Top 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

UNESCO World Heritage Convention which was established in the year 1972. The UNESCO recognize various sites of cultural and natural importance around the world in which India is having the 6th largest number of World Heritage Sites in the world!

  1. Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
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ajanta caves
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Significance

Buddhist rock cut cave decorated with paintings
  1. Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

Significance

Famous for Temples and Monasteries made from hill rock cutting
  1. Pink City, Jaipur
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Significance

Famous for Maharaja Palaces, Forts and Scientific Monuments
  1. Taj Mahal, Agra
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Significance

One of the seven Wonders of the World and the symbol of love
  1. Red Fort, Delhi
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Significance

Built from Red sandstone and represents Indian Architecture
  1. Sun Temple, Orissa
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Significance

Represents the style of Kalinga Architecture
  1. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
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Significance

Having two- third population of one horned Rhino’s and highest density of Tigers in the World
  1. Bodh Gaya, Bihar
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Significance

It is the important religious centre for the Buddhists as this was the place where Mahatma Buddha attained enlightenment
  1. Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan
keoladeo national park a heaven for ornithologist
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Significance

It is man made wetland Bird Sanctuary and paradise for Ornithologist
  1. Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
royal bengal tiger
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Significance

A Tiger Reserve and Biosphere reserve and famous for Royal Bengal Tigers
  1. Fatehpur Sikri, Agra
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Significance

Famous for its Mughal Architucture and World’s Highest Darwaza, ”Buland Darwaza
  1. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
khajuraho temple
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Significance

Famous Hindu & Jain Temples and well known for their Nagara style symbolism and erotic figures and sculptures
  1. Hampi, Karnataka
hampi
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Significance

Showing the Dravidian style of art and architecture and most famous hindu temple  ‘Virupaksha Temple’
  1. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttrakhand
valley of flowers and nanda devi national park
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Significance

Famous for astonishing varieties of flowers and Snow Leopard, Asiatic Black Bear & Himalayan Monal
  1. Humayun’s Tomb. Delhi
humayuns tomb
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Significance

Known for Precursor to Taj Mahal
  1. Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
jantar mantar jaipur
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Significance

Known for its Architectural Astronomical Instruments

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