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Charminar recommended for World Heritage List of UNESCO

Charminar, Golkonda Fort among World Heritage Sites Recommended: Minister

Charminar

Golkonda Fort

India has submitted a list of 46 monuments, including Golconda Fort and Charminar – both now in Telangana, for their inclusion as Unesco World Heritage Sites, parliament was informed on Wednesday.

In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said the list was submitted to the World Heritage Centre in April 2014.

The list includes ancient Buddhists sites Sarnath and Varanasi, Chilika Lake in Odisha, Kangchendzonga National Park in Sikkim, Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar, and Mughal Gardens in Kashmir.

Here is the full list of recommended sites so far:

Properties submitted on the Tentative List (47)
  • Temples at Bishnupur, West Bengal (1998)
  • Buddhist Monastery Complex, Alchi, Leh, known as Alchi Chos-kor (1998)
  • Mattanchery Palace, Ernakulam, Kerala (1998)
  • Group of Monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (1998)
  • Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (1998)
  • Hemis Gompa (1998)
  • Sri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab (2004)
  • River Island of Majuli in midstream of Brahmaputra River in Assam (2004)
  • Namdapha National Park (2006)
  • Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch (2006)
  • Kangchendzonga National Park (2006)
  • Urban and Architectural Work of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh (2006)
  • Churchgate – Extension to Mumbai CST (2009)
  • Excavated Remains at Nalanda (2009)
  • Bhitarkanika Conservation Area (2009)
  • Neora Valley National Park (2009)
  • Desert National Park (2009)
  • Silk Road Sites in India (2010)
  • Santiniketan (2010)
  • The Qutb Shahi Monuments of Hyderabad Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Charminar (2010)
  • Mughal Gardens in Kashmir (2010)
  • Historic city of Ahmadabad (2011)
  • The Victorian & Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai (2012)
  • Delhi – A Heritage City (2012)
  • Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate (2014)
  • Cellular Jail, Andaman Islands (2014)
  • The Glorious Kakatiya Temples and Gateways (2014)
  • Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India (2014)
  • Sites along the Badshahi Marg – The Grand Trunk Road (2014)
  • Dholavira: A Harappan City (2014)
  • Apatani Cultural Landscape (2014)
  • Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam (2014)
  • Monuments of Srirangapatna Island Town (2014)
  • Chilika Lake (2014)
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace (2014)
  • Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala (2014)
  • Sites of Saytagrah, India’s non-violent freedom movement (2014)
  • Thembang Fortified Village (2014)
  • Narcondam Island (2014)
  • Moidams – the Mound-Burial system of the Ahom Dynasty (2014)
  • Ekamra Kshetra – The Temple City, Bhubaneswar (2014)
  • The Neolithic Settlement of Burzahom (2014)
  • Archaeological remains of a Harappa Port-Town, Lothal (2014)
  • Mountain Railways of India (Extension) (2014)
  • Chettinad, Village Clusters of the Tamil Merchants (2014)
  • Bahá’í House of Worship at New Delhi (2014)
  • Evolution of Temple Architecture – Aihole-Badami- Pattadakal (2015)

 

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