It’s in the pink…; Kavita Kanan Chandra; Deccan Herald

The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur conjures up the image of royal splendour, Rajput valour, and architectural grandeur. The fables and folklore woven around its historic forts and havelisbuild a…

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‘Toy’ over the hill; The Statesman

The neglect of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways has been institutionalised… and consciously so. Lord Dalhousie would have been aghast.

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A Clarion Call To Save The Darjeeling Himalayan Railways; Precious Kamei; Outlook India

UNESCO questioned the state of conservation of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways. Find out why…

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IRCTC to Study Heritage Rail Routes to Rope in Private Players; Arun Kumar Das; NewsClick

The PSU under the Indian Railways has been asked to find out the feasibility of the project for handing over the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway and Kalka Shimla Railway to private hands.

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Only Nirvana Is More Beautiful; Andrea Miller; Lion’s Roar

Andrea Miller visits the ancient artistic wonder known as the Ajanta Caves. As an inscription inside says, it’s best to attain nirvana, but second best is living in beauty.

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Pink for WELCOME; Madhumitha Srinivasan; The Hindu

Jaipur was recently included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. It is India’s first planned city and it was an “interchange of ancient Hindu, Mughal and contemporary Western ideas” that has shaped it.

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Unesco panel concern on toy train; Avijit Sinha; Telegraph India

Panel mentions Indian railways has not taken adequate measures to protect and conserve the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway…

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UNESCO to assess state of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway system; Laughing Colours

India’s Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) has been a World Heritage Site from last 140 years but country’s continuing failure…

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Years Of Negligence By Govt Puts Darjeeling’s Toy Train’s ‘World Heritage’ Tag In Danger; Bobins Abraham; India Times

Built in 1881, the 88 km long Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1999.

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Jaipur makes it to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list; India Times

India’s Pink City, Jaipur, has made it to the UNESCO World Heritage sites list. One of the most prominent Rajasthan cities for travellers, Jaipur has a lot for travellers and attracts a steady drove of tourists from all over the world. It is also one of the most historically rich cities in the state, and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site will further strengthen its position on the world map.

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