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Kailash Mansarovar to Join UNESCO World Heritage List

Kailash Mansarovar included in World Heritage List
UNESCO to include Kailash Mansarovar in World Heritage List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation has included the Indian area of the Kailash Mansarovar in its tentative list of world heritage sites

As confirmed by the Indian Cultural Ministry sources, UNESCO has added the Indian part of the Kailash Mansarovar to the tentative World Heritage List.  


Early in April, the Archeological Survey of India sent a proposal to UNESCO, advocating world heritage status for Kailash Mansarovar.

As confirmed by the Indian Cultural Ministry sources, UNESCO has added the Indian part of the Kailash Mansarovar to the tentative World Heritage List.  

Tabled by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the proposal lists the Himalayan peak as a mixed category. It is both cultural and natural heritage.

Edged by Nepal in the east and China in the north, inclusion of the site in the UNESCO World Heritage List has previously been proposed by both Asian nations.

Within the Indian state of Uttarakhand, the site spreads over 6800 sq km. This is part of a vast 31,000 sq km landscape – Kailash Sacred Landscape

The landscape encompasses Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

The UNESCO inclusion would fasten the pace of development of sustainable tourism in the region. This will help uplift the local communities of Uttarakhand.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra or Dharshan is a significant contributor to tourism and livelihood in the region.

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