3 Indian sites are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here are our top 10 favourites from India

3 Indian sites are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here are our top 10 favourites from IndiaThe World Heritage Committee announced some good news for India. This year, UNESCO put 12 new sites on the World Heritage List out of which three were from India.

This is the first time when any country got three sites included in the World Heritage List in a single session of the committee meeting which was held in Turkey's Istanbul city.

Now, Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP) in Sikkim, Nalanda University in Bihar and The Capitol Complex in Chandigarh are in World Heritage Sites list.

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"Much awaited dream come true. CapitolComplex of Chandigarh now a WorldHeritage site. Thanks @UNESCO @RuchiraKamboj," India's Culture Ministry tweeted.

Ruchira Kamboj is India's Ambassador to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

"Khangchendzonga National Park of India is now a WorldHeritage site. Thank you @UNESCO @IrinaBokova," it said in another tweet, tagging UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.

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The Capitol Complex in Chandigarh is a part of the group of 17 sites across France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Argentina, Japan and India designed by Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier.

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Khangchendzonga National Park is also a treat to watch as it includes a unique diversity of plains, valleys, lakes, glaciers and spectacular, snow-capped mountains covered with ancient forests, including the world's third highest peak, Mount Khangchendzonga which has an elevation of 8,586 m.

Now, there are 35 sites in India that are embedded as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

Out of these 35, here are our 10 top favourites:

Majuli Islands, Assam

Majuli Islands, Assam

Lotus Temple, New Delhi

Lotus Temple, New Delhi
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Cellular Jail, Port Blair

Cellular Jail, Port Blair

Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate, Karnataka

Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate, Karnataka
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Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam

Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam

Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi, Karnataka
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Khajuraho Group of Temples, Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho Group of Temples, Madhya Pradesh

Sun Temple, Konark

Sun Temple, Konark
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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram

Sundarbans, West Bengal

Sundarbans, West Bengal
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