UNESCO world heritage sites in India

UNESCO world heritage sites in India

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UNESCO world heritage sites in India

UNESCO world heritage sites in India: These are the beautiful places in India, which have got UNESCO World Heritage status.

After the latest edition of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, 38 places have now been included in the list of World Heritage. India ranks sixth in the list of World Heritage Sites in the world, which includes 30 cultural sites recognized by UNESCO, 7 natural sites, and 1 site by UNESCO. UNESCO identifies World Heritage Sites as places that contain all regions of the world and are appreciated around the world. Let us tell you in this article about those places included in the list of World Heritage of India.
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Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh

UNESCO world heritage sites in India

Agra Fort is a huge and beautiful fort in the city of Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. This fort is located at a distance of about 3 kilometers from the world-famous Taj Mahal. Let us tell you, Agra Fort was included in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1983. This grand fort was built in the year 1573 under the supervision of the Mughal emperor Akbar. Due to its historical importance and unique construction, this fort has been declared as a World Heritage Site.

Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra

UNESCO world heritage sites in India

Ajanta Caves is about 105 km from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Every year a crowd of tourists gathers here to see the Ajanta caves. Let us tell you, the Ajanta Cave was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the year 1983. The Ajanta caves are much older than the Ellora caves. There are 26 caves on this horseshoe-shaped mountain.

Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh

UNESCO world heritage sites in India

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in the city of Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The Taj Mahal was included in the list of World Heritage Sites of India by UNESCO in the year 1983. The Taj Mahal was built in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor in his memory after the death of his wife Mumtaz.

Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

UNESCO world heritage sites in India

The Ellora Caves are located in Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In this cave, you can see the features and artwork of monuments related to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Ellora Caves is located at a distance of about 300 kms from Mumbai.

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Konark Sun, Odisha

UNESCO world heritage sites in India

Konark Sun Temple is present on the state of Odisha, India, which is about 35 km from Puri. This temple is dedicated to the Sun God, which is very huge and one of the major tourist places. Let us tell you, the Sun Temple of Konark was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1984.

If you are planning to visit Hampi, then definitely include these beautiful places in your list.

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Group of Monuments of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

UNESCO world heritage sites in India

Mahabalipuram Temple is present in the city of Mahabalipuram in the state of Tamil Nadu. The Mahabalipuram Temple was included in the World Heritage in 1984. These World Heritage Sites in India constitute the art of the Pallava period with sites like Pancha Ratha, Dharmaraja Ratha, Arjuna Ratha, Draupadi Ratha etc.

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Other World Heritage Sites in India

UNESCO world heritage sites in India

The World Heritage Sites in India mentioned above also include other sites such as Keoladeo National Park (Rajasthan), Kaziranga National Park (Assam), Manas National Park (Assam), Hampi (Karnataka), Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh), Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh), Sundarbans National Park (West Bengal), Elephanta Caves (Maharashtra), Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (Karnataka), Chola Temples (Tamil Nadu), Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park (Uttarakhand), Sanchi Stupa (Central Pradesh), Humayun’s Tomb (New Delhi), Qutub Minar (New Delhi), Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (West Bengal), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Bhimbetka Caves (Madhya Pradesh), Pavagadh Archaeological Park (Gujarat), Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus ( Maharashtra), Red Fort (Delhi), Jantar Mantar (Jaipur), Western Ghats, Chittorgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Amber Fort, Ranthambore Fort, Gagron Fort and Jaisalmer Fort (all in Rajasthan), Great Himalayan National Park (Himachal Pradesh) , Rani Ki Vav Patan (Gujarat), Nalanda Mahavihara (Bihar), Kangchenjunga National Park (Sikkim), Ahmedabad, Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble (Mun) Bai), Capital Complex (Chandigarh), Goa Churches and Conversions, Pink City (Jaipur)

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