Also called by the name Pink City, Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur made an official entry in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The Pink City of Jaipur made it to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites at the 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held at Baku (Azerbaijan) from 30 June to 10 July 2019. The city is known for its rich culture, architecture, and heritage that reflects the true essence of state Rajasthan.
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) July 6, 2019
The announcement was made in a tweet shared by UNESCO that read, “Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Jaipur City in Rajasthan, #India Bravo.https://on.unesco.org/en43whc #43WHC”
Naturally, the Prime Minister of India expressed his happiness and pride in the form of a tweet. “Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality draws people from all over. Glad that this city has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by @UNESCO,” PM Modi tweeted.
Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality draws people from all over.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 6, 2019
“The city was proposed to be nominated for its value of being an exemplary development in town planning and architecture that demonstrates an amalgamation and important exchange of ideas in the late medieval period.
“In town planning, it shows an interchange of ancient Hindu, Mughal and contemporary Western ideas that resulted in the form of the city,” said UNESCO Office in New Delhi.
After being nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List, an official inspection was conducted by ICOMOS (The International Council on Monuments and Sites) to evaluate the candidature of the city.
The city of Jaipur never ceases to amaze travellers across the world. Jaipur’s old-world charm found in the form of arts, crafts, dances, music and architecture is recognized all over the world.
This essentially makes it a great holiday destination in India. Besides, the city is fast-pacing towards becoming one of the metro cities of India as development finds its way into the interiors of the city.