10 UNESCO sites in India

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By Sanya Budhiraja
Published November 13, 2020

Hindustan Times

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Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh

Mughal emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the construction of this white marble monument to house his wife, Mumtaz's, tomb

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Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra

The Buddhist cave monuments date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE

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Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi

This historic landmark houses the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun

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Great Living Chola Temples, Tamil Nadu 

This group of temples was built in the Chola dynasty era, between the early 11th and the 12th century CE

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 Kaziranga National Park, Assam

This protected area is home to tigers, elephants and the world’s largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, West Bengal

Also known as the Toy Train this 2 ft gauge railway runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling

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 Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

This Roman Catholic basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier

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Sundarban National Park, West Bengal

This large coastal mangrove forest is home to the Royal Bengal tiger and other endangered species

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Maharashtra 

 This historic train station was previously known as the Victoria Terminus

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Pattadakal, Karnataka

This complex of Hindu and Jain temples dates back to 7th and 8th century CE

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