Thanks to its rich history and culture there are countless heritage sites in india which are also popular tourist attractionshowever not all of them have made it yet to the unesco list. Until the end of 2004 world heritage sites were selected on the basis of six cultural and four natural criteria.
Over the years 37 more sites have been inscribed the latest being jaipur of rajasthan.
Indian unesco world heritage sites. There are 38 world heritage sites located in india. Educational scientific and cultural organization of the united nation gives special status to some selected monuments or places knowing their importance for the universe and its coming generations. Unesco has declared 35 world heritage sites in india.
The united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco world heritage sites are important places of cultural or natural heritage as described in the unesco world heritage convention established in 1972. These unesco heritage sites of india are places of importance of cultural or natural heritage. 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.
A unesco world heritage site is a place that is listed by the united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco as of special cultural or physical significance. These include 30 cultural sites seven natural sites and one mixed. It is the only place in india where lord ram is worshipped as a king not as a deity with this dedicated temple in his name.
It became the centre of the hindu vijayanagara empire capital in the 14th century. Ashoka trust india to receive 2019 unesco sultan qaboos prize for environmental conservation monday 18 november 2019 seven cultural sites inscribed on unescos world heritage list saturday 6 july 2019 kolkata recommendation adopted for global strategy in south asia tuesday 19 march 2019. India is among the top countries based on the number of unesco world heritage sites in india.
You could be living right beside a unesco world heritage site or passing by one daily without knowing its importance. Indias first 2 sites inscribed on the list in 1983 were the agra fort and the ajanta caves. With the newest addition to the list of unesco world heritage sites in india jaipur joined the club on 6th june 2019.
Unesco world heritage site. Of these 38 unesco heritage sites of india 30 are cultural. Hampi also referred to as the group of monuments at hampi is a unesco world heritage site located in east central karnataka india.
Total number of unesco world heritage site in india is 38 1 mixed 7 natural and 30 cultural. The westland and mount cook national park and the fiordland national park which were previously inscribed on the world heritage list are part of the te wahipounamu south west new zealand. A unesco world heritage site is a place that is listed by the united nations educational scientific and cultural organization as of.
It is one of the largest cities in india and is surrounded by walls and gates decorated with drawings on the backdrop of a beautiful pink hue jaipur the pink city successfully manages to retain its old world charm. In 1979 the committee decided to inscribe the ohrid lake on the world heritage list under natural criteria iii.