fort||Uttar Pradesh||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|
|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
|27||The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement||Chandigarh||2016|
|28||Historic City of Ahmedabad||Gujarat||2017|
|29||Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles||Mumbai, Maharashtra||2018|
|30||The walled city of Jaipur||Rajasthan||2019|
|32||Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple||Telangana||2021|
3. Mixed Word Heritage Sites in India
|No.||Name of Mixed World Heritage Site||State||Year of Notification|
|1||Khangchendzonga National Park||Sikkim||2016|
Apart from the 40 sites inscribed on the World Heritage list, India has also maintained a list of 46 tentative sites for recognition which has been submitted to the UNESCO Committee for evaluation and acceptance.
Latest Update about UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India:
- 27th July 2021 – Dholavira, Harappan City in the Rann of Kutchh, becomes India’s 40th UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- 25th July 2021 – UNESCO has inscribed the Rudreswara Temple (Ramappa Temple) at Palampet, Warangal, and Telangana on the List of World Heritage Sites.
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