The Great Wall of India; Arti Muthanna Singh & Mamta Nainy; Tribune India

The Kumbhalgarh Fort remains one of the strongest forts of India and bears testimony to the genius and splendour of war tactics and the architectural finesse of people who lived long ago You must have heard about the Great Wall of China — the longest wall in the world, built more than a millennium ago. But what if we told you that one of the longest walls in the world is in India? Yes, that indeed is true. Built in the 15th century, this wall is nestled between thirteen towering mountain peaks in the desert of Rajasthan and surrounds the ancient fort of Kumbhalgarh, some 80 km from the city of Udaipur.

Source: The Great Wall of India

Nature’s fury or our hubris: Why was Cyclone Amphan so destructive?; Rituparna Majumdar; Sustainability Times

The storm affected nearly 70% of the people in West Bengal, but the Sundarbans faced the most catastrophic destruction.

Source: Nature’s fury or our hubris: Why was Cyclone Amphan so destructive?

Bhimbetka: An Accidental Find; Upasya Bhowal; Outlook India

The Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh was discovered quite unintentionally but has slowly grown in significance over time.

Source: Bhimbetka: An Accidental Find

In pics: Monsoon along the Western Ghats; Lonely Planet

A ride through a sea of green…

Source: In pics: Monsoon along the Western Ghats

COVID-19 outbreak leaves Khajuraho gasping, flattens tourism; Anil Dubey; Republic World

The world-famous Khajuraho temples of Madhya Pradesh, which used to see a stream of visitors before COVID-19 outbreak, now wear a deserted look since the lockdown, which has also crippled the once-thriving local hospitality and tourism industries.

Source: COVID-19 outbreak leaves Khajuraho gasping, flattens tourism By Anil Dubey – Republic World

Top Places to Spot Snow Leopards in the Wild; Iuliia Tore; Rus Tourism News

Found only in the high mountain ranges of the Himalayas in Southern and Central Asia, there are a handful of places where you can spot snow leopard.

Source: Top Places to Spot Snow Leopards in the Wild – Rus Tourism News

The Last Stand of Sundari; Ananda Banerjee; Countercurrents

The story of the Sundari is as fascinating as its namesake—the Sundarbans, the world’s largest contiguous mangrove forest, situated across coastal Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal in India where it is also a UNESCO world heritage site, a designated national park, a tiger reserve, and a biosphere reserve. Sundari is as elusive as the most celebrated resident of the Sundarbans—the Bengal tiger.

Source: The Last Stand of Sundari | Countercurrents

Some Wild Inspiration on World Environment Day; Puneet K Paliwal; Outlook India

Here are 4 Biodiversity Hotspots for the nature lover in you!

Source: Some Wild Inspiration on World Environment Day

#IfTreesCouldTalk: 3 Projects Inside One Of Goa’s Wildlife Sanctuaries—Here’s Why That’s A Problem; Alisha Fernandes; Miss Malini

Source: #IfTreesCouldTalk: 3 Projects Inside One Of Goa’s Wildlife Sanctuaries—Here’s Why That’s A Problem

Sundari Trees In Sundarban Delta Are Dying A Slow Death. Is Anyone Listening?; Ananda Banerjee; Outlook India

Sundari trees, after which the mangrove forest is named, are now on the brink of extinction in West Bengal due to excessive logging in the past for its high value wood and now with seawater rise.

Source: Sundari Trees In Sundarban Delta Are Dying A Slow Death. Is Anyone Listening?

Hawa Mahal, a fine example of social distancing from the past; Manorama Online

History says that Hawa Mahal, situated in Rajasthan, is an excellent example of social distancing practised by royal ladies in the past.

Source: Hawa Mahal, a fine example of social distancing from the past

5 Facts About Sundarbans Which Show What A Majestic Bio-Diversity Marvel Cyclone Amphan Has Ravaged; Sharan Sanil; MensXP

One of India’s greatest natural treasures.

Source: 5 Facts About Sundarbans Which Show What A Majestic Bio-Diversity Marvel Cyclone Amphan Has Ravaged

Delhi Travel Guide: DIY Itinerary, Places To Stay, Things To Do, And More; Marky Ramone Go; Out of Town Blog

Delhi is a metropolitan area in the northern part of India. To help you plan your trip, here is our travel guide to Delhi, India.

Source: Delhi Travel Guide: DIY Itinerary, Places To Stay, Things To Do, And More – Out of Town Blog

World attractions to enjoy from home: The Taj Mahal to the Empire State Building – and a panda den; Barbara Hodgson; Chronicle Live

Fed up with looking at four walls? Here’s how to escape on virtual trips around world sites.

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Majestic and regal, Kumbhalgarh Fort is India’s ‘Great Wall’; On Manorama

Kumbhalgarh Fort has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Thus, this royal fortress found a major place on the tourism map of India.. rajasthan forts. longest fort in india. second largest fort in india. kumbhalgarh fort.Outside Kerala. Outside Kerala destinations. North Indian Destinations. Places to visit in India. Places to see around the world

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Preserving a World Heritage Monument; N Taher; Herald Goa

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Corruption in Hampi – India’s Bouldering Paradise; Jake Chapman; UK Climbing

Source: ARTICLE: Corruption in Hampi – India’s Bouldering Paradise

India through the eyes of foreign novelists; Times of India

 

India has been a point of interest for the world since the beginning of civilization. Even before Christopher Columbus sailed out to look for India, the Indian subcontinent was doing spice trade with the Roman Empire.

Source: India through the eyes of foreign novelists

A film on Buddhism by Benoy K. Behl sees a revival, at a time when the world faces the wrath of COVID-19; Madhur Thanka; The Hindu

‘Path of Compassion’, a 2008 film on the birth of Buddhism in India will soon be screened at the Buddhist Maha Vihara, a temple in Kuala Lumpur.

Source: A film on Buddhism by Benoy K. Behl sees a revival, at a time when the world faces the wrath of COVID-19

Casket of Goa’s beloved St Francis Xavier hoping for an Italian restoration job; Gerard De Souza; Hindustan Times

The silver casket dates back to 1637, when for the first time the mortal remains of the saint were taken away from public view and ensconced in a silver casket.

Source: Casket of Goa’s beloved St Francis Xavier hoping for an Italian restoration job – india news – Hindustan Times