Category: India

UNESCO adds 34 new cultural properties to its lists including India’s Harappan City; Nandika Chand; My Big Plunge

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UNESCO, the France-based body that bestows the ranking of World Heritage Site, went on overdrive in the past week by adding 34 new additions to its list, which now includes Dholavira: A Harappan City (Gujarat) and Ramappa Temple (Telangana). The nomination process has been described to be a painstaking process which is time-consuming and expensive.

Source: UNESCO adds 34 new cultural properties to its lists including India’s Harappan City

Our ancient heritage beyond Dholavira; Anuradha Goyal; New Indian Express

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Harappa and Mohenjo-daro have been on Anuradha Goyal wish list since she read about them in her school textbooks. Despite being right next door, they are not the easiest places to visit for an Indian.

Source: Our ancient heritage beyond Dholavira

As Ramappa Temple gets coveted tag, village hopes for change in fortune; Serish Nanisetti; The Hindu

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Newly-anointed World Heritage Site is drawing tourists in hordes…

Source: As Ramappa Temple gets coveted tag, village hopes for change in fortune

‘Bucket List’ destinations that resonate with your generation; Booking.com

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Photos: Gujarat’s jewel Dholavira gets World Heritage Site tag; The Times of India

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Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis in the Kutch region of Gujarat, earned the coveted Unesco World Heritage Site (WHS) tag on Tuesday, ending an eight-year wait.

Source: Photos: Gujarat’s jewel Dholavira gets World Heritage Site tag | The Times of India

Unlike Ramappa, lobby for Charminar, other monuments as UNESCO World heritage site was weak; Yunus Y Lasania; Siasat

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The Rudreshwara (Ramappa) temple getting the UNESCO World Heritage site is surely something to celebrate about, as it will now put Telangana on the global map as a tourist destination.

Source: Unlike Ramappa, lobby for Charminar, other monuments as UNESCO World heritage site was weak

Dholavira Becomes 40th World Heritage Site of India; Travel Trends Today

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Source: Dholavira Becomes 40th World Heritage Site of India

Explained: How Telangana’s Ramappa temple made it to UNESCO’s World Heritage List; Indian Express

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Ramappa temple, a 13th century temple named after its architect, Ramappa, was proposed by the government as its only nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage site tag for the year 2019. Even so, the temple has been in UNESCO’s tentative list since 2014.

Source: Explained: How Telangana’s Ramappa temple made it to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Telangana’s Ramappa Temple bags UNESCO World heritage tag; Here’s everything you need to know; Financial Express

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Calling the iconic Ramappa Temple a showcase of the “outstanding craftsmanship of the Kakatiya dynasty”, PM Modi asked his countrymen to visit the place of historical importance and get ‘first-hand experience of its grandness.

Source: Telangana’s Ramappa Temple bags UNESCO World heritage tag; Here’s everything you need to know

In Pics: All 39 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India; News18

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The Ramappa Temple at Palampet in Telangana’s Warangal is the latest entry in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Site. Here’s a list of all 39 World Heritage Sites in India with the year they were recognised by the Unesco…

Source: In Pics: All 39 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

Ramappa Temple in Telangana Conferred UNESCO Heritage Tag; PM Modi Congratulates Nation; H Venkatesh; News 18

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Ramappa temple, a 13th century engineering marvel named after its architect, Ramappa, was proposed by the government as its only nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage site tag for the year 2019.

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Northern Railway Resumes Hop on, Hop off Service on Kalka-Shimla Section; News 18

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The leisure-oriented hop-on, hop-off service on the 118-year-old scenic Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge section has been resumed by the Northern Railway.

Source: Northern Railway Resumes Hop on, Hop off Service on Kalka-Shimla Section

Omid No More; Peeyush Sekhsaria; The Wire

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What does extinction feel like?

Source: Omid No More

Jaipur, India: The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2021; Time

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Find out why Jaipur, India is on TIME’s 2021 list of the World’s Greatest Places…

Source: Jaipur, India: The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2021

Interesting facts you might not know about Jaisalmer’s Golden Fort; Priya Srivastava; Times of India

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Jaisalmer, the Golden City, is all about forts, cultural people, sand-coloured structures and endless desert. Amidst all the beauty stands a mighty yellow sandstone structure, called the Jaisalmer Fort or the Sonar Quila or the Golden Fort. It is one of those ancient forts where people still live and have a livelihood. The fort never fails to amaze travellers as it has the ambience that takes people back in the bygone era. Here are certains interesting facts that you might not know about the Golden Fort…

Source: Interesting facts you might not know about Jaisalmer’s Golden Fort

Take A Virtual Tour Of The Most Picturesque Palaces & Castles In India; Abhilasha Tyagi; iDiva

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Travel may not be on the cards yet but we can still take a virtual tour around the country! With that thought in mind, Abhilasha Tyagi rounded up the palaces and castles in India which are home to some of the most stunning views ever. Read on to bookmark for later.

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The Kalka-Shimla Train Now Lets You Hop-On Hop-Off En Route to the Hills; Outlook India

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The newly launched Kalka-Shimla hop-on hop-off train service accommodates a full-day tour, starting at just Rs500…

Source: The Kalka-Shimla Train Now Lets You Hop-On Hop-Off En Route to the Hills

Toy train goes digital; The Shillong Times

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The Indian railways authorities have initiated the process to give permission digitally to make films and documentaries on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is also known across the world for its fascinating journey through the hills of Himalayas in narrow gauge toy trains. Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Subhanan Chanda said that the decision of online process of scrutinising applications and to give permission in a digital mode was taken to facilitate and encourage making more films on DHR, which was included in the World Heritage Site list in 1999.

Source: Toy train goes digital – The Shillong Times

IHCL To Open Vivanta Brand Hotel in Ahmedabad; Uttara Gangopadhyay; Outlook India

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Vivanta Ahmedabad, scheduled to open in 2022, is within easy driving distance of Gujarat’s capital Gandhinagar

Source: IHCL To Open Vivanta Brand Hotel in Ahmedabad

Uttarakhand Valley of Flowers Opens For Tourists: Timings, Covid Guidelines And More; Nivedita R; India.com

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This season, tourists will be able to witness around 50 species of exquisite flowers. Read on…

Source: Uttarakhand Valley of Flowers Opens For Tourists: Timings, Covid Guidelines And More

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