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World Heritage Sites in India


Site nameEntered
Ellora Caves1983
Ajanta Caves1983
Agra Fort1983
Taj Mahal1983
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram1984
Sun Temple, Konarak1984
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary1985
Kaziranga National Park1985
Keoladeo National Park1985
Khajuraho Group of Monuments1986
Group of Monuments at Hampi1986
Churches and Convents of Goa1986
Fatehpur Sikri1986
Sundarbans National Park1987
Great Living Chola Temples1987
Elephanta Caves1987
Group of Monuments at Pattadakal1987
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks1988
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi1989
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi1993
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi1993
Mountain Railways of India1999
Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya2002
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka2003
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)2004
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park2004
The Red Fort complex2007
Jantar Mantar2010
Western Ghats2012
Hill Forts of Rajasthan2013
Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area2014
Rani-ki-Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat2014


Tentative list of India


Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Apatani Cultural Landscape
Archaeological remains of a Harappa Port-Town, Lothal
Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi
Bhitarkanika Conservation Area
Buddhist Monastery Complex, Alchi, Leh, known as Alchi Chos-kor
Cellular Jail, Andaman Islands
Chettinad, Village Clusters of the Tamil Merchants
Chilika Lake
Churchgate - Extension to Mumbai CST
Delhi - A Heritage City
Desert National Park
Dholavira: A Harappan City
Ekamra Kshetra – The Temple City, Bhubaneswar
Excavated Remains at Nalanda
Group of Monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
Hemis Gompa
Historic city of Ahmadabad
Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India
Kangchendzonga National Park
Mattanchery Palace, Ernakulam, Kerala
Moidams – the Mound-Burial system of the Ahom Dynasty
Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate
Monuments of Srirangapatna Island Town
Mountain Railways of India (Extension)
Mughal Gardens in Kashmir
Namdapha National Park
Narcondam Island
Neora Valley National Park
Padmanabhapuram Palace
River island of Majuli in midstream of Brahmaputra River in Assam
Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala
Santiniketan
Silk Road Sites in India
Sites along the Badshahi Marg - The Grand Trunk Road
Sites of Saytagrah, India’s non-violent freedom movement
Sri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam
Temples at Bishnupur, West Bengal
The Glorious Kakatiya Temples and Gateways
The Neolithic Settlement of Burzahom
The Qutb Shahi Monuments of Hyderabad Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Charminar
The Victorian & Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai
Thembang Fortified Village
Urban and Architectural Work of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh
Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch

Sites that have been nominated in the past
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
Oak Grove School
Silent Valley NP
The Kangra Valley Railway - Extension to the Mountain Railways of India
The Maharaja Railways of India
Tomb of Sher Shah Suri, Sasaram, Bihar







Country info


India statistics:
Number of WHS: 32
Number of Tentative sites: 46
Member of the World Heritage Committee in: 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2012 2013

News and links:
» Forum: Indian WHS (03-10-2014).
» A common entry ticket for all World Heritage Sites in the country except Taj Mahal will be introduced (23-07-2009).
» Proposed world heritage sites (19-02-2009).
» Jantar Mantar and Western Ghats nominated for inscription in 2010 (30-01-2009).
» Mumbai's Churchgate building (presently the Western Railway headquarters), Mussorie's Oak Grove School premises, Gwalior's Maharaja Light Railway and the Kangra Valley Railway have been nominated for the tentative list by India (28-01-2009).
» The world famous astronomical observatory Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is all set to join the league of world heritage sites. (24-08-2008).
» World Heritage Site status for Majuli brightens (16-05-2008).
» World Heritage City status for Delhi before 2010? (19-04-2008).
» Entry fees to protected monuments now in rupees for foreigners (15-03-2008).


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