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Heritage


Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

The World Heritage List includes 936 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Given here is the list of properties in India.

While the UNESCO World Heritage List mentions 936 properties internationally that are considered as having outstanding universal value, these include 725 cultural, 183 natural and 28 mixed properties. Of these, India has 21 properties that are listed in the cultural category and 6 in the natural. There are several others that are being considered for inclusion.

Heritage
Jorashanko
Sun Shrine, Modhera

Leisure
Wildlife
Heritage
Pilgrimage

Cultural
  • Agra Fort (1983)
  • Ajanta Caves (1983) Article 1
  • Ajanta Caves (1983) Article 2
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004)
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)
  • Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)
  • Elephanta Caves (1987)
  • Ellora Caves (1983) Article 1
  • Ellora Caves (1983) Article 2
  • Fatehpur Sikri (1986)
  • Great Living Chola Temples (1987)
  • Hampi: Group of Monuments (1986) - Article 1
  • Hampi: Group of Monuments (1986) - Article 2
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)
  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)
  • Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (1993)
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)
  • Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)
  • Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (2002)
  • Mountain Railways of India (1999)
  • Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)
  • Red Fort Complex (2007)
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)
  • Sun Temple, Konarak (1984)

    Natural

  • Kaziranga National Park (1985)
  • Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988)
  • Sundarbans National Park (1987)


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