World heritage sites of Gujarat

What is a world heritage site? How are the standards and rules for world heritage site decided? India has many good UNESCO authorized world heritage sites to be proud of. The World Heritage sites or locations are known for their cultural, historical and ancient importance. These sites can be in the form of places, buildings, forest, lake, island, complex, city locations which are of special importance.

The work of UNESCO in protecting heritage sites

The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is involved in protecting and preserving these sites from a treaty that was formulated in the year 1972. The UNESCO team collects names and catalogues of places that are of importance to a nation’s ancient gems.

The total number of heritage sites in the world.

As per the latest data of the year 2013, there are about 981 sites, out of which 759 are from cultural, 193 natural and 29 of mixed properties. It would be also interesting to know about which country has the highest number of world heritage sites.  Italy is considered to be number one with 49 sites, with China and Spain following with 45 and 44 sites respectively.

The necessary criteria for a site to be declared a heritage

For a place or site to be declared as a world heritage, it needs to fulfil certain 10 criteria prescribed by the UNESCO team in terms of cultural tradition or civilization, outstanding structure, cultural representative, traditions, natural beauty, ecological development or natural habitat among others.

The total heritage sites in India and Gujarat

As such, there are 30 world heritage sites in India recognized by the UNESCO, out of which 24 are cultural and Our products have been on the market since 1993 and have some of the best drug urine drug test kit results on the net, please check out our customer Testimonials, Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us at 1-888-420-6556 Monday – Friday 9 AM – 6 PM PST – Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM PST. 6 are natural sites.  Gujarat has been recognized to have a World Heritage site in the name of Champaner at Pavagadh near Vadodara.  The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is situated in the Panchmahal district in Gujarat and was recognized in the year 2004.

Champaner’s recognition as a heritage site


This place is recognized as a heritage site due to its historic cultural properties that includes prehistoric places, with remains that date back to the 16th century era. It also contains palaces, religious structures, agriculture structure and water installations that date back from 8th century to the 14th century.

This historical place also consists of step-wells, temples, mosques and tombs and is spread over 1,329 hectares. Some of the places are Kalika Mata Temple dedicated to the Mother Goddess, Lakulish Temple dedicated to one of the incarnation of Lord Shiva, Jain temple dedicated to Jain saints, Mosques named as Jami Masjid, Nagina Masjid and Kevada Masjid with their ancient architecture.

List of probable heritage sites that may be declared by the UNESC

There are about 30 Heritage sites in India, recognized by the UNESCO. However India has submitted some more mentions of sites to UNESCO for acceptance as a heritage location. In this list, India has included 4 of Gujarat’s locations or sites.

The proposed sites by India to UNESCO from Gujarat are:

  1. Dholavira-Kutch ( Related to Indus Valley Civilization)
  2. Rani ki Vaav –Patan ( A famous archaeological Step well)
  3. Wild Ass Sanctuary-Kutch  ( Related to endangered wild ass sub-species of Indian Wild Ass in Little Rann of Kutch) and
  4. Ahmedabad-Financial capital of Gujarat and one of the ancient cities of Gujarat as well.

In addition to this, the site of the GIR wildlife sanctuary has also been nominated for world heritage sites in Gujarat.






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