List of 36 World Heritage Sites in India | World Heritage Day 2018 | UNESCO

World Heritage Sites in India: World Heritage Day is an annual celebration held on April 18 of every year. The main aim of World Heritage Day is to protect all the heritage and to recognise all the efforts of all the relevant organisation working in the field. World Heritage Day was created by the International Council on Monuments and Sites in 1982. Then it was approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983. The World Heritage Day was celebrated to enhance the awareness of the importance of the cultural heritage of humankind and to protect & preserve the human culture.

List of 36 World Heritage Sites in India

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Currently, Italy leads with 53 Heritage Sites followed by China with 52 Heritage Sites. Nearly 36 Heritage Sites in India have been declared as World Heritage Sites. From Kaziranga in Assam to the Valley of Flowers National Parks in Uttarakhand, India has a range of parks, monuments, wildlife sanctuaries, religious structures and mountains in the list.

Let’s have a look at the list of the 36 World Heritage Sites in India which are declared by UNESCO:

  • Kaziranga in Assam
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam
  • Sundarbans National Park in West Bengal
  • The Western Ghats
  • Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh
  • Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya in Bihar
  • Churches and Convents of Goa
  • Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi
  • Red Fort Complex in Delhi
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park in Gujarat
  • Group of Monuments at Hampi in Karnataka
  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal in Karnataka
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh
  • Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Madhya Pradesh
  • Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra
  • Ellora Caves in Maharashtra
  • Elephanta Caves in Maharashtra
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Maharashtra
  • Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha
  • Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan
  • Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Great Living Chola Temples in Tamil Nadu.
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu
  • Agra Fort in Uttar Pradesh
  • Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh
  • Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh
  • Rani ki Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) in Patan, Gujarat
  • Mountain Railways of India.
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand
  • Hill Forts of Rajasthan.
  • Nalanda in Bihar
  • Khangchendzonga National Park In Sikkim
  • The Architectural Work Of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh
  • The Historic City of Ahmadabad in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Qutb Minar in Delhi

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