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| Last Updated:: 11/06/2021

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, 2020)

 

 

Sl.
No.
Name of WH Site State
Location
Year of
Notification
1 Historic City of Ahmadabad Gujarat 2017
2 Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda Bihar 2016
3 The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement Chandigarh 2016
4 Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan Gujarat 2014
5 Hill Forts of Rajasthan Rajasthan 2013
6 The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur Rajasthan 2010
7 Red Fort Complex Delhi 2007
8 Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park Gujarat 2004
9 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) Maharashtra 2004
10 Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Madhya Pradesh 2003
11 Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya Bihar 2002
12 Mountain Railways of India West Bengal 1999
13 Humayun's Tomb Delhi 1993
14 Qutb Minar and its Monuments Delhi 1993
15 Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi Madhya Pradesh 1989
16 Elephanta Caves Maharashtra 1987
17 Great Living Chola Temples Tamil Nadu 1987
18 Group of Monuments at Pattadakal Karnataka 1987
19 Churches and Convents of Goa Goa 1986
20 Fatehpur Sikri Uttar Pradesh 1986
21 Group of Monuments at Hampi Karnataka 1986
22 Khajuraho Group of Monuments Madhya Pradesh 1986
23 Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram Tamil Nadu 1984
24 Sun Temple, Konârak Odisha 1984
25 Agra Fort Uttar Pradesh 1983
26 Ajanta Caves Maharashtra 1983
27 Ellora Caves Maharashtra 1983
28 Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh 1983
29 Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai Maharashtra 2018
30 Jaipur City Rajasthan 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)