Category Archives: India
Mughal era monument set to reopen to visitors, even as the pandemic continues to accelerate in India.
Maharashtra: Kas, Masai plateaus bloom bright during tourist-free time; Rahul Gayakwad; Times of India
Blooms of myriad hues are painting bright landscapes on the Kas plateau these days as the Unesco world heritage site remains out of bounds for tourists because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tourism industry representatives want reopening of the Ajanta and Ellora caves, arguing that if the Taj Mahal is reopening for the public amid the Covid-19 pandemic, why not the two world-famous heritage sites located near here in Maharashtra.
Never mind flying – train travel has a glamour all of its own, as proved by these incredibly beautiful railway stations…
Agra’s Taj Mahal, Red Fort to open! Check date, timings, tickets, tourist guidelines; Financial Express
Taj Mahal, Red Fort in Agra: The central government’s guidelines over social distancing and hand sanitization will be followed after the Taj Mahal opens for the public on September 21.
Benedict Lopez takes a nostalgic trip to a couple of places in Tamil Nadu that are well known among Malaysian Hindus. Besides Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), where his ancestral roots lie, Kollam (Quilon) is the only other city in Kerala which is nostalgic to him. His late mother studied at the then-popular Tanchury Convent. The only other two cities in India that he is sentimental about are Trichy (Trichinopoly) in Tamil Nadu and Bengaluru (Bangalore) in Karnataka.
Sans human intervention, flowers of Kaas plateau bloom in the bosom of nature; Nadeem Inamdar; Hindustan Times
Pune-based botanist Kanchanmala Gandhe said that the virus situation has had a positive impact on conservation of rarest of rare species in the region and would lead to revival of nature at the biodiversity hotspot.
Chief Commercial Inspector A S Thakur said the train ran with seven coaches, and the down train to Solan, which left Shimla at 6.30 pm, had no passengers.
CSMT, the headquarters of India’s Central Railway, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Railway ministry expedites monetisation process of heritage railway lines; Nishtha Saluja; Economic Times
The redevelopment plan has been planned to be completed in two phases in a four year period.
Did you know Mumbai is said to have the world’s second largest concentration of Art Deco buildings after Milan?
Indian travel destinations to visit for rejuvenation after COVID-19 restrictions end; Surabhi Sabat; Republic World
Check out a list of 7 Indian Travel destinations which could prove useful in reenergising and rejuvenating yourself once lockdown is lifted in India.
When it comes to naming UNESCO Heritage sites in India, everyone knows about the Taj, Ajanta Caves, Hampi etc. But did you know that the list also includes the Western Ghats, our mountain railways, and the Art Deco buildings of Mumbai?
The Modhera Sun Temple was made by King Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty in the early 11th century. It is a temple made to honour the Sun God in Modhera village of Mehsana district on the bank of River Pushpavati.
Sa, Re, Ga, Ma pillars? Yes! That is what the famous musical pillars in the Vittala Temple in Hampi are called. This temple is an ancient structure, well-known for its architecture and unmatched craftsmanship. The monument is easily one of the largest and most famous structures in the group of monuments in Hampi.
Source: The Temple with Musical Pillars