India’s Pink City, Jaipur, has made it to the UNESCO World Heritage sites list. One of the most prominent Rajasthan cities for travellers, Jaipur has a lot for travellers and attracts a steady drove of tourists from all over the world. It is also one of the most historically rich cities in the state, and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site will further strengthen its position on the world map.
An announcement about Jaipur’s inclusion in the UNESCO list was made on July 6 after the 43rd meet of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee at Baku. The decision was hailed worldwide, and Indian PM Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to express his happiness, “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”.
The decision was taken after the city was nominated for the tag, and was inspected by ICOMOS (The International Council on Monuments and Sites) last year. The historic city met the inspection standards and was thus included in the final list as well.
Jaipur is also the capital and the largest city in the state of Rajasthan, and is also a part of the very popular Golden Triangle circuit in North India. Other cities that are a part of the circuit are Agra and Delhi. The city is also home to two prominent UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India - Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar. It was founded in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the King of Amer.
(Sources: Times Of India)