Most Amazing Historical Monuments of India; Vikas Acharya

India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delh…

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Explore Jaipur’s Palaces and Forts; Beautiful Jaipur

Jaipur is known as the pink city. It is famous for its quintessential pink tinted architecture. It is the capital of the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Here are its major tourist attractions that you can best visit by hiring a Jaipur taxi service. Jaipur palaces: They were built by the royal families and are […]

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Tourism ministry might not put up Taj Mahal for ‘adoption’ soon: Report; Money Control

The ‘Adopt a Heritage’ initiative was launched by the tourism ministry in September 2017. The plan invites corporates to take over maintenance and operations of monuments.

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Your complete guide to Khajuraho; Anubhuti Krishna; Condé Nast Traveller India

Everything you always wanted to know about the temple town

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Changing colour of Taj, other environment concerns keep SC busy; PTI

The apex court’s searching questions on why authorities have failed to protect the Taj reflect its anguish over how environment issues have been handled in the country, which marked the ‘World Environment Day’ today.

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Most Popular Tourist Destinations in Northeast India; Devendra Singh; Go 4 Travel Blog

The beauty of these most popular Northeast Indian states is simply untouched, virgin beauty characterized by majestic mountains, lush green slopes, dense forest covers, falls and streams. Leading travel and tourism companies will always include the most popular Northeast Indian tourist destinations in their itinerary.

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What’s colour of Taj? Scientific study to find out; ANuja Jaiswal; Times of India

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India – Taj Mahal

HIGHLIGHTS

  • “First it was yellow and now it is becoming brown and green,” a SC bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta had observed on May 1
  • The government has now said that a scientific study will be conducted to assess the exact colour of the marble of Taj Mahal

What’s the colour of the Taj Mahal? While you may have already guessed the answer, the Union culture and environment ministry is not taking any chances. A month after the Supreme Court expressed concern over the change of colour of the iconic Mughal-era monument, Union culture and environment minister Mahesh Sharma said that a scientific study will be conducted to assess the exact colour of the marble of Taj Mahal and its report will be produced in the apex court.

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15 Best Places in India for American Adventure Lovers; Nidhi Singh; Tour My India

India – Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area

Now, we know how much an American loves adventure sports and activities; who wouldn’t if the surroundings that he has been raised in are so appropriate to participate in at least one outdoor sport. Therefore, it is not a surprise to see a number of American adventure lovers wandering across the world to try a new adrenaline rushing activity. Since India has been boasting a lot about its diverse landscape and opportunity of several heart-racing activities ranging from white water rafting to deep sea diving and from paragliding to spelunking, it sure does make for an incredible adventure destination. Here are some of the best Indian sites that as an American adventure lover you would love to visit.

Gulmarg for Skiing

Beginning from north of the country, India is blessed with a destination that is ideal for skiing enthusiasts. Some 53 km from Srinagar (the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir state) is Gulmarg, the de facto skiing capital of India. Gulmarg has some of the finest gradients that are perfect for alpine, chutes, cornices and glacier skiing.

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Taj Mahal could be ‘adopted’ by a corporation. India’s liberals need to get over it; Barkha Dutt; JWR

India – Taj Mahal

Going by the panicked headlines of recent few days, one would think India’s entire 5,000-year-old civilization is up for sale.

Liberal intellectuals are apoplectic at the announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi government that the Red Fort, a 17th-century palace built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, is to be “adopted” by Dalmia Bharat, a private company that makes cement and sugar. But this time, India’s liberals have it all wrong.

Admittedly, the Red Fort is not just a symbol of India; it is India. The first war of independence from the British was led from its ramparts in 1857. In the 1940s, soldiers of the Indian National Army (an anti-colonial militia founded by freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose) were imprisoned there and put on public trial. The Red Fort is a symbol of India’s nationhood, and serves as the backdrop each year when the prime minister delivers his Independence Day address. Built during the Mughal dynasty, it is also a shining illustration of the diverse histories that framed the foundations of an avowedly pluralistic, modern democracy.

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Travel to Rajasthan and Explore its 25 Best Monuments; Tanisha Sharma; Tour My India

India – The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Knocking the doors of my brain, I often ask that why do thoughts of touring Rajasthan and gazing its architecture keep on floating like an endless ocean every now and then, and probably I know the answer…

With a royal state that is planned so as to bring peace and prosperity and is dipped in the charm of intricate carvings, anyone is bound to fall in love. The credit here goes to the Hindu, Islamic and Jain architectural influences, a big shout out from architecture lovers. Now if we come to think of it there are so many monuments in Rajasthan that picking out one is quiet a task, right? Worry not as I have listed the best monuments in Rajasthan and that too 25 of them. So get ready to give yourself visual treats and feed your mind with the stories about these best historical places to visit in Rajasthan that are going to take you by surprise.

Let the exploring begin!

City Palace, Jaipur: Get enchanted by the commingle of different styles of architecture at their best

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