Category Archives: India

Jaw-dropping lost cities only recently discovered; Joanna Czechowska; Exploring

Founded, flourished and eventually forgotten – this has been the fate of many cities since ancient times. A few names have stayed alive in legend and literature while others disappeared completely – until a chance discovery brought these mysterious metropolises back from the dead. From Sigiriya, the amazing hill-top site in Sri Lanka, to the astonishing Pompeii in Italy, we have a look at some of the most fabulous cities lost and reborn.

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Mumbai-based firm among 5 agencies seeking to restore Capitol Complex; Hina Rohtaki; Indian Express

The work of restoration, preservation, conservation and management of Capitol Complex which comprises Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat building has to be carried out for Rs 25.51 crore.

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Hampi’s most attractive temples for a soulful vacation; Panchali Dey; Times of India

Hampi is well-known for its stone temples, which have also made it a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ruins and stone temples that you witness here offer a peek to its affluent culture and history. As per the records, this spot flourished under the reign of Krishnadevaraya and was once known to be one of the wealthiest cities in India. Till date, there are several spots to visit that are a must for a soulful vacation here.

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Privatisation of Kalka-Shimla heritage rail track to begin soon; Zee News

Centre to privatize many heritage tracks, the latest being Kalka-Shimla, Siliguri-Darjeeling, and Narel-Matheran tracks which are running in a loss worth Rs 100 crores. As soon as the announcement was made, the opposition erupted in protests. Congress leaders accused the Centre of inefficiency in managing the loss-making entity.

Source: Privatisation of Kalka-Shimla heritage rail track to begin soon

Red Fort set to reopen soon after remaining shut for Bird Flu since Jan 18; Financial Express

The notice to keep Red Fort shut for visitors, citing the spread of Avian Influenza was extended on February 1, until “further order”…

Despite Covid pandemic, Kaziranga attracts 1.11L tourists; IANS

The Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown could not dampen the spirit of 1.11 lakh tourists, including 175 foreigners, from visiting the UNESCO world heritage site Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR), considered as one of the best conserved wildlife reserves in the country.

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Beautiful ancient ruins of India; Times Travel

India is an ancient country with a lot of glories attached to it. The nation was once an immensely wealthy nation, and it had many glories attached to it. Some of its old world destinations are mind-boggling, simply because they are so astonishingly beautiful in nature. The work that has gone into making them is a proof of the rich art and culture of the nation. Luckily we have some ancient ruins in the country that we can visit from time to time.

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Does India Hold a Dickinsonia Fossil?; Outlook India

Reports suggest likely presence of one of the world’s oldest fossil in Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh…

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Top 5 Architectural Attractions In Delhi India; Mel; The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover

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Vehicles entering Hampi’s vulnerable zones: Residents; Kiran Balannanavar; New Indian Express

A few people are driving vehicles into vulnerable zones at UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi, allege residents.

Source: Vehicles entering Hampi’s vulnerable zones: Residents

5 striking facts that make Delhi special; Resham Sengar; Times of India

Delhi is India’s capital for no plain reason. It is a special city which has been home to prominent civilisations, dynasties and rulers. It is home to unique sites that are nowhere to be found in the continent. Keep reading to know more.

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Five Spectacular Indian Destinations That Rival The Taj Mahal In Beauty; Jared Ranahan; Forbes

The Taj Mahal may be India’s most famous building, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only one worth visiting.

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Made in Kolkata: Tallest Reclining Buddha in India; Outlook India

Kolkata sculptor commissioned to build the 100 feet tall statue which will be installed in Bodh Gaya likely this year

Source: Made in Kolkata: Tallest Reclining Buddha in India

Mumbai: BMC opens its doors to tourists, here’s how to book heritage walk of civic headquarters at Fort; Free Press Journal

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Visit Sundarbans Mangrove Forest -largest mangrove forests now; Lakshmi Sharath

Sundarbans Mangrove Forest -largest mangrove forest in the world with Sundarban Tiger Reserve and Sundarban Biosphere Reserve a UNESCO Heritage Site…

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India joins the World to light up Qutub Minar as a sign of Unity to combat Neglected Tropical Diseases; DD News

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Red Fort to remain closed for visitors till January 31: ASI order; PTI

Earlier on Wednesday, culture and tourism minister Prahlad Patel visited the site and has sought a report on the incident from the ASI.

Source: Red Fort to remain closed for visitors till January 31: ASI order

Enriching the heritage of Odisha; New Indian Express

The Naveen Patnaik government has unveiled a massive plan to beautify the Sun Temple at Konark, one of the architectural marvels of the world.

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Naveen Directs Officials To Develop Infrastructure In Konark To World-Class; Pragativadi News

 

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Adani, GMR And Godrej Among 10 Players To Enter Race To Redevelop Mumbai’s CSMT Railway Station; Arun Kumar Das; Swarajya Magazine

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