Art Deco buildings in Mumbai, considered second only to the world’s largest collection in Miami, have recently won the tag of World Heritage Property by UNESCO in Bahrain. this famous mumbai landmark now added Not only the city, but also the country will get wings, as it is now the 37th heritage site of India!
The city group was awarded the designation at the 42nd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Manama, Bahrain. While this has placed Mumbai at second place in the list of Indian cities included in the World Heritage List, this historic site will be renamed as ‘Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai’, as recommended . Committee.
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On this historic moment, Union Minister of State for Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma said that it is a matter of great pride for the country to get international recognition for the city’s heritage area and this will boost domestic and international tourism.
The Art Deco Ensemble includes two architectural styles, a collection of 19th-century Victorian structures and 20th-century Art Deco buildings by the sea. And in total, it has 94 buildings, some of which are the Old Secretariat (1857–74), the University Library and Convention Hall (1874–78), the Bombay High Court (1878), the Public Works Department Office (1872). , Watson Hotel (1869), David Sassoon Library (1870), and Elphinstone College (1888).
Following this heritage tag, India now has 29 cultural, 7 natural and 1 mixed sites, of which seven have been inscribed on the World Heritage List in the last five years alone. This is definitely a great news for the country and we cannot help but feel proud of it. How are you?