The age of armchair travel: How to see the world from the safety of your own home; Charukesi Ramadurai; National

Flights might be grounded, but our imaginations are not. Here are six ways to fulfil your wanderlust without leaving the house…

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Digital Nomad Life: Month Fifty Seven; Katie; The World on My Necklace

Month Fifty Seven of Digital Nomad Life was Katie’s last month of travel for a…

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Indian Railways CSMT station in Mumbai to be redeveloped to world-class standards! IRSDC prepares for project; Nikita Prasad; Financial Express

CSMT station serves as the headquarters of the Central Railway zone and is one of the busiest stations across the country. The CSMT station will be redeveloping without disturbing its heritage value.

Source: Indian Railways CSMT station in Mumbai to be redeveloped to world-class standards! IRSDC prepares for project

18 stunning photos of flower fields in bloom around the world; Talia Lakritz; Business Insider

Every spring and summer, fields of flowers around the world burst into full bloom. Tulips, sunflowers, bluebonnets, and lupines brighten up landscapes with their delicate petals. Their seasons are fleeting, but the photos can be enjoyed year-round.

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My Trip To Hampi; Gunjan Kapoor; Women’s Web

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage site, an enchanting temple town bounded by the intriguing historical ruins of Vijayanagar city in the state of Karnataka.

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11 of family test positive, Jaipur Walled City under total lockdown; Deep Mukherjee; Indian Express

“The man with travel history to Oman was under home-quarantine but he did not follow it. We will go door-to-door to check everyone for symptoms and to ramp up testing,” Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Rohit Kumar Singh told The Indian Express.

Source: 11 of family test positive, Jaipur Walled City under total lockdown

Kumbhalgarh: The Great Wall of India; Heritage Daily

Kumbhalgarh is a Mewar fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand district in western India.

Source: Kumbhalgarh: The Great Wall of India – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News

Forts in India: You should visit THESE popular forts in India for once; Deblina Chatterjee; Pink Villa

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8 Taj Mahal facts including the tragic reason why it was built in the first place; Daily Sun

The Taj Mahal is one of the world’s most famous landmarks. Located in Agra, northern India, the spectacular white marble dome and its picturesque gardens may resemble a huge palace, but they were actually built as a mausoleum in the 17th century by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. Nowadays…

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Italian photographer Roberto Conte captures Chandigarh’s modernist buildings; Cajsa Carlson; De Zeen

Photographer Roberto Conte has documented the concrete structures and geometric designs of the Le Corbusier-designed Indian city.

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Wild Treasures: Reflections on Natural World Heritage Sites in Asia; Aathira Perinchery; Mongabay

Wild Treasures is an anthology of some of Asia’ most wondrous natural UNESCO World Heritage sites. Aathira Perinchery reviews the book.

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24 Must See Things At Konark Sun Temple In Odisha; Anuradha Goyal; Inditales

Konark Sun Temple in Odisha, dedicated to Sun, mesmerizes you with jewelers precision in its sculptures and with the scale at the same time.

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How coronavirus will affect heritage tourism in India; Ruchika Uniyal & Anuja Jaiswal; Times of India

India has now shut all monuments under Archaeological Survey of India — including Taj Mahal and Red Fort — to public until the end of March. TOI looks…

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India closes the iconic Taj Mahal over coronavirus fears; Khaama Press

 

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Spectacular grandeur in granite; Renuka Krishnaraja; Deccan Herald

Mahabalipuram is eminently a culture enthusiast’s treasure trove and a beach lover’s paradise. For a cheerful holidaymaker, this hamlet, nestled in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu on the…

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Tourist sites in Hampi, Kodagu closed for public; Golden Chariot train not running for now; Times of India

According to the news reports, tourist attractions in Kodagu aka Coorg will also remain shut for a week. S.S. Nakul, Ballari Deputy Commissioner, has issued an order for the closure of heritage sites in Hampi under Section 144(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Source: Tourist sites in Hampi, Kodagu closed for public; Golden Chariot train not running for now

My Visit To Hampi; Kalyanasundari Ravichandran; Women’s Web

Reading the entire history of the place helps us to appreciate the places more.

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Ballari DC orders closure of Hampi for a week; The Hindu

Entry of all tourists barred between 6 a.m. of March 15 and 6 a.m. of March 22…

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A walk through one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: Delhi’s Sunder Nursery; Sonal Gera; WioNews

To step into the historic Sunder Nursery in Delhi at this time of the year is to be greeted by the summer breeze, sounds of birds — especially peacocks, and a lot of greenery. It took the Delhites a decade to have a detailed know of this legendary park situated at the heart of city; but it was worth the wait.

Source: A walk through one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: Delhi’s Sunder Nursery

Buddhism: A Look Into the Beliefs, Practices & History; Dallen; The Bali Times

Buddhism is an exercise in spiritual development. The ultimate aim is achieving enlightenment through the practices of meditation and mindful living. Practitioners also strive to develop qualities such as compassion, wisdom, and awareness.

Source: Buddhism: A Look Into the Beliefs, Practices & History  – The Bali Times