Pink City Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, has made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The decision was taken at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO at Baku in Azerbaijan today. With this, India now has 38 World Heritage properties, that include 30 Cultural properties, 7 Natural properties and 1 mixed site. Culture Ministry said, the countries that supported India’s nomination include Brazil, China, Bahrain, Cuba, Indonesia, Kuwait, Kyrghystan, Zimbabwe and Uganda.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed happiness that the city has been recognised as a World Heritage Site. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. He said, elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality draws people from all over. The historic walled city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, was founded in 1727 AD under the patronage of Sawai Jai Singh – 2. It serves as the capital city of the culturally-rich state of Rajasthan.