It became the centre of the hindu vijayanagara empire capital in the 14th century. Top 10 world heritage sites in india.
One of the first world heritage sites in india the ajanta caves date back to around 2 nd century bce to 650 ce and consist of the most beautiful masterpieces of 31 rock cut buddhist cave monuments paintings and sculpturethe caves very built in two different phases.
World heritage site of india owned by two states. To be selected a world heritage site must be an already. There are 38 world heritage sites located in india. The united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco world heritage sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the unesco world heritage convention established in 1972.
31 rock cut caves have been deemed as the world heritage site in the state of maharashtra. Get the list and detailed information about world heritage sites in india. 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.
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. In 1979 the committee decided to inscribe the ohrid lake on the world heritage list under natural criteria iii. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity.
Famous foras buddhist rock cut cave monuments richly decorated paintings and frescoes similar to sigiriya paintings. The united states of america ratified the convention on december 7 1973 making its historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list. Africa arab states asia.
Map showing the location of heritage sites with state boundaries. As of july 2019 there are a total of 1121 world heritage sites located in 167 states parties countries that have adhered to the world heritage convention including the non member state of the holy see of which 869 are cultural 213 are natural and 39 are mixed properties. 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.
Hampi also referred to as the group of monuments at hampi is a unesco world heritage site located in east central karnataka india. The countries have been divided by the world heritage committee into five geographic zones. A world heritage site is a landmark or area which is chosen by the united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco as having cultural historical scientific or other form of significance and is legally protected by international treaties.
July 10 2014 updated on. 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. These include 30 cultural sites seven natural sites and one mixed.