Five Rajasthan monuments recommended for World Heritage status

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Five monuments from Rajasthan have been recommended to UNESCO for the world heritage status. These five monuments are Ranthambore Fort, Gagrone Fort Jhalawar fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Amber Fort and Kumbhalgarh Fort.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Amber Fort

Gagron Fort

Chittorgarh-Fort

Ranthambore Fort

The final decision for the approval of these sites will be taken up at the World Heritage Session to be held at Saint Petersburgfrom June 24 to July 7, 2012.

All the five monuments have unique features. The 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 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 Ranthambhore is totally surrounded by forests.

We anticipate that all the magnificent sites get their world heritage status.

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