Category Archives: India

Kaziranga to open from Oct 2; The Hindu


India – Kaziranga National Park

The Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam, home to the one-horned Indian rhino, will reopen for tourists on October 2 after it was closed in May this year.

The UNESCO declared World Heritage Site will reopen at 5 a.m. at Mihimukh under the Kohora Range of the Park in the presence of Assam Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma and local MLA-cum-Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, KNP Divisional Forest officer Rohini Ballav Saikia said here on Thursday.

Ms. Brahma is scheduled to open the jeep safari at the Bagori Range, while Mr. Bora will open the Burahpahar Range at KNP, Mr. Saikia said, adding that domestic and international visitors from Germany and Australia are likely to be in the first group of a 14-member elephant safari that is to be kicked off from Mihimukh elephant safari point under the Kohora Range.

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Kaziranga National Park: Kaziranga National Park to open for tourists from October 2; PTI

India – Kaziranga National Park

KAZIRANGA: Kaziranga National Park in Assam, home to one-horn Indian rhinos, will reopen for tourists on October 2 next after it was closed in May this year.

The internationally-acclaimed, UNESCO-declared world heritage site will reopen at 5am at Mihimukh under Kohora Range of the Park in presence of Assam Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma and local MLA-cum-Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, KNP Divisional Forest officer Ruhini Ballav Saikia said here on Thursday.

The Forest Minister is scheduled to open the Jeep Safari at Bagori Range, while Bora will open Burahpahar Range in the Park, KNP Divisional Forest officer Ruhini Ballav Saikia said here today.

Domestic and international visitors from Germany and Australia were likely to be in the first group of a 14-member elephant safari that is to be kicked off from Mihimukh elephant safari point under Kohora Range, Saikia said.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Know your venue — Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi; Hindustan Times

India – Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi

Hosts India will be playing all their group matches of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi is not new to hosting mega events. This was the venue for 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. It has also seen its share of top flight football action – hosting the SAFF Championship and the Nehru Cup. Even Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have set foot in this stadium turf for a testimonial for Bhaichung Bhutia.

However, the same pitch will not be used for the 2017 U-17 World Cup. The main field of play has been re-laid ahead of the youth tournament. Even the warm-up pitch saw major revamp after Jaime Yarza, FIFA head of tournaments, raised concerns.

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Everything you should know before you plan a trip to HAMPI- The UNESCO world heritage site!; Gouthami Vasudev; Tripoto

India – Group of Monuments at Hampi

This has to be Karnataka’s most picturesque destination surrounded by boulders. With river Tungabhadra alongside, it draws people to visit and explore the rich beauty just like it did to me. A blend of ancient architecture – religious places – breathtaking beauty, Hampi is the best example that beauty need not always lie in the beach or the mountains.

OK coming to the things you should know to plan your trip and I am now putting a full stop on admiring this place.

1. Take minimal clothes and loose one’s. The place is always 2-4 degrees hotter compared to the city. Surrounded by boulders, this place is hot all year round. Best time to visit would be from September – February. April and May is the hottest

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Snow Leopards in India: Here are 5 National Parks in India Where You Can Spot the Rare Mountain Cat; Anoop Menon;

India – Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area

The majestic and rare snow leopard has been removed from the endangered list, marking a massive milestone in conservation efforts. To celebrate this occasion, we look at 5 national parks in India where you can see snow leopards.

It’s official: the beautiful and majestic snow leopard is no longer endangered according to the Red List maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The international body, responsible for documenting and classifying the conservation status of all flora and fauna, reclassified the snow leopard after 45 years. From endangered, the large mountain cat has been brought down to vulnerable status. In simpler terms, the risk of fewer prey and poachers is less now for the snow leopard, though it still looms.

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Planning A Visit To The ‘Great Wall Of India’? Book A Stay At These Luxurious Camps Right Now!; Sreshti Verma; Tripoto

India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan

The muscular Mewar fortress of Kumbhalgarh sits perched atop an Aravalli hill and looks over the great wall which spans over 38km. Protecting the kingdom of Mewar, which is now the modern day region from Ranthambore to Gwalior, the fort remained impregnable to direct assaults by the many adversaries who made their way from neighbouring regions of Udaipur to the distant Mughal rulers. Despite its invincible and enviable stealth, the fort fell once (only once) to the joint forces of Mughal Emperor Akbar, Raja Man Singh of Amber, Raja Udai Singh of Marwar, and the Mirzas in Gujarat.

The fort still stands reminiscent of the glorious era of the mighty warrior ruler Maharana Pratap Singh who was born here and protected it till his last dying breath. The massive expanse contains in its premises 360 temples and can be accessed by seven fortified gateways.

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Cast in concrete: The significance of Chandigarh’s architecture; Mehr Gill; Your Story

India – The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

One of the most important urban planning experiments of the 20th century, Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh is an Indian city unlike any other.

A resident of Chandigarh since 2003, it took me 14 years to take a closer look at Chandigarh’s architecture. Chandigarh is a city of post-independent India, a symbol of freedom and modernism dreamed by then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. After the Partition of Punjab between India and Pakistan in 1947, India-occupied Punjab required a new capital, which led to the idea of Chandigarh. Three architects – Pierre Jeanneret, Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew – led by Swiss-French architect and urban planner Le Corbusier were appointed. There were two Indian architects M.N. Sharma and Aditya Prakash who were also associated with the project.

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Beyond the Beach Parties: The 10 Best things to do in Goa; Sarah Khan; Marie France Asia

India – Churches and Convents of Goa

The first thing you’ll learn about traveling to Goa: you’ll want go back again.

India has certainly gained traction in recent years as a popular holiday destination among us in Southeast Asia. While you’re probably familiar with cities like New Delhi and Agra which draw throngs of Southeast Asian tourists every year with its iconic landmarks like the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, you might be less acquainted with Goa, India’s smallest state. Just an hour’s flight south from Mumbai, the tropical paradise is known world-over as a party central.


The state has been indelibly shaped its 450 years of Portuguese rule, followed by rush of hippies in the 1970s. This much becomes immediately apparently the minute you set foot in the city and take in the Portuguese-influenced architecture and distinctive meat-heavy cuisine.

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In the city of Mysteries – Thanjavur, Tamilnadu; Trip Jodi; Tripoto

India – Great Living Chola Temples

Thanjavur, an ancient city with many architectural footprints of Chola Kings. Now its declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Tanjavur we could see the prosperous past architectural legacy of Chola dynasty. The Brihadeshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, was built by King Rajaraja I in the 11th century to celebrate a military victory. The temple is a tribute as well as a reflection of the power of RajaRaja Chola I.

Architecture is a dangerous mix of power and importance.

Yeah !! The Brihadeshwar Temple is a tribute as well as a reflection of the power of RajaRaja Chola I.

Brihadeeswara Temple

Tanjavur Brihadeeswara Temple is an engineering marvel built 1000 years ago.It’s one of the most amazing buildings in India.

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10 Beautiful Places in India; Ritu Kohli; WorldAtlas

India – Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

India, the second most populous country in the world, is home to a vast array of beautiful scenery.

India is the seventh largest country in the world by geographical size. It’s no wonder that, in addition to rich cultural and natural heritage, this large land is home to some of the most beautiful places in the world. Here we describe ten of those magnificent places.

10. Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake is also known as Pangong Tso and Hollow Lake. When you visit this lake, you are sure to get mesmerized by its beauty. It contains saline water, yet it freezes in winter. Local guides say there is no fish or aquatic life in the lake. The lake is situated at a height of 4350 m from the sea level.

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