Sites of outstanding universal natural or cultural significance are
included on the World Heritage List.
» Agra Fort (1983) :
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Near the gardens of the Taj
Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red
Fort of Agra.
» Ajanta Caves (1983) :
The first Buddhist cave
monuments at Ajanta date from the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. During the
Gupta period (5th and 6th centuries A.D.), many more richly decorated caves
were added to the original group.
» Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989) :
About 40 km
from Bhopal, the site of Sanchi comprises a group of Buddhist monuments
(monolithic pillars, palaces, temples and monasteries) all in different
states of conservation most of which date back to the 2nd and 1st centuries
» Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004) :
hill fortress of an early Hindu capital, and remains of the 16th century
capital of the state of Gujarat.
» Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria
Terminus) (2004) :
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as
Victoria Terminus in Mumbai. The terminal was built over ten years starting
in 1878 according to a High Victorian Gothic design based on late medieval
» Churches and Convents of Goa (1986) :
and convents of Goa, the former capital of the Portuguese. These monuments
were influential in spreading forms of Manueline, Mannerist and Baroque art
in all the countries of Asia where missions were established
» Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) (1999) :
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway opened in 1881, it applied bold, ingenious
engineering solutions to the problem of establishing an effective rail link
across a mountainous terrain of great beauty.
» Elephanta Caves (1987) :
The 'City of Caves', on
an island in the Sea of Oman close to Bombay, contains a collection of rock
art linked to the cult of Shiva.
» Ellora Caves (1983) :
34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, are not far from
Aurangabad, in Maharashtra. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of
monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient
India to life.
» Fatehpur Sikri (1986) :
The "City of Victory"
was Akbar's capital for approximately 12 years. The finest monuments within
this area are the Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Panch House, Panch Mahal, Buland
Darwaza and the tomb of Saint Shaikh Salim Chisti, and the Jama Masjid (one
of the largest mosques in India).
» Great Living Chola Temples (1987) :
Living Chola Temples were built by kings of the Chola Empire. The site now
includes the three great 11th and 12th century Chola Temples: the
Brihadisvara temple of Thanjavur, the Temple of Gangaikondacholisvaram and
the Airavatesvara temple at Darasuram.
» Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986) :
of Vijayanagar's fabulously rich princes built Dravidian temples and palaces
which won the admiration of travellers between the 14th and 16th centuries.
» Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984) :
group of sanctuaries, founded by the Pallava kings, was carved out of rock
along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries. I
» Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987) :
Pattadakal, in Karnataka, has nine Hindu temples, as well as a Jain
sanctuary built in the 7th and 8th centuries under the Chalukya dynasty.
» Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (1993) :
built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first
garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major
architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.
» Khajuraho Group of Monuments
The temples at Khajuraho were built during the Chandella
dynasty, which reached its apogee between 950 and 1050.
» Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (2002) :
Mahabodhi Temple Complex was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C.,
and the present temple dates from the 5th or 6th centuries.
» Qutab Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993) :
Built in the early 13th century a few kilometers south of Delhi, stands the
red sandstone tower of Qutab Minar.
» Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003) :
Shelters of Bhimbetka are in the foothills of the Vindhya Mountains on the
southern edge of the central Indian plateau, known for rock painting.
» Sun Temple, Konark (1984) :
Built in the 13th
century, on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, the temple at Konark is a
monumental representation of the sun god Surya's chariot.
» Taj Mahal (1983) :
An epitome of beauty, built in
Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in
memory of his favorite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in
India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's
» Kaziranga National Park (1985):
In the heart of
Assam, this park is inhabited by the world's largest population of
one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers,
elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds.
» Keoladeo National Park (1985) :
duck-hunting reserve of the Maharajas is home to some 364 species of birds,
including the rare Siberian crane and a large number of aquatic birds from
Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia.
» Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985) :
situated in the foothills of Himalayas, is home to a great variety of
wildlife, including many endangered species, such as the tiger, pygmy hog,
Indian rhinoceros and Indian elephant.
» Nanda Devi National Park (1988) :
The Nanda Devi
National Park, situated in the Himalayas, is the habitat of several
endangered mammals, especially the snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer and
» Sundarbans National Park (1987) :
located in West Bengal, India, contains the world's largest area of mangrove
forests. A number of rare or endangered species live in the park, including
tigers, aquatic mammals, birds and reptiles.