UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India < UNESCO Heritage Sites of India>


UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. Established on 16 November 1945 with motive to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture.

Currently, USESCO has 193 member Countries and 11 Associate members.

UNESCO preserves 1073 World Heritage sites in 167 countries

India and UNESCO

India became member of UNESCO on 04 November 1946. And also India is executive board member of UNESCO.

There are 38 Sites from India inscribed on the World Heritage List. Out of which, Cultural Sites are 30 in numbers, 7 are classified as Natural Heritage and 1 is classified as Mixed.

Indian Sites (Total 30 Sites) in UNESCO Cultural Heritage Category (Year wise) < UNESCO Heritage Sites of India>

S.No.YearName of SiteLocation
12019Walled City, JaipurJaipur, Rajasthan
22018Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of MumbaiMumbai, Maharashtra
32017Historic City of AhmadabadAhmadabad, Gujarat
42016The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern MovementChandigarh, India
52016Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, BiharNalanda, Bihar
62014Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, GujaratPatan, Gujrat
72013Hill Forts of RajasthanRajasthan
82010The Jantar Mantar, JaipurJaipur, Rajasthan
92007Red Fort ComplexNew Delhi
102004Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)Mumbai, Maharastra
112004Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological ParkGujrat
122003Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)Madhya Pradesh
132002Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh GayaGaya, Bihar
141999Mountain Railways of India (1999,2005,2008)Himachal Pradesh
151993Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)Delhi
161993Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993)Delhi
171989Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
181987Great Living Chola Temples (1987,2004)Cholapuram, Tamil Nadu
191987Elephanta Caves (1987)Maharastra
201987Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)Bagalkot District, Karnatka
211986Churches and Convents of Goa (1986) 
221986Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)Ballari District, Karnatka
231986Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)Madhya Pradesh
241986Fatehpur Sikri (1986)Uttar Pradesh
251984Group of Monuments at MahabalipuramMahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
261984Sun Temple, KonarakPuri District, Odisha
271983Taj MahalAgra, Uttar Pradesh
281983Ajanta CavesMaharastra
291983Ellora CavesMaharastra
301983Agra FortAgra, Uttar Pradesh

Indian Sites (Total 07 Sites) in UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites Category (Year wise) < UNESCO Heritage Sites of India>

S.No.YearName of SiteLocation
12014Great Himalayan National Park Conservation AreaHimachal Pradesh, India
22012Western GhatsMaharashtra
31988Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National ParksUttarakhand
41987Sundarbans National ParkWest Bengal
51985Kaziranga National ParkAssam
61985Keoladeo National ParkRajasthan
71985Manas Wildlife SanctuaryAssam

Indian Sites (Total 01 Sites) in UNESCO Mixed Category < UNESCO Heritage Sites of India>

S.No.YearName of SiteLocation
12016Khangchendzonga National ParkSikkim

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