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In competitive exams conducted by UPSC, SSC and IBPS, very often you will find question related to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.

Currently there are 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Out of these, 27 are Cultural Heritage Sites, 7 are Natural Heritage Sites and 1 site is categorised as Mixed.

27 Cultural Heritage Sites:

Name of the SiteState/UTYear of Listing
Agra FortUttar Pradesh1983
Ajanta CavesMaharashtra1983
Ellora CavesMaharashtra1983
Taj MahalUttar Pradesh1983
Group of Monuments at MahabalipuramTamil Nadu1984
Sun Temple, Konârak Odisha1984
Churches and Convents of GoaGoa1986
Fatehpur Sikri Uttar Pradesh1986
Group of Monuments at Hampi Karnataka1986
Khajuraho Group of Monuments Madhya Pradesh1986
Elephanta CavesMaharashtra1987
Great Living Chola TemplesTamil Nadu1987
Group of Monuments at PattadakalKarnataka1987
Buddhist Monuments at SanchiMadhya Pradesh1989
Humayun’s TombDelhi1993
Qutb Minar and its MonumentsDelhi1993
Mountain Railways of India West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh1999
Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh GayaBihar2002
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Madhya Pradesh2003
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological ParkGujarat2004
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)Maharashtra2004
Red Fort Complex Delhi2007
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur Rajathan2010
Hill Forts of RajasthanRajathan2013
Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at PatanGujarat2014
Archaelogical site of Nalanda UniversityBihar2016
The Architectural Work of Le CorbusierChandigarh2016

7 Natural Heritage Sites:

Name of the SiteState/UTYear of Listing
Kaziranga National ParkAssam1985
Keoladeo National ParkRajasthan1985
Manas Wildlife SanctuaryAssam1985
Sundarbans National ParkWest Bengal1987
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National ParkUttarakhand1988
Western GhatsKerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Maharashtra2012
Great Himalayan National Park Conservation AreaHimachal Pradesh2014


Name of the SiteState/UTYear of Listing
Khangchendzonga National ParkSikkim2016

Notes on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India:

  • Great Living Chola Temples includes one Brihadeeswarar temple in Ariyalur districtof Tamil Nadu, one Airavateshwarar Temple in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu and another one Brihadeeswarar temple in Thajavur district of Tamil Nadu.
  • Mountain Railways of India includes Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in Darjeeling, West Bengal, Nilgiri Mountain Railway in Ooty, Tamil Nadu and Kalka-Shimla Railway in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Hill Fort of Rajasthan includes fort in Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambhore, Amber Sub-Cluster, Jaisalmer and Gagron
  • Western Ghats include 20 sites in the state ofKerala, 10 in Karnataka, 5 in Tamil Nadu and 4 in Maharashtra.

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