Pink City Jaipur enters UNESCO World Heritage Site list
New Delhi: In yet another landmark achievement, Pink city Jaipur got inscribed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site list on Saturday.
The decision was taken at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO at Baku in Azerbaijan today.
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With Successful inscription of Rajasthan’s Jaipur City, India has now 38 world heritage sites that include 30 Cultural properties, 7 Natural properties and 1 mixed site.
Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel has also expressed his happiness for the inclusion of Jaipur in world heritage list and congratulated people for this prestigious tag.
The City of Jaipur is an exceptional urban example in indigenous city planning and construction in South Asia. Unlike other medieval cities of the region, Jaipur was deliberately planned as a new city on the plains open for trade as opposed to hilly terrain and military cities of past, though its planning still ensured a response to the surrounding hilltops in all directions.
Besides exemplary planning, its iconic monuments such as the Govind Dev temple, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal excel in artistic and architectural craftsmanship of the period.
Jaipur is an expression of the astronomical skills, living traditions, unique urban form and exemplary foresighted city planning of an 18th-century city from India.
Jaipur is an exemplary development in town planning and architecture that demonstrates amalgamation and important interchange of several ideas over the late medieval period.