UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization based in Paris is a specialized agency, whose purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaborations through educational, scientific and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, rule of law and human rights along the fundamental freedom proclaimed by the United Nations Charter. UNESCO pursues its objectives through five five major problems, education, natural sciences, social/human sciences, culture and communication/information. For someone who came in late, a World Heritage Site is selected and recognized by the United Nations on the basis of its “cultural, historical, scientific or any other form of significance”. These sites are preserved and protected by UNESCO and international treaties.
India is a proud keeper of 35 UNESCO approved World Heritage, that includes the usual suspects such as Taj Mahal, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, etc. But there are much more which may not be known to us, but once you look at them you will know that they rightful own that title. Here are the seven best pick out of the 35 of them.
1. Khangchendzonga National Park:-
You may have known about the mountain top okay, however, the national park (or the biosphere reserve) situated in Sikkim is no less imperative. It is the most recent Indian passage on the legacy list. The 1784 sq. km- expansive site is home to an extraordinary assortment of widely varied vegetation, animals, mountains, fields, icy masses, valleys, and significantly more. Mt. Kanchenjunga here is the subject of numerous old stories and myths that have affected the arrangement of different central Sikkimese philosophies. The national stop is a paradise for nature sweethearts and flying bird- watchers.
Proclaimed as Heritage: 2016
2. Churches & Convents Of Goa:-
Goa is the unofficial beach capital of India, however, that doesn’t mean the state is any less topographically or culturally noteworthy in different aspects. The churches and convents of Goa give a reasonable portrayal of evangelisation in Asia through their extravagant design and corroded workmanship inside. The Church of Bom Jesus is apparently the most eminent of the parcel since it houses the tomb of the persuasive fifteenth century Catholic Missionary St. Francis-Xavier, pulling in a great many religious and non-religious visitors consistently. The region likewise once filled in as the capital of Portuguese India, till it was surrendered in the 1800s because of a torment.
Proclaimed as Heritage: 1986
3. Western Ghats:-
The Western Ghats are otherwise called Sahyadris in Hindi, which truly means “the benevolent mountains”. The every day dedicating probably been finished inferable from how critical they are as far as biophysical and environmental procedures that happen through the whole western shore of the Indian landmass. Shockingly, the Western Ghats are even more seasoned than the Himalayas, which is a declaration to their criticalness in directing the atmosphere of the district. The mountain chain is around 1,600km long and goes through the conditions of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Proclaimed as Heritage: 2012
4. Bhimbetkar Rock Shelters:-
Getting its name from Mahabharata’s Bhima, Bhimbetka is generally accepted to be the start of the Indian Stone Age. These characteristic Paleolithic rock shelters are situated inside the Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh and have been saved incredibly well since more than 100,000 years back. The heavens show artistic creations empowering present day archeologists and anthropologists to see how man lived and carried on in the ancient circumstances.
Proclaimed as Heritage: 2003
5. Rani Ki Vav:-
Rani-Ki-Vav is an intricately developed stepwell on the banks of River Saraswati, which is loaded with mainstream and mythological imagery shaped everywhere. The site has mysteriously gone under the radar this previous couple of years. School course readings scarcely ever specify the name of this cultural heritage social legacy and the administration of Gujarat never required any push to advance it either. In any case, its current commencement to the World Heritage Sites list has all of a sudden shot it back to acclaim. The tale of its starting points is likewise extremely entrancing as it is accepted to have been worked by the widowed ruler Udayamati in memory of her expired spouse Bhima in the eleventh century AD.
Proclaimed as Heritage: 2014
Despite the fact that Pattadakal has bit by bit turned into a critical vacationer site in Karnataka, most, even locals living close-by, don’t yet know this. The Group of Monuments in this small town incorporate Hindu and Jain Temples from seventh and eighth hundreds of years and these were developed by the ace skilled workers of Chalukya tradition. The most celebrated of the parcel is the Temple of Virupaksha, which was worked by Queen Lokamahadevi in 740 AD; the sanctuary denotes a high point as far as a melange of northern and southern types of design.
Proclaimed as Heritage: 1987
7. Great Living Chola Temples:-
Staying put in the south to end our rundown, the Great Living Chola Temples were worked between the eleventh and twelfth hundreds of years by the Chola administration. The rundown contains three sanctuaries, specifically Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram. The temples are an immaculate proof of the dexterity of design, architecture, sculpture painting and a bronze casting of the Cholas.