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UNESCO World Heritage Site


Jaipur added to UNESCO's World Heritage List, PM Modi lauds move

July 07, 2019 4:12 am

In a session of its World Heritage Committee, UNESCO inscribed seven cultural sites on its World Heritage List, including those in Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Indonesia, Japan and People’s Democratic Republic of Lao.

Pink City Jaipur gets UNESCO World Heritage tag, PM Modi welcomes move

July 08, 2019 7:21 am

Popularly known as the 'Pink City', Jaipur is a famous tourist destination known for its vibrant culture and history.

127 Hours rerun? Man gets trapped between boulders in Hampi, rescued after 4 hours

June 25, 2019 4:53 pm

After hearing his screams, it took villagers some time to find him and later alerted the police, who along with the fire department, rushed to the spot and rescued him after four hours.

World Heritage Day 2019: 5 reasons to take the kids to Hampi

April 18, 2019 1:56 pm

Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recently figured second on NYT’s list of 52 Places to Go in 2019. Roopa Pai, author of Krishna Deva Raya: King of Kings, set in 16th century's Vijaynagara (today's Hampi) in Karnataka, tells us how there is something about a Hampi sunset that calms the most restless mind and fills the heart with gladness.

Arunachal Pradesh seeks UNESCO world heritage tag for two sites

February 09, 2018 1:15 pm

The government has taken extensive repair and conservation works in the two sites to ensure that they meet all criteria for inclusion in the final list.

No visitors allowed on Japan's men-only UNESCO island

July 15, 2017 3:59 pm

"A strict preservation is required now that the island has got the UNESCO listing," Taisha, the owner of the island said. "It will be risky if 200 visitors continue to come to the island," he said, adding that Okinoshima is "the island protected by Shinto priests".

Kalka-Shimla train ride: Northern Railway plans see-through coach on the UNESCO World Heritage Track

July 06, 2017 2:04 am

Officials at the Kalka Railways Workshop told Chandigarh Newsline that the plan is to manufacture an 18-seater coach. “We have recently sent a revised drawing of the coach to the railways headquarters. We are waiting for the approval of the drawings,” said the official.

Support UNESCO to develop Chilika as World Heritage site: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

June 20, 2017 2:10 pm

"It requires mentorship and guidance of Odisha Government and Ministries of Environment and Forests and Culture," said Dharmendra Pradhan

Why the Ayutthaya kingdom in Thailand is worth a visit

May 24, 2016 8:30 pm

The "Venice of the East" in 1767 was destroyed by the Burmese army, which led to the building of the Ayutthaya historical park, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

‘No Preservation Of Fossils, No Research On Dinosaurs’ - Govt neglected, failed to develop Balasinor Dinosaur Park as World Heritage Site

April 01, 2016 11:05 am

‘World’s largest Dinosaur egg hatchery’ saw only 2,284 visitors in 2009-2014


World Heritage Day: Stunning pics of heritage sites across the world

April 18, 2018 11:08 am

World Heritage Day: Apri l8 was declared the 'World Heritage Day' by the International Council on Monuments and Sites in 1982 and was approved by the General Assembly. The aim was to enhance people's awareness towards cultural heritages, ensure their protection and conservation. Because how else would our future generations enjoy the beauty of these resplendent structures with rich history and stunning locales?