Gagron Fort

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Gagron Fort
Part of Gagron
Rajasthan, India
Gagron fort.JPG
View of Gagron fort
Gagron Fort is located in Rajasthan
Gagron Fort
Gagron Fort
Coordinates 24°37′41″N 76°10′59″E / 24.627937°N 76.182957°E / 24.627937; 76.182957
Site history
Battles/wars Battle of Gagron (1519) – Rana Sanga defeated Mahmud Khilji of Malwa.
Garrison information
Occupants Doda Rajputs, Khichi Chauhans, Bhimkaran Mahmud Khilji, Rana Kumbha, Akbar and Maharao Bhim Singh
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iii
Designated 2013 (36th session)
Part of Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Reference no. 247
State Party India
Region South Asia

Gagron Fort (Hindi/Rajasthani: गागरोन का किला) is situated in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan, in the Hadoti region of India. It is an example of a hill and water fort.[1][2]

Conservation[edit]

Six Hill forts of Rajasthan, namely, Amer Fort, Chittor Fort, Gagron Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Kumbhalgarh and Ranthambore Fort were included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list during the 37th meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Phnom Penh during June 2013. They were recognized as a serial cultural property and examples of Rajput military hill architecture.[3][4][5]

A mausoleum of Sufi Saint Mitthe Shah just outside the fort is the venue for an annual colourful fair held during the month of Moharram. There is also a monastery of Saint Pipaji across the confluence.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jhalawar Tourism: Tourist Places in Jhalawar - Rajasthan Tourism". tourism.rajasthan.gov.in. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  2. ^ Sharma, Meghna (2008). "Forts in Rajasthan and recent tourism inclination" (PDF). S Asian J Tourism Heritage. Vol 1: 4.
  3. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Hill Forts of Rajasthan". whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  4. ^ Singh, Mahim Pratap (2013-06-22). "Unesco declares 6 Rajasthan forts World Heritage Sites". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  5. ^ Conserving fortified heritage : the proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Fortifications and World Heritage, New Delhi, 2015. Jain, Shikha,, Hooja, Rima,. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. ISBN 1443894532. OCLC 964568862.
  6. ^ "Forts of Rajasthan — 6: Gagron Fort of Jhalawar". My Favourite Things. 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2018-03-11.

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Coordinates: 24°37′41″N 76°10′59″E / 24.628°N 76.183°E / 24.628; 76.183