Monuments of National Importance (India)

This article contains lists of Monuments of National Importance in India.

An Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 defines an "Ancient Monument" as follows:[1]

Ancient Monument means any structure, erection or monument, or any tumulus or place of interment, or any cave, rock-sculpture, inscription or monolith which is of historical, archaeological or artistic interest and which has been in existence for not less than 100 years

A "Monument of National Importance" is designated by the Archaeological Survey of India and includes the following:[1]

  1. The remains of an ancient monument
  2. The site of an ancient monument
  3. The land on which there are fences or protective covering structures for preserving the monument
  4. Land by means of which people can freely access the monument

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The Monuments of National Importance are designated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The union government of India is authorised to maintain, protect and promote the Monuments of National Importance.

Monuments of National Importance designated by the ASI[2]
States No. of Monuments
Andhra Pradesh List 129
Arunachal Pradesh List 5
Assam List 55
Bihar List 70
Chhattisgarh List 47
Goa List 21
Gujarat List 203
Haryana List 90
Himachal Pradesh List 43
Jharkhand List 12
Karnataka List 506
Kerala List 26
Madhya Pradesh List 292
Maharashtra List 285
Manipur List 1
Meghalaya List 8
Mizoram List 8
Nagaland List 4
Odisha List 78
Punjab List 33
Rajasthan List 163
Sikkim List 3
Tamil Nadu List 413
Telangana List 8
Tripura List 8
Uttar Pradesh List 741
Uttarakhand List 44
West Bengal List 133
Union territories No. of Monuments
Andaman and Nicobar Islands  – 0
Chandigarh  – 0
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu List 12
Delhi List 174
Jammu and Kashmir List 56
Ladakh List 13
Lakshadweep  – 0
Puducherry  – 0
Total: 3,684

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References edit

  1. ^ a b "Monuments under Archaeological Survey of India". 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Statewise Alphabetical List of Monuments of Archaeological Survey of India". Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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