India Is Home To 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. How Many Of These Did You Know?; Srishti Magan; Scoopwhoop

India – Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

India is home to 36 world heritage sites, as designated by UNESCO, and each of them is a representation of India’s rich natural, cultural and architectural diversity:

1. Kaziranga National Park (Assam)

When: Designated in 1985

Why: Because of its unique natural environment that’s home to the largest concentration of one-horned rhinoceros.

2. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (Assam)

When: Designated in 1985

Why: Home to 22 of India’s most endangered mammals including tiger, pygmy hog, clouded leopard and sloth bear.

3. Mahabodhi Temple Complex (Bihar)

When: Designated in 2002

Why: One of the earliest temple constructions, and the place of enlightenment of Gautam Buddha.

4. Humayun’s Tomb (Delhi)

When: Designated in 1993

Why: Architectural innovation, including creation of Char-Bagh inspired by the description of paradise in Holy Quran.

5. Qutub Minar (Delhi)

When: Designated in 1993

Why: For its unique representation of the Islamic architectural and artistic excellence.

6. Red Fort Complex (Delhi)

When: Designated in 2007

Why: For innovative planning arrangements and architectural style, and being a symbol of Mughal power. Also houses the beautiful Moti Masjid.

7. Churches and Convents (Goa)

When: Designated in 1986

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