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The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on the World Heritage List:
1983 Ajanta Caves 1987 Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
1983 Ellora Caves 1987 Elephanta Caves
India - Agra (Uttar Pradesh) / AGR: entering the red fort - Unesco world heritage site  (photo by Francisca Rigaud) 1983 Agra Fort 1987 Sundarbans National Park
India - Agra (Uttar Pradesh) / AGR : Agra: Taj Mahal / Tádžmahál - wide angle view - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Francisca Rigaud) 1983 Taj Mahal 1988, 2005 Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks 
India - Konarak (Orissa): Sun temple - Unesco world heritage site  (photo by G.Frysinger) 1984 Sun Temple, Konarak 1989 Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
India - Mahabalipuram / Mamallapuram (Tamil Nadu): temple art Unesco world heritage site - photo by W.Allgöwer 1985 Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram India - Delhi: entering Humayun's tomb (photo by Francisca Rigaud) 1993 Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
1985 Kaziranga National Park India - Delhi: the fluted sandstone Qutab Minar / minaret - 72.5 m high - built by Qutb ud Din - UNESCO world heritage (photo by Miguel Torres) 1993 Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
1985 Manas Wildlife Sanctuary India - Darjeeling (West Bengal): Narrow gauge railroad to Sikkim - Unesco world heritage site  (photo by J.Kaman) 1999 / 2008 Mountain Railways of India
1985 Keoladeo National Park 2002 Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
India - Velha Goa / Old Goa / GOI : Panaji / Panjim / Nova Goa - Portuguese colonial architecture, Church facade - Unesco world heritage site (photo by G.Frysinger) 1986 Churches and Convents of Goa 2003 Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
India - Khajuraho temples (Madhya Pradesh): illustrated Kamasutra - erotic sculptures at Kandariya Shaivite Temple - Unesco world heritage site (photo by B.Cloutier) 1986 Khajuraho Group of Monuments India - Mumbay / Bombay / Bombaim (Maharashtra / Maharastra):  Victoria terminus - Chhatrapati Shivaji Station - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Alejandro Slobodianik) 2004 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) Station - Mumbai / Bombay
India - Hampi, Karnataka: Virupaksha Hindu temple - Gopuram  - photo by E.Petitalot 1986 Group of Monuments at Hampi 2004 Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
India - Fatehpur Sikri (U.Pradesh): mosque  - Unesco world heritage site (photo by J.Kaman) 1986 Fatehpur Sikri India - Tanjore / Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu): Gopuram at Brihadeeswarar temple - part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Great Living Chola Temples- photo by W.Allgöwer 2004 / 1987 Great Living Chola Temples
India - Delhi: the Red Fort - Lal Qila, by Chandri Chowk, the moonlight square - UNESCO world heritage site - photo by Miguel Torres 2007 Red Fort Complex, New Delhi
India - Jaipur (Rajasthan): Jantar Mantar - observatory of Mahraja Jai Singh II - UNESCO world heritage - photo by M.Torres 2010 Jantar Mantar

The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.
The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.
One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.
States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.
Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

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