The Walled City of Jaipur in Rajasthan, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture was added into UNESCO World Heritage Site list (Cultural). The announcement was made after 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC), underway at Baku, Azerbaijan. It is overall 38th world heritage site from India to get listed, others include 30 cultural sites, 7 natural sites and 1 mixed site.
Walled city of Jaipur
The historic city was founded in 1727 AD under patronage of Sawai Jai Singh II. Currently, it serves as capital city of the culturally-rich state of Rajasthan. It is exceptional example of a late medieval trade town in South Asia and defined new concepts for thriving trade and commercial hub. In addition, it is associated with living traditions in the form of crafts that have national and international recognition
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