List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India 2020

Check the list of 38 World Heritage Sites in India as declared by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 18 April is celebrated as the World Heritage Day or The International Day for Monuments and Sites.

| Updated On May 8th, 2020 at 10:19 pm

A total of 195 countries support life on earth and are in line with the  UNESCO framework. UNESCO has found out the cultural, historical, scientific, and architectural significance and documented the best world heritage sites. As per the news for the counting of world heritage sites, there are around 1092 heritage sites registered under UNESCO, and 38 out of these are present in India. This data point has encouraged different people from the world to explore the beauty of India. Here we have compiled up a total of 38 World Heritage Sites of India as per UNESCO that people generally love to visit. Also, learn about the significance attached to these sites. 

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Indian Heritage Sites Declared by UNESCO in 2020

Heritage Site Significance
Taj Mahal, Agra Jewel of Muslim Art in India
Agra Fort, Agra Won 2004 Aga Khan Award, new postage stamps issued, Private Palace
Fatehpur Sikri, UP For being Ghost Town
Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodh Gaya Bihar Fine piece of Indian Brickwork
Nalanda Mahavihara, Bihar Institution of Learning and Monastery in the Kingdom of Magadha
Humanyun’s Tomb, New Delhi Refugee camp for people moving to Pakistan
Red Fort Complex, New Delhi Red sandstone fort, PM hoist Indian National Flag on Lahore Gate every year
Qutub Minar and monuments, New Delhi Tapering structure with carvings of rules by different Parso-Arabic and Nagari Characters
Jaipur, Rajasthan City of Rajas and Maharajas and Palaces
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan A royal hunting reserve and game reserve for the British and Maharajas
Ahmedabad, Gujarat Home of Sabarmati Ashram with coexist harmony of Hindus, Muslims, and Jain
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh Nagara erotic sculpture and architecture
Janta Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan Describing movement of the celestial objects with a proper observatory
Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra Inspiration to Indian Art
Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra Evidence of occupation in Elephanta with a collection of temples of Lord Shiva. 
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam Diversity presence of Assam roofed Turtle, Golden Langur, Hispid Hare, and pygmy hog.
Capitol Complex, Chandigarh, Punjab Designed Government building by Le Corbusier
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh Oldest Sanctuary of Buddhist existence
Kaziranga National Park, Assam Wide variety of wildlife species present
Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal Has the world’s largest mangrove forest
Mountain Railways of India Railways built on inside mountains in Darjeeling
Hampi, Karnataka Prominent Lotus Temple and religious centre
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat Presence of temples and mosques, water installations, tombs, and the residential area. Kali Mata Temple
Churches and Convents of Goa Church of Bom Jesus
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, MP World’s oldest floor and stone walls presence
The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai 0069 Regal Cinemas and Eros Cinemas since 19th and 20th century
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand Monitoring ecological conditions of Himalayas
Kanchenjunga National Park, Sikkim Buddhist master hid holy text and mixed heritage
Hill forts of Rajasthan For all fort presence, the legend of Rani Padmavati in Chittorgarh, beautiful palaces
Rani ki Vav, Gujarat Sculpture theme of Lord Vishnu, Ram, Krishan, and Gautam Buddha presence
Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area, Himachal Pradesh Outstanding biodiversity conservation
Group of Monuments, Pattadakal, Karnataka A harmonious blend of architect forms an illustration of electrical art
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu A glimpse of a beautiful sunrise at Eastern Coast
Chola Temples, Tamil Nadu A stone image of Lord Shiva and 24 m high sanctum tower
Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha Black Pagoda, statues of the daily life of humans, animals, and aquatic life.
Western Ghats Connecting the life of people with nature, Dudhsagar falls
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, Maharashtra 3D carving on the stones of flora, animals, decorated windows, and second-best photographed structure
Ellora Caves Largest rock-cut structure and Kailasa Temple of Lord Shiva. Carvings of Ramayana and Mahabharata elephants and lions. 

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