The Dossier on ‘Monuments Forts of Deccan Sultanate’ Submitted to UNESCO for 2019-20 Initiative (Download PDF)


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India’s Ministry of Culture has informed the Indian Parliament that, at present, India has 42 sites listed under UNESCO’s tentative list, which is a pre-requisite condition for inscription as World Heritage Sites.

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  • This year, ‘The Walled city of Jaipur’ is under process for nomination of World Heritage Site. The dossier on ‘Monuments Forts of Deccan Sultanate’ has already been submitted to UNESCO for the 2019 - 20 initiative, the Ministry said.

  • According to Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate change Dr. Mahesh Sharma, dossier on ‘Monuments Forts of Deccan Sultanate’ has been prepared and submitted to UNESCO for 2019 - 20 initiative.

  • Augmentation of sites on the World Heritage List/Tentative List is a continuous process and sites are selected on the basis of their potential for fulfilling criteria under Operational Guidelines and demonstration of Outstanding Universal Value.

  • At present, India has 37 World Heritage Sites as follows:

World Heritage Sites in India

Cultural Site

Under Protection of Archaeological Survey of India

Name of Site — State

  1. Agra Fort (1983) — Uttar Pradesh

  2. Ajanta Caves (1983) — Maharashtra

  3. Ellora Caves (1983) — Maharashtra

  4. Taj Mahal (1983) — Uttar Pradesh

  5. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984) — Tamil Nadu

  6. Sun Temple, Konarak (1984) — Odisha

  7. Churches and Convents of Goa (1986) — Goa

  8. Fatehpur Sikri (1986) — Uttar Pradesh

  9. Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986) — Karnataka

  10. Khajuraho, Group of Temples (1986) — Madhya Pradesh

  11. Elephanta Caves (1987) — Maharashtra

  12. Great Living Chola Temples at Thanjavur, Gangaikondacholapuram, and Darasuram (1987 & 2004) — Tamil Nadu

  13. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987) — Karnataka

  14. Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989) — Madhya Pradesh

  15. Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993) — Delhi

  16. Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993) — Delhi

  17. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003) — Madhya Pradesh

  18. Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park (2004) — Gujarat

  19. Red Fort Complex, Delhi (2007) — Delhi

  20. Hill Forts of Rajasthan — Rajasthan

  21. Rani-ki-Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan (2014) — Gujarat

  22. Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda (2016) — Bihar

Under Protection of Ministry of Railways

  • Mountain Railways of India (Darjeeling, 1999), Nilgiri (2005), Kalka-Shimla (2008) — West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004) — Maharashtra

Under Protection of Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee

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

Under Protection of Rajasthan State Archaeology and Museums

The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010) — Rajasthan

Under Protection of Chandigarh Administration

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

Under Protection of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

Historic City of Ahmedabad (2017) — Gujarat

Under Protection of Bombay Municipal Corporation

Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai (2018) — Govt of Maharashtra

Natural Sites:

Under Protection of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes

  1. Kaziranga National Park (1985) — Assam

  2. Keoladeo National Park (1985) — Rajasthan

  3. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985) — Assam

  4. Sunderbans National Park (1987) — West Bengal

  5. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988,2005) — Uttarakhand

  6. Western Ghats (2012) — Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu

  7. Great Himalayan National Park (2014) — Himachal Pradesh

Mixed Site

Under Protection of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes

Khangchendzonga National Park (2016) — Sikkim

All the world heritage sites are well protected and are in good shape. India is conserving all these sites in accordance with the UNESCO’s conservation policy, India’s Minister for Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, told the parliament.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 5, 2019


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