Maharashtra looks forward to get 14 forts tagged with World Heritage Status

Maharashtra looks forward to get 14 forts tagged with World Heritage Status

The Maharashtra government is looking forward to getting 14 of its forts tagged for World Heritage Site status. The government’s selected 14 forts belong to the Maratha King Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s era, back in the 17th century, built in the Maratha Military Architecture style.

A list of 14 forts has been forwarded to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, which is popularly known as UNESCO. This list has been approved by the Ministry of Culture, after the Archaeological Survey of India nominated a bunch of important locations that could get World Heritage Status. The nominations have already been accepted as tentative lists that UNESCO might consider in a later time for the World Heritage Status tags.



The 14 sites submitted by the Ministry of Culture are Raigad Fort, Shivneri Fort, Rajgad Fort, Torna Fort, Salher Fort, Lohagad, Rangana Fort, Mulher Fort, Ankai Tankai Forts, Sindhudurg Fort, Kasa Fort, Alibag Fort, Suvarnadurg and Khanderi Fort. Notably, all these forts have historical significance of either the Peshwa rule or battle between the Marathas and Mughals.

Any landmark that is going to be tagged with the World Heritage Status must be of outstanding universal value, and hence it should have cultural and natural significance. Furthermore, such a landmark should also go beyond national boundaries, and be of great importance in the present, and well as the future.

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