5 Least Known UNESCO World Heritage Sites
By: Pinki Wed, 21 Aug 2019 4:23 PM
There are 38 World Heritage Sites located in India, and the country has sixth largest number of sites in the world, include cultural sites, seven natural sites and one mixed site. – Image source
* Khangchendzonga National Park – Mixed Heritage Site of India
Khangchendzonga National Park is the first “Mixed Heritage” site of India and home to the third highest peak in the world, mountain Kangchenjunga 8,586 metres.
The park at an elevation of 1,829 metres has an area of 1,784 km2 and home to 550 species of birds, trekking routes and mammal species including Himalayan musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and Red panda.
* Agra Fort
Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site and very important in terms of architectural history. The red sandstone fort is located close to sister monument, the Taj Mahal also known as jewel of Muslim art in India.
* Rani Ki Vav
Rani Ki Vav is a stepwell and listed as Cleanest Iconic Place in India and also the monument is printed on the rear side of the 100 note in Lavender color.
* Bhimbetka Rock Shelters
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters in the Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh is one of the most popular archaeological site in India that has prehistoric cave paintings, evidence hunting dance and cultural evolution.
* Historic City of Ahmedabad
The Historic City of Ahmadabad listed as the World Heritage City by UNESCO in July 2017, situated on the bank of Sabarmati river. Ahmedabad is India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City also an important economic and industrial hub in India and developed as a smart city under Smart Cities Mission.