The historic walled city of Jaipur has made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Announcement to this effect was made by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, underway at Baku (Azerbaijan) from June 30 to July 10. Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal. are some of the popular tourist destinations in the city.
Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Jaipur City in Rajasthan, # India. Bravo. Tweeted UNESCO
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) July 6, 2019
A statement from UNESCO said, “The fortified city of Jaipur, in India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan, was founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II. Unlike other cities in the region located in hilly terrain, Jaipur was established on the plain and built according to a grid plan interpreted in the light of Vedic architecture.
The streets feature continuous colonnaded businesses that intersect in the center, creating large public squares called chapters. Markets, stalls, residences, and temples built along the main streets have uniform facades.
The city’s urban planning shows an exchange of ideas from ancient Hindu and modern Mughal as well as Western cultures.
The grid plan is a model that prevails in the West, while the organization of the different districts refers to traditional Hindu concepts.
Designed to be a commercial capital, the city has maintained its local commercial, artisanal and cooperative traditions to this day.”
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