Jaipur inducted as a World Heritage Site

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03 Nov 2020 by Monali

July 6th, 2019   In its meeting on 6th July 2019 for the 43rd session in Baku, Azerbaijan, the World Heritage Committee inscribed Jaipur on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as one of seven cultural sites.  “Jaipur City, Rajasthan (India) — The fortified city of Jaipur, in India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan, was founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II. Unlike other cities in the region located in hilly terrain, Jaipur was established on the plain and built according to a grid plan interpreted in the light of Vedic architecture. The streets feature continuous colonnaded businesses that intersect in the centre, creating large public squares called chaupars. Markets, stalls, residences and temples built along the main streets have uniform facades. The city's urban planning shows an exchange of ideas from ancient Hindu and modern Mughal as well as Western cultures. The grid plan is a model that prevails in the West, while the organization of the different districts refers to traditional Hindu concepts. Designed to be a commercial capital, the city has maintained its local commercial, artisanal and cooperative traditions to this day.”   The other sites added to the List were:  Dilmun Burial Mounds, Bahrain Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, Australia Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, China Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto,, Indonesia Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan  Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhouang — Plain of Jars, Lao People's Democratic Republic 

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