World Heritage Day 2019, 10 stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites in India, All you need to know about the history, significance and this year’s theme. World Heritage Day is celebrated across the globe with the aim of encouraging local communities and individuals to consider the importance of cultural heritage in their lives.
In the year 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites declared 18th April as World Heritage Day to raise awareness about monuments and other sites which form a part of our history and culture.
It is also a day of international solidarity in favor of strengthening and safeguarding heritage world-wide. World heritage day also aims to seek recognition for the people involved in preserving the sites, especially scientists, archaeologists, geographers and engineers.
The theme for this year’s celebrations is ‘Rural Landscapes’, which is related to the theme of the 2019 ICOMOS Scientific Symposium on Rural heritage that will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco in October.
Listed below are the remaining 25 World Heritage sites in India
Ajanta Caves (1983)
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)
Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)
Elephanta Caves (1987)
Ellora Caves (1983)
Fatehpur Sikri (1986)
Great Living Chola Temples (1987)
Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)
Hill Forts of Rajasthan (2013)
Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)
Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (2002)
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)
Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen's Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat (2014)
Red Fort Complex (2007)
Taj Mahal (1983)
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (2016)
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)
Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (2014)
Keoladeo National Park (1985)
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988)
Western Ghats (2012)
Khangchendzonga National Park (2016)