List of Complete UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India [Updated 2021]



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World Heritage sites in India:

There is a total of 38 world heritage sites out of which 30 are cultural, 7 are natural and 1 is mixed in India till now. The last added World Heritage site in India was The Walled city of Jaipur. The decision to include it was made on the 43rd session of the world heritage site committee held in Baku (Capital city of Azerbaijan). The Walled City of Jaipur which is a major hub of arts and crafts secured its place on the World Heritage sites list on 6th July 2019. Before this, the Victorian Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai was added to the list in 2018.

List of World Heritage sites in India

The list of 38 world Heritage sites of India distinguish by cultural, natural and mixed are shown below.

Cultural World Heritage Sites in India list

S.No. Name of Cultural World Heritage Site Year of Notification State
1 Agra Fort 1983 Uttar Pradesh
2 Ajanta Caves 1983 Maharashtra
3 Ellora Caves 1983 Maharashtra
4 Taj Mahal 1983 Uttar Pradesh
5 Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram 1984 Tamil Nadu
6 Sun Temple, Konarak 1984 Orissa
7 Churches and Convents of Goa 1986 Goa
8 Elephanta Caves 1987 Maharashtra
9 Group of Monuments at Hampi 1986 Karnataka
10 Fatehpur Sikri 1986 Uttar Pradesh
11 Khajuraho Group of Monuments 1986 Madhya Pradesh
12 Group of Monuments at Pattadakal 1987 Karnataka
13 Great Living Chola Temples 1987 Tamil Nadu
14 Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi 1989 Madhya Pradesh
15 Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi 1993 Delhi
16 Mountain Railways of India 1999 Tamil Nadu
17 Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi 1993 Delhi
18 Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya 2002 Bihar
19 Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park 2004 Gujarat
20 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Formerly Victoria Terminus) 2004 Maharashtra
21 Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka 2003 Madhya Pradesh
22 Red Fort Complex 2007 Delhi
23 The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur 2010 Rajasthan
24 Hill Forts of Rajasthan 2013 Rajasthan (Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambhore, Amber Sub-Cluster, Jaisalmer, Gagron)
25 Rani-Ki-Van (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat 2014 Gujarat
26. Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda 2016 Rajasthan Bihar
27. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement 2016 Chandigarh
28. Historic City of Ahmedabad 2017 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
29. Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles 2018 Mumbai, Maharashtra
30. The walled city of Jaipur 2019 Rajasthan

 Natural World Heritage Site of India list

S.No. Natural World Heritage Site    Year of inclusion State
1 Kaziranga National Park 1985 Assam
2 Keoladeo Ghana National Park 1985 Rajasthan
3 Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers 1982
4 Manas Wildlife Sanctuary 1985 Assam
5 Sunderbans National Park 1984 West Bengal
6 Western Ghats 2012 Maharashtra,
Tamil Nadu and
7 Great Himalayan National Park 2014 Himachal Pradesh

Mixed Word Heritage Sites in India list

S. No. Name of Mixed World Heritage Site Year of Inclusion State
1 Khangchendzonga National Park 2016 Sikkim

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1 year ago

Great list of the world heritage sites in India. Thanks for sharing with us!

Kiran joshi
Kiran joshi
1 year ago

Can u plz provide it in hindi