[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 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
Uttarakhand 1982,
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
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
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
31 Dholavira Gujarat 2021
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.

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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