Mixed Heritage


Since 1992, UNESCO has also recognised a “mixed” category that tries to address the limitations of trying to divide sites into “cultural heritage” and “natural heritage”. This mixed category is one that protects cultural landscapes or areas that show “significant interactions between humans and the natural environment”.


Properties are considered as “mixed cultural and natural heritage” if they satisfy a part or the whole of the definitions Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention of both cultural and natural heritage laid out in Articles 1 and 2 of the Convention.

Mixed World Heritage Sites in India

  • Khangchendzonga National Park





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