World Heritage Week In India Began From Thursday

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To live on a land blessed with such history and culture is nothing short of luxury itself. UNESCO has 38 world heritage sites in India, which shows the history we have to celebrate across timelines. Hampi was added to this list in the year 1986.

World Heritage Week is celebrated all over the world every year from the 19th to the 25th of November. Mostly it is celebrated by the students of schools and colleges in order to get people aware of the importance of the cultural heritage and its preservation.

After the latest addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, India has now 38 World Heritage Sites, and that makes India ranks 6th with the largest number of World Heritage Sites in the world! There are 30 cultural sites, 7 natural sites, and 1 mixed as recognized by UNESCO.

The theme for 2020 is ‘Shared Cultures, Thread Heritage, Shared Responsibility’, the aim of which is to raise awareness about the values and conservation of our heritage sites. The theme resonates now more than ever, with countries across the world dealing with a health crisis.

Top 10 must visit places out of 38 from the UNESCO recognized sites in India are:

  • Taj Mahal, Agra
  • Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Hampi, Karnataka
  • Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
  • Ellora Caves, Maharashtra.
  • Bodh Gaya, Bihar
  • Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha.
  • Red Fort Complex, Delhi.
  • Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
  • Chola Temples, Tamil Nadu

Notably, the Archaeological Survey of India and many other museums have organized programs and events to highlight the importance of historical monuments and their preservation.

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