The serial site, situated in the state of Rajastahan, includes six majestic forts in Chittorgarh; Kumbhalgarh; Sawai Madhopur; Jhalawar; Jaipur, and Jaisalmer. The ecclectic architecture of the forts, some up to 20 kilometres in circumference, bears testimony to the power of the Rajput princely states that flourished in the region from the 8th to the 18th centuries. Enclosed within defensive walls are major urban centres, palaces, trading centres and other buildings including temples that often predate the fortifications within which developed an elaborate courtly culture that supported learning, music and the arts. Some of the urban centres enclosed in the fortifications have survived, as have many of the site's temples and other sacred buildings. The forts use the natural defenses offered by the landscape: hills, deserts, rivers, and dense forests. They also feature extensive water harvesting structures, largely still in use today.

 
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6 sites in this World Heritage

  • Chittorgarh Fort
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Ranthambore Fort
  • Gagron Fort
  • Amber Fort
  • Jaisalmer Fort

Chittorgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Ranthambore Fort

Gagron Fort

Amber Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

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DATA

Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
India 
Category
Cultural
Name
Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iii)
Year of Registered
2013
Keyword
Fort and Fortress, Registered in 2013