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List of All the UNESCO World heritage sites In India | Static Awareness Notes

List of All the UNESCO World heritage sites In India | Static Awareness Notes

List of All the UNESCO World heritage sites In India for Static Awareness Section of IBPS, SBI Bank PO and Clerk Exam. We have also shared State Wise List of All the UNESCO World heritage sites In India through map. Check Details about Latest UNESCO World heritage sites In India also. 

Latest UNESCO World heritage sites In India : - Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai declared as World Heritage Site UNESCO in June 2018.

The World Heritage Committee on June 30, 2018 declared the Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai as the World Heritage Property, thus, inscribing the site on the UNESCO's World Heritage list under Criteria (ii) and (iv) as defined in the UNESCO's Operational Guidelines.

Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai

Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai

• The Ensemble comprises of two architectural styles - the 19th century collection of Victorian structures and the 20th century Art Deco buildings along the sea, conjoined by the historical open space of the Oval Maidan. 

• This architectural ensemble represents the most remarkable collection of Victorian and Art Deco buildings in the world which form the unique character of this urban setting, unparalleled in the world.

• The 19th century Victorian buildings form part of the larger Fort area situated to the east of the Oval Maidan. 

• These public buildings include the Old Secretariat (1857-74), University Library and Convention Hall (1874-78), the Bombay High Court (1878), the Public Works Department Office (1872), Watson’s Hotel (1869), David Sasoon Library (1870), the Elphinstone College(1888), etc. 

• The Art Deco styled buildings to the west of the Oval Maidan were raised in early 20th century on the new lands at Marine Drive and symbolized the shift in expression to represent contemporary aspirations.


India Now has 37 world heritage inscriptions in all.
  • Cultural - 29 Sites
  • Natural - 7 Sites 
  • Mixed - 1 Sites
List of All the UNESCO World heritage sites In IndiaState Wise List of All the UNESCO World heritage sites In India

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UNESCO World heritage sites In India : Cultural Heritage Sites 

  • Agra Fort (1983)
  • Ajanta Caves (1983)
  • Archaeological Site of Nalanda
  • Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar (2016)
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004)
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)
  • Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)
  • Elephanta Caves (1987)
  • Ellora Caves (1983)
  • Fatehpur Sikri (1986)
  • Great Living Chola Temples (1987,2004)
  • Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)
  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)
  • Hill Forts of Rajasthan (2013)
  • Historic City of Ahmadabad (2017)
  • Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993)
  • Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)
  • Maha bodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (2002)
  • Mountain Railways of India (1999,2005,2008)
  • Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)
  • Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat (2014)
  • Red Fort Complex (2007)
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)
  • Sun Temple, Kon├órak (1984)
  • Taj Mahal (1983)
  • The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (2016)
  • The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)
  • Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai (2018)
UNESCO World heritage sites In India : Natural Heritage Sites 
  • Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (2014)
  • Kaziranga National Park (1985)
  • Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988,2005)
  • Sundarbans National Park (1987)
  • Western Ghats (2012)
UNESCO World heritage sites In India : Mixed Heritage Sites 
  • Khangchendzonga National Park (2016)
Static Awareness MCQs Based on UNESCO World heritage sites In India

Q.1. Which State has Maximum Number of UNESCO World heritage sites In India
A. West Bengal
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Maharashtra
D. Karnataka
E. Gujarat 

Answer - C. Maharashtra

Q.2. Which Indian city has become first Indian city to receive heritage status ?
A. Mumbai
B. Ahmadabad
C. Kolkata 
D. Surat 
E. Bengaluru

Answer - B. Ahmadabad

Q.3. Which was the first two Indian sites inscribed to the list 

Answer - Agra Fort and Ajanta Caves

Q.4 Where does Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi is Located ?

Answer - Sanchi Town in Raisen District of the State of Madhya Pradesh, India

Q. 5 Which of the Following is Natural UNESCO World Heritage site in India ?
A. Ajanta Caves
B. Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
C. Humayun’s Tomb
D. Elephanta Caves
E. Western Ghats

Answer - E. Western Ghats

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