[Updated] List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India 2023

By | February 12, 2022
List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

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:

  1. Cultural Heritage Sites
  2. Natural Heritage Sites and
  3. 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 SiteState NameYear of NotificationArea (in KM)
1Kaziranga National ParkAssam1985429.96
2Keoladeo Ghana National ParkRajasthan198528.73
3Manas Wildlife SanctuaryAssam1985391.00
4Nanda Devi National Park and
Valley of Flowers
5Sunderbans National ParkWest Bengal19841,330.10
6Western GhatsMaharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala20121,60,000.00
7Great Himalayan National ParkHimachal Pradesh2014905.4

2. Cultural World Heritage Sites in India

No.Name of Cultural World Heritage SiteStateYear of Notification
1Agra FortUttar Pradesh1983
2Ajanta CavesMaharashtra1983
3Buddhist Monuments at SanchiMadhya Pradesh1989
4Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological ParkGujarat2004
5Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)Maharashtra2004
6Churches and Convents of GoaGoa1986
7Elephanta CavesMaharashtra1987
8Ellora CavesMaharashtra1983
9Fatehpur SikriUttar Pradesh1986
10Great Living Chola TemplesTamil Nadu1987
11Group of Monuments at HampiKarnataka1986
12Group of Monuments at MahabalipuramTamil Nadu1984
13Group of Monuments at PattadakalKarnataka1987
14Hill Forts of RajasthanRajasthan (Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambhore, Amber Sub-Cluster, Jaisalmer, Gagron)2013
15Humayun’s Tomb, DelhiDelhi1993
16Khajuraho Group of MonumentsMadhya Pradesh1986
17Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh GayaBihar2002
18Mountain Railways of IndiaTamil Nadu1999
19Qutb Minar and its Monuments, DelhiDelhi1993
20Rani-Ki-Van (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, GujaratGujarat2014
21Red Fort ComplexDelhi2007
22Rock Shelters of BhimbetkaMadhya Pradesh2003
23Sun Temple, KonarakOrissa1984
24Taj MahalUttar Pradesh1983
25The Jantar Mantar, JaipurRajasthan2010
26Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at NalandaRajasthan
27The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern MovementChandigarh2016
28Historic City of AhmedabadGujarat2017
29Victorian Gothic and Art Deco EnsemblesMumbai, Maharashtra2018
30The walled city of JaipurRajasthan2019
32Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) TempleTelangana2021

3. Mixed Word Heritage Sites in India

No.Name of Mixed World Heritage SiteStateYear of Notification
1Khangchendzonga National ParkSikkim2016

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.

Download Latest List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India 2022

Latest Update about UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India:

  1. 27th July 2021 – Dholavira, Harappan City in the Rann of Kutchh, becomes India’s 40th UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  2. 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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