• Registration Year

    2013

  • Registered Sector

    Hill Forts of Rajasthan

  • Historical Function

    Major urban center of the Rajput princely

Historical Reference

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.

Mr. C. K. Mathew
Chief Secretary
Government of Rajasthan

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Email:
cs-rajasthan@nic.in
Dr. Shikha Jain
Member Secretary
Advisory Committee on World Heritage Matters
1st Floor, CSL, G Wing, Shastri Bhawan
New Delhi, India
110011
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+91-9312876831
Fax:
+91-124-4269081
Email:
ms.acwhm@gmail.com
Mr. Hridesh Kumar Sharma
Director, Archaeology and Museums
Government of Rajasthan
Albert Hall Ram Niwas Bagh
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Email:
dirarch_raj@rediffmail.com
Forts de colline du Rajasthan