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Record of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

ellora cavesUNESCO World Heritage Site is really a site that holds a record of planet’s overwhelmingly exceptional and surprising spots, landmarks, mountain ranges, deserts, edifices, edifices or urban communities which are assigned for the world Heritage Program. It was directed by the UNESCO that plans to safeguard the sites for the future generations. For the above mentioned destinations the stores are discharged and specialized skill is additionally furnished to save them. India is a home to 27 World Heritage locales that incorporate surrenders of Ajanta & Ellora, Groups of landmarks of Mahabalipuram, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Humayun’s tomb, Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary, Sun Temple at Konark and so on are few of them. UNESCO has additionally recorded a percentage of the notorious toy prepares of nation like Nilgiri, Kalka-Shimla and Darjeeling Himalayan Railway as planet legacy destinations.

jantar mantarJust nations that have marked the World Heritage Convention and promising to secure their regular and cultural legacy can submit the selections for these lands on their region. Just the aforementioned lands are acknowledged for incorporation in the record. The designated lands are autonomously assessed by numerous consultative sheets. Once the last choices about these lands are made they go under UNESCO world legacy site. Each year the advisory group meets and chooses which locales will be engraved on the World legacy record.

India’s first two locales recorded on the record at the Seventh Session of the World Heritage held in 1983 were the Agra Fort and the Ajanta Caves. Over the years, 27 more sites have been recorded, the most cutting edge site recorded in 2012 being the Western Ghats. Of these 29 sites, 23 are cultural sites and the other six are regular locales. A tentative record of further sites/properties submitted by India for recognition incorporates 33 destinations. There are about 890 world heritage sites in 148 countries. Millions of individuals visit these outstanding spots that are decently saved for future generations.

29 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

Cultural Sites

• Agra Fort (1983)
• Ajanta Caves (1983)
• 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)
• Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)
• Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)
• Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)
• Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993)
• Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)
• Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (2002)
• Mountain Railways of India (1999)
• Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)
• Red Fort Complex (2007)
• Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)
• Sun Temple, Konârak (1984)
• Taj Mahal (1983)
• The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)

Natural Spots

• Kaziranga National Park (1985)
• Keoladeo National Park (1985)
• Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)
• Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988)
• Sundarbans National Park (1987)
• Western Ghats (2012)

Apart from the 29 destinations engraved on the World Heritage record, India has additionally kept up a record of tentative destinations for recognition which has been submitted to UNESCO Committee for assessment and acknowledgement. Just wait for the next amazing results!