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12 Maratha forts nominated by India for UNESCO World Heritage List 2023-24

Published on Feb 10, 2024 05:58 PM IST
  • India has nominated the "Maratha Military Landscapes" for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List for 2024-25.
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On Monday, the Ministry of Culture made an announcement stating that the country is proposing the "Maratha Military Landscape" for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List of 2024-25. This nomination encompasses 12 components, all of which are forts reflecting the historical significance of the Maratha empire. Here's an overview of the 12 Maratha forts included in this nomination.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 10, 2024 05:58 PM IST

On Monday, the Ministry of Culture made an announcement stating that the country is proposing the "Maratha Military Landscape" for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List of 2024-25. This nomination encompasses 12 components, all of which are forts reflecting the historical significance of the Maratha empire. Here's an overview of the 12 Maratha forts included in this nomination.(Pinterest)

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Suvarnadurg Fort: Suvarnadurg Fort is located near Harnai in Maharashtra and was built by Shivaji Maharaj to protect the coastal regions. It is known for its historical significance and scenic beauty. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Suvarnadurg Fort: Suvarnadurg Fort is located near Harnai in Maharashtra and was built by Shivaji Maharaj to protect the coastal regions. It is known for its historical significance and scenic beauty. (Pinterest)

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Vijaydurg Fort: Vijaydurg Fort is located in Maharashtra and is one of the oldest and strongest sea forts in India. It played a significant role in maritime trade and is known for its impressive architecture and historical importance. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Vijaydurg Fort: Vijaydurg Fort is located in Maharashtra and is one of the oldest and strongest sea forts in India. It played a significant role in maritime trade and is known for its impressive architecture and historical importance. (Pinterest)

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Gingee Fort (Tamil Nadu): Located in Tamil Nadu, Gingee Fort is known for its architectural splendour and historical significance. It was originally built by the Chola dynasty and later fortified by the Vijayanagara Empire and the Marathas. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Gingee Fort (Tamil Nadu): Located in Tamil Nadu, Gingee Fort is known for its architectural splendour and historical significance. It was originally built by the Chola dynasty and later fortified by the Vijayanagara Empire and the Marathas. (Pinterest)

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Khanderi Fort: Khanderi Fort is located near Mumbai in Maharashtra and is known for its strategic location in the Arabian Sea. It was built to protect the trade routes along the coast. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Khanderi Fort: Khanderi Fort is located near Mumbai in Maharashtra and is known for its strategic location in the Arabian Sea. It was built to protect the trade routes along the coast. (Pinterest)

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Pratapgad Fort: This fort in Maharashtra is famous for the Battle of Pratapgad between Shivaji Maharaj and Afzal Khan. It has a strategic location and is known for its historical significance and architectural marvels. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pratapgad Fort: This fort in Maharashtra is famous for the Battle of Pratapgad between Shivaji Maharaj and Afzal Khan. It has a strategic location and is known for its historical significance and architectural marvels. (Pinterest)

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Raigad Fort: Raigad Fort, located in Maharashtra, was the capital of the Maratha Empire under Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It is known for its strong fortifications, including the famous "Maha Darwaja" (Great Doorway), and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Raigad Fort: Raigad Fort, located in Maharashtra, was the capital of the Maratha Empire under Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It is known for its strong fortifications, including the famous "Maha Darwaja" (Great Doorway), and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. (Pinterest)

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Panhala Fort: Located in Maharashtra, Panhala Fort is the largest fort in the Deccan region. It has a rich history and offers stunning views of the Sahyadri mountains. It was a key strategic fort during the Maratha rule. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Panhala Fort: Located in Maharashtra, Panhala Fort is the largest fort in the Deccan region. It has a rich history and offers stunning views of the Sahyadri mountains. It was a key strategic fort during the Maratha rule. (Pinterest)

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Lohagad Fort: Situated near Pune in Maharashtra, Lohagad Fort is known for its scenic beauty and historical importance. It was used by Shivaji Maharaj to store his treasury and is a popular trekking destination. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Lohagad Fort: Situated near Pune in Maharashtra, Lohagad Fort is known for its scenic beauty and historical importance. It was used by Shivaji Maharaj to store his treasury and is a popular trekking destination. (Pinterest)

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Shivneri Fort: Located near Pune in Maharashtra, Shivneri Fort is the birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj. It is a significant historical site and is known for its architectural beauty and historical importance. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Shivneri Fort: Located near Pune in Maharashtra, Shivneri Fort is the birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj. It is a significant historical site and is known for its architectural beauty and historical importance. (Pinterest)

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Salher Fort: Located in Maharashtra, Salher Fort is known for its historical significance and panoramic views. It was captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1671 and is one of the tallest forts in the Sahyadri mountain range. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Salher Fort: Located in Maharashtra, Salher Fort is known for its historical significance and panoramic views. It was captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1671 and is one of the tallest forts in the Sahyadri mountain range. (Pinterest)

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Sindhudurg Fort: Situated in Maharashtra, Sindhudurg Fort is known for its unique construction using stone blocks and is famous for its history and architecture. It was built by Shivaji Maharaj to protect the Konkan region from foreign invasions. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sindhudurg Fort: Situated in Maharashtra, Sindhudurg Fort is known for its unique construction using stone blocks and is famous for its history and architecture. It was built by Shivaji Maharaj to protect the Konkan region from foreign invasions. (Pinterest)

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Rajgad Fort: Rajgad Fort, also known as the King of Forts, is located in Maharashtra. It was the capital of the Maratha Empire before Shivaji Maharaj moved it to Raigad. The fort offers stunning views and is a popular trekking destination. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 10, 2024 05:58 PM IST

Rajgad Fort: Rajgad Fort, also known as the King of Forts, is located in Maharashtra. It was the capital of the Maratha Empire before Shivaji Maharaj moved it to Raigad. The fort offers stunning views and is a popular trekking destination. (Pinterest)

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