Category Archives: India

12 Best Places to Visit in July; Joni Sweet; PlanetWare

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India’s iconic monument Taj Mahal reopens after 6 months of closure due to COVID-19; Xinhua

Source: India’s iconic monument Taj Mahal reopens after 6 months of closure due to COVID-19

Taj Mahal to reopen after 6 months as India COVID-19 cases soar; Al Jazeera

Mughal era monument set to reopen to visitors, even as the pandemic continues to accelerate in India.

Source: Taj Mahal to reopen after 6 months as India COVID-19 cases soar

Maharashtra: Kas, Masai plateaus bloom bright during tourist-free time; Rahul Gayakwad; Times of India

Blooms of myriad hues are painting bright landscapes on the Kas plateau these days as the Unesco world heritage site remains out of bounds for tourists because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: Maharashtra: Kas, Masai plateaus bloom bright during tourist-free time | Kolhapur News – Times of India

3 Jungle Safaris in India You Must Do; Aishwarya Menon; Femina

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If Taj Mahal is reopening, why not Ajanta & Ellora: Experts; PTI

Tourism industry representatives want reopening of the Ajanta and Ellora caves, arguing that if the Taj Mahal is reopening for the public amid the Covid-19 pandemic, why not the two world-famous heritage sites located near here in Maharashtra.

Source: If Taj Mahal is reopening, why not Ajanta & Ellora: Experts

The world’s 15 most spectacular train stations; Ed Jefferson; Time Out

Never mind flying – train travel has a glamour all of its own, as proved by these incredibly beautiful railway stations…

Source: The world’s 15 most spectacular train stations

Agra’s Taj Mahal, Red Fort to open! Check date, timings, tickets, tourist guidelines; Financial Express

Taj Mahal, Red Fort in Agra: The central government’s guidelines over social distancing and hand sanitization will be followed after the Taj Mahal opens for the public on September 21.

Source: Agra’s Taj Mahal, Red Fort to open! Check date, timings, tickets, tourist guidelines

Trichy and Thanjavur – deep-rooted in history, steeped in diversity; Benedict Lopez; Aliran

Benedict Lopez takes a nostalgic trip to a couple of places in Tamil Nadu that are well known among Malaysian Hindus. Besides Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), where his ancestral roots lie, Kollam (Quilon) is the only other city in Kerala which is nostalgic to him. His late mother studied at the then-popular Tanchury Convent. The only other two cities in India that he is sentimental about are Trichy (Trichinopoly) in Tamil Nadu and Bengaluru (Bangalore) in Karnataka.

Source: Trichy and Thanjavur – deep-rooted in history, steeped in diversity – Aliran

The Red Fort, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #391); Dr FumbleFinger; Travel Gumbo

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Sans human intervention, flowers of Kaas plateau bloom in the bosom of nature; Nadeem Inamdar; Hindustan Times

Pune-based botanist Kanchanmala Gandhe said that the virus situation has had a positive impact on conservation of rarest of rare species in the region and would lead to revival of nature at the biodiversity hotspot.

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HP: Toy train with 7 coaches makes special run — for an NDA aspirant, his father; Indian Express

Chief Commercial Inspector A S Thakur said the train ran with seven coaches, and the down train to Solan, which left Shimla at 6.30 pm, had no passengers.

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Indian Railways to revamp Mumbai’s CSMT, spend Rs 1,600 crore; Ruchira Kondepudi; Money Control

CSMT, the headquarters of India’s Central Railway, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Railway ministry expedites monetisation process of heritage railway lines; Nishtha Saluja; Economic Times

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Railways to redevelop Mumbai’s CST keeping its iconic 1930s look intact; Live Mint

The redevelopment plan has been planned to be completed in two phases in a four year period.

Source: Railways to redevelop Mumbai’s CST keeping its iconic 1930s look intact

On an Art Deco Trail through Mumbai; Uttara Gangopadhyay; Outlook India

Did you know Mumbai is said to have the world’s second largest concentration of Art Deco buildings after Milan?

Source: On an Art Deco Trail through Mumbai

Indian travel destinations to visit for rejuvenation after COVID-19 restrictions end; Surabhi Sabat; Republic World

Check out a list of 7 Indian Travel destinations which could prove useful in reenergising and rejuvenating yourself once lockdown is lifted in India.

Source: Indian travel destinations to visit for rejuvenation after COVID-19 restrictions end – Republic World

What’s Common Between Mountain Railways and Art Deco Buildings?; Uttara Gangopadhyay; Outlook India

When it comes to naming UNESCO Heritage sites in India, everyone knows about the Taj, Ajanta Caves, Hampi etc. But did you know that the list also includes the Western Ghats, our mountain railways, and the Art Deco buildings of Mumbai?

Source: What’s Common Between Mountain Railways and Art Deco Buildings?

Did you know about these incredible facts about Gujarat’s Modhera Sun Temple?; India Times

The Modhera Sun Temple was made by King Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty in the early 11th century. It is a temple made to honour the Sun God in Modhera village of Mehsana district on the bank of River Pushpavati.

Source: Did you know about these incredible facts about Gujarat’s Modhera Sun Temple?

The Temple with Musical Pillars; Tribune India

Sa, Re, Ga, Ma pillars? Yes! That is what the famous musical pillars in the Vittala Temple in Hampi are called. This temple is an ancient structure, well-known for its architecture and unmatched craftsmanship. The monument is easily one of the largest and most famous structures in the group of monuments in Hampi.

Source: The Temple with Musical Pillars

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