Jaipur listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site
Added: (Wed Jul 10 2019)
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The incredible pink city, known for its magnificent architectural legacy, vibrant culture, has finally made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. As being an exceptional example of a late medieval trade town in South Asia, Jaipur has now defined new ideas for a thriving trade and commercial hub.
Also, Jaipur with its living traditions and different form of crafts have now received huge recognition and appreciation worldwide.
As the city received its long-awaited title, the leaders across the political spectrum welcomed the signal honour to the historical city.
The UNESCO when shared the announcement on Twitter, the country swelled with pride.
"Just inscribed as @UNESCO WorldHeritage Site: Jaipur City in Rajasthan, India. Bravo," the UN body posted on Saturday.
Jaipur princess Divya Kumari termed it as a proud moment for the entire state.
"I am really feeling proud and happy about this development as my ancestors had built this city. Maharaj Jai Singh II, the founder of the city, was one of my ancestors. He invited the best craftsmen and architects from all over the country to ensure they built the most beautiful and well-planned city in the world. They considered astronomy, planetary movement and Vastu Shastra while bringing up the city to ensure that the city gets the best location and the people are happy, prosperous and safe here.
"In fact, Jaipur is one of the most planned and beautiful cities of the world, deserved the honour of being the World Heritage City. It will benefit the city to retain and maintain its originality and beauty as once the UNESCO tag a city as a heritage city, it ensures that its originality is retained. Hence now, many unwanted structures and encroachments and buildings coming up in the walled city shall have no place in this premises," Divya Kumari, who is also an MP from the state, said.
Next time you travel to the pink city of Rajasthan, you can say that you have travelled one of the most popular Heritage sites in the world.