Heritage Sites (UNESCO)

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Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritages are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972. At present the World Heritage List includes 890 comprising of 689 cultural, 176 natural and 25 mixed properties in 148 State Parties, which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. As of April 2009, 186 State Parties have ratified the World Heritage Convention.

CulturalAn apsari at Khajuraho temple

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

Natural

  1. Kaziranga National Park (1985)
  2. Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  3. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)
  4. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988)
  5. Sundarbans National Park (1987)


    Properties submitted on the Tentative List

    1. Temples at Bishnupur, West Bengal (1998)
    2. Golconda Fort, Hyderbad, Andhra Pradesh (1998)
    3. Dholavira: a Harappan City, Gujarat, Disstt, Kachchh (1998)
    4. Rani-ki-Vav (The Queen's Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat (1998)
    5. Mattanchery Palace, Ernakulam, Kerala (1998)
    6. Tomb of Sher Shah Suri, Sasaram, Bihar (1998)
    7. Group of Monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (1998)
    8. Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (1998)
    9. Hemis Gompa (1998)
    10. Sri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab (2004)
    11. River Island of Majuli in midstream of Brahmaputra River in Assam (2004)
    12. Kalka Shimla Railway (2004)
    13. The Matheran Light Railway (extension to the Mountain Railways of India) (2005)
    14. Western Ghats (sub cluster nomination) (2006)
    15. Namdapha National Park (2006)
    16. Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch (2006)
    17. Kangchendzonga National Park (2006)
    18. Urban and Architectural Work of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh (2006)
    19. The Kangra Valley Railway - Extension to the Mountain Railways of India (2009)
    20. Churchgate - Extension to Mumbai CST (2009)
    21. The Maharaja Railways of India (2009)
    22. Oak Grove School (2009)
    23. Excavated Remains at Nalanda (2009)
    24. The Jantar Mantars : Astronomical Observatories of India (2009)

     

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