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World Heritage Sites in India

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) designates World Heritage Sites of outstanding universal value to cultural or natural heritage which have been nominated by countries that are signatories to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972. As of 2022, there are 40 World Heritage Sites located in India. Out of these, 32 are cultural, 7 are natural, and one, the Khangchendzonga National Park, is of mixed type.

India has the sixth-largest number of sites in the world. The first sites to be listed were the Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Agra Fort, and Taj Mahal, all of which were inscribed in the 1983 session of the World Heritage Committee. The most recent site listed was Dholavira, in 2021

World Heritage Sites in India – UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India 2024

Natural World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site Name in India State Year of Notification
Kaziranga National Park Assam 1985
Keoladeo Ghana National Park Rajasthan 1985
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Assam 1985
Nanda Devi National Park and Uttarakhand 1982
 Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand 2005
Sunderbans National Park West Bengal 1984
Western Ghats Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala 2012
Great Himalayan National Park Himachal Pradesh 2014
Cultural World Heritage Sites in India
Agra Fort Uttar Pradesh 1983
Ajanta Caves Maharashtra 1983
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi Madhya Pradesh 1989
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park Gujarat 2004
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) Maharashtra 2004
Churches and Convents of Goa Goa 1986
Elephanta Caves Maharashtra 1987
Ellora Caves Maharashtra 1983
Fatehpur Sikri Uttar Pradesh 1986
Great Living Chola Temples Tamil Nadu 1987
Group of Monuments at Hampi Karnataka 1986
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram Tamil Nadu 1984
Group of Monuments at Pattadakal Karnataka 1987
Hill Forts of Rajasthan Rajasthan (Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambhore, Amber Sub-Cluster, Jaisalmer, Gagron) 2013
Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi Delhi 1993
Khajuraho Group of Monuments Madhya Pradesh 1986
Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya Bihar 2002
Mountain Railways of India Tamil Nadu 1999
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi Delhi 1993
Rani-Ki-Van (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat Gujarat 2014
Red Fort Complex Delhi 2007
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Madhya Pradesh 2003
Sun Temple, Konarak Orissa 1984
Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh 1983
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur Rajasthan 2010
Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda Rajasthan Bihar 2016
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement Chandigarh 2016
Historic City of Ahmedabad Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India 2017
Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles Mumbai, Maharashtra 2018
The walled city of Jaipur Rajasthan 2019
Dholavira Gujarat 2021
Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple Telangana 2021

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