Which of the following sites are UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India? 

  1. Nalanda Mahavihara
  2. Konark Sun Temple
  3. Mahabodhi Temple 

   Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Nalanda was an ancient seat of learning, one of the world's oldest universities constructions of which began in 5th century AD, and flourished under the Gupta rulers. Nalanda and the ruins of the ancient Nalanda Mahavihara are located 98 km from Patna. It was inscribed in list of UNESCO World Heritage List in 2016. Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century CE Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha, India. It was inscribed in the list of UNESCO World heritage sites in 1984. Mahabodhi Temple Complex was mainly constructed during the reign of Emperor Ashoka in third century BC. In 2002, UNESCO declared the Mahabodhi Temple a World Heritage Site.

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