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Five Rajasthan monuments are recommended for world heritage status

Posted on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:04 by easytours
 

The The final decision for the approval of these sites will be taken up at the world heritage session to be held at Saint Petersburg from June 24 to July 7.

These nominations will be discussed by the advisory at the World Heritage Committee session.

The minister said that some more forts from Rajasthan, like Jaisalmer fort, will be submitted to the evaluation committee for the World Heritage status.

All of the five monuments have unique features. While Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajsamand has the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China, Gagron Fort in Jhalawar is the only fort which is surrounded by water on all four sides.

Amber Fort in Jaipur is known for a distinct architectural style which has both Mughal and Rajput influence. Chittorgarh Fort is famous for its historicity. And, Sawai Madhopur Fort in Ranthambore is totally surrounded by forest.