10 UNESCO sites in India


By Sanya Budhiraja
Published November 13, 2020

Hindustan Times


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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