India World Heritage List by UNESCO

The list of “World Heritage sites” declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (hereinafter ‘UNESCO’). The UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations and inter alia its objective is to encourage the identification, protection, and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. In pursuance of the same, the UNESCO Conference adopted the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1972, emphasizing the obligation of State parties to take necessary measures for the conservation and protection of world heritage properties.

Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention

Cultural (30)

  • Agra Fort (1983)
  • Ajanta Caves (1983)
  • Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar (2016)
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004)
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)
  • Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)
  • Elephanta Caves (1987)
  • Ellora Caves (1983)
  • Fatehpur Sikri (1986)
  • Great Living Chola Temples (1987,2004)
  • Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)
  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)
  • Hill Forts of Rajasthan (2013)
  • Historic City of Ahmadabad (2017)
  • Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993)
  • Jaipur City, Rajasthan (2019)
  • Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)
  • Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (2002)
  • Mountain Railways of India (1999,2005,2008)
  • Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)
  • Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat (2014)
  • Red Fort Complex (2007)
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)
  • Sun Temple, Konârak (1984)
  • Taj Mahal (1983)
  • The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (2016)
  • The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)
  • Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai (2018)

Natural (7)

  • Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (2014)
  • Kaziranga National Park (1985)
  • Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988,2005)
  • Sundarbans National Park (1987)
  • Western Ghats (2012)

Mixed (1)

  • Khangchendzonga National Park (2016)

Sites on the Tentative List (42)

  • Temples at Bishnupur, West Bengal (1998)
  • Mattanchery Palace, Ernakulam, Kerala (1998)
  • Group of Monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (1998)
  • Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (1998)
  • Sri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab (2004)
  • River Island of Majuli in midstream of Brahmaputra River in Assam (2004)
  • Namdapha National Park (2006)
  • Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch (2006)
  • Neora Valley National Park (2009)
  • Desert National Park (2009)
  • Silk Road Sites in India (2010)
  • Santiniketan (2010)
  • The Qutb Shahi Monuments of Hyderabad Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Charminar (2010)
  • Mughal Gardens in Kashmir (2010)
  • Delhi – A Heritage City (2012)
  • Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate (2014)
  • Cellular Jail, Andaman Islands (2014)
  • The Glorious Kakatiya Temples and Gateways (2014)
  • Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India (2014)
  • Dholavira: A Harappan City (2014)
  • Apatani Cultural Landscape (2014)
  • Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam (2014)
  • Monuments of Srirangapatna Island Town (2014)
  • Chilika Lake (2014)
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace (2014)
  • Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala (2014)
  • Sites of Saytagrah, India’s non-violent freedom movement (2014)
  • Thembang Fortified Village (2014)
  • Narcondam Island (2014)
  • Moidams – the Mound-Burial system of the Ahom Dynasty (2014)
  • Ekamra Kshetra – The Temple City, Bhubaneswar (2014)
  • The Neolithic Settlement of Burzahom (2014)
  • Archaeological remains of a Harappa Port-Town, Lothal (2014)
  • Mountain Railways of India (Extension) (2014)
  • Chettinad, Village Clusters of the Tamil Merchants (2014)
  • Bahá’í House of Worship at New Delhi (2014)
  • Evolution of Temple Architecture – Aihole-Badami- Pattadakal (2015)
  • Cold Desert Cultural Landscape of India (2015)
  • Sites along the Uttarapath, Badshahi Sadak, Sadak-e-Azam, Grand Trunk Road (2015)
  • Keibul Lamjao Conservation Area (2016)
  • Garo Hills Conservation Area (GHCA) (2018)
  • The historic ensemble of Orchha (2019)