Beautiful Images from World Heritage Sites in India

Beautiful Images from 38 World Heritage Sites in India 🏛️

India ranks 6th in the world when it comes to the number of world heritage sites recognized by UNESCO. Currently, India has 38 world heritage sites – 30 cultural, 7 natural, and 1 mixed-criteria site.

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recognizes important cultural and natural places around the world. It works as per the rules of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, 1972.

Visiting these world heritage centres will gather you a lot of knowledge about the world’s history, art, culture, and nature.

Here are some stunning and eye-opening 😲 photos from all the 38 world heritage sites located in India.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India Images

You will find the names of the sites along with the year when they got added to the world heritage sites list by UNESCO.

Cultural Heritage Sites

1. Agra Fort (1983)

Agra Fort 1

Agra Fort 2

Agra Fort 3

Agra Fort 4

2. Ajanta Caves (1983)

Ajanta Caves 1

Ajanta Caves 2

Ajanta Caves 3

Ajanta Caves 4

Ajanta Caves 5

3. Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar (2016)

Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar 1

Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar 2

Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar 3

4. Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi 1

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi 2

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi 3

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi 4

5. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004)

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park 1

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park 2

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park 3

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park 4

6. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) 1

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) 2

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) 3

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) 4

7. Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)

Churches and Convents of Goa 1

Churches and Convents of Goa 2

Churches and Convents of Goa 3

Churches and Convents of Goa 4

8. Elephanta Caves (1987)

Elephanta Caves 1

Elephanta Caves 2

Elephanta Caves 3

Elephanta Caves 4

9. Ellora Caves (1983)

Ellora Caves 1

Ellora Caves 2

Ellora Caves 3

Ellora Caves 4

10. Fatehpur Sikri (1986)

Fatehpur Sikri 1

Fatehpur Sikri 2

Fatehpur Sikri 3

Fatehpur Sikri 4

11. Great Living Chola Temples (1987,2004)

Great Living Chola Temples 1

Great Living Chola Temples 2

Great Living Chola Temples 3

12. Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)

Group of Monuments at Hampi 1

Group of Monuments at Hampi 2

Group of Monuments at Hampi 3

Group of Monuments at Hampi 4

13. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram 1

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram 2

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram 3

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram 4

14. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal 1

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal 2

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal 3

15. Hill Forts of Rajasthan (2013)

Hill Forts of Rajasthan 1

Hill Forts of Rajasthan 2

Hill Forts of Rajasthan 3

Hill Forts of Rajasthan 4

16. Historic City of Ahmadabad (2017)

Historic City of Ahmadabad 1

Historic City of Ahmadabad 2

Historic City of Ahmadabad 3

17. Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993)

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi 1

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi 2

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi 3

18. Jaipur City, Rajasthan (2019)

Jaipur City, Rajasthan 1

Jaipur City, Rajasthan 2

Jaipur City, Rajasthan 3

Jaipur City, Rajasthan 4

19. Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)

Khajuraho Group of Monuments 1

Khajuraho Group of Monuments 2

Khajuraho Group of Monuments 3

Khajuraho Group of Monuments 4

20. Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (2002)

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya 1

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya 2

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya 3

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya 4

21. Mountain Railways of India (1999, 2005, 2008)

Mountain Railways of India 1

Mountain Railways of India 2

Mountain Railways of India 3

22. Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)

Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi 1

Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi 2

Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi 3

23. Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat (2014)

Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat 1

Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat 2

Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat 3

24. Red Fort Complex (2007)

Red Fort Complex 1

Red Fort Complex 2

Red Fort Complex 3

Red Fort Complex 4

25. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka 1

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka 2

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka 3

26. Sun Temple, Konârak (1984)

Sun Temple, Konârak 1

Sun Temple, Konârak 2

Sun Temple, Konârak 3

27. Taj Mahal (1983)

Taj Mahal 1

Taj Mahal 2

Taj Mahal 3

28. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (2016)

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement India 1

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement India 2

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement India 3

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement India 4

29. The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)

The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur 1

The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur 2

The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur 3

30. Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai (2018)

Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai 1

Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai 2

Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai 3

Natural Heritage Sites

31. Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (2014)

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area 1

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area 2

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area 3

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area 4

32. Kaziranga National Park (1985)

Kaziranga National Park 1

Kaziranga National Park 2

Kaziranga National Park 3

33. Keoladeo National Park (1985)

Keoladeo National Park 1

Keoladeo National Park 2

Keoladeo National Park 3

34. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary 1

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary 2

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary 3

35. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988, 2005)

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks 1

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks 2

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks 3

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks 4

36. Sundarbans National Park (1987)

Sundarbans National Park 1

Sundarbans National Park 2

Sundarbans National Park 3

Sundarbans National Park 4

37. Western Ghats (2012)

Western Ghats 1

Western Ghats 2

Western Ghats 3

Mixed-criteria Heritage Sites

38. Khangchendzonga National Park (2016)

Khangchendzonga National Park 1

Khangchendzonga National Park 2

Khangchendzonga National Park 3

Wrapping it Up

So, this was it – beautiful images from World Heritage Sites in India.

Now, it’s your turn:

Have you ever visited any of the world heritage centres mentioned here? Or, planning to visit one? Let me know in the comments below right now.

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