List of Dams, UNESCO Heritage Sites in India | General Awareness | RBI Grade B Phase I | Career Launcher

UNESCO world heritage sites are important places of cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972. There are 38 World Heritage Sites located in India. These include 30 cultural sites, 7 natural sites, and 1 mixed-criteria site. These are often asked in the General Awareness section of banking exams in India.

In this article, we have listed down all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India and important dams and rivers. Every year about 3-4 questions are asked from Dams and Heritage sites in India. So, if you memorize the tables given below, you can easily secure 10 marks from the GA section.

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List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

I. Natural World Heritage Sites in India

SNo. Natural World Heritage Site State Year of Notification
1 Kaziranga National Park Assam 1985
2 Keoladeo Ghana National Park Rajasthan 1985
3 Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Assam 1985
4 Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand 1982 2005
5 Sunderbans National Park West Bengal 1984
6 Western Ghats Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka,Tamil Nadu and Kerala 2012
7 Great Himalayan National Park Himachal Pradesh 2014

II. Cultural World Heritage Sites in India

S No. Name of Cultural World Heritage Site State Year of Notification
1 Agra Fort Uttar Pradesh 1983
2 Ajanta Caves Maharashtra 1983
3 Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi Madhya Pradesh 1989
4 Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park Gujarat 2004
5 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Formerly Victoria Terminus) Maharashtra 2004
6 Churches and Convents of Goa Goa 1986
7 Elephanta Caves Maharashtra 1987
8 Ellora Caves Maharashtra 1983
9 Fatehpur Sikri Uttar Pradesh 1986
10 Great Living Chola Temples Tamil Nadu 1987
11 Group of Monuments at Hampi Karnataka 1986
12 Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram Tamil Nadu 1984
13 Group of Monuments at Pattadakal Karnataka 1987
14 Hill Forts of Rajasthan Rajasthan (Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambhore, Amber Sub-Cluster, Jaisalmer, Gagron) 2013
15 Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi Delhi 1993
16 Khajuraho Group of Monuments Madhya Pradesh 1986
17 Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya Bihar 2002
18 Mountain Railways of India Tamil Nadu 1999
19 Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi Delhi 1993
20 Rani-Ki-Van (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat Gujarat 2014
21 Red Fort Complex Delhi 2007
22 Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Madhya Pradesh 2003
23 Sun Temple, Konarak Orissa 1984
24 Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh 1983
25 The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur Rajasthan 2010
26 Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda Bihar 2016
27 The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement Chandigarh 2016
28.  The Historic City - Ahmedabad Gujarat 2017
29.  The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai Mumbai, Maharashtra 2018
30. The Pink City-Jaipur Jaipur, Rajasthan 2019

III. Mixed Heritage Sites in India

S No. Name of Mixed World Heritage Site State Year of Notification
1 Khangchendzonga National Park Sikkim 2016

List of Important Dams in India

State Dam River
Andhra Pradesh Nagarjuna Sagar Dam Krishna
Srisailam Dam Krishna
Polavaram Project Godavari
Somasila Dam Penna
Arunachal Pradesh Ranganadi Dam Ranganadi River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River
Bihar   Nagi Dam Nagi
Kohira Dam Kohira
Chhattisgarh Minimata (Hasdeo) Bango Dam Hasdeo
Dudhawa Dam Mahanadi
Gujarat Ukai Dam Tapti
Kadana Dam Mahi
Sardar Sarovar Dam Narmada
Karjan Dam Karjan
Mitti Dam Mitti
Aji Dam Aji
Sipu Dam Sipu
Himachal Pradesh Pong Dam Beas
Bhakra Dam Satluj
Kol Dam Satluj
Chamera Dam Ravi
Nathpa Jhakri (Sjvnl) Dam Satluj
Jammu and Kashmir Baglihar Dam Chenab
Salal Dam Chenab
Uri Dam Jhelum
Pakal Dul Dam Marusudar
Nimoo Bazgo Dam Indus
Kishenganga Dam KISHANGANGA
Jharkhand Panchet Dam Damodar
Maithon Dam Barakar
Tenughat Dam Damodar
Konar Dam Konar
North Koel North Koel
Karnataka Krishnarajasagar Dam Cauvery
Basava Sagar Dam (Narayanpur Dam) Krishna
Hemavathy Dam Hemavathy
Kabini Dam Kabini
Tungabhadra Dam Tungabhadra
Hidkal Dam Ghataprabha
Almatti Dam Krishna
Bhadra Dam Bhadra
Supa dam Kalinadi
Lakhya Dam Lakhya hole
Kerala Cheruthoni Dam Cheruthoni
Kakki Dam Kakki
Mullaperiyar Dam Periyar
Idukki Dam Periyar
Kulamavu Dam Kilivillithode
Madhya Pradesh Ban Sagar Dam Son
Gandhi Sagar Dam Chambal
Indira Sagar Dam Narmada
Omkareshwar Dam Narmada
Tawa Dam Tawa
Maharashtra Bhatsa Dam Bhatsa and chorna
Koyna Dam Koyna
Warna Dam Varna
Ujjani Dam Bhima
Aruna Dam Aruna
  Upper Wardha Dam Wardha
Odisha Hirakud Dam Mahanadi
Indravati Dam Indravati
Kapur Dam Kapur
Podagada Dam Podagada
  Rengali Dam Brahmani
  Upper Kolab Dam Kapur
  Haladia Dam Haladia
Lower Indra Dam Indra
Punjab Ranjit Sagar Dam Ravi
Rajasthan Bisalpur Dam Banas
Jawahar Sagar Dam Chambal
Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam Mahi
Rana Pratap Sagar Dam Chambal
    Jaswant Sagar Dam Luni
Jakham Main Dam Jakham (Mahi)
Sikkim Rangit III Dam Ranjit
Tamilnadu Bhavani Dam Bhavani
Mettur Dam Kaveri
Sholaiyar Dam Sholaiyar
Pillur Dam Bhavani
Telangana Nagarjuna Sagar Dam Krishna (Some Part of Dam also in Telangana)
Srisailam Dam Krishna (Some Part of Dam also in Telangana)
Nizam Sagar Dam Manjira
Musi Dam Musi
Singur Dam Manjira
Sri Rama Sagar (Pochampadu Project) Godavari
Uttarakhand Jamrani Dam Gola
Lakhwar Dam Yamuna
Koteshwar Bhagirathi
Ramganga Dam Ramganga
Tehri Dam Bhagirathi
Uttar Pradesh Rihand Dam Rihand
West Bengal Kangsabati Kumari Dam Kasai

In this article, we have discussed the important dams and heritage sites in India that are often asked in the General Awareness section of all banking exams in India including the RBI Grade B Exam.

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