UNESCO
WORLD HERITAGE SITES in INDIA

TAKEO KAMIYA


This chapter shows the Indian pieces of architecture that have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, in historical order from Buddhist to Modern through Hindu, Islamic, and Colonial architecture.

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SANCHI
STUPAS & TORANAS
Sanchi AJANTA
CAVE TEMPLES
Ajanta
ELLORA
CAVE TEMPLES
Ellora
ELLORA
KAILASA TEMPLE
Ellora ELEPHANTA
CAVE TEMPLES
Elephanta
MAHABALIPURAM
MONUMENTS
Mahabalipuram PATTADAKAL
HINDU & JAIN TEMPLES
Pattadakal
TAMIL REGION
GREAT CHOLA TEMPLES
Tanjavur KHAJURAHO
HINDU & JAIN TEMPLES
Khajuraho
KONARAK
SURYA TEMPLE
Konarak PATAN ( NEW )
QUEEN'S STEPWELL
Konarak
HAMPI
CITY & MONUMENTS
Hampi
DELHI
QUTB MOSQUE & MINAR
Delhi CHAMPANER
CITY & MOSQUES
Champaner
DELHI
HUMAYUN'S TOMB
Humayun AGRA
AGRA FORT
(Lal Qila)
agra
FATEHPUR SIKRI
PALACES & MOSQUE
Sikri DELHI
RED FORT
(Lal Qila)
Red Fort
AGRA
The TAJ MAHAL
Taj mahal
RAJASTHAN
HILL FORTS of RAJPUT
goa GOA
CHURCHES & CONVENTS
goa
MUMBAI
C.S.T. STATION
Mumbai
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UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES in INDIA

As India covers an enormous area of land and a very long history, it has an abundant historical heritage. There are still numerous yet to be registered sites apart from the list of 33 already registered sites below . Since India has been eagerly applying for new registrations recently, it will be a UNESCO great heritage country before long. ____There are two categories of World Heritage: Cultural and Natural. This website introduces only architectural cultural heritage , written in bold characters.


1983 Cultural Ajanta Buddhist Cave Temples
@ Cultural Ellora Cave Temples (Buddhist, Hindu, Jaina)
@Cultural AgraAgra Fort (Lal Qila)
CulturalAgra Taj Mahal
1984Cultural Konarak Surya Mandir (Sun Temple)
Cultural Mahabalipuram Cave, Rock-cut, and Stone Temples
1985 Natural Kaziranga National Park
Natural Manas Wild Life Sanctuary
Natural Keoladio National Park


1986 Cultural GoaChurches and Convents
Cultural KhajurahoMediaval Temples (Hindu, Jaina)
Cultural Hampi The City and Temples of Vijayanagara
Cultural Fatehpur Sikri Islamic City and Monuments
1987 Cultural PattadacalMedieval Temples (Hindu, Jaina)
Cultural Elephanta Hindu Cave Temples
Cultural Tanjavur Brihadishvara Temple
Natural Sundarbans National Park
1988 Natural Nanda DeviValley of Flowers National Park


1989 Cultural Sanchi Buddhist Monuments
1993 Cultural Delhi Qutub Mosque and Minar
Cultural Delhi The Mausoleum of Humayun
1999 Cultural Dajilin Himalayan Railways
2002 Cultural Bodhgaya Mahabodhi Temple Complex
2003 Cultural Bhimbetka Cave Murals
2004 Cultural Champaner Islamic City and its buildings
Cultural Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Cultural Tamil Region The Great Chola Temples


2007 Cultural Delhi Red Fort (Lal Qila)
2010 Cultural Jaipur Jantar Mantar (Observatory)
2012 Natural Kerala Region Western Ghats Mountains
2013 Cultural Patan Queen's Stepwell (Rani ki Vav)
2014 Cultural Rajasthan Region Hill Forts of Rajput
Natural Kullu Region Great Himalayan National Park
2016 Cultural Nalanda Ancient Buddhist University




Map of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India


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