UNESCO World Heritage Site in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh has 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites all of which are located near Agra. Uttar Pradesh is a home to the 20 crore population of India and a rich history whom made thee heritage sites have different culture, beliefs and different art pattern. Below is the UNESCO World Heritage Site list and detail is provided.

UNESCO World Heritage SiteLocationUNESCO Inscription Year
Taj MahalAgra1983
Agra FortAgra1983
Fatehpur SikriAgra1986
Iconic Saree Weaving Cluster of India Varanasi2014
Varanasi RiverfrontVaranasi2021

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India near the right bank of river Yamuna. It is a is mausoleum, which was build by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is made of ivory white marbel.

Taj Mahal

Agra Fort

It is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It has served as the residence of Mughal dynasty during rule. It is spread over 94 acres.

Fatehpur Sikri

It is located 30 km outside of Agra. It was founded as the capital city of Mughal empire by Akbar The Great. It is built largely from red sandstone, the fortresses, palaces, mosques, gardens and audience halls are all distinctive and unique.


It is a place located 10 kilometres northeast of Varanasi, near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. Here, Gautama Buddha taught his first sermon after attaining enlightenment.

Iconic Saree Weaving Cluster of India 

The Iconic Saree Weaving Cluster of India consists of Eight clusters, two of them are located in Uttar Pradesh. Banaras and Mubarakpur are commonly known for having the iconic settlements of saree weavers in India.

 Varanasi Riverfront

Located in Varanasi. Site stretches over a big area in front of the River Ganga and is an active spot for activities such as religious festivities and rituals. It is consisting of a symbolic chain of 84 ghats along with several temples and buildings of spectacular architecture.

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