Friday, 5 December 2014

Explore World Heritage Sites in India with Explore Incredible Culture

There are 32 World Heritage Sites in India that are recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of 2014.These are places of importance of cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.The Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted on 17 November 1997 following the General Conference of the UNESCO held from 17 October 1972 to 21 November 1972. India’s first two sites inscribed on the list at the Seventh Session of the World Heritage held in 1983 were the Agra Fort and the Ajanta Caves. Over the years, 30 more sites have been inscribed, the latest being the Great Himalayan National Park in 2014.Of these 32 sites, 25 are cultural sites and the other seven are natural sites. A tentative list of further sites/properties submitted by India for recognition includes 51 sites. The cultural sites in India are marked by their brilliant craftsmanship on stone. Most of the temples of India which are inscribed on this list are built in stone, without any mortar and with brilliant sculpture carved on it. Indeed, nowhere in the world do sculpture and architecture come together as beautifully and inextricably as in India.

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• Agra Fort (Cultural site)
• Ajanta Caves (Cultural site)
• Ellora Caves (Cultural site)
• Taj Mahal (Cultural site)
• Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (Cultural site)
• Sun Temple, Kon├órak (Cultural site)
• Kaziranga National Park (Natural site)
• Keoladeo National Park (Natural site)
• Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (Natural site)
• Churches and Convents of Goa (Cultural site)
• Fatehpur Sikri (Cultural site)
• Group of Monuments at Hampi (Cultural site)
• Khajuraho Group of Monuments (Cultural site)
• Elephanta Caves (Cultural site)
• Great Living Chola Temples (Cultural site)
• Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (Cultural site)
• Sundarbans National Park (Natural site)
• Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (Natural site)
• Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (Cultural site)
• Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Cultural site)
• Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (Cultural site)
• Mountain Railways of India (Cultural site)
• Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (Cultural site)
• Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (Cultural site)
• Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (Cultural site)
• Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (Cultural site)
• Red Fort Complex (Cultural site)
• The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (Cultural site)
• Western Ghats (Natural site)
• Hill Forts of Rajasthan (Cultural site)

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