A World Heritage Site is a landmark or an area with legal protection by an international convention which is administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Heritage Sites are designated the UNESCO based on their cultural, scientific and historical importance.
People are responsible for preserving the human heritage and recognizing the efforts of the organisations that support it.
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In the latest announcement, UNESCO on its Twitter handle announced:
List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Here is the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are located all over India.
|Taj Mahal||Agra Fort|
|Fatehpur Sikri||Ellora Caves|
|Khajuraho||Kaziranga National Park|
|Manas National Park||Elephanta Caves|
|Ajanta Caves||Humanyun’s Tomb|
|Sanchi||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus|
|Keoladeo National Park||Pattadakal|
|Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram||Mahabodhi Temple|
|Hill Forts of Rajasthan||Bhimbetka rock shelters|
World Heritage Sites: History
This day was established by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982. This happened during a seminar in Tunisia and was later approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 1983 at the 22nd session of the UNESCO Conference.
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World Heritage Sites: Significance
All the places included in the World Heritage Sites are those that have an outstanding universal value to humanity. These sites are to be valued for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Speaking of places outside India places like the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador, the Taj Mahal in India, the Grand Canyon in the USA and the Acropolis in Greece are examples of the 1007 natural and cultural places inscribed on the World Heritage List to date.
Qutab Minar is considered a World Heritage Site in India.
There are almost 40 World Heritage Sites located in India. Out of these 32 are cultural, 7 are natural and the rest are mixed types.
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