Ahmedabad becomes India’s first World Heritage City

  • The Walled City of Ahmedabad, founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the 15th century, has been declared India’s first World Heritage City.
  • The World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO made the announcement following a meeting in Poland’s Krakwo. 
  • It has now joined the privileged club of heritage cities like Paris, Cairo, Edinburg and two cities in the subcontinent, Bhaktpur in Nepal and Galle in Sri Lanka.
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