Pink City’ Jaipur enters UNESCO World Heritage Site list

The Walled City of Jaipur, the architectural wonder in pink stones   has made its proud entry into the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site list. It was announced on Saturday by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee after examining the nomination of the Pink City for inclusion in the World Heritage list at its 43rd session, which is underway in the Azerbaijan capital Baku. The annual session of the WHC   began on June 30 and will end on July 10, Press Trust of India (PTI) said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet expressed happiness that the city has been recognised as a World Heritage Site.

“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,” Modi said in his tweet.

“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,” UNESCO office in New Delhi had earlier said, PTI reported.

The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur was founded in 1727AD  by Sawai Jai Singh II.