In 1979 the committee decided to inscribe the ohrid lake on the world heritage list under natural criteria iii. 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.
We have compiled here list of top 10 world heritage sites in india with their images.
World heritage sites in india images. 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. 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. List of top 10 world heritage sites in india.
One of the seven wonders of the world taj mahal is indeed the most important world heritage site in india. World heritage day 2018. 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.
Apart from these india is proud to have 23 more world heritage sites. It became the centre of the hindu vijayanagara empire capital in the 14th century. India ranks 7th on the list of countries with the most unesco world heritage sites.
There are currently 30 world heritage sites in india declared and identified by unesco. Here are pictures of some of these stunning sites including the humayuns tomb taj mahal and qutub minar. Hampi also referred to as the group of monuments at hampi is a unesco world heritage site located in east central karnataka india.
These include 30 cultural sites seven natural sites and one mixed. Unesco world heritage sites india unesco whs page on india. They are well known for their nagara style symbolism and erotic figures and sculpturesthese sensuous stone carvings of human and animal form in erotic poses are very aesthetically.
There are 38 world heritage sites located in india. Located in madhya pradesh khajuraho is a famous unesco world heritage site in india. Complete listing at unesco official website can be found here.
Khajuraho is a unique heritage site which is renowned for a group of hindu and jain temples situated 175 km south east of jhansi. Click on thumbnails below for additional pictures. India has a total of 35 world heritage sites that have been recognised by unesco.
Government of india recently submitted other heritage sites to get identified by unesco. There are total 35 world heritage sites in india that are recognised by the united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco.