UNESCO World Heritage Site can be any place such as a forest, lake, building, island, mountain, monument, desert, complex or a city that has a special physical or cultural significance.
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Looking for an easy escape from Delhi? Enter: the destinations in Rajasthan near Delhi. Resham Sengar takes you through the best options to choose from majestic scenery, beautiful palaces and plenty of outdoor adventures. The best part is, it’s all just a few hours in the car from the National Capital. Let this be all the inspiration you require to venture out on the road for your weekend trip.
Efforts to improve the habitat of migratory birds at Keoladeo National Park with the help of local villagers during Covid-19 crisis have started yielding results this season.
Most agencies are reluctant to invest in such audits as they require a continuous supply of funds and commitment to science, says Abdul Jamil Urfi*.
Seeking the sarus crane, the world’s tallest bird, in the wetlands of Keoladeo National Park near Delhi. Read more on Nat Geo Traveller India.
Early on a cold morning in late December 2016 we drive about 200 kilometres south of Delhi and queue up outside Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur. Although lesser known among the national parks and reserve forests surrounding the capital city, Keoladeo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the country’s best birding spots. It has around 375 resident and migratory birds; some fly into Keoladeo from as far as Turkmenistan, China and Afghanistan. Formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, it is famous for being the habitat of the sarus crane—the tallest flying bird in the world—that grows up to six feet in height.
The Hindi word for crane is saras, I learned in school. Now, years later, I learn that the saras, or sarus, is just one of 15 types of cranes found globally. Dileep, our guide for the day, tells us that Keoladeo was also home to the Siberian cranes migrating southwards to escape the Russian winter.
Escape the smog and cold temperature in Delhi to these incredible winter holiday destinations near the capital city.
The capital city of Delhi is still reeling under the effect of smog, and the cold winter fog isn’t making things better. Fortunately, however, Delhi lies very close to some of the best winter holiday in the country. From hill stations to wild jungles and spiritual getaways and historical hotspots, there is a destination for every kind of traveler. Here is a look at the best winter holiday destinations near Delhi for 2017.
If it is the mountains that are calling you, head to Shimla, around eight hours from the capital city and well-connected by buses. Shimla and nearby Kufri and Chail are great mountain getaways for the winter, with the fresh snow falling on the slopes and narrow town roads adding to the magical atmosphere.