Pink City Jaipur on the UNESCO World Heritage List

New Delhi: In another significant achievement, the Indian nomination for the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, was today listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List at the 43rd World Heritage Committee meeting held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The nomination of the city of Jaipur was successfully carried out in accordance with the various UNESCO guidelines from 2017. With the successful inscription of the city of Jaipur, India has 38 World Heritage sites, which include 30 cultural assets, 7 natural assets and 1 mixed site.
The Indian nomination was originally recommended by ICOMOS as the Disposal Center, but the 21-year-old World Heritage Committee discussed this and, after the debate, decided to sign it on the World Heritage List.
Minister of Culture Union (PI) Prahlad Singh Patel expressed his happiness that Pink City Jaipur has included a list of world heritage and congratulated people in Jaipur for this prestigious rating. The Minister thanked the global community for recognizing the historical and cultural importance of Jaipur.
India presented the extract from the proposed Universal Extreme Value Statement (OUV) before the World Heritage Committee in the following way:
The city of Jaipur is an exceptional urban example in the planning and construction of autochthonous cities in South Asia. Unlike other medieval cities in the region, Jaipur is deliberately planned as a new city on plains open to trade, unlike hilly terrains and military cities of the past, although its planning has still secured the response to the surrounding hills in all directions. The location chosen in the valley south of Amber Hill was relatively flat and was not covered by the previous construction. In addition to model planning, its cultural monuments such as Temple Govind Dev, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal stand out in the art and architectural crafts of that period. Jaipur is an expression of astronomical skills, living traditions, unique urban forms and exemplary urban planning from the 18th century city of India. Jaipur is an example of the development of urbanism and architecture that shows amalgamation and important exchange of several ideas during the late Middle Ages.
Countries that supported India’s nomination are the following:
Brazil, Bahrain, Cuba, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Zimbabwe, China, Guatemala, Uganda, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Angola, Sv Kitts and Nevis. Australia and Norway originally suggested referral, but after the hearing agreed to enter the city of Jaipur.

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