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UNESCO’s World Heritage List embraces Six Hill forts of Rajasthan

Amber fort

The stately mountain fortifications of Rajasthan are a string of destinations positioned on rock-strewn projections of the majestic Aravallis hill ranges. These gigantic mountain forts symbolize an illustration of the sturdy armed mountain architecture of Rajputs, a unique style distinguished by its hill apex locations, employing the self-protective properties of the topography. These self-protective properties carve up the multi-gated techniques so as to endow the right of entry through the gigantic and regularly elevated fort walls, mid palace spots, shrines, commemorative plaques and water pools inside the central frontiers. Such amazing hill fortifications in Rajasthan stand as a symbol of Rajput armed iron grips across an immense array of artistic and biological sectors.

Strapping Rajput Fortifications:

Rajput fortifications are famous for their self-protective structural design. These fortifications hem in huge provinces and even entire townships in one single walled complex. The hill forts of Rajasthan embrace architectural configurations that belong to 7th and 20th centuries. Every fort exhibits a distinguishing assortment of edifices and configurations that exemplifies its consecutive expansions and martial account under the control of Rajputs between 13th and 19th centuries. The major hill forts of Kumbhalgarh, Chittaurgarh, Jaisalmer, Ranthambore, Gagron and Amber that are to be found on rock-strewn projections of the splendid Aravalli hill range are in the districts of Rajsamand, Chittaurgarh, Jaisalmer, Sawai Madhopur, Jhalawar and Jaipur and belongs to 8th and 19th centuries. The Ministry of Rajasthan tourism states that the wide-ranging hill forts extend to a distance of about 20 km in perimeter and make use of the outlines of the mountains and particularly the thick forest at Ranthambhore, barren region at Jaisalmer and River at Gagron.

Rajasthan’s Hill fortifications now added in UNESCO’s list!!

There was a grand celebration in the Tourism and Art & culture zone of Rajasthan on June, 21st Friday. The reason for the merriment is because the six major hill fortifications of this vivid state has been chosen to be included the “UNESCO’s World Heritage List”. These mountain forts were included in the UNESCO’s World heritage list during the 37th “World Heritage Committee” Meeting that was held in Pnom Penh of Cambodia. The six major hill forts that were included in the list are Chittorgarh fort, Amber fort, Gangron fort, Kumbhalgarh fort, Jaisalmer fort and Ranthambore respectively. The credit was acquired due to the rigorous efforts made by the Central and State governments of India.

The WHC esteemed the way how the forts utilize the natural ramparts endowed by the topography. Ms. Bina Kak, the Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture proudly stated that the incorporation of 6 hill forts of Rajasthan in the UNESCO’s world heritage list is a manifestation of their hard work done in the past. He also added that the tourism department stands by their promise towards maintenance and defense of the nation’s rich enlightening legacy of which he is greatly proud of.

Amber Fort

Ranthambore Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort




Rajasthan to develop into a favorite tourist spot:

The 6 hill fortifications of Rajasthan characterize the Rajput martial hill construction, which are brilliant exemplars of Rajput supremacy and management. The hill forts are indications of courteous culture and support of arts & music, their commercial business and much more. At present, owing to the addition of these 6 forts in UNESCO’s list, they will be improved even more to get the global credit in the same way how “Jantar Mantar” in Jaipur did after being chosen in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in the year 2010. Also, the selection of these 6 hill forts will permit other famous monuments to be voted for being added in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in future. In fact, all endeavors to present the step wells of Bandikui, Bundi, Abhaneri in addition to the unique Fresco paintings of Shekhawati district in the UNESCO list has already been commenced. Certainly, these combined endeavors strengthen the location of Rajasthan on the international sightseeing map as a superior tourist spot.


Starting from 2011, numerous operations of “International Council on Monuments and Forts (ICOMO), the Advisory body to UNESCO arrived at Rajasthan and discussed meticulously on the subject of the proposal with ASI, State Archaeology Department and the ‘Indian Advisory Committee’ on the World Heritage. Hence, Ms. Kak stated that, “Indian government and ASI must make all efforts to include other (famous) identical forts in India such as Mandu in Madhya Pradesh and Kalinjar in Uttar Pradesh to get nominated in UNESCO’s World Heritage list as well”.

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