Pink city Jaipur added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list

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Pink city Jaipur added to UNESCO's world heritage list
Hawa Mahal,Jaipur pic credit: Ashish Allam

The city of Jaipur, known globally as Pink city made an official entry in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The announcement was made in the 43rd session of UNESCO Heritage Committee in Azerbaijan’s Baku, adding total of seven cultural sites.

Jaipur becomes the second city in India to be included in the list, after Ahmedabad became the first Indian city to get into the prestigious list in 2017.

The city of Jaipur, in India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan was founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II.

Jaipur was established on the plain and built according to a grid plan interpreted in the light of vedic architecture.

Welcoming the UNESCO announcement Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tweeted:”The city of Jaipur today has been given the honour, privilege and responsibility of being inscribed on the list of world heritage.”

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also took to Twitter to express his pleasure, terming it a matter of great pride and it will give boost to tourism.

jaipur added to world heritage list
pic: india2dubai Archive

Jaipur city is also an exceptional example of a late medieval trade town in south Asia and defined new concepts for a thriving trade and commercial hub.In addition , the city is associated with living traditions in the form of crafts that have national and international recognition.

Check the website: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/¬†for the complete list of UNESCO’s World Heritage.

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