UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has met in Baku, Azerbaijan, this week to discuss this year’s nominations for inscription.
Jaipur City in India was one of 36 sites nominated this year. It has now been decided that the ‘Pink City’, as it is affectionately known, be made a World Heritage Site for its cultural significance, particularly in terms of its 18th century architecture.
The city displays a number of beautiful buildings such as the City Palace and the Hawa Mahal, a palace made of red and pink sandstone. This delicately stunning yet enduring monument was built in 1799 to allow royal ladies to discreetly observe everyday life. While there are a great number of windows, they were made just big enough to act as peepholes so that the women could look out into the city without being seen.
Jaipur is featured on our Darjeeling Mail tour, departing February 2020. Find out more about the Pink City and other highlights of the trip by clicking the link below.
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