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Indian Monuments and Sites Nominated for UNESCO Heritage sites

In 2021, The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which is responsible for the protection and preservation of Indian monuments, has proposed nine sites for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s tentative lists.

In May 2021, the Ministry of Culture announced that six new Indian Sites namely, Satpura Tiger Reserve (Madhya Pradesh); Iconic Riverfront of the Historic City of Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh); Maratha Military Architecture in Maharashtra; Bhedaghat-Lametaghat in Narmada Valley (Madhya Pradesh); and Temples of Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu) were selected in the Tentative lists of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As of 2021, Tentative lists of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains 46 monuments and sites.

Below are names of Indian Monuments and Sites which forms part of the Tentative List:
  1. Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  2. Apatani Cultural Landscape
  3. Archaeological remains of a Harappa Port-Town, Lothal
  4. Bahá’í House of Worship at New Delhi
  5. Bhedaghat-Lametaghat in Narmada Valley
  6. Cellular Jail, Andaman Islands
  7. Chettinad, Village Clusters of the Tamil Merchants
  8. Chilika Lake
  9. Cold Desert Cultural Landscape of India
  10. Delhi – A Heritage City
  11. Desert National Park
  12. Ekamra Kshetra – The Temple City, Bhubaneswar
  13. Evolution of Temple Architecture – Aihole-Badami – Pattadakal
  14. Garo Hills Conservation Area (GHCA)
  15. Group of Monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
  16. Hire Benkal, Megalithic Site
  17. Iconic Riverfront of the Historic City of Varanasi
  18. Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India
  19. Keibul Lamjao Conservation Area
  20. Mattanchery Palace, Ernakulam, Kerala
  21. Moidams – the Mound-Burial system of the Ahom Dynasty
  22. Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate
  23. Monuments of Srirangapatna Island Town
  24. Mountain Railways of India (Extension)
  25. Mughal Gardens in Kashmir
  26. Namdapha National Park
  27. Narcondam Island
  28. Neora Valley National Park
  29. Padmanabhapuram Palace
  30. River Island of Majuli in midstream of Brahmaputra River in Assam
  31. Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala
  32. Santiniketan
  33. Satpura Tiger Reserve
  34. Serial Nomination of Maratha Military Architecture in Maharashtra
  35. Silk Road Sites in India
  36. Sites along the Uttarapath, Badshahi Sadak, Sadak-e-Azam, Grand Trunk Road
  37. Sites of Saytagrah, India’s non-violent freedom movement
  38. Sri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab
  39. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam
  40. Temples at Bishnupur, West Bengal
  41. Temples of Kanchipuram
  42. The historic ensemble of Orchha
  43. The Neolithic Settlement of Burzahom
  44. The Qutb Shahi Monuments of Hyderabad Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Charminar
  45. Thembang Fortified Village
  46. Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch




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