Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Vehicle count in India: Top 10 cities

Vehicle Count in India
#
City
State/ UT
Ownership of Vehicles per 1000 population
1
Chandigarh
Chandigarh
82
2
Delhi
Delhi
54
3
Panaji
Goa
48
4
Chennai
Tamil Nadu
43
5
Alappuzha
Kerala
43
6
Shimla
Himachal Pradesh
40
7
Vadodara
Gujarat
40
8
Cherthala
Kerala
37
9
Coimbatore
Tamil Nadu
35
10
Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala
32

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

There are 32 World Heritage Sites in India that are recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of 2014. These are places of importance of cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972. India’s first two sites inscribed on the list at the Seventh Session of the World Heritage held in 1983 were the Agra Fort and the Ajanta Caves. Over the years, 32 more sites have been inscribed, the latest site inscribed in 2014 Rani ki Vav and the Great Himalyan National Park.  Of these 32 sites, 25 are cultural sites and the other seven are natural sites. A tentative list of further sites/properties submitted by India for recognition includes 33 sites.

#
Sites
Location
Year
1
Ajanta Caves
Maharashtra
1983
2
Ellora Caves
Maharashtra
1983
3
Agra Fort
Uttar Pradesh
1983
4
Taj Mahal
Uttar Pradesh
1983
5
Sun Temple, Konark
Odisha
1984
6
Group of Monuments, Mahabalipuram
Tamil Nadu
1984
7
Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary
Assam
1985
8
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Assam
1985
9
Keoladeo National Park
Rajasthan
1985
10
Churches and Convents of Goa
Goa
1986
11
Group of Monuments, Hampi
Karnataka
1986
12
Khajuraho Group of Monuments
Madhya Pradesh
1986
13
Fathepur Sikri
Uttar Pradesh
1986
14
Group of Monuments, Pattadakal
Karnataka
1987
15
Elephanta Caves
Maharashtra
1987
16
Great Living Chola Temples (Thanjavur, Darasuram and Ganggaikonda Cholapuram)
Tamil Nadu
1987
17
Sunderbans National Park
West Bengal
1987
18
Buddhist Monuments, Sanchi
Madhya Pradesh
1989
19
Humayun's Tmob
Delhi
1993
20
Qutub minar and its Monuments
Delhi
1993
21
Mahabodhi Temple Complex
Bihar
2002
22
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Madhya Pradesh
2003
23
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
Gujarat
2004
24
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Maharashtra
2004
25
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
Uttarakhand
2005
26
Red Fort Complex
Delhi
2007
27
Janta Mantar, Jaipur
Rajasthan
2010
28
Western Ghats*
Southern India
2012
29
Hill Forts of Rajasthan (Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambhore, Amber, Jaislamer, Gagron)
Rajasthan
2013
30
Rani Ki Vav
Gujarat
2014
31
The Great Himalayan National Park
Himachal Pradesh
2014
32
Mountain Railways of India

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
West Bengal
1999
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Tamil Nadu
2005
Kalka-Shimla Railway
Himachal Pradesh
2008

* à Includes Agasthyamalai Sub-Cluster; Periyar Sub-Cluster; Anamalai Sub-Cluster; Nilgiri Cub-Cluster; Talakaveri Sub-Cluster; Kudermukh Sub-Cluster and Sahyadri Sub-Cluster.
Western Ghats also known as the Sahyadri Mountains, a mountain range along the western side of India and one of the world’s ten "Hottest biodiversity hotspots". A total of thirty nine properties (including national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forests) were designated as world heritage sites - twenty in the state of Kerala, ten in Karnataka, five in Tamil Nadu and four in Maharashtra.