Daily News Analysis

World Heritage Sites

22nd July, 2021 Culture

Context

  • Liverpool has been stripped of its World Heritage status after a UN committee found developments threatened the value of the city’s waterfront.

 

About

  • A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area with legal protection by an international convention administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance.
  • India has 38 world heritage sites that include 30 Cultural properties, 7 Natural properties and 1 mixed site.
  • India has the sixth largest number of sites in the world.

 

Cultural (30)

  1. Agra Fort (1983)
  2. Ajanta Caves (1983)
  3. Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar (2016)
  4. Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)
  5. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004)
  6. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)
  7. Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)
  8. Elephanta Caves (1987)
  9. Ellora Caves (1983)
  10. Fatehpur Sikri (1986)
  11. Great Living Chola Temples (1987,2004)
  12. Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)
  13. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)
  14. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)
  15. Hill Forts of Rajasthan (2013)
  16. Historic City of Ahmadabad (2017)
  17. Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (1993)
  18. Jaipur City, Rajasthan (2019)
  19. Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)
  20. Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (2002)
  21. Mountain Railways of India (1999,2005,2008)
  22. Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)
  23. Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat (2014)
  24. Red Fort Complex (2007)
  25. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)
  26. Sun Temple, Konârak (1984)
  27. Taj Mahal (1983)
  28. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (2016)
  29. The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)
  30. Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai (2018)

 

Natural (7)

  1. Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (2014)
  2. Kaziranga National Park (1985)
  3. Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  4. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)
  5. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988,2005)
  6. Sundarbans National Park (1987)
  7. Western Ghats (2012)

 

Mixed (1)

  1. Khangchendzonga National Park (2016)

 

https://newsonair.com/2021/07/21/liverpool-stripped-of-world-heritage-status/