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| Last Updated:: 19/07/2016

Natural World Heritage Sites

(Photo: Amit Kumar, Nanda devi National Park)

 What is World Heritage Sites

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as of special cultural or physical significance.

 

 

Natural World Heritage Sites in India (As on July, 2016)

 

Sl.

No.

Name of WH Site

State

Location

Year of

Notification

Area

(sq.km)

1

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area

Himachal Pradesh

2014

905.4

2

Western Ghats

Maharashtra,

Goa,

Karnataka,

Tamil Nadu and

Kerala

2012

7,953.15

3

Nanda Devi and
Valley of Flowers National Parks

Uttarakhand

1988

630.00
87.50

4

Sundarbans National Park

West Bengal

1987

1,330.10

5

Kaziranga National Park

Assam

1985

429.96

6

Keoladeo National Park

Rajasthan

1985

28.73

7

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Assam

1985

391.00

 

 

Cultural World Heritage Sites in India (As on July, 2016)

 

Sl.

No.

Name of WH Site

State

Location

Year of

Notification

1

Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda

Bihar

2016

2

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

Chandigarh 2016

3

Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan

Gujarat

2014

4

Hill Forts of Rajasthan

Rajasthan

2013

5

The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Rajasthan

2010

6

Red Fort Complex

Delhi

2007

7

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Gujarat

2004

8

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)

Maharashtra

2004

9

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

Madhya Pradesh

2003

10

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

Bihar

2002

11

Mountain Railways of India

West Bengal

1999

12

Humayun's Tomb

Delhi

1993

13

Qutb Minar and its Monuments

Delhi

1993

14

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

Madhya Pradesh

1989

15

Elephanta Caves

Maharashtra

1987

16

Great Living Chola Temples

Tamil Nadu

1987

17

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

Karnataka

1987

18

Churches and Convents of Goa

Goa

1986

19

Fatehpur Sikri

Uttar Pradesh

1986

20

Group of Monuments at Hampi

Karnataka

1986

21

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Madhya Pradesh

1986

22

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

Tamil Nadu

1984

23

Sun Temple, Konârak

Odisha

1984

24

Agra Fort

Uttar Pradesh

1983

25

Ajanta Caves

Maharashtra

1983

26

Ellora Caves

Maharashtra

1983

27

Taj Mahal

Uttar Pradesh

1983

 

 

Mixed World Heritage Sites in India (As on July, 2016)

 

Sl.

No.

Name of WH Site

State

Location

Year of

Notification

1

Khangchendzonga National Park

Sikkim

2016

 

   (Source: UNESCO World Heritage Convention: http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/in-title=World)