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New sites added to India’s tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites

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  • May 20, 2021
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New sites added to India’s tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Culture 

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Key takeaways 

  • Sites were submitted by the Archaeological Survey of India. 
  • Six of the nine sites have been accepted by UNESCO for its tentative list. 
  • Being added to the tentative list is a requirement before the final nomination of any site.
  • The sites are
  1. Maratha military architecture, Maharashtra
  2. Hire Bengal megalithic site, Karnataka
  3. Bhedaghat-Lametaghat of Narmada Valley, Madhya Pradesh.
  4. Ganga ghats, Varanasi
  5. Temples of Kancheepuram
  6. Satpura Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh.
  • These proposals will remain in tentative list for a year after which the government will decide which one of them to push for in their final dossier to UNESCO.

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