Inscribed World Heritage Sites Of India
The exclusive cultural heritage of India can be spanned back from the beginning of the human civilization. World Heritage is the designation for places on Earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity and as such, have been inscribed on the World Heritage List to be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. The majesty and the magnificence unrivalled when people started migrating gradually to different parts of India, along with the civilization, the Cultural Revolution also bloomed. Once a country signs the World Heritage Convention, and has sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, the resulting prestige often helps raise awareness among citizens and governments for heritage preservation. UNESCO world heritage site has recognized 37 heritage properties of India. Greater awareness leads to a general rise in the level of the protection and conservation given to heritage properties. When UNESCO published its first list of protected places in 1978, there were just 12 World Heritage Sites. Out of these featured monuments 29 has been identified as cultural, 7 as natural and 1 as mixed site.
We have listed some of the royal sites namely Agra Fort- Uttar Pradesh (added in 1983), Ajanta Caves -Maharashtra (added in 1983), Ellora Caves – Maharashtra (added in 1983), Taj Mahal – Uttar Pradesh (added in 1983), Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram – Tamil Nadu (added in 1984), Sun Temple in Konark – Odisha (added in 1984), Kaziranga National Park – Assam (added in 1985), Keoladeo National Park – Rajasthan (added in 1985), Manas Wildlife Sanctuary – Assam (added in 1985), Churches and Convents – Goa (added in 1986), Fatehpur Sikri – Uttar Pradesh (added in 1986), Group of Monuments at Hampi – Karnataka (added in 1986), Khajuraho Group of Monuments – Madhya Pradesh (added in 1986), Monuments, Sundarbans National Park – West Bengal (added in 1987), Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi – Madhya Pradesh (added in 1989), Humayun’s Tomb – Delhi (added in 1993), Qutb Minar and its Monuments – Delhi (added in 1993), Mountain Railways of India – West Bengal, Tamil Nadu & Himachal Pradesh (added in 1999).