Heritage Sites in Mumbai

About UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A place which is listed by UNESCO, is known as UNESCO World Heritage Site. UNESCOA heritage place can be any place such as city, complex, monument, lake, mountain, forest, building. Internation World Heritage Programme was administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which is made of total 21 of state parties which was selected by the General Assembly. This program of UNESCO consits of featuring and naming the nice built and outstanding natural importance to the common heritage, but before adding any heritage site there are some certain conditions. UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded by Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage and after then the General Conference of UNESCO adopted it on November16, 1972 since parties of 186 states ratified the convention.
As of 2010, there are total 911 sites in 151 state which are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are listed as following:
  • 704 Cultural Sites
  • 180 Natural Sites
  • 27 Mixed Sites.

Nomination Process of UNESCO World Heritage Site

Any country who wants to list their site must take an inventory of its significant natural and cultural properties, it is called as the Tentative List. It is compulsory to include them on Tentative List. After the all countries have given a list of suggested Heritage Sites, UNESCO starts the procedure of selecting them by probing about the place and finally they comes in the list of World Heritage Sites.

Heritage Sites in Mumbai

As of now, Mumbai has two sites which are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are as follows:
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus

These sites are recognized worldwide by UNESCO. These both are the best place in Mumbai which gets a bunch of visitors everyday.


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