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Jaipur is the next proposed site for UNESCO World Heritage recognition

The Walled City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India” is the next proposed site for UNESCO World Heritage recognition

Jaipur

Our Correspondent / New Delhi

The site “The Walled City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India” has been proposed for World Heritage. As per Operation Guidelines 2017, only one site can be nominated by the state party each year. The above information was given by Minister of State for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate change Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in reply to an Unstarred Question in the Rajya Sabha, today.

The recognition of World Heritage is a matter of great pride. It impacts the local economy by giving a boost to domestic and international tourism leading to increased employment Generation, creation of World class infrastructure and augmentation of sale of local handicrafts, handlooms and heritage memorabilia. Besides, it adds to the prestige of the country as well as prescribed site.

There are a total of 37 World Heritage sites in India at Present. A list of these sites, State wise, is given below,

WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN INDIA

CULTURAL SITES:

Under Protection of Archaeological Survey of India

S.

No

 

Name of Site State

 

Agra Fort (1983) Uttar Pradesh
Ajanta Caves (1983) Maharashtra
Ellora Caves (1983) Maharashtra
Taj Mahal (1983) Uttar Pradesh
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984) Tamil Nadu
Sun Temple, Konarak (1984) Odisha
Churches and Convents of Goa (1986) Goa
Fatehpur Sikri (1986) Uttar Pradesh
Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986) Karnataka
Khajuraho, Group of Temples (1986) Madhya Pradesh
Elephanta Caves ( 1987) Maharashtra
Great Living Chola Temples at Thanjavur, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram (1987 & 2004) Tamil Nadu
Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987) Karnataka
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989) Madhya Pradesh
Humayun’s  Tomb, Delhi (1993) Delhi
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993) Delhi
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003) Madhya Pradesh
Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park (2004) Gujarat
Red Fort Complex, Delhi (2007) Delhi
Hill Forts of Rajasthan

(Chittaurgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Jaisalmer and Ranthambhore, Amber and Gagron Forts)      (2013)

(Amber and Gagron Forts are under protection of Rajasthan State Archaeology and Museums)

Rajasthan
Rani-ki-Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan (2014) Gujarat
Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda (2016) Bihar

Under Protection of Ministry of Railways

23. Mountain Railways of India ( Darjeeling,1999), Nilgiri (2005), Kalka-Shimla(2008) West Bengal,  Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh
24. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004) Maharashtra

Under Protection of Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee

 25 Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, (2002) Bihar

Under Protection of Rajasthan State Archaeology and Museums

26. The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010) Rajasthan

Under Protection of Chandigarh Administration

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

Under Protection of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

28. Historic City of Ahmedabad  (2017) Gujarat

Under Protection of Government of Maharashtra

29. Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai (2018) Maharashtra

NATURAL SITES:

Under Protection of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes

30. Kaziranga National Park (1985) Assam
31. Keoladeo National Park (1985) Rajasthan
32. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985) Assam
33. Sunderbans National Park (1987) West Bengal
34. Nanda Devi  and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988, 2005) Uttarakhand
35. Western Ghats (2012) Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu
36. Great Himalayan National Park (2014) Himachal Pradesh

 MIXED SITE:

 Under Protection of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes

37. Khangchendzonga National Park (2016) Sikkim

 

 

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