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Gwalior, Orchha included in world heritage cities list of UNESCO

Gwalior, Orchha included in world heritage cities list of UNESCO

Madhya Pradesh state government informed on December 7, 2020, that the historical fort cities of Orchha and Gwalior have been included in the world heritage cities list of UNESCO under its urban landscape city programme.

The project by UNESCO will be an example for South Asia. Under the plan, UNESCO will also be providing and guiding with perfect measures and resources for the development of Orchha and Gwalior under the Historic Urban Landscape recommendations.

About Gwalior & Orchha:

Gwalior state in Madhya Pradesh established in the 9th century is known for its palaces and temples, which include the intricately carved Sas Bahu ka Mandir Temple. It was ruled by Tomars, Gurjar Pratihar Rajvansh, Baghel Kachvaho, and Scindias. The work of art left by these dynasties can be found in abundance in forts, memorials, and palaces in the area.

Orchha was the capital of the Bundela Kingdom in the 16th century and is popular all over the country for its temples and palaces. The famous spots to look at in Orchha are Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal, Ramraja Temple, Laxminarayan Mandir, and Rai Praveen Mahal.

Source: Govt. Sources, Twitter

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