World heritage site of Mumbai

‘Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai’, the new Mumbai precinct was added to the global list of heritage sites in July 2018 at the 42nd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, propelling the precinct to global fame, attracting more tourists, ensuring additional funding from international agencies and grants for upkeep of the structures and ensuring strict control over external changes to all structures on the site.

The ensembles include the structures that line the city’s Oval Maidan — a row of 19th-century Victorian buildings characterised by Gothic spires and gargoyles on one side, and the 20th- century Art Deco structures on the other. This includes historic landmarks like the Bombay High Court, Rajabai Clock Tower, Eros Cinema, University of Mumbai, David Sassoon Library and Maharashtra Police Headquarters buildings.

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