ASI receives UNESCO World Heritage Status for sites in India

Q.  ASI has received UNESCO World Heritage Status for which of the following tourist sites?
- Published on 28 Apr 16

a. Ajanta Caves
b. Ellora Caves
c. Taj Mahal
d. All of the above

ANSWER: All of the above
 
ASI or Archaeological Survey of India has received approval for the following sites for UNESCO World Heritage status:
  • Ajanta Caves (1983)
  • Ellora Caves (1983)
  • Agra Fort (1983)
  • Taj Mahal (1983)
  • Sun Temple, Konarak (1984)
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)
  • Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)
  • Group of Temples, Khajuraho (1986)
  • Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)
  • Group of Monuments, FatehpurSikri (1986)
  • Group of Temples, Pattadakal (1987)
  • Elephanta Caves ( 1987)
  • Great Living Chola temples at Thanjavur, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram (1987 & 2004)
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)
  • Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993)
  • Qutb Minar Complex, Delhi (1993)
  • Prehistoric Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)
  • Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park (2004)
  • Red Fort Complex, Delhi (2007)
  • Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  • Rani ki Vav (2014)
  • Mountain Railway of India ( Darjeeling,1999), Nilgiri (2005), Kalka-Shimla(2008)
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)
  • Under Protection of Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee
  • Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya (2002)
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)
  • Under Protection of Ministry of Environment & Forest
  • Kaziranga National Park (1985)
  • Manas Wild Life Sanctuary (1985)
  • Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  • Sunderban National Park (1987)
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988, 2005)
  • Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu
  • Great Himalayan National Park (2014)

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