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Pink City Jaipur becomes UNESCO World Heritage Site

Pink City Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, has made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

The announcement was made after the 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC), underway at Baku (Azerbaijan) from June 30 to July 10, examined the nomination of the Walled City of Jaipur for inclusion in the World Heritage list.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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,” Mr. Modi tweeted.

Jaipur becomes the second Indian ‘city’ to win heritage tag. Last year, the Walled city of Ahmedabad became the first Indian city to win the UNESCO World Heritage Status.