Category: India

Mumbai: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and Byculla railway station get UNESCO awards; Free Press Journal

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Source: Mumbai: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and Byculla railway station get UNESCO awards

WB: Northeast Frontier Railways to operate evening service of ‘Joyride’ during annual Ghum Festival; ANI

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The Northeast Frontier Railway zone of Indian Railways has decided to operate the evening service of one pecial joyride under the toy train service of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways for the upcoming annual Ghum Festival.

Source: WB: Northeast Frontier Railways to operate evening service of ‘Joyride’ during annual Ghum Festival

India’s impressive World Heritage Sites; Stars Insider

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Visiting India is to discover a vast land rich in culture and tradition. A sumptuous mix of spiritual beliefs and architecture, plus some of the most important wildlife hotspots on the planet, has led UNESCO to designate no less than 40 World Heritage Sites within India’s borders. These must-see destinations include magnificent palaces, decorative monuments, and evocative temples. Also listed is an entire mountain range and a state capital! So, are you ready to start ticking off India’s most significant tourist attractions? Click through and delve into the country’s cultural, historic, scientific, and natural world.

Source: India’s impressive World Heritage Sites

Odisha’s Konark Sun Temple & 4 Other UNESCO Sites To Host G20 ‘Culture Track’ Meetings!; Odisha Bytes

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Sun Temple in Odisha’s Konark is likely to host one of five key meetings, focusing on the “culture track”, during India’s G20 Presidency. India is expected to host over 200 meetings across the country  after assuming the Presidency of the G20 for one year from December 1, 2022, to November 30, 2023. Besides Konark, which is 65 km from Bhubaneswar, the other four proposed well-known monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh), Hampi (Karnataka) and Agra Fort and Taj Mahal (Agra), the Indian Express reported.

Source: Odisha’s Konark Sun Temple & 4 Other UNESCO Sites To Host G20 ‘Culture Track’ Meetings! – odishabytes

From Hampi to Siliguri — India to put spotlight on heritage, scenic sites during G20 meetings; PTI; CNBC TV18

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India is expected to host over 200 G20 meetings during its yearlong Presidency of the influential group, which will culminate with an annual summit on September 9 and 10, 2023. These 55 locations will also include Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities which have picturesque landscape and are rich in cultural heritage, he said.

Source: From Hampi to Siliguri — India to put spotlight on heritage, scenic sites during G20 meetings

Here’s a peek into the Pink City: 10 things to do in Jaipur on your next visit; Somya Agarwal; KnockSense

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The Pink City has an aristocratic ambience that pervades around the city, making visiting Jaipur a truly unique experience. So, in the midst of all the heritage sites that you visit, do not forget to do 10 things to do in Jaipur:

Source: Here’s a peek into the Pink City: 10 things to do in Jaipur on your next visit

Indian Railways: These 4 stations are listed under UNESCO World Heritage sites, will leave you awestruck!; Zee News

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Indian Railways not only offer breathtaking view but also tells a lot about the rich cultural heritage of the country through these 4 Railway stations listed under UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.

Source: Indian Railways: THESE 4 stations are listed under UNESCO World Heritage sites, will leave you awestruck!

Stop commercial activities within 500 metres of Taj Mahal, orders Supreme Court; Utkarsh Anand; Hindustan Times

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The Supreme Court took on record the submissions of senior advocate and amicus curiae ADN Rao, that it would be in the interest of the protected monument to issue directions for barring all commercial activities near the Taj Mahal…

Source: Stop commercial activities within 500 metres of Taj Mahal, orders Supreme Court