World Heritage Sites In India

World Heritage Sites In India
UNISCO belives that "Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration." Believing it United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of 2014 total 32 World Heritage Sites in India  are recognized. These are places of importance of cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, India’s first two sites inscribed on the list at the Seventh Session of the World Heritage held in 1983 were the Agra Fort and the Ajanta Caves. Over the years, 30 more sites have been inscribed, the latest being the Great Himalayan National Park in 2014. Of these 32 sites, 25 are cultural sites and the other seven are natural sites.  The cultural sites in India are marked by their brilliant craftsmanship on stone. Most of the temples of India which are inscribed on this list are built in stone, without any mortar and with sculpture carved on it.

List of 25 Cultural World Heritage Sites of india
  1. Agra Fort (1983)
  2. Ajanta Caves (1983)
  3. Ellora Caves (1983)
  4. Taj Mahal (1983)
  5. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)
  6. Sun Temple, Konârak (1984)
  7. Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)
  8. Fatehpur Sikri (1986)
  9. Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)
  10. Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)
  11. Elephanta Caves (1987)
  12. Great Living Chola Temples (1987)
  13. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)
  14. Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)
  15. Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (1993)
  16. Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)
  17. Mountain Railways of India (1999)
  18. Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (2002)
  19. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)
  20. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004)
  21. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)
  22. Red Fort Complex (2007)
  23. The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)
  24. Hill Forts of Rajasthan (2013)
  25. Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat (2014)

List of 7 Natural World Heritage Sites of India
  1. Kaziranga National Park (1985)
  2. Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  3. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)
  4. Sundarbans National Park (1987)
  5. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988)
  6. Western Ghats (2012)
  7. Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (2014)

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