Chandigarh: Unesco to scan Capitol shield; Deepak Yadav; Times of India

Steps taken for the upkeep of world heritage site Capitol Complex and to maintain its original status will figure in a report that the UT administration…

Source: Chandigarh: Unesco to scan Capitol shield | Chandigarh News – Times of India

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Know Your Monument: The resilience of Qutub Minar; Paromita Shastri; Indian Express

In the twelfth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, Paromita Shastri looks at the Qutub complex, which presents an amalgamation of several architectural styles in India-Persian, Arabic and Indian-that later came to be known as Indo-Saracenic. The famed Qutub Minar itself has braved natural calamities and disastrous preservation efforts to continue as one of India’s most identifiable monuments.

Source: Know Your Monument: The resilience of Qutub Minar

Architecture in Ahmedabad: An Instagrammer’s Guide; Lola Mendez; Passion Passport

The architecture in Ahmedabad is a dream come true for Instagrammers. Read Lola Mendez’s guide to get the best shots and the perfect timing.

Source: Architecture in Ahmedabad: An Instagrammer’s Guide – Passion Passport

Five best places to visit in Northeast India; MenaFM

The hidden gem calledNortheast India has been unfairly ignored by travelers for far too long. Comprising…

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How the world’s weather is threatening popular tourist attractions; Rachel Truman; Idea Exploring

Some of the world’s most spectacular places are falling victim to severe weather as a result of climate change.

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DHR to celebrate 20 yrs of World Heritage declaration; North East India 24

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) which was declared as World Heritage site on 5th December, 1999 is going to celebrate 20 years of “World Heritage” declaration by UNESCO…

Source: DHR to celebrate 20 yrs of World Heritage declaration

Lessons in Impermanence: Ajanta Caves Under Threat;  Craig Lewis; Buddhist Door

New study highlights conservation challenges for this historic site…

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Kalka-Shimla train turns 116 today; Raaja Bhasin; Tribune India

Today, the Kalka-Shimla Railway line turns 116. On November 9, 1903, with a steam locomotive pulling passenger coaches out of Kalka, the train had its first commercial run. The line was an extension of the Delhi-Ambala-Kalka branch of the East Indian Railway.

Source: Kalka-Shimla train turns 116 today

Stunning Alternatives to the Taj Mahal; Joseph Ozmeth; Passion Passport

The Taj Mahal is just one example of the stunning amibition and beauty that went into other Mughal monuments in Uttar Pradesh. Check out these alternatives.

Source: Stunning Alternatives to the Taj Mahal – Passion Passport

Sub-group rejects high-rise High Court expansion plan; Ramkrishan Upadhyay; Tribune

The sub-group of the Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee has disapproved of the revised proposal for a ground plus three-level building with a structural foundation strength of a ground plus four-level building under the expansion plan of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on a 3,21,000 sq ft area.

Source: Sub-group rejects high-rise High Court expansion plan

Taj Mahal gets its own air purifiers as India chokes on smog; Lilit Marcus; CNN

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As air pollution in parts of India hits record levels, the country’s most iconic attraction is getting some special treatment.

Source: Taj Mahal gets its own air purifiers as India chokes on smog

UNESCO committee sets Dec 2020 deadline for UT; Tribune

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has fixed December 1, 2020, as the deadline for the UT Administration to submit an updated report on the state of conservation of world heritage property at the Capitol Complex.

Source: UNESCO committee sets Dec 2020 deadline for UT

Confluence of architecture in Gujarat’s Champaran; Rakesh Kumar; Statesman

Champaran Pavagadh Archaeological Park in Gujarat is dotted with several mosques that depicts the unique confluence of temple architecture with Islamic design…

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Tracing the journey of Central Railway as it completes 68 years of service; Rajendra B Aklekar; Mid-Day

Central Railway’s suburban railway network has played a pioneering role in the socio-economic growth of the city of Mumbai and also heralded the advent of mass rapid transit systems in India…

Source: Tracing the journey of Central Railway as it completes 68 years of service

25% increase in foreign tourists in Chandigarh since UNESCO heritage tag – cities; Vivek Gupta; Hindustan Times

City can see a larger tourist inflow, but lacks aggressive tourism campaign unlike states like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat…

Source: 25% increase in foreign tourists in Chandigarh since UNESCO heritage tag – cities – Hindustan Times

An Illustrated Guide To The Victorian Gothic Architecture of Mumbai; Rangeet Ghosh; Outlook India


Mumbai boasts of many significant buildings in 19th century Victorian Gothic style. Take a look…

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RSS to honour man who discovered Bhimbetka caves; Vasudha Venugopal; India Times

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The cultural wing of the RSS, Sanskar Bharati, plans 100 heritage walks in honour of Wakankar. Government-run cultural institutions like Lalit Kala Akademi have scheduled year-long programmes in his honour.

Source: RSS to honour man who discovered Bhimbetka caves

Taj Mahal facts: Interesting facts about the historical monument; Shreshta Chaudhury Republic World

Taj Mahal facts have piqued the interest of readers to know more about the historical monument. Read on to know about the various intriguing must-know facts.

Source: Taj Mahal facts: Interesting facts about the historical monument – Republic World

Swarajya Heritage Tours: Join Us For A Year End Trip To Hampi; Swarajya

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This Cruise Line Offers Special Access to UNESCO Sites; Afar

Seabourn’s unique partnership with UNESCO means a special experience for your clients.

Source: This Cruise Line Offers Special Access to UNESCO Sites