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Surprisingly underrated unesco world heritage sites in india

Sep 1, 2022
Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim
Declared a World Heritage Site in 2016, this national park is located in the Himalayan range in Sikkim, and is dotted with a diverse landscape, along with being home to the world's third-highest peak, Mt Khangchenzonga
Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh
The Agra Fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993; the fact mostly remains overlooked in the glory of its neighbour, the Taj Mahal. However, this fort once served as the residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty
Rani ki Vav, Gujarat
This ancient stepwell in Gujarat was declared a World Heritage Site in 2014. Adorned with nearly 500 sculptures of various gods, it will surprise you with its enormous size
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Madhya Pradesh
This UNESCO World Heritage Site features seven hills and more than 750 rock shelters. This ancient archaeological site belongs to the prehistoric Paleolithic and Mesolithic eras
Western Ghats
Did you know that UNESCO lists the Western Ghats among its eight biodiversity pots in the world, along with Brazil’s Atlantic Forest and Madagascar? Well, you know now
Convents and Churches of Goa
You will be surprised to know that many of Goa’s convents and churches have been on UNESCO’s list for more than 30 years, yet many are not aware of it
Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bihar
The temple complex was declared a World Heritage Site in 2002. Built in the 3rd century, this place is considered sacred as this is where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
This sanctuary in Assam became a World Heritage Site in 1995. It serves as home to a rich variety of flora and fauna life, and attracts many visitors from far and near
Chandigarh Capitol Complex, Chandigarh
Spanning across a vast 100 acres of land, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has three main buildings in the complex, namely the Palace of Assembly, Secretariat building, and the High Court