UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN INDIA

Over the years, Unesco has declared a number of world historic sites in India due to their exceptional cultural or physical significance. From natural wonders to architectural marvels, there is something for everyone on this list. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) aims to promote the identification, protection, and preservation of cultural and natural heritage that is of exceptional importance to mankind across the world and the UNESCO world heritable committee maintains the list of World Heritage Sites.

India now possesses 38 World Heritage Sites, making it the world’s sixth largest country in terms of World Heritage Sites.

According to UNESCO, India has 30 cultural sites, 7 natural sites, and 1 mixed sit. In this article we will know about the permanent and tentative world heritage sites in india state and union territory wise.

PERMANENT LIST OF WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN INDIA 

State/UTCultural(30)Natural(7)Mixed(1)
Uttar Pradesh Agra Fort (1983)Fatehpur Sikri (1986)Taj Mahal (1983)  
MaharashtraAjanta Caves (1983)Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)Elephanta Caves (1987)Ellora Caves (1983)Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai (2018)Western Ghats (2012)  
BiharArchaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar (2016)Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (2002)  
Madhya PradeshBuddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)  
GujaratChampaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004)Historic City of Ahmadabad (2017)Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat (2014)Western Ghats (2012) 
GoaChurches and Convents of Goa (1986)Western Ghats (2012) 
Tamil NaduGreat Living Chola Temples (1987,2004)Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)Mountain Railways of India (1999,2005,2008)Western Ghats (2012) 
KarnatakaGroup of Monuments at Hampi (1986)Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)Western Ghats (2012) 
RajasthanHill Forts of Rajasthan (2013)Jaipur City, Rajasthan (2019)The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)Keoladeo National Park (1985)  
DelhiHumayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993)Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)Red Fort Complex (2007)  
ChandigarhThe Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (2016)  
West BengalMountain Railways of India (1999,2005,2008)Sundarbans National Park (1987) 
Himachal PradeshMountain Railways of India (1999,2005,2008)Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (2014) 
OrissaSun Temple, Konârak (1984)  
AssamNoneKaziranga National Park (1985)Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985) 
UttarakhandNoneNanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988,2005) 
KeralaNoneWestern Ghats (2012) 
SikkimNone Khangchendzonga National Park (2016)

TEMPERORY WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN INDIA 

STATE/ UNION TERRITORY HERITAGE SITES 
West BengalTemples at Bishnupur, West Bengal (1998)Neora Valley National Park (2009)Santiniketan (2010)
KeralaMattanchery Palace, Ernakulam, Kerala (1998)Padmanabhapuram Palace (2014)
Uttar PradeshAncient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (1998)
PunjabSri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab (2004)
AssamRiver Island of Majuli in midstream of Brahmaputra River in Assam (2004)Moidams – the Mound-Burial system of the Ahom Dynasty (2014)
Arunachal PradeshNamdapha National Park (2006)Thembang Fortified Village (2014)
GujaratWild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch (2006)Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch (2006)Dholavira: A Harappan City (2014)Archaeological remains of a Harappa Port-Town, Lothal (2014)
RajasthanDesert National Park (2009)
TelanganaThe Qutb Shahi Monuments of Hyderabad Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Charminar (2010)Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate (2014) Qutb Shahi Monuments at HyderabadThe Glorious Kakatiya Temples and Gateways (2014)Remnants of Swayambhu temple and Keerthi Thoranas, Warangal fortRudreswara Temple, HanumakondaRudreswara (Ramappa) Temple, Palampet
Jammu & KashmirMughal Gardens in Kashmir (2010)Cold Desert Cultural Landscape of India (2015)the Leh-Kargil areas of Ladakh 
DelhiDelhi – A Heritage City (2012)Bahá’í House of Worship, New Delhi (2014)
KarnatakaMonuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate (2014)Bahmani Monuments at GulbargaBahmani and Barid Shahi Monuments at BidarAdil Shahi Monuments at BijapurMonuments of Srirangapatna Island Town (2014)Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala (2014)
Andaman & Nicobar IslandsCellular Jail, Andaman Islands (2014)Narcondam Island (2014)
Madhya PradeshGroup of Monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (1998)The historic ensemble of Orchha (2019)
Tamil NaduSri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam (2014)
OdishaChilika Lake (2014)Ekamra Kshetra – The Temple City, Bhubaneswar (2014)
Himachal PradeshCold Desert Cultural Landscape of India (2015)Spiti Valley
MeghalayaGaro Hills Conservation Area (GHCA) (2018)
ManipurKeibul Lamjao Conservation Area (2016)