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World Heritage Sites in India

World Heritage Sites

Tour to India offers ample sites to be explored by the visitors. Visit to multidimensional country like India provides unique opportunities for tourists to discover different spots of the country with natural scenic beauty or with rich cultural diversity. The country is also enriched with great ancient heritage in the form of magnificent monuments or splendid temples with beautiful carvings. Out of these Indian gems, few are stated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

World Heritage Sites were conceptualized in 1972 by UNESCO, adopting a resolution of ‘Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage' with the main aim of protecting these universal treasure for future generations. UNESCO compiled the list of World Heritage Sites from all over the world.

India is an active member State on the World Heritage from 1977 and has been working in close co-operation with other International agencies like ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) and ICCROM (International Centre for the study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property).

There are 28 World Heritage Properties in India out of which 22 are Cultural Properties and 5 are Natural Properties.

Cultural Sites

Maharashtra
Ajanta Caves
Ellora Caves

Elephanta Caves
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Uttar Pradesh
Agra - Fort
Agra - Taj Mahal
Fatehpur Sikri

Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
Great Living Chola Temples

Karnataka
Hampi
Pattadakal

Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Sanchi

Orissa
Konark - Sun Temple

Gujarat
Champaner

Delhi
Humayun's Tomb

Qutb Minar

Red Fort

Goa
Churches of Old Goa

Bihar
Mahabodhi Temple

 
Mountain Railway of India
 Kalka-Shimla Railway (Himachal Pradesh/Haryana),

Darjeeling Railway (West Bengal),

Nilgiri Mountain Railway (Tamil Nadu)

Natural Sites

Assam
Kaziranga National Park 

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Rajasthan
Keoladeo National Park

Jantar Mantar , Jaipur

West Bengal
Sunderbans National Park 

Uttarakhand
Nanda Devi & Valley of Flowers

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