Ministry of Culture

Declaration Of World Heritage Sites By UNESCO

Posted On: 08 MAR 2021 6:42PM by PIB Delhi

At present, India has 42 sites listed under Tentative List which is a pre-requisite condition for inscription as World Heritage Site. ‘Dholavira: A Harappan City’ has been submitted for nomination of World Heritage Site in 2019-2020. Nomination dossiers of ‘Santiniketan, India’ and ‘Sacred Ensemble of Hoysalas’ have been submitted to UNESCO for the year 2021-22 cycle.

Augmentation of sites on the World Heritage List/Tentative List is a continuous process and sites are selected on the basis of their potential for fulfilling criteria under Operational Guidelines and demonstration of Outstanding Universal Value.

At present, India has 38 World Heritage Properties. All the sites under the Ministry are conserved as per ASI’s Conservation Policy and are in good shape.

WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN INDIA (38)

CULTURAL SITES:

Under Protection of Archaeological Survey of India (22)

S.No.

 

Name of Site

State

 

  1.  

Agra Fort (1983)

Uttar Pradesh

  1.  

Ajanta Caves (1983)

Maharashtra

  1.  

Ellora Caves (1983)

Maharashtra

  1.  

Taj Mahal (1983)

Uttar Pradesh

  1.  

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)

Tamil Nadu

  1.  

Sun Temple, Konark (1984)

Odisha

  1.  

Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)

Goa

  1.  

FatehpurSikri (1986)

Uttar Pradesh

  1.  

Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)

Karnataka

  1.  

Khajuraho, Group of Temples (1986)

Madhya Pradesh

  1.  

Elephanta Caves ( 1987)

Maharashtra

  1.  

Great Living Chola Temples at Thanjavur, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram (1987 & 2004)

Tamil Nadu

  1.  

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)

Karnataka

  1.  

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)

Madhya Pradesh

  1.  

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993)

Delhi

  1.  

QutbMinar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)

Delhi

  1.  

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)

Madhya Pradesh

  1.  

Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park (2004)

Gujarat

  1.  

Red Fort Complex, Delhi (2007)

Delhi

  1.  

Hill Forts of Rajasthan

  1. Kumbhalgarh, Jaisalmer and Ranthambhore, Amber and Gagron Forts) (2013)

(Amber and Gagron Forts are under protection of Rajasthan State Archaeology and Museums)

Rajasthan

  1.  

Rani-ki-Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan (2014)

Gujarat

  1.  

Archaeological Site of NalandaMahavihara(Nalanda University) at Nalanda (2016)

Bihar

 

Under Protection of Ministry of Railways (2)

23.

Mountain Railways of India Darjeeling,(1999), Nilgiri (2005), Kalka-Shimla (2008)

West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh

24.

ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)

Maharashtra

 

Under Protection of Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee (1)

25

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, (2002)

Bihar

 

Under Protection of Rajasthan State Archaeology and Museums (1)

26.

The JantarMantar, Jaipur (2010)

Rajasthan

 

Under Protection of Chandigarh Administration (1)

27.

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (2016)

Chandigarh

 

Under Protection of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (1)

28.

Historic City of Ahmedabad (2017)

Gujarat

 

Under Protection of Bombay Municipal Corporation (1)

29.

Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai (2018)

Govt of Maharashtra

 

Under Protection of Jaipur Municipal Corporation (1)

30.

Jaipur City, Rajasthan (2019)

Govt of Rajasthan

 

NATURAL SITES: (7)

Under Protection of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes

31.

Kaziranga National Park (1985)

Assam

32.

Keoladeo National Park (1985)

Rajasthan

33.

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)

Assam

34.

Sunderbans National Park (1987)

West Bengal

35.

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988, 2005)

Uttarakhand

36.

Western Ghats (2012)

Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu

37

Great Himalayan National Park (2014)

Himachal Pradesh

 

MIXED SITE: (1)

 

Under Protection of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes

38.

Khangchendzonga National Park (2016)

Sikkim

 

This information was given by the Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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