World Heritage Sites in India
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization recognizes 37 World Heritage sites in India which hold significant importance to Indian culture, heritage and people. These World Heritage Sites in India are protected by international treaties and are also treated as precious parts of a collective human history. Out of the 37 world heritage sites in India, 27 are cultural, 7 are natural and 1 is mixed. But the very first two sites which were given the protective status by UNESCO were the Agra Fort and Ajanta Caves in 1983. Ever since then, historians and archaeologists have traveled around India and spent years of research to discover and acknowledge the very many heritage sites in India as we see now.