Category Archives: India

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway awaits state government’s nod to resume services; Pramod Giri; Hindustan Times

The Toy Train is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major tourist attraction in Darjeeling, a popular hill destination in north Bengal and often referred to as the Queen of Hills…

Source: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway awaits state government’s nod to resume services – india news – Hindustan Times

Rani Ki Vav: Retracing historic footsteps of Gujarat’s ‘inverted step well’; Nivedita Giri; IB Times

The heritage site is said to be designed in the Maru-Gurjara architectural style or an ‘inverted temple’, highlighting the sanctity of water.

Source: Rani Ki Vav: Retracing historic footsteps of Gujarat’s ‘inverted step well’

5 Familiar Sights in India That Are Part of Unesco World Heritage List; Uttara Gangopadhyay; Outlook India

Mountain railways of India, Gothic and Art Deco buildings of Mumbai, churches of Old Goa, wildlife parks of the Western Ghats, and many other popular tourist attractions of India deserve more than a rushed visit being part of Unesco’s world heritage list for their outstanding universal values

Source: 5 Familiar Sights in India That Are Part of Unesco World Heritage List

Capitol Complex: Contentious multilevel parking on list of upcoming projects shared with Unesco; Munieshwer A Sagar; Hindustan Times

The Chandigarh administration has apprised the Unesco about new constructions at the Capitol Complex, a world heritage site…

Source: Capitol Complex: Contentious multilevel parking on list of upcoming projects shared with Unesco – chandigarh – Hindustan Times

Wildlife Reserve Insiders Arrested for Smuggling Rhino Horn; Vida Newspaper

In September, the police in Golaghat district of Assam in Northeast India got a tip-off about a broken piece of rhinoceros horn that was being traded by some locals. The information set the alarm bells ringing.

Source: Wildlife Reserve Insiders Arrested for Smuggling Rhino Horn 

Thieves steal cash, electronic items from Se Cathedral heritage site in Old Goa; Gerard de Souza; Hindustan Times

The break-in is believed to have taken place on Sunday night and was noticed Monday morning.

Source: Thieves steal cash, electronic items from Se Cathedral heritage site in Old Goa – india news – Hindustan Times

Trial run of 114-year-old heritage steam locomotive engine held in Shimla; Bhanu P Lohumi; Tribune India

The trial run was held at the Shimla-Kalka UNESCO World Heritage railway track as occupancy of the special train was increased from 30 to 50 pc The trial run of the 114-year-old heritage KC 520 steam locomotive engine was held on the Shimla-Kalka UNESCO World Heritage railway track on the 44 km stretch from Shimla to Kaithlighat on Monday.

Source: Trial run of 114-year-old heritage steam locomotive engine held in Shimla

Tourists throng Kaziranga National Park as it reopened after 8 months; Sentinelassam

The authorities of the park has made it mandatory for everyone to wear masks, use hand sanitisers, and maintain social distance.

Source: Tourists throng Kaziranga National Park as it reopened after 8 months – Sentinelassam

After Months of Shutdown Due to Covid-19, Assam’s Kaziranga National Park to Reopen for Tourists Today; Bitupan Borah; News18

Only two ranges have been opened up for tourists – Kohora Range and Bagori Range – where jeep safari will be permitted. The remaining ranges are still shut due to poor road conditions.

Source: After Months of Shutdown Due to Covid-19, Assam’s Kaziranga National Park to Reopen for Tourists Today

Holiday special train resumes run, only three avail facility; Tribune

A holiday special train (04514) which plied today on the world heritage Kalka-Shimla rail track after seven months, saw just three passengers.

Source: Holiday special train resumes run, only three avail facility

My first real project after graduating from design school in 2008 was map designing; Disha Garg; UX Planet

Designing a Map for UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Qutab Minar Complex.

Source: My first real project after graduating from design school in 2008 was map designing.

Once Merciless Poachers, Now These Men Defend The Animals of Manas National Park; The Better India

Once known for their cruelty against animals, poachers at Manas National Park in Assam are now at the helm of protecting the wildlife at the UNESCO world heritage site, restoring the Indian Rhino’s glory…

Source: Once Merciless Poachers, Now These Men Defend The Animals of Manas National Park

The Land of Plenty; Outlook Traveller

Replete with natural beauty, vibrant culture and sublime spirituality, Gujarat is a paradise for travellers of varying tastes and interests…

Source: The Land of Plenty

Rajasthan: Local efforts help improve habitat of migratory birds at Keoladeo Park; Times of India

Efforts to improve the habitat of migratory birds at Keoladeo National Park with the help of local villagers during Covid-19 crisis have started yielding results this season.

Source: Rajasthan: Local efforts help improve habitat of migratory birds at Keoladeo Park | Jaipur News – Times of India

A Cave Art Trail Around India; Karan Kaushik; Outlook India

Explore beautiful cave art through these gorgeous pictures…

Source: A Cave Art Trail Around India

Real estate gold mine in railway stations; Anto T Joseph; Live Mint

With 50 stations on the block, private investment will be the flavour of the season. But there are concerns too.The user charge is a political hot potato in the making. The plan is to levy a nominal charge as part of the fare at all busy stations. This will be ploughed back into the redevelopment…

Source: Real estate gold mine in railway stations

Brihadeeswara Temple; A temple with no foundation hiding secrets; News Track

Source: Brihadeeswara Temple; A temple with no foundation hiding secrets

Rani ki vav – The Inverted Stepwell Temple; HeritageDaily

Rani ki vav is an ancient stepwell temple located on the banks of the Saraswati River, in the Gujarat state of India.

Source: Rani ki vav – The Inverted Stepwell Temple – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News

Beyond The Temple Run; Outlook

A melange of all things young and old, Tamil Nadu’s extensive platter meets every kind of traveller’s needs, often leaving you spoilt for choice…

Source: Beyond The Temple Run

Hindu nationalists lay waste to India’s Islamic past; Sanjay Kumar; Arab News

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