Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

heritage monuments


Twenty sites identified for 'national importance' tag: Govt

August 02, 2022 2:30 pm

The Rakhigarhi site is one of the "five iconic sites" declared by the Central government in the Union budget 2020-21.

Malcha Mahal to be restored soon? Here's what you need to know about this Tughlaq-era monument

April 26, 2022 2:24 pm

Delhi government is considering bringing this 14th century monument for tourists, taking away its obscurity after renovating it

Colosseum's visitors finally stand among the ghosts of lions and gladiators

June 26, 2021 5:16 pm

The towering 2,000-year-old stone amphitheatre, the biggest in the Roman empire, is Italy's most popular tourist attraction, drawing 7.6 million visitors in 2019.

Karnataka: 3D mapping of 844 state-protected monuments to begin soon

December 08, 2019 4:37 pm

Claimed to be a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, the department will make the information available on its official website.

World Heritage Week 2019 begins today: Everything you need to know

November 19, 2019 2:11 pm

The heritage sites celebrating the week include Qutub Minar, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Delhi Red Fort, Delhi Darwaza, Bhadra Gate among others.

Know Your Monument: The resilience of Qutub Minar

November 12, 2019 11:08 am

In the twelfth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we look at the Qutub complex, which presents an amalgamation of several architectural styles in India-Persian, Arabic and Indian-that later came to be known as Indo-Saracenic. The famed Qutub Minar itself has braved natural calamities and disastrous preservation efforts to continue as one of India's most identifiable monuments.

Know Your Monument: Mysore Palace, a history of freak accidents and multiple rebuilds

May 29, 2019 8:00 am

The city of Mysuru got its name from the slaying of the mythical demon Mahishasura by Durga’s incarnation, Chamundeshwari Devi. Numerous secret tunnels are said to exist in the palace cellar, leading to Srirangapatnam (Tipu Sultan’s summer palace) and other palaces.

Assam’s colonial police stations are getting restored more than a century after they were built

May 11, 2019 1:35 pm

Almost eight decades after a band of freedom fighters died trying to hoist the Tricolour in three police stations in Assam, the colonial heritage structures — the oldest built in 1902 — are being restored by the government.

In Assam, a multi-crore renovation converts a colonial bungalow into a heritage centre

May 02, 2018 9:19 pm

Long ago, the military base for the Ahoms of Assam, and today, a heritage centre celebrating the Brahmaputra. The story of a 19th century bungalow, strategically placed atop a hillock in Guwahati’s Pan Bazaar, in its new avatar.

Move to protect Assam's heritage: 24 archaeological sites identified

April 18, 2018 4:05 pm

With 24 heritage sites identified for protection, Assam’s Directorate of Archaeology opens a new chapter on the state's rich history


ASI announces free entry to all monuments from Aug 5-15; add these to your list

August 04, 2022 3:44 pm

Here are some ASI heritage monuments you must visit this Independence Day