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India gets Jaipur as its 38th UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Jaipur city, Rajasthan is inscribed in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites during the 43rd session of the world heritage committee at Baku, Azerbaijan
  • With the inclusion of Jaipur city, India has now 38 UNESCO world heritage sites of which 30 are Cultural properties, 7 are Natural properties and 1 is the mixed site
    India gets Jaipur as its 38th UNESCO World Heritage Site

About Jaipur:

  • Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan
  • Jaipur is the state of major tourists attraction and has iconic monuments such as Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Govind dev temple etc
  • The 18th-century town has city planning that was deliberately planned for trade
  • Maharaja Ram Singh painted the whole city of Jaipur pink to welcome the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria, visiting India for a tour in 1876. From then it is named as the pink city

UNESCO world heritage sites:

  • A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other forms of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties

Question: 

Q.1 which among the following has been included as India’s 38th UNESCO world heritage sites?
a. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
b. Historic city of Ahmedabad
c. Jaipur city
d. The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
India gets Jaipur as its 38th UNESCO World Heritage Site India gets Jaipur as its 38th UNESCO World Heritage Site Reviewed by Neha on July 08, 2019 Rating: 5

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