Hill Forts of Rajasthan

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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.

Forts which are part of this world heritage site –

  1. Chittorgarh
  2. Kumbhalgarh
  3. SawaiMadhopur
  4. Jhalawar
  5. Jaipur
  6. Jaisalmer

Year of Inscription: 2013

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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...

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Recommendations for Hill Forts of Rajasthan

  • Take a heritage walk in the fort and you will get tears in your eyes and goosebumps after listening to all the stories of valor this fort is associated with - ALKA KAUSHIK
  • "Badal Mahal" "shiva lingam" - Aashima Nag
  • Do not forget to raid namkeen & sweets shop lined outside the fort to savour the authentic flavour of Rajasthan - ALKA KAUSHIK
  • Movie at Raj Mandir(MI Road) - Kartik Ahuja
  • Kachoris and Lassi - Divya Jayaram
  • Choki Dhani - Aishwarya Nair
  • the great wall of india - 2nd after china - amit das
  • While visiting Amer Fort, must include a visit to the Jaigarh Fort which is situated above the Amer Fort, to get panoramic views of Amer town and the Amer Fort. - Shashank Manu
  • Sam Sand dunes. - Aishwarya Nair
  • Hawa Mahal, Amer fort, Jal Mahal, Dal-Baati-Choorma and Shopping at Gandhi Market - Sanghamitra B. Jayant
  • Checkout the light show and puppet show in amber palace - Prasun Bheri
  • The chilly wind at peak summer on top - Praveen Vijayan
  • The vibrant colours and atmosphere of Jaipur - Anne-Sophie Redisch
  • Light & Sound show - Chandni Chowdhary
  • Try different Rajasthani cuisines, Especially Dal bati churna - Aniket Kundu
  • Elephant Ride to the fort - Kamana Sharma
  • its a long walk uphill to the fort but its worth it. try not to take a horse ride. - Sreeparna Sen
  • The safari during peak season - Arjun Bhatnagar
  • Do visit in rainy season! Beautiful flora! - Arjun Bhatnagar
  • Elephant rides; monkeys - UNESCOTravelers
  • The Amer Fort, Shopping, Hawa Mahal - Rebecca Louis
  • the fort and the museum - Shubhankar Kapoor
  • The Chittorgarh Fort - Rebecca Louis
  • The 'Chana' or the Ox Milk based curd found nearby. As well as the beautiful peacocks which roam around. The people are very helpful and can help you find cheap places to buy the local handcrafts which are magnificent. - Teerna Bhattacharya
  • Don't forget to check out the tunnel that connects Amber Palace to Jaigarh Fort - Oindrila De
  • View from Jaisalmer Cenotaphs - Trailblazer

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The Hill Forts of Rajasthan are all located on rocky outcrops of the Aravallis mountain range in Rajasthan. These hill forts in Rajasthan represent Rajput military strongholds and are well known for their defensive architecture. In the mid-15th century, the Mughal Emperor Akbar began capturing the various hill forts, eventually controlling every fort but one, Kumbhalgarh. The forts have creative water harvesting structures owing to the arid nature of the land. The forts use the natural defences offered by the landscape: hills, deserts, rivers, and dense forests.

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