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Karnataka’s Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas inscribed as India’s 42nd UNESCO World Heritage site
- THE SACRED Ensembles of the Hoysalas, which is a group of three temples in the town of Halebeedu in Karnataka, has been inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
- Collectively, these three temples are known as the Hoysala Temples.
- They are India’s 42nd UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Apart from this, Rabindranath Tagore’s abode, Santiniketan, the University town in West Bengal, has also been included as a world heritage site.
- This announcement was made on September 18 by UNESCO in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee. The session will be held till September 25.
- Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO – Vishal V Sharma