Jantar Mantar now a World Heritage -site total 21 sites added to the list world wide

6 Aug 2010, dilip Comments: | Views: 4256 | | Category: Travel, Travel News, India

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 Jantar Mantar Of Jaipur

The 34th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Brasilia since 25 July was finished on 2nd of august, its consideration of nominations for the World Heritage List . Meeting under the Chairmanship of the Minister of Culture of Brazil, João Luiz da Silva Ferreira, the Committee inscribed 21 new sites, including 15 cultural, 5 natural and 1 mixed properties. Three countries, Kiribati, Marshall Islands and Tajikistan, had sites added for the first time. 

India's Jantar Mantar has made in to the list under Cultural Category . With this India has now total 28 World heritage sites.

The Jantar Mantar, in Jaipur, is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. It includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments. They are monumental examples in masonry of known instruments but which in many cases have specific characteristics of their own. Designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye, they embody several architectural and instrumental innovations. This is the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved of India's historic observatories. It is an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period.

The World Heritage List of India : 

  1. Agra Fort
  2. Ajanta Caves
  3. Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
  4. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
  5. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
  6. Churches and Convents of Goa
  7. Elephanta Caves
  8. Ellora Caves
  9. Fatehpur Sikri
  10. Great Living Chola Temples 1
  11. Group of Monuments at Hampi
  12. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
  13. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
  14. Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
  15. Jantar Mantar
  16. Kaziranga National Park
  17. Keoladeo National Park
  18. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  19. Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
  20. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
  21. Mountain Railways of India
  22. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
  23. Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
  24. Red Fort Complex
  25. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
  26. Sun Temple, Konârak
  27. Sundarbans National Park
  28. Taj Mahal  

So it's time to Plan a trip to Jantar Mantar :)

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