| What is a World Heritage
United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), since 1972,
has been working with countries around the world to identify
the places of outstanding universal value of cultural and
natural heritage. These gifts from the past to the future
are named as "World Heritage Sites".
Cultural heritage refers
to monuments, groups of buildings with historical, aesthetic,
archaeological, scientific, ethnological or anthropological
value. Natural heritage refers to outstanding physical, biological
and geological formations, habitats of threatened species
of plants and animals and areas with scientific, conservative
or aesthetic value.
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
established in the year 1992 is the co-ordinator for all World
Heritage matters. It is situated in Paris, France. For more
details, please visit their website http://whc.unesco.org.
here to see the complete list of World Heritage Sites in India.