Bangalore, March 16: India, the country with unity in diversity, is enriched with the glory of historical monuments across the country.
The Ministry of Culture has released a statistical data that reveals states with more than ten- Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected monuments.
The data said that the total number of monuments is 3,685 with an average distribution area of 892 square kilometres per monument.
The 'heartland of India' Uttar Pradesh, with a rich cultural heritage, has the highest number of historical monuments, as per the data released by the Ministry of Culture.
It says that the state boasts of 743 monuments with the distribution area of 324 square kilometres per monument.
Cities like Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi, Allahabad, Mathura, Vrindavan, Ayodhya and Fatehpur Sikri, with grand palaces and revered temples, are regarded as the tourist hub of Uttar Pradesh.
The second state that falls in the list of highest monuments uis Karnataka with 506 monuments, Tamil Nadu, being a small state in terms of area has 413 monuments, Madhya Pradesh- 292, Maharashtra- 285 and Gujarat- 293.
National Capital Delhi has 174 monuments with the distribution area of 9 square kilometres per monument.
Rajasthan, India's largest state by area, has 162 monuments, followed by West Bengal with 136 monuments and Andhra Pradesh with 129 monuments.
Haryana has 91 monuments with the distribution area of 486 square kilometres per monument.
Odisha has 79 monuments, Bihar- 70, Jammu and Kashmir- 56, Assam- 55, Chhattisgarh- 47, Uttarakhand- 42, Himachal Pradesh- 40, Punjab-33, Kerala- 27, Goa- 21.
Jharkhand has 13 monuments, but with the highest distribution area of 6,132 square kilometres per monument.
The least number of monuments are located in the Union Territory Daman and Diu with only 12 past structures.