The UNESCO World Heritage sites in India are grouped below by state.


Kaziranga National Park
A riverine wildlife refuge that is home to many rare and threatened species, including the one-horned rhinoceros.

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary


Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda


Humayun’s Tomb
A 16th-century tomb within a complex of tombs, the first garden tomb and the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.

Qutb Minar and its Monuments

Red Fort Complex


Churches and Convents of Goa


Historic City of Ahmedabad
A medieval walled city of unique gated communities and many architectural monuments in a mix of styles.

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Dholavira: a Harappan City

Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat

Himachal Pradesh

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area


Group of Monuments at Hampi
Hundreds of ruins of temples and other structures of the vanished Vijayanagara kingdom.

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas

Madhya Pradesh

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi


Ajanta Caves
Thirty ancient caves carved into a cliff wall, many of them filled with Buddhist paintings and sculpture.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), Mumbai
A busy 19th-century Gothic Revival train station in Mumbai that blends Victorian and Indian influences.

Elephanta Caves
Caves devoted to the Hindu deity Shiva, containing art dating to the 5th and 6th centuries.

Ellora Caves
34 stunning stone-cut caves with carved and painted images from three different religions.

Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai


Sun Temple, Konârak


Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Six ornate and unique forts, legacies of the Princely Rajput states.

Jaipur City
A planned 18th-century walled city, famous for its pink architecture.

The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Keoladeo National Park


Khangchendzonga National Park

Tamil Nadu

Great Living Chola Temples
Three outstanding 11th-12th-century temples covered with carvings depicting elements of Hindu mythology.

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

Mountain Railways of India


Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple


Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
A vast nature reserve with breathtaking scenery, perfect for intrepid nature lovers.

Uttar Pradesh

Agra Fort
A stunning example of Mughal architecture in the form of a fortress containing palaces, audience halls and mosques.

Fatehpur Sikri
An ancient city that is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture.

Taj Mahal
The most famous monument in India, a landmark of Mughal-era architecture and a symbol of eternal love.

West Bengal

Sundarbans National Park



  • Western Ghats

Transnational site

  • The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement