Dipti Datta

World Heritage Day- India’s Precious Sites

April 18, 2019

It's World Heritage Day and That India is hands down one of the most culturally rich is no point of debate. Standing sixth on the heritage scale of monuments and sites, india boasts of 36 such heritage sites across its length and breadth... following Italy with 53 sites and China with 52 sites. Celebrating in honour of these precious momentos, let's take a pledge to preserve and respect what innately is the essence of India. world heritage day On Wold Heritage Day, here's a look at all 36 world heritage sites in India, as designated by UNESCO:

 1. Kaziranga in Assam
2. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam 3. Sundarbans National Park in West Bengal 4. Western Ghats. These include Agasthyamalai Sub-Cluster, Periyar Sub-Cluster, Anamalai Sub-Cluster, Nilgiri Sub-Cluster, Talakaveri Sub-Cluster, Kudremukh Sub-Cluster, Sahyadri Sub-Cluster 5. Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh
[caption id="attachment_9918" align="aligncenter" width="602"]world heritage day Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya[/caption] 6. Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya in Bihar 7. Churches and Convents of Goa 8. Humayun's Tomb in Delhi 9. Red Fort Complex in Delhi 10. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park in Gujarat 11. Group of Monuments at Hampi in Karnataka 12. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal in Karnataka 13. Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh
[caption id="attachment_9921" align="aligncenter" width="600"]world heritage day Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka[/caption] 14. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh 15. Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Madhya Pradesh 16. Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra 17. Ellora Caves in Maharashtra 18. Elephanta Caves in Maharashtra 19. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) in Maharashtra 20. Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha 21. Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan 22. Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, Rajasthan 23. Great Living Chola Temples in Tamil Nadu. They include Brihadeeswarar temple in Gangaikonda Cholapuram,  Airavateshwarar Temple in Darasuram, Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur. 24. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu 25. Agra Fort in Uttar Pradesh 26. Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh 27. Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh
[caption id="attachment_9920" align="aligncenter" width="702"]world heritage day Rani Ki Vav[/caption] 28. Rani ki vav (The Queen's Stepwell) in Patan, Gujarat 29. Mountain Railways of India. They include Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in West Bengal, Nilgiri Mountain Railway in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, Kalka-Shimla Railway in Himachal Pradesh. 30. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks in Chamoli district  of Uttarakhand 31. Hill Forts of Rajasthan. They include Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambhore, Amber Sub-Cluster, Gagron 32. Nalanda in Bihar 33. Khangchendzonga National Park In Sikkim 34. The Architectural Work Of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh 35. Historic City of Ahmadabad in Ahmedabad, Gujarat 36. Qutb Minar in Delhi


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