UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

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Sample Image 27An architecturally diverse country filled with forts, palaces, temples, shrines, monuments and ancient ruins, India has witnessed the rise and fall of some of the world’s oldest civilizations, and has borne testimony to many empires, wars, invasions and religions dating back to 5000 BC.  Architectural styles have evolved under the influence of many dynasties as well as the colonial period under the British empire.

India is home to 37 UNESCO World Heritage sites, each one more exquisite and fascinating, a definite paradise to archaeologists, history lovers and travelers alike.  There are 29 cultural sites, seven natural sites, and one mixed site.

The most recent site was added in 2018, with more to come in future years. We will be covering these magnificent sites in blog articles dedicated to each one of them.

  • Ajanta Caves
  • Ellora Caves
  • Agra Fort
  • Taj Mahal
  • Sun Temple, Konarak
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
  • Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
  • Keoladeo National Park
  • Churches and Convents of Goa
  • Group of Monuments at Hampi
  • Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Madhya Pradesh
  • Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Great Living Chola Temples
  • Sundarbans National Park
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
  • Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
  • Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
  • Mountain Railways of India
  • Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, Bihar
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh
  • Champaner-Pavagahdh Archaeological Park, Gujarat
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – Formerly Victoria Terminus
  • Red Fort Complex
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
  • Western Ghats
  • Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  • Rani ki vav – The Queen’s Stepwell
  • Great Himalayan National Park
  • Nalanda
  • Khangchendzonga National Park
  • The Architectural Works of Le Corbusier
  • Historic City of Ahmadabad
  • Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai

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