World Heritage Sites in India
There are about twenty six world heritage sites in India including five natural sites such as Sunderbans National Park, Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Kaziranga National Park, Nanda Devi National park and Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. The cultural sites include the famous white marble Taj Mahal and Agra Fort at Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Sun Temple at Konark, Champaner Pavagadh Archeological Park and Chhatrpati Shivaji Terminus at Mumbai. The rock cut caves of Ajanta, Ellora and Elephanta along with the Rock Shelters at Bhimbetka are also listed as the World Heritage Sites in India.
The great Chola Temples in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, the monuments at Hampi, Mahabalipuram and Pattadakal are the world heritage sites that display the rich ancient architectural and sculptural achievements of Deccan India. The monuments at Sanchi, Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, the temple complex of Khajuraho, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and the Churches and Convents in Goa, all throw important light on different eras and their uniqueness in Indian history. Humayun's Tomb at Delhi and the Qutub Minar along with its various monuments have also been enlisted as the world heritage sites in India.