Three Hoysala temples declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH Significance: The temples’ inclusion as World Heritage Sites signifies global recognition for their cultural and architectural significance and is likely to promote tourism in the region.    Hoysala architecture, developed between the 11th and 14th centuries in southern Karnataka under the Hoysala Empire, is characterized by: A unique …

UNESCO world heritage sites

Topics Covered: Important International Conventions. UNESCO world heritage sites: Context: UNESCO has voted to remove Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City from its world heritage list. The waterfront was stripped off of its status by the committee because of “irreversible loss of attributes conveying the outstanding universal value of the property”.   What is a World Heritage …

UNESCO world heritage sites

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. UNESCO world heritage sites: Context: Six sites have been added to India’s tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites. These include: Maratha military architecture in Maharashtra. Hire Benkal megalithic site in Karnataka. Bhedaghat-Lametaghat of Narmada …