There are 35 (27 cultural, 7 natural and 1 mixed) World Heritage Sites in India that are recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as on July 2016.
These are places of importance of cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.
The Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted on 17 November 1972 following the General Conference of the UNESCO held from 17 October 1972 to 21 November 1972.
India’s first two sites inscribed on the list at the Seventh Session of the World Heritage held in 1983 were the Agra Fort and the Ajanta Caves. List of Cultural Sites (27)
Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University)
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell)
Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Chittorgarh; Kumbhalgarh; Sawai Madhopur; Jhalawar; Jaipur, and Jaisalmer (Rajastahan)
The Jantar Mantar
Red Fort Complex
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
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