Individual travellers now have the opportunity to become a part of a major photography exhibition on Unesco World Heritage Sites. The show, being put together by Essen Communications, will be held at the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, on January 9-11, 2015, with a total of 120 curated images of Unesco World Heritage Sites, contributed by photographers, heritage buffs and tourism boards. Entries are being invited now, and the last date for sending entries is December 10, 2014. The following is a list of Unesco World Heritage Sites in India. The international list is available on Contact:, 094483 63336/ 09880443532.

World heritage sites in India:

Bihar: Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodh Gaya

Agra: Agra Fort; Taj Mahal; Fatehpur Sikri

Delhi: Red Fort Complex; Humayun’s Tomb; Qutab Minar & its monuments

Goa: Churches and convents

Gujarat: Champaner-Pavgadh Archaeological Park; Rani-ki-Vav at Patan

Karnataka: Group of monuments at Hampi & Pattadakal

Maharashtra: Ajanta Caves; Ellora Caves; Elephanta Caves; Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus)

Madhya Pradesh: Group of monuments at Khajuraho; rock shelters at Bhimbetka; Buddhist monuments at Sanchi

Orissa: Sun Temple, Konarak

Rajasthan: Hill forts of Rajasthan (Chittorgarh, Kumbalgarh, Ranthambore, Amber, Jaisalmer, Gagran); Jantar Mantar at Jaipur

Tamil Nadu: Great living Chola temples (Brihadeshwar Temple, Gangaikondacholapuram, Darasuram in Thanjavur); monuments at Mammallapuram

Natural sites in India: Kaziranga National Park; Manas Wildlife Sanctuary; Sunderbans National Park; Nanda Devi & Valley of Flowers National Park; Keoladeo National Park; Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area

Western Ghats (Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra)

Mountain railways of India

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