7 Interesting Facts About World Heritage Sites In India

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1. There are 40 World Heritage Sites listed in India, out of which 32 are cultural, 7 are natural, and the remaining one – Khangchendzonga National Park – is a mix of both.

2. India boasts of having the 6th largest number of sites across the globe.

3. The Taj Mahal, Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, and Agra Fort were the first sites to have made it to the list, as per the World Heritage Committee in 1983.

4. The most recently listed site is Dholavira in 2021.

5. There are 2 sites that are referred to as endangered – Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (due to widespread poaching activities) and the Hampi monuments as a result of new constructions in the vicinity and increased traffic.

6. There are 52 sites in India that are on the tentative list.

7. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier is the only transnational site that India shares with 6 other nations.