Category: India

10 trains cancelled on Kalka-Shimla track; Ambika Sharma; Tribune India

Photo credit: Amit Kanwar

Only one train to ply l Decision taken due to low occupancy amid pandemic Reeling under low occupancy due to Covid, only one train will be plying on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Kalka-Shimla rail track now, while 10 others have been cancelled since yesterday.

Source: 10 trains cancelled on Kalka-Shimla track

Have You Taken the Taj Virtual Tour?; Outlook Traveller

Photo credit: Google Arts & Culture

Launched on the Google Arts and Culture platform, the tour offers views of the Taj from angles you have never seen before…

Source: Have You Taken the Taj Virtual Tour?

Mother’s Day 2021: Destinations to explore post-lockdown with your mom; Manas Sen Gupta; Lifestyle Asia

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It is unlikely that on Mother’s Day 2021, any of us will be travelling, but if you’re planning in advance, bookmark these Indian destinations.

Source: Mother’s Day 2021: Destinations to explore post-lockdown with your mom

Fossils of Dickinsonia, one of Earth’s oldest animals, found in India; The Tribune

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Researchers have discovered fossils of one of the Earth’s earliest known multicellular animals — the 550-million-year-old Dickinsonia — on the roof of the Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh.

Source: Fossils of Dickinsonia, one of Earth’s oldest animals, found in India

India’s Rocky Outcrops and Their Tiny, Mighty Lives; Renuka Kulkarni; The Wire Science

Photo: Sameer Padhye

Rocky outcrops are a type of small natural feature: spatially diminutive natural entities that often harbour a unique assemblage of organisms.

Source: India’s Rocky Outcrops and Their Tiny, Mighty Lives – The Wire Science

Google Arts & Culture introduces Virtual Taj Mahal tour; Louise Knight; DESIblitz

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Google Arts & Culture has added a range of new virtual tours of UNESCO World Heritage sites to its platform, including one of the Taj Mahal.

Source: Google Arts & Culture introduces Virtual Taj Mahal tour | DESIblitz

India’s Top National Parks For Wildlife Tourism; Jared Ranahan; Forbes

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Lions, tigers, and bears abound at these pristine wildlife sanctuaries scattered all across India.

Source: India’s Top National Parks For Wildlife Tourism

Google Now Lets You Virtually Explore the Taj Mahal from Your Home; Beebom

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To celebrate the World Heritage Day, Google Arts & Culture adds virtual tours of various World Heritage sites, including India’s Taj Mahal.

Source: Google Now Lets You Virtually Explore the Taj Mahal from Your Home | Beebom

Despite pandemic, Kaziranga National Park woos two lakh tourists in 6 months; Sentinel Assam

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The COVID-19 pandemic, the resultant economic fallout and the ensuing restrictions could not foil the spirit of around two lakh tourists, including 570

Source: Despite pandemic, Kaziranga National Park woos two lakh tourists in 6 months – Sentinelassam

Did you know about these five little known UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India?; Indiablooms

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April 18 is observed as International Day for Monuments and Sites. It is also referred to as World Heritage Day. On this occasion India Bloom brings you five of the lesser known Indian sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

Source: Did you know about these five little known UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India? | Indiablooms – First Portal on Digital News Management

Tourism Ministry Showcases Exquisite Khajuraho Temple Architecture; Arun Kumar Das; Swarajya Magazine

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Dekho Apna Desh webinar highlights Khajuraho temple architecture and iconography.

Source: Tourism Ministry Showcases Exquisite Khajuraho Temple Architecture

Dekho Apna Desh: Ministry of Tourism India Organises Webinar on ‘Khajuraho – Temples of Architectural Splendour’; Latestly

The Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series held its 85th webinar titled “Khajuraho-Temples of Architectural Splendour”on17th April 2021. India a land resounds with the riches and glories of opulent dynasties, powerful rulers, flourishing civilisations, and profound history.

Source: Dekho Apna Desh: Ministry of Tourism India Organises Webinar on ‘Khajuraho – Temples of Architectural Splendour’

10 World Heritage Sites in India We Can’t Get Enough Of; Shrushti Kulkarni; Outlook India

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With 38 UNESCO World Heritage sites, India bags the position blog having the sixth-largest number of archaeological and natural sites in the world. On World Heritage Day, we curated a list of 10 heritage sites of India signifying the incredible beauty of culture, history, and landscapes

Source: 10 World Heritage Sites in India We Can’t Get Enough Of

A biodiversity hotspot close to Mumbai yet far away from its din, Kaas Plateau awaits your advent; Sugandhaa Pandey; Knock Sense

Kaas Plateau is a biodiversity hotspot with almost 850 species of flowers and butterflies.

Source: A biodiversity hotspot close to Mumbai yet far away from its din, Kaas Plateau awaits your advent

Beyond the Taj Mahal: India needs to highlight lesser known World Heritage Sites; Steena Joy; Yahoo Lifestyle

Today, there are 38 World Heritage Sites located in India – the 6th largest number of sites in the world. Sadly, heritage sites need institutional support to protect the tales from the past.

Source: Beyond the Taj Mahal: India needs to highlight lesser known World Heritage Sites

Explained: Why April 18 is celebrated as International Day for Monuments and Sites; Indian Express

India is home to 38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, out of the 1121 such spots identified around the world. So far, only China, Italy, Spain, Germany, and France have more locations on the list than India.

Source: Explained: Why April 18 is celebrated as International Day for Monuments and Sites

World Heritage Sites in India include Taj Mahal, Khajuraho, Agra Fort & others; read list; Republic World

April 18 is celebrated as World Heritage Day. Take a look at the list of 38 World Heritage Sites in India listed by UNESCO, to spread awareness.

Source: World Heritage Sites in India include Taj Mahal, Khajuraho, Agra Fort & others; read list

Bhopal: Bi-weekly AI flight to connect Khajuraho to Delhi, Varanasi; Free Press Journal

The Jhansi-Khajuraho National Highway is being widened by NHAI to provide better road connectivity to Khajuraho…

Source: Bhopal: Bi-weekly AI flight to connect Khajuraho to Delhi, Varanasi

Declared as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, know about These 7 churches in Old Goa!; Sugandhaa Pandey; Knock Sense

Source: Basilica of Bom Jesus

Shocking facts about Khajuraho Temples; Pravin Agrawal

The famous Khajuraho temples of Madhya Pradesh have been hogging the limelight every now and then for various reasons. And the most popular psyche is that many find the carvings on the Khajuraho temples as offensive pornographic scenes. Perhaps, in all this, we tend to miss the most important point, i.e., the basic purpose of building these temples.

Source: Shocking facts about Khajuraho Temples

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