Hello, friends today I will write a beautiful article about India. India is a vast country. Not only the people but also the geographic diversity can be seen in this country. India has the one wonder among the seven wonders of the world that is The Tajmahal.
But very few people know about the heritage sites of India. India has many more places to visit which are known as world heritage sites in India.
UNESCO which has its head office in Paris recognizes these world heritage sites. These places are paradise for people who love to travel.
The heritage sites in India not only rich in beauty but also with culture and heritage. Proudly contains the richness of Indian culture through monuments, nature, and sculptures.
First of all, let me tell you what is World heritage site?
The sites which are either natural or man-made which need special protection and conservation is called World heritage site. These World heritage sites are precious, ancient and rare but most of them are just wonderful and worth the travel.
These places are very important for world culture and heritage. World heritage sites in India could be any geographic location like Hillis, monuments, desert, place etc.
What UNESCO Do for world heritage sites
These world heritage sites in India has been chosen by UNESCO by the supervision of World heritage society. UNESCO celebrates World heritage site day every year 18th April. The main motive is to increase awareness about world heritage sites.
There are almost 2031 world heritage sites in all over the world. Earlier there were 32 sites in the list of world heritage sites in India. UNESCO has recognized 3 more sites. Added them to the list of world heritage sites in India. For more information click here.
The sites which have been added are Chandigarh Capital Complex, Kanchanjanga park, and Nalanda University Archaeological site.
These World Heritage sites are designated by UNESCO ( United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization).
There are total 36 (28 cultural, 7 natural and 1 mixed) World Heritage Sites in India which has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) until August 2017.
The list of the world heritage sites in India is given below according to the year of joining the list prepared by UNESCO.
Information about world heritage sites in India
Tajmahal which is situated in Uttar Pradesh which also belongs to the seven wonders of the world is the first site to be on the list of world heritage sites in India.
This site is the first site which has been included in the in the list of world heritage sites in India. In the list, the next sites have also been included in the same list. The sites are Agra Fort, Ajanta, Ellora caves.
The next sites which have been added to the sites in the next year that is 1985, are Karnataka Sun Temple, Pancharath, Mahabali puram.
In the year 1986 four sites were added to the list.Those sites are Keoladeo National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Hampi, Fatehpur Sikri and Khajuraho. Khajuraho Which has rock carvings based on Kamasutra is very famous.Every year tourist gather there to visit from all over the world.
1987 world heritage sites in India introduced to some new sites like Sundarban, Elephanta caves, Pattadakkal, Cholmandir.
In the year 1988, the two sites have been added to the list. They are Nandadevi National park and flower valley.These are the natural site. Which has some serious tourist attraction among the world heritage sites in India?
In the year 1989, only one site was added. That was Sanchi Budhha Stupa.
In the year 1993, two sites were added. These are qutub minar of Delhi and Humayus tomb in Agra.
The Mountain Railways of India has added in the year 1999.
Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, Bihar and Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh, has been added in the year 2002 and 2003.
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park in Gujarat and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) are the new addition places of the year 2004.
followed by Lal Killa and Jantar Mantar in the year 2007 and 2010.
The Western Ghats and Kumbalgarh Killa have been introduced to the World Heritage sites in India in the year 2012 and 2013.
Rani ki Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) and Great Himalayan National Park was the new entries in the list of World Heritage Sites in India.The year was 2014.
Earlier I have mentioned these three sites. These three sites are Capital Complex, Kanchanjanga park and Nalanda University Archaeological site.
About Nalanda University Archaeological site
Nalanda University Archaeological site.This place is situated in Bihar. It has a special significance in the cultural heritage of India.
It was the first university in India. One of the oldest university in the world made by a king of Gupta dynasty.
The Nalanda University was the centre of Buddhist culture. There was library full of ancient books in the University. Later war destroyed everything.
Nalanda University Archaeological site has a great historic value.
The Buddhist cultural grown so much in this University. The place has a sentimental significance inside Indians.
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