World Heritage sites list in India

World Heritage sites list in India

Complete list of World Heritage sites list in India

Three sites from India were inscribed to the World Heritage sites list at 40 th session of World Heritage Committee

with this addition India now have 35 World Heritage sites (27 Cultural properties, 7 Natural and 1 mixed one)


1.Group of Monumnets at Mahabalipuram


This group monumnets complex located in Kanchipuram district of Tamilnadu

In 1984 UNESCO inscribed this Complex in to world heritage list

this complex comprises of Pancha Rathas, Varaha cave temple, krishna cave temple

2.Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

These monuments are located in Bijapur district of Karnataka


3.Humayun Tomb at New Delhi

Humayun Tomb
This tomb was designed by Persian Architect

it is located in Nizamuddin, East Delhi


4.Chola Temples

Ashtaparivara Aalayam -Vijayalayacholeswaram~ Narthamalai-Pudukottai
There are 3 temples in this list

Brihadisvara temple.Airavateswara temple and temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram


5.Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri
This was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in second half of 16 th century

Fatehpur sikri complex is located in Agra district of Uttar pradesh state in India

Buildings are constructed in Red Sand stone with marble


6.Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus

Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus
This is formerly known as Vctoria Terminus

This building was designed by F.w Stevens, British Architect


7.Ellora Caves

Ellora Caves complex is located near Aurangabad,Maharashtra

This complex comprises of 34 monasteries and temples spread over 2 km


8.Pavagadh Archaeological Park

This park is located in Gujarat

The site comprises of palaces,water installations, religious buildings etc.,


9.Agra Fort

Agra IND - Agra Fort 02
This 16 Century Monumnet of Mughal empire is also known as Red fort of Agra

the fort is called as walled city


10.Ajanta Caves

Ajanta caves
These caves are situated in Maharashtra

These caves were discoverd by Army officer in the  Madras regiment o fBritish Army


11.Churches and Convents of Goa

This complex is inscribed in 1986

most of the churches and Cathedrals are built during 16 th and 17 th AD

12.Jantar Mantar,Jaipur

Jantar Mantar
This astronomical site was built in 18 th century

this property was inscribed in 2010


13.Khajuraho Monuments

these monuments inscribed in 1986

These monuments are group of Hindu and Jain temples built during Chandella dynasty

this property is located in Madhya pradesh

14.Monuments group at Mahabalipuram

The speciality of these monuments are temples in the form of chariots

these are built by Pallava dynasty

this property was inscribed in 1984

15.Red Fort Complex

Red Fort
The architecture of this fort reflects traditions of Islamic,persian,Timurid and Hindu

Redfort was built by Shahjahan as capital of Shajahhanabad

This property was inscribed in 2007

16.Mountain Railways of India

nilgiri mount. train
This site comprises Thee railway networks Darjeeling, Nilgiri and Kalka Shimla Railway

This was inscribed in 1999 and extended in 2005 and 2008

17.Qutb Minar

Qutb Minar
Property was inscribed in 1993 and it is few kilometres south of Delhi


18.Sun Temple at Konark

Wheels of Sun temple
This temple was built in 13 th century on the shores of bay of Bengal (Odisha state)

This temple is protected under National Framework by the AMASR(Ancient Monuments and Archaeological sites and remains) Act 1958

19.Sundar Bans National Park

This is spread over 140,000 ha. one of the world ‘s largest mangrove forest

thsi is inscribed in 1997

20.Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

These Rock shelters are located in the foot hills of Vindhya Mountains in Madhya pradesh state

This property was inscribed in to world heritage list in 2003


21.Taj Mahal

Taj mahal was built in Agra from 1631 to 1648 by order of Shahjahan in memory of his wife

this site was inscribed in 1992

22.Mahabodhi Temple Complex

This is one of the four holy sites related to life of Buddha

thsi site is located in Patna,Bihar


23.Western Ghats

These are older than Himalayas

The site was inscribed in 1992


24.Keoladev National Park

This park announcd as National park in 1982

This is wintering spot for aquatic birds from Afghanistan,china and Siberia

Located in Rajasthan

25.Manas Wild Life Sanctuary

This sanctuary is home to many endangered species like pygmy,tiger Indian Rhinoceros etc.,

UNESCO inscribed this site in to world Heritage sites list in 1985


26.Kaziranga Wild life Sanctuary

This site is located in Assam

This sanctuary is home to large population one horn Rhinoceros

In 1985 the site was inscribed by UNESCO in to the world heritage sites list


27.Elephanta caves

Elephanta caves located in Elephanta Islands in Maharashtra

this site was inscribed in 1987

28.Buddhist Monumnets at Sanchi

Thsi Monuments complex inscribed in to world heritage sites list in 1989

Sanchi Comprises group of Buddhist Monuments

the site is located 40 km from Bhopal,Madhya pradesh


29.Hill forts of Rajasthan

This site was inscribed in to heritage sites list in 2013

This site comprises of Six forts

Chittogarh,Jhalawar,Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur and Jaisalmer


30.Monuments gorup at Hampi

This is last capital of Vijaynagar Kingdom

This property is ocated in Bellary district of Karnataka state


31.Rani ki Vav

This site Rani ki Vav(The Queens Step well) is ont he banks of Saraswati river

The site was inscribed in to world heritage sites list in 2014


32.Great Himalayan National Park

Established in 1984

This park is located in Kullu region of Himachal pradesh


33.Capitol Complex at Chandigarh

This is desigend by Architect Le Corbusier

This complex comprises Secretariat, high court and legislative Assembly


34.Nalanda University,Bihar


35.Kangchendzonga National Park,Sikkim