World Heritage Sites to be announced next week

The World Heritage List committee will announce the final World Heritage Sites 2013 at Phnom Penh, Cambodia next week. 

Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort

Six hill forts from Rajasthan have been nominated and if selected, would collectively be recognised as a single world heritage site. The nominated forts include Jaisalmer Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranthambore Fort, Gargon Fort and Amber Palace.

“The nominations of six extensive and majestic hill forts together reflects the elaborate, fortified seats of power of Rajput princely states that flourished between the 8th and 18th centuries and their relative political independence,” said Bina Kak, Rajasthan’s Minister for Tourism was quoted by the Times of India.

“We are nominating step wells of Rajasthan this year. Later, frescos paintings of Shekhawati region will be proposed,” added Kak.

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