Category: India

Religious dispute threatens India’s iconic monument Qutub Minar; Mikaela Viqueira; La Prensa Latina Media

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India’s iconic minaret Qutub Minar has become mired in a dispute due to the controversial demand of rebuilding 27 Hindu temples in the complex surrounding it, as these were allegedly destroyed to make way for Islamic monuments. Considered the world’s tallest brick minaret at 72.5 meters, Qutub Minar is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Indian capital.

Source: Religious dispute threatens India’s iconic monument Qutub Minar – La Prensa Latina Media

Planning a trip to Rajasthan? Here are five best UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in the state; First Post

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Planning a trip to Rajasthan? Here are five best UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in the state…

Source: Planning a trip to Rajasthan? Here are five best UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in the state

GHNP celebrates 9th anniversary of world heritage tag; Tribune India

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A two-day event ‘Vishwa Dharohar Utsav’, which was organised to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the day when Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) got the status of world heritage site (WHS) from the UNESCO, concluded at Sai Ropa in Banjar today.

Source: GHNP celebrates 9th anniversary of world heritage tag

Ramappa Temple: A 13th Century Architectural Marvel With Floating Bricks; Jigyasa Sahay; India.com

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South India is a treasure trove of India’s heritage. Telangana’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ramappa Temple is a testimony to it.

Source: Ramappa Temple: A 13th Century Architectural Marvel With Floating Bricks | See Pics

History On Wheels! Exploring Indian Cultures on These Heritage Trains; Jigyasa Sahay; India.com

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This summer vacation embrace yourselves with the grandeur of Indian heritage. Sounds boring you say? Then hop on the heritage trains and then explore the hues of Indian history, we say!

Source: History On Wheels! Exploring Indian Cultures on These Heritage Trains

Taj Mahal: A Wonder of the World in Peril; Peden Doma Bhutia; Skift

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Pollution, inadequate infrastructure and growing apathy towards the Taj Mahal is taking the shine off India’s most popular tourist attraction.

Source: Taj Mahal: A Wonder of the World in Peril

NTCA seeks action on tourist facility in Assam tiger reserve; The Hindu

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The local administration has established an eight-room resort in the heart of Manas National Park…

Source: NTCA seeks action on tourist facility in Assam tiger reserve

Kerala’s valley of silence — A verdant paradise on earth; Shafaat Shahbandari; Gulf News

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Kerala’s Silent Valley National Park is one of world’s last remaining unspoilt rainforest

Source: Kerala’s valley of silence — A verdant paradise on earth

Show And Tell: A Slow Ride To The Queen Of Hills On The Toy Train; Outlook India

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To ride the charmingly decrepit Darjeeling Heritage Railway – or the Toy Train as it is popularly known – is to ride through history. It is also considered to be the world’s 22nd highest railway.

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Delhi HC declines urgent listing of plea against ‘bar’ on namaz at mosque in Qutub complex; Hindustan Times

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Located at the entrance of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)-protected complex, is locally known as Mughal Mosque.

Source: Delhi HC declines urgent listing of plea against ‘bar’ on namaz at mosque in Qutub complex

Over 64% Tourists’ Increase In Assam’s Kaziranga National Park; MenaFn

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Source: Over 64% Tourists’ Increase In Assam’s Kaziranga National P…

In Assam, government violates tiger reserve guidelines, says activist; The Hindu

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Green activist Rohit Choudhury writes to National Tiger Conservation Authority about tourist facility in critical tiger habitat of Manas National Park…

Source: In Assam, government violates tiger reserve guidelines, says activist

Taj Mahal tops list of most-searched Unesco heritage sites in the world; The Star

The list of Unesco World Heritage Sites is a useful tool when planning for a trip: It allows travellers to identify the must-see spots for an itinerary.

Source: Taj Mahal tops list of most-searched Unesco heritage sites in the world

UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Valley of Flowers’ opens on June 1; Indian Express

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Declared a National Park in 1982, the Valley of Flowers stretches over an expanse of 87.50 sq. km.

Source: UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Valley of Flowers’ opens on June 1

UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India: Quick Revision For Competitive exams; Shailja Purohit; Career India

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In view of Indias vast historical background, there are around 3691 monuments and sites of historical importance. Out of these, 40 sites are accredited by UNESCO as world Heritage sites. So lets know what a World Heritage site is?

Source: UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India: Quick Revision For Competitive exams

Hindu extremists target Muslim sites in India, even Taj Mahal; Abhaya Srivastava; AFP

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Thirty years after mobs demolished a historic mosque in Ayodhya, triggering a wave of sectarian bloodshed that saw thousands killed, fundamentalist Indian Hindu groups are eyeing other Muslim sites — even the world-famous Taj Mahal.

Source: Hindu extremists target Muslim sites in India, even Taj Mahal

Sunderbans: Clear and Present Danger; Soudhriti Bhabani; India Bloom

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Every year tropical cyclones throw up new challenges to thousands of rural folks living in one of the richest but most fragile ecosystems on the planet, Sunderbans. Amid the destruction of the swamps by private fisheries, environmentalists say this is high time for the state administration to introduce a long-term participatory management in the deltaic belts of West Bengal.  Soudhriti Bhabani reports from ground zero…

Source: Sunderbans: Clear and Present Danger | Indiablooms – First Portal on Digital News Management

Following In The Footsteps Of Gautama Buddha; Uttara Gangopadhyay; Outlook India

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Born as a prince in Nepal, Gautama Buddha spent the greater part of his life in India, first to gain enlightenment and then to share his knowledge with the common people. Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in India are dotted with places the Buddha visited on his travels.

Source: Following In The Footsteps Of Gautama Buddha

Top 7 Most Beautiful Train Routes In India; Taher Qureshi; India.com

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On this unique journey, you will come across amazing natural marvels including the majestic, magnificent Western Ghats or the Sahyadri Mountain range which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the eight biodiversity hotspots in the world.

Source: Top 7 Most Beautiful Train Routes In India

Outstanding Taj Mahal-the mystery of the time 2022; Shahnaz Afroj Tuli; LinkedIn

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Let’s Explore The Taj Mahal For Learning More!!! A massive white marble tomb, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, the Taj Mahal is one of the gems of Islamic art in India and one of the world’s acclaimed masterpieces. World Heritage.

Source: Outstanding Taj Mahal-the mystery of the time 2022

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