Dholavira- a Harappan-era city located in present-day Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch has been added to the list of World Heritage Sites by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
UNESCO tweeted about the same on Tuesday and said, “Dholavira: A Harappan City, in #India, just inscribed on the @UNESCO #WorldHeritage List. Congratulations!”
Union Minister of Culture, Tourism G Kishan Reddy took to Twitter to inform that Dholavira is now the 40th treasure in India to be given the UNESCO’s World Heritage Inscription.
Few days earlier, the Rudreswara Temple (also known as the Ramappa Temple) at Palampet, Mulugu district, Telangana, became the 39th World Heritage Centre in India.
The list of countries with 40 or more World Heritage sites include Italy, Spain, Germany, China, France, and now India. Out of India’s 40 World Heritage properties, 32 are cultural, seven natural and one mixed property.
In another tweet, Reddy said, “Today is a proud day for India, especially for the people of Gujarat.