The Magic Of The Pink City Crosses All Borders
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City has finally been enlisted as the UNESCO World Heritage Site and has added another lustrous feather in the cap that the glory of India is. It is a moment of immense pride for the country to see one of its most loved cities being acknowledged as a significant addition to the heritage of the world.
Another Cultural Win For India
During your tour to Jaipur, you must have been mesmerized by the grandeur of its palaces and majestic allure of its forts. Owing to the historic significance of the city, the state government of Rajasthan had sent a proposal last year to include Jaipur in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. Now that the city has finally been declared as one, everyone is rejoicing the news, including the Prime Minister of the country who tweeted to express his happiness saying that Jaipur has always been associated with culture and honour.
The spirit, liveliness, and hospitality of Jaipur is what makes it so appealing across the world so it was only a matter of time that the city was acknowledged as a world heritage site.
Rajasthan’s Glorious Contribution To The List
If you’ve ever been to the prominent places to visit in Jaipur, you must have experienced the grandiose of its structures and the charm of its cultural and historical richness. But Jaipur is not the only place to have been included in the list from Rajasthan. Rajasthan has a total of 37 locations that are part of this very prestigious list, including the Chittorgarh Fort, Jaisalmer, and Ranthambore Fort to name a few.
According to the 2017 operation guideline, only one site per state can be proposed to be enlisted on the world heritage list per year. After the elaborate procedure of being inspected by International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and getting considered by the World Heritage Committee (WHC), Jaipur was declared a part of the list on 6 July, 2019 at the 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held at Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, making India a proud parent of yet another historical and cultural masterpiece.
What Does This Mean For The Country?
While accolades and recognition is extremely motivating for any country, the inclusion of these locations on the list of UNESCO also brings about several beneficial prospects. This newly-declared status of Jaipur will increase people’s interest in booking Jaipur tour packages, thus increasing its revenue from tourism and local handicrafts industry, subsequently boosting the employment opportunities and the economy of the country.
With this celebrated addition of Jaipur on the World Heritage Sites list, the tourism in India is bound to prosper. Book your tickets for Jaipur City Tour to witness the marvel in all its glory!
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