India is a country which has been blessed with the natural beauty as well as the cultural heritage. All parts of this country have its own heritage, customs and traditions. UNESCO, being an international agency of United Nations, strives to preserve and conserve the heritage and natural beauty of any country so as to promote Education, Science and culture.
From the year 1983, India has got 30 properties which have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Out of these, 24 have been characterised as Cultural Heritage sites and 6 are characterised as Natural Heritage sites. These all properties are marvels of this great land and India has submitted 33 more properties to be included in this esteem list.
You have Caves to Mountains, Sanctuaries to Buddhist Monuments in this list. Two sites out of these 30 have been earlier added into World Heritage in Danger List – Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and Hampi. However, with the great conservation efforts; both the sites have been removed from danger list and now, No World Heritage site from India is in this list.
TriporTrap.com would like to express its gratitude towards Archaeological Survey of India, the premier Government agency; for protecting, conserving, maintenance and doing archaeological research for protection of our national treasures.
The Details of 30 UNESCO’s World Heritages Sites in India as follows:-
|Sr.No.||World Heritage Sites in India||State||Year|
|1||Agra Fort||Uttar Pradesh||1983|
|4||Taj Mahal||Uttar Pradesh||1983|
|5||Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram||Tamil Nadu||1984|
|6||Sun Temple, Konarak||Odhisha||1984|
|7||Kaziranga National Park||Assam||1985|
|8||Keoladeo National Park||Rajasthan||1985|
|9||Manas Wildlife Sanctuary||Assam||1985|
|10||Churches and Convents of Goa (mostly at Velha Goa)||Goa||1986|
|11||Fatehpur Sikri||Uttar Pradesh||1986|
|12||Group of Monuments at Hampi (Bellary Distt.)||Karnataka||1986|
|13||Khajuraho Group of Monuments||Madhya Pradesh||1986|
|15||Great Living Chola Temples||Tamil Nadu||1987|
|16||Group of Monuments at Pattadakal||Karnataka||1987|
|17||Sundarbans National Park||West Bengal||1987|
|18||Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks||Uttarakhand||1988|
|19||Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi||Madhya Pradesh||1989|
|20||Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi||New Delhi||1993|
|21||Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi||New Delhi||1993|
|22||Mountain Railways of India :-||West Bengal,|
|A. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway||Tamil Nadu,||1999|
|B. Nilgiri Mountain Railway||Himachal Pradesh|
|C. Kalka-Shimla Railway|
|23||Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya||Bihar||2002|
|24||Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka||Madhya Pradesh||2003|
|25||Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park||Gujrat||2004|
|26||Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus||Maharashtra||2004|
|27||Red Fort Complex / Agra Fort||Agra||2007|
|28||The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur||Rajasthan||2010|
|29||Western Ghats/ Sahyadri (39 properties)||Kerala (20), Karnataka (10), TN (5), MH (4)||2012|
|30||Six majestic forts in Chittorgarh; Kumbhalgarh; Sawai Madhopur; Jhalawar; Jaipur, and Jaisalmer.||Rajasthan||2013|
Travelling to these places, would not only make us proud, as an Indian and of its culture but it also make us proud of the vast history of archaeological marvels of our country. However, Preserving and maintenance of these properties lies with us as a responsible citizen too.
In the end, we would like to stress here the moral responsibility of every proud citizen of India to conserve and maintain these national treasures and project clean image of the Country.