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| Last Updated:: 06/12/2022

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 December, 2020)

 

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 December, 2022)

 

S. No

Name of WH Site

State Location

Year of Notification

1

Agra Fort

Uttar Pradesh

1983

2

Ajanta Caves

Maharashtra

1983

3

Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda

Bihar

2016

4

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

Madhya Pradesh

1989

5

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Gujarat

2004

6

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)

Maharashtra

2004

7

Churches and Convents of Goa

Goa

1986

8

Dholavira: a Harappan City

Gujarat

2021

9

Elephanta Caves

Maharashtra

1987

10

Ellora Caves

Maharashtra

1983

11

Fatehpur Sikri

Uttar Pradesh

1986

12

Great Living Chola Temples

Tamil Nadu

1987

13

Group of Monuments at Hampi

Karnataka

1986

14

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

Tamil Nadu

1984

15

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

Karnataka

1987

16

Hill Forts of Rajasthan

Rajasthan

2013

17

Historic City of Ahmadabad

Gujarat

2017

18

Humayun's Tomb

Delhi

1993

19

Jaipur City

Rajasthan

2019

20

Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple

Telangana

2021

21

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Madhya Pradesh

1986

22

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

Bihar

2002

23

Mountain Railways of India

West Bengal

1999

24

Qutb Minar and its Monuments

Delhi

1993

25

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

Gujarat

2014

26

Red Fort Complex

Delhi

2007

27

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

Madhya Pradesh

2003

28

Sun Temple, Konarak

Odisha

1984

29

Taj Mahal

Uttar Pradesh

1983

30

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

Chandigarh

2016

31

The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Rajasthan

2010

32

Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai

Maharashtra

2018

 

  

 

Mixed World Heritage Sites in India (As on December, 2020)

 

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)