The list of unesco world heritage sites in india. Chronicles left by persian and european travellers particularly the portuguese state hampi was a prosperous wealthy and grand city near the tungabhadra river with numerous.
Of these 32 sites 28 are cultural sites other 7 are natural sites 1.
Hampi world heritage site upsc. The place is the vestige of powerful vijayanagara empire. India has 36 world heritage sites listed by unesco and that makes india among one of the top countries globally in terms of a number of world heritage sites. Pyramids of egypt the great barrier reef in australia galapagos islands in ecuador the taj mahal in india the grand canyon in the usa or the acropolis in greece are examples of the 1000 natural and cultural places inscribed on the unescos world heritage sites list to date.
These are great to watch sunset try photography and also the get an aerial view of the hampis. It became the centre of the hindu vijayanagara empire capital in the 14th century. Bridge collapses at hampi world heritage site india friday 13 february 2009 cologne cathedral germany djoudj bird sanctuary senegal ichkeul national park tunisia and hampi india removed from list of world heritage in danger monday 10 july 2006.
Agra fort uttar pradesh. The top must visit viewpoints in hampi. The united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco seeks to encourage the identification protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.
Cultural heritage sites of unesco in india world heritage sites in india recognized by the united nations educational scientific and cultural organization are 36 as of 2017. World heritage site. This lesson explains the world heritage site hampi.
India has 37 world heritage sites the sixth most of any country. Hampi also referred to as the group of monuments at hampi is a unesco world heritage site located in east central karnataka india. Indias first two sites were the agra fort and the ajanta caves 1983.
Top viewpoints in hampi. Hampi is one of the largest ruined cities in the world inscribed at unesco world heritage list. This 36 sites 28 cultural properties seven natural sites and one mixed site notified as world heritage sites.
Vanmala ramesh a passionate teacher politics enthusiast love reading and enjoy doing research projects on social issues. Ajanta caves maharashtra. World heritage is the designation for places on earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity.
Unesco world heritage sites in india. Unesco world heritage site is a place that is recognized by the united nations educational scientific and cultural organization as of distinctive cultural or physical importance which is considered of outstanding value to humanity. Given the relatively short distance from goa the place is very popular and bustling with tourists.