10 Heritage Destinations Of India That Cannot Be Missed!; Srushti; Native Planet

India – Historic City of Ahmadabad

India, as we know it, is a myriad of innumerable traditions and cultures that somehow blend well and coexist peacefully. With every region having its own unique culture, exploring a country like India can be extremely fascinating. Every state of the country is born from a blend of influences from many past rulers.

These powerful rulers built numerous monuments and structures, which now act as a sign of commemorating their existence. Since several dynasties ruled in India, the country is filled with heritage sites that were built by different empires. Here are the top 10 heritage destinations that you must visit to get an idea of Indian history.

Agra

Agra, the city best known worldwide for the magnificent Taj Mahal, is home to more than just this wonder of the world.

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India races to save World Heritage; AFP

India – Historic City of Ahmadabad

AHMEDABAD, 21 November 2017: Traffic chokes the centuries-old stone archway into Ahmedabad’s historic quarter, the snarl of honking rickshaws and sputtering buses coats the monuments of India’s only World Heritage city in a layer of soot.

Conservation experts warn Ahmedabad, one of the world’s most polluted cities, faces a mammoth task defending its newly won UNESCO status as its fragile cultural icons decay under neglect, traffic and trash.

The 600-year-old enclave was named India’s first ‘World Heritage City’ last July — despite warnings from some of UNESCO’s own experts that it lacked a convincing plan for protecting its ancient citadels, mosques and tombs.

Ahmedabad hosts the towering Bhadra fort, the legendary stone latticework of the 16th-century Sidi Saiyyed mosque, and countless relics fusing the unique Hindu and Muslim architectural styles of its conquerors.

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Legacy lost: No pols in polls; Times of India

India – Historic City of Ahmadabad

AHMEDABAD: In July this year, Ahmedabad’s Walled City became Indian’s first to be bestowed with Unesco’s World Heritage Tag. It was a global recognition both for Amdavadis and for Indians. But both major parties, BJP and the Congress, have given this world honour a miss in their poll campaigns. Interestingly, since 2009, projects like BRTS, Sabarmati riverfront and Kankaria lakefront have often appeared as mascots of ‘vikas’ or development for parties during elections.

As a city, heritage experts say, the Unesco tag is a chance for old cities to see if heritage conservation and development can go together.

A Walled City resident, Himanshu Patel, in Dhobi ni pol points out, “For me, the Unesco tag meant better civic facilities and community life. We don’t hear any promises by political parties.”

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Ahmedabad: India’s heritage city racing to save icons from polluted ruin; AFP

India – Historic City of Ahmadabad

Traffic chokes the centuries-old stone archway into Ahmedabad’s historic quarter, the snarl of honking rickshaws and sputtering buses coats the monuments of India’s only heritage city in a greasy layer of soot.

Conservation experts warn Ahmedabad, one of the world’s most polluted cities, faces a mammoth task defending its newly won UNESCO status as its fragile cultural icons decay under neglect, traffic and trash.

The 600-year-old enclave was named India’s first ‘World Heritage City’ in July – despite warnings from some of UNESCO’s own experts that it lacked a convincing plan for protecting its ancient citadels, mosques and tombs.

Ahmedabad hosts the towering Bhadra fort, the legendary stone latticework of the 16th-century Sidi Saiyyed mosque, and countless relics fusing the unique Hindu and Muslim architectural styles of its conquerors.

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A Guide On Experiencing The Best Of India’s First UNESCO World Heritage City; Anshul Akhoury; Tripoto

India – Historic City of Ahmadabad

Ahmedabad

If I mention beautiful Dargahs, quaint mosques, museums, lovely havelis and a market serving mouthwatering nihari, kulcha and tandoori chicken, you’ll think that I am talking about Delhi. But no, this is not the Capital of India but the capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad. Recently declared the first Indian World Heritage City by UNESCO, Ahmedabad holds everything that hides in Delhi along with bustling night markets, culinary culture and scattered monuments in every corner of the city Ahmedabad has something that Delhi lacks and it is the safety that makes traveling here an extraordinary affair.

Are you planning to take a trip down the capital of Garba, Fafda-Jalebi and Kites? Here is how you should plan your trip.

Explore the well-maintained heritage trail of the city.

Like Delhi, Ahmedabad evolved into a city of strategic importance during the reign of Sultan Ahmed Shah.

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5 Ideal One-day Trips Near Ahmedabad; Srushti; Native Planet

India – Historic City of Ahmadabad

Read about Ahmedabad tourism. Find out about the one-day trips near Ahmedabad, weekend getaways from Ahmedabad and more in this article.

Recently declared as a UNESCO World Heritage City, Ahmedabad is the first city as a whole in India to be entering the charts of UNESCO. A single visit to Ahmedabad is enough to understand why it is part of the world heritage cities. Streets lined with rustic buildings that gleam of brilliant architecture of the past give the city an old-world charm that is hard not to fall in love with.

It is the largest city of Gujarat and is located about 27 km from the capital city of Gandhinagar. Living in Ahmedabad is truly a boon due to the city’s cleanliness, accessibility and the ability to live in a place rich with heritage.

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Model Code casts shadow on World Heritage Week celebrations; DNA India

India – Historic City of Ahmadabad

We have prepared a book on the same which will be jointly launched by AMC and UMC during the World Heritage Week celebration. We are exploring several other things keeping in mind the Model Code of Conduct,” said Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar. For the World Heritage Week, starting November 19, once again Amdavadis would be able to enjoy and bask in the glory of their rich past as the monuments would be lit up with vibrant colours. The civic body is taking steps on how to ensure that the week-long World Heritage Week celebration is a memorable one in the wake of the Model Code of ConductThe Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is all geared up to celebrate the World Heritage Week from November 19, the first after it was declared as the first World Heritage City of India by the UNESCO on July 8.

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Explore India’s first World Heritage City: Ahmedabad; SilverKris

India – Historic City of Ahmadabad

Ahmedabad, the 606-year-old walled city in the western Indian state of Gujarat, was named the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage City in July 2017. It is considered a landmark city as it is here that the great Mahatma Gandhi first began India’s struggle for freedom. Its Hindu and Jain temples, as well as Muslim art, have made this city known for its rich architecture and historical significance.

“We have become a national example and we have to make sure we stand by it. People will now show interest in preserving their properties in the old city,” says Debashish Nayak, director of the Centre for Heritage Management at Ahmedabad University.

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Ahmedabad gets India’s first World Heritage City certificate; Ahmedabad Mirror

India – Historic City of Ahmadabad

Ahmedabad in Gujarat on Friday was formally accorded the status of India’s first World Heritage City with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova handing over the certificate in this regard to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

Speaking on the occasion here, Rupani said it was a proud moment for over 6.5 crore people of Gujarat.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi did a lot of hard work to get the heritage city tag for Ahmedabad from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

He accused the earlier government for not trying enough in this matter.

The Chief Minister said Ahmedabad was selected out of 250 cities in the race for the coveted status.

He also thanked the UNESCO and the Culture Ministry.

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Ahmedabad Declared India’s 1st World Heritage City by UNESCO; Vidya Raja; The Better India

India – Historic City of Ahmadabad

Described as a pretty mole on earth’s face by a 15th century poet, Ahmedabad is making waves with it’s latest status update.

“Thrilled to announce! Ahmedabad has just been declared India’s first World Heritage city by UNESCO,” tweeted Ruchira Kamboj, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations cultural agency, United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

On July 8, 2017, Ahmedabad became the first Indian city to be declared as a World Heritage City. Fifteenth century poet, Ulvi Shiraz described Ahmedabad as a pretty mole on earth’s face. In the 17th century, when European traveller Gemelli Careri came to the city, he compared it to Venice. In the 19th century, travellers Edwin Arnold and Henry George Briggs felt that the city was like a muse for poets and painters.

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