Welcome to Hill Forts of Rajasthan an UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES
The serial nomination “Hill Forts of Rajasthan” comprises six hill forts from the state of Rajasthan which inscribed on the World heritage List of UNESCO in 2013. This series includes Chittaurgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Ranthambhore Fort, Gagron Fort and Amber Palaces. These six extensive and majestic hill forts together reflect the elaborate, fortified seats of power of Rajput princely states that flourished between the 8th and 18th centuries and their relative political independence. These are exceptional examples of centres of Rajput power and control and are reflections of courtly culture and patronage of art and music, their mercantile business. The extensively wide fortification with several kilometer in circumference on outcrop and undulating hill terrain, specifically the rivers at Gagron, the dense forests at Ranthambhore and desert at Jaisalmer exhibit an important phase in the development of an architectureal typology based on established “traditional Indian principles”.