Not everyone is aware of all UNESCO world heritage sites in India. We only know about the famous ones and there are some other heritage sites that no one talks about. A World Heritage Site is recognised by the United Nations and it depends on cultural, historical, scientific or any other form of significance. These world heritage sites are protected by UNESCO. In total, there are 35 World Heritage sites in India that are recognized by UNESCO but there are few other Heritage Sites that you probably don’t know about.
7 World Heritage sites in India that you probably didn’t know before. Take a look!
1. Khangchendzonga National Park
Where is it: Sikkim
Became a heritage site in: 2016
Khangchendzonga National Park is the latest Indian entry on the Heritage list. This site is home to an outstanding variety of mountains, plains, glaciers, valleys, and much more. It was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2016.
2. Churches and Convents of Goa
Where is it: Old Goa
Became a heritage site in: 1986
Goa is famous for beaches and it doesn’t mean the state is any less culturally significant in other aspects. The Church of Bom Jesus is the most renowned church in the world. Many churches in Goa are more than hundred years old but they are pretty well-maintained.
3. Western Ghats
Where is it: Everywhere between Gujarat and Tamil Nadu on the Indian west coast.
Became a heritage site in: 2012
The mountain chain is approximately 1,600km long and it runs through the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is home to at least 325 species of flora and fauna.