UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

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Buddhists Monuments at Sanchi

It was commissioned by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE, comprises monolithic pillars, palaces, temples and monasteries.

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Sunderban N.P, West Bengal

The world's largest area of mangrove forests is home to the Royal Bengal tiger and other species.

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Nanda Devi & Valley of Flowers N.P Uttarakhand

Renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty.

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Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, MP

Within massive sandstone outcrops, are five clusters of natural rock shelters from the Mesolithic Period.

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Kaziranga N.P, Assam

Famous for one-horned rhinoceroses, and also home to tigers, elephants.

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Sun Temple Konark, Odisha

It is the representation of the sun god Surya's chariot; its 24 wheels and it is led by a team of six horses.

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Taj Mahal, Agra

An immense mausoleum of white marble, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife.

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Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra

The paintings and sculptures of Ajanta considered masterpieces of Buddhist religious art.

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Khajuraho, MP

Built during the Chandella dynasty, strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture.

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Khangchendzonga N.P, Sikkim

It includes a unique diversity of plains, valleys, lakes, glaciers and spectacular, snow-capped mountains,

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Western Ghats

It is recognized as one of the world’s eight ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity.

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Hill forts of Rajasthan

It includes six majestic forts in Chittorgarh; Kumbhalgarh; Sawai Madhopur; Jhalawar; Jaipur, and Jaisalmer.

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Rani-ki-Vav, Gujarat

Reflecting skills of this complex technique and great beauty of detail and proportions.

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Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, built in 1570.

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Qutub Minar, Delhi

The red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high built in the early 13th century, contains two mosques.

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