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UNESCO HERITAGE SITES NEWS

'Incredible Treasures’: Volume on UNESCO heritage sites of India to be launched

August 27, 2021 10:12 am

India at present has 40 World heritage sites, both cultural and natural, including the Ramappa temple, a 13th century engineering marvel in Telangana, and ancient Dholavira site in Gujarat, both of which earned the coveted tag in July this year.

Dholavira now a UNESCO Heritage site: Here's everything to know if you are planning to visit

July 27, 2021 6:18 pm

A UNESCO press release describes the place as an "ancient city", which is "one of the most remarkable and well-preserved urban settlements in South Asia"

Harappan city of Dholavira listed among UNESCO World Heritage sites

July 28, 2021 2:52 am

India had submitted the nomination dossier for ‘Dholavira: A Harappan City to the World Heritage Centre’ in January, 2020. The site was on the UNESCO’s tentative list since 2014

Six Indian places added to tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites; know about them

May 20, 2021 12:19 pm

The sites on the tentative list are: Satpura Tiger Reserve, Iconic riverfront of the historic city of Varanasi, Megalithic site of Hire Benkal, Maratha Military Architecture in Maharashtra, Bhedaghat-Lametaghat in Narmada Valley- Jabalpur, and temples of Kanchipuram

Delhi's Sunder Nursery chosen for two UNESCO Asia-Pacific awards for conservation

December 20, 2020 12:28 pm

Since 2000, the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme have been recognising the efforts of private individuals and organisations that have successfully restored, conserved and transformed structures and buildings of heritage value in the region

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.

World Heritage Day 2019: Time to visit 5 lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage sites

April 18, 2019 6:54 pm

World Heritage Day 2019: While monuments and sites like Qutab Minar, Taj Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora Caves and Hampi have always been on everyone's bucket list, there are a five lesser-known ones that you should visit soon.

Darjeeling toy trains: Railways and its struggle with heritage

July 23, 2018 10:09 am

Indian Railways has 34 big and small museums, apart from a large number of buildings, bridges and other assets that are still in use. Typically, the Railways spends around Rs 20-25 crore each year towards maintaining each hill railway.

A toy train story: What it takes to keep Darjeeling Himalayan Railway running

July 23, 2018 10:13 am

A recent rap from UNESCO on the ‘diminishing heritage value’ of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has added to a long list of the 117-year-old train’s problems. Esha Roy on what it takes to keep this World Heritage Site running.

Why a magical UNESCO-preserved town in Laos loses its soul

January 28, 2016 2:40 pm

Being recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site is a matter of pride for Luang Prabang, but that has also meant the sudden influx of tourists and modernisation also kills the very element that made it special.

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Nepal's iconic Dharahara Tower, Durbar Squares scarred by earthquake

April 27, 2015 2:50 pm

The massive earthquake turned historic heritage sites into rubble.