"Unesco has icluded 'Hill Forts of Rajasthan' in the World Heritage Site list," Pravin Srivastava, director general, ASI, told HT from Phnom Penh (Cambodia).
These forts – located on the rocky outcrop of the Aravali mountain range – date back to 8th – 19th centuries and represent "military hill architecture" of the Rajputs.
Unesco gave approval to India's proposal at its 37th meeting currently being held at Phnom Penh. India currently has 29 World Heritage Sites, including six in natural category and rest in cultural.
India's other proposal under 'natural site' category 'Great Himalayan National Park' in Himachal Pradesh has been put on 'referral list'. "This means India will have to address certain concerns raised in the evaluation and then resubmit the proposal," Srivastava said.