Category: India

auditorium cave: Madhya Pradesh: Public entry to auditorium cave in Bhimbetka closed; Times of India

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Entry of general public into the ‘auditorium cave’ of UNESCO world heritage site at Bhimbetka has been closed by Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

Source: auditorium cave: Madhya Pradesh: Public entry to auditorium cave in Bhimbetka closed | Bhopal News – Times of India

Jaipur Municipal Corporation-Heritage issues architectural control guidelines for Walled City; Times of India

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Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC), Heritage, has issued architectural control guidelines for Walled City with an aim to preserve the World Heritage Site.

Source: Jaipur Municipal Corporation-Heritage issues architectural control guidelines for Walled City | Jaipur News – Times of India

Indian Railway Offers Special Tour Package For Darjeeling’s Ghum Festival 2021; News 18

The tour package is available from November 13 to December 5.

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Enjoy Indian Railways joyrides, local bands, food fests & more at Darjeeling Himalayan Railways’ Ghum festival; Devanjana Nag; MSN

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UNESCO World Heritage, Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) is organizing a festival called “Ghum Festival” at Ghum.

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Ancient Ramappa Temple: Telangana’s UNESCO Heritage Site; Arka Roy Chowdhury; Times of India

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Marco Polo had called this temple, The Brightest Star in the Galaxy of Temples, and today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kakatiya Rudreshwara Ramappa Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, dating back to the year 1213 CE. It is said that this sandstone temple took 40 years to get built, and is a glorious example of the ancient architecture of this region.

Source: Ancient Ramappa Temple: Telangana’s UNESCO Heritage Site

Infra development worth Rs 7 cr taken up at Ramappa Temple; Telangana Today


Nearly 16 cottages and restaurant have been established for tourists visiting Rudreshwara temple at Ramappa which has been recognised as the world heritage site by the UNESCO recently.

Source: Infra development worth Rs 7 cr taken up at Ramappa Temple

5 Most Beautiful Train Stations In The World; Susmita Modak; The Hans India

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5 Most Beautiful Train Stations In The World

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A complete guide to visiting Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh; Priya Srivastava; Times of India

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Sanchi Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist monuments in India. Also famous as the Great Stupa or Stupa Number 1, this stone structure is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The government of India has done a great job in preserving this ancient piece of history. For those interested in visiting Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh, this guide will help you plan your trip.

Source: A complete guide to visiting Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh

A look at the world’s most beautiful train stations; Priya Srivastava; Times of India

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Trains are most travellers’ best friend! Meandering through beautiful landscapes or offering unobstructed views of a destination, trains are considered one of the best ways to explore the beauty of a city as it is. The world is dotted with some very amazing and beautiful train stations which are an attraction in itself. These train stations are uniquely designed and globally recognised as architectural marvels.Let Priya Srivastava takes you on a virtual tour of some of the world’s most gorgeous train stations:

Source: A look at the world’s most beautiful train stations

NFR Introduces Steam Jungle Tea Safari Toy Train Service Between Siliguri And Rongtong; Sentinelassam

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As per reports, the railway department has planned to run the toy train service on a regular basis depending on demand.

Source: NFR Introduces Steam Jungle Tea Safari Toy Train Service Between Siliguri And Rongtong – Sentinelassam

Dholavira: The lost & found civilisation; Kavita Kanan Chandra; Deccan Herald

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India’s most recent UNESCO World Heritage site, Dholavira was a sprawling urban centre in the Harappan civilisation, existing around 3000-1500 BCE. The others are ruins of Rakhigarhi in India and Harappa, Mohenjo-daro and Ganweriwala in Pakistan.

Source: Dholavira: The lost & found civilisation 

Dholavira: Here lies buried the spectacular remains of an Indus Valley city; Monidipa Dey; Financial Express

Ever since the discovery by Joshi, there had been much excitement and speculations among the archeologists about the site, and the 90s excavations revealed many new aspects of this ancient urban centre that easily placed it among the “most exciting discoveries of the past half century” (Allchins, Origins of a Civilization, 1997).

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5 of the world’s most sacred mountains; Panchali Dey; Times of India

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Since ancient times, mountains have played an important role, and many have become more important because of religious significance attached to them. These peaks now serve as the site of pilgrimages. If you browse through history, you will find how these peaks also formed a primary part of many of the world’s religions. If you are curious to know about these peaks, here are five of the world’s most sacred mountains.

Source: 5 of the world’s most sacred mountains

State to execute slew of projects for Sunderbans; Soumyadip Mullick; The Statesman

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List of 40 UNESCO World heritage tags in India; India Today

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Here is the list of 40 Indian sites of UNESCO World heritage tags.

Source: List of 40 UNESCO World heritage tags in India

HC asks Telangana, Centre for update on efforts to protect Ramappa Temple; New Indian Express

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Further, the Chief Justice cautioned the Telangana government to be vigilant on the escalation of land rates in and around the Ramappa Temple in view of the unique recognition it has got now.

Source: HC asks Telangana, Centre for update on efforts to protect Ramappa Temple

Volume On UNESCO Heritage Sites Of India To Be Launched Today; PTI

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India at present has 40 World heritage sites, both cultural and natural, including the Ramappa temple, a 13th century engineering marvel in Telangana, and ancient Dholavira site in Gujarat, both of which earned the coveted tag in July this year.

Source: Volume On UNESCO Heritage Sites Of India To Be Launched Today

Taj Mahal to reopen for night viewing from today. Check slot timings here;  Joydeep Bose; Hindustan Times

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Tourists visiting the Taj Mahal for night viewing will be allowed to enter in batches of 50 people per slot, as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court. The tickets can be booked one day in advance.

Source: Taj Mahal to reopen for night viewing from today. Check slot timings here

Maharashtra’s 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Arka Roy Chowdhury; Times of India

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In Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district, the Ellora Caves is awe-inspiring. This massive rock cut religious destination is one of the largest in the world. There are 34 monasteries and temples here, with 17 Hindu caves, 12 Buddhist caves, and 5 Jain caves. This is where the renowned Kailasa Temple exists. Full of intricate rock carvings, this is a wonder of wonders.

Source: Maharashtra’s 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

5 Exciting Toy Train Rides In India That You Shouldn’t Miss; Nivedita R; India.com

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These toy trains pass through India’s picturesque mountains, stunning slopes, lush green plantations and more. Check them out…

Source: 5 Exciting Toy Train Rides In India That You Shouldn’t Miss

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