9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan

The historical pink city of Jaipur was enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage site on 6th July 2019 becoming the second city in India after Ahmedabad to earn this recognition

Jaipur City

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Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the largest of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and is one of the most famous historical places in Rajasthan

Jantar Mantar

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Perched atop Trikuta Hill offers stunning views of Jaisalmer city and is also known as the Golden Fort or Sonar Qila. Built by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD

Jaisalmer Fort

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site it is one of India’s largest forts spread over an area of 691.9 acres and is a testament to the valour and resilience of the Rajput warriors

Chittorgarh Fort

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Also known as Amer Fort it was constructed by Raja Man Singh in 1592 AD and later expanded and renovated by Raja Jai Singh I. It is a great example of Rajput architecture 

Amber Fort

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Located within the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur it is one of the major historical places in Rajasthan is one of the major historical places in Rajasthan

Ranthambore Fort

Located in the foothills of the Aravallis in Rajsamand city, it is known for its 38-kilometre wall, the second longest in the world after the Great Wall of China

Kumbhalgarh Fort

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Also known as Jaladurg, the fort is surrounded by the Kali Sindh and Ahu rivers on all three sides, built by Bijaldev Singh Dod and is a masterpiece of Rajput architecture

Gagron Fort

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Also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for hosting a diverse range of migratory birds, especially during winter season

Keoladeo National Park

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