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.[1]
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.

Conservation[edit]

Six forts of Rajasthan, namely, Amber Fort, Chittorgarh 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.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decisive Battles India Lost pg 57 by Jaywant Joglekar
  2. ^ "Heritage Status for Forts". Eastern Eye. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2015 – via High Beam. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Iconic Hill Forts on UN Heritage List". New Delhi, India: Mail Today. 22 June 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2015 – via High Beam. (subscription required (help)). 

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