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List of World Heritage Sites in India

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World Heritage Sites

A World Heritage Site is an area with legal protection by an international convention administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance.

At present, there are 40 World Heritage Sites located in India. Out of these, 32 are cultural, 7 are natural, and 1 is mixed (meeting both cultural and natural criteria), recognised by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). India has the sixth largest number of sites in the world.

This section of static gk is very important section part of competitive exams like IAS, SSC, RRB, CPO, KVS, NVS, RPSC, TNSC, MPPSC, UPSC, Railways, Banking and so many other states and central government job entrance exams.

Here we compiled the list of world heritage sites in India. You can download pdf file of this article.

List of World Heritage Sites in India

S.No.NameStateYear of Notificaton
1Ajanta CavesMaharashtra1983
2Ellora CavesMaharashtra1983
3Agra FortUttar Pradesh1983
4Taj MahalUttar Pradesh1983
5Sun TempleOdisha1984
6Group of Monuments at
Tamil Nadu1984
7Kaziranga National ParkAssam1985
8Manas Wildlife SanctuaryAssam1985
9Keoladeo National ParkRajasthan1985
10Khajuraho Group of MonumentsMadhya Pradesh1986
11Fatehpur SikriUttar Pradesh1986
12Group of Monuments at HampiKarnatka1986
13Churches and Convents of GoaGoa1986
14Group of Monuments at PattadakalKarnatka1987
15Great Living Chola TemplesTamilnadu1987
16Elephanta CavesMaharashtra1987
17Sundarbans National ParkWest Bengal1987
18Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers
National Parks
19Buddhist Monuments at SanchiMadhya Pradesh1989
20Humayun’s TombDelhi1993
21Qutb Minar and its MonumentsDelhi1993
22Mountain Railways of IndiaWest Bengal, Tamilnadu, Himachal Pradesh1999, 2005, 2008
23Mahabodhi Temple Complex
at Bodh Gaya
24Rock Shelters of BhimbetkaMadhya Pradesh2003
25Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
(formerly Victoria Terminus)
Archaeological Park
27Red Fort ComplexDelhi2007
28The Jantar MantarRajasthan2010
29Western GhatsGujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala2012
30Hill Forts of RajasthanRajasthan2013
31Rani ki vav (The Queen’s Stepwell)Gujarat2014
32Great Himalayan National ParkHimachal Pradesh2014
33Archaeological Site of Nalanda MahaviharaBihar2016
34Khangchendzonga National ParkSikkim2016
35The Architectural Work of Le
36Historic City of AhmadabadGujarat2017
37The Victorian and Art Deco
Ensemble of Mumbai
39Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) TempleTelangana2021
40Dholavira: A Harappan CityGujarat2021