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World Heritage Sites 

The Ajanta Caves (1983) Maharashtra Ellora Caves (1983), Maharashtra Taj Mahal (1983), Uttar Pradesh Agra Fort (1983), Uttar Pradesh Sun Temple, Konarak (1984), Orissa Group of Monuments Mahabalipuram (1984), Tamil Nadu Churches and Convents of Goa (1986), Goa Group of Temples, Khajuraho (1986), Madhya Pradesh Group of monuments at Hampi (1986), Karnataka Fatehpur Sikri (1986), Uttar Pradesh Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987), Karnataka Elephanta Caves ( 1987), Maharashtra Great Living Chola Temples Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989), Madhya Pradesh Humayun's Tomb (1993), Delhi Qutb Minar and its Monuments (1993), Delhi Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodhgaya (2002), Bihar Prehistoric Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003), Madhya Pradesh Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park (2004), Gujarat Mountain Railway of India (1999,2005) West Bengal & Tamil Nadu Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), Mumbai (2004), Maharashtra Kaziranga National Park Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Keoladeo National Park Sunderbans National Park Nanda Devi & Valley of Flowers

In 1972, the General Conference of UNESCO adopted a resolution with overwhelming enthusiasm creating thereby a 'Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage'. The main objectives were to define the World Heritage in both cultural and natural aspects; to enlist Sites and Monuments from the member countries which are of exceptional interest and universal value, the protection of which is the concern of all mankind; and to promote co-operation among all Nations and people to contribute for the protection of these universal treasures intact for future generations. 

The List of recorded sites on the World Heritage now stands at 981 which include both cultural and natural wonders, and endowment that is shared by all mankind and the protection of which is the concern of the entire mankind. These include 759 cultural, 193 natural and 29 mixed properties in 137 state parties. India is an active member State on the World Heritage from 1977 and has been working in close co-operation with other International agencies like ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) and ICCROM (International Centre for the study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property). 
There are 32 World Heritage Properties in India out of which 25 are Cultural Properties and 7 are Natural Properties. 



World Heritage Sites
Ticketed Monuments
Alphabetical List



Gazette Notification announcing the slight change in the entrance fee to World Heritage Sites and other Ticketed Monuments of ASI.


Main introduction (Video)



Cultural Sites

Agra - Fort

Ajanta Caves

Ellora Caves

Agra - Taj Mahal

Group of Monuments Mahabalipuram

Konark - Sun Temple

Churches and Convents of Goa

Fatehpur Sikri

Group of Monuments at Hampi

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Elephanta Caves

Great Living Chola Temples

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

Humayun's Tomb

Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi

Mountain Railways of India

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
Red Fort Complex, Delhi
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Rani-ki-Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell)  


Natural Sites 

Kaziranga National Park 

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Keoladeo National Park

Sunderbans National Park 

Nanda Devi & Valley of Flowers

Western Ghats

Great Himalayan National Park










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