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Jaipur’s Amer fort under consideration for the World Heritage Site status

Maota Lake and Garden below the Amer Fort, Jaipur

According to a news report in the Times of India’s city edition, seven forts of Rajasthan – Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Gagron, Ranthambore, Amber, Jalore and Bala Kila are in the final list for being elevated to the World Heritage Site status. Surely, a moment of pride for all of us.

According to the news report,

“The Unesco team was in Jaipur on Monday to discuss the nomination of ‘Hill forts of Rajasthan’ for the world heritage site status. The ‘Hill Forts of Rajasthan’ are strategically built in a series and located on the oldest mountain range of the Aravallis or the Vindhyan range in the region. We made a presentation on all the forts and answered all their queries. Later, we took them to the Amber Fort,” said Rakesh Srivastava, principal secretary and commissioner, tourism.

The World Heritage Status bestows a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) by UNESCO as an outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity, and under certain conditions, the listed sites can obtain funds from the World Heritage Fund.

Check out the complete list of World Heritage Sites in India here.

Currently, Jantar Mantar is the only World Heritage Site for Jaipur city, and with this, another cultural landmark of our city will be a part of the planet’s heritage !

Amer Fort – A Video Tour.

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