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

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

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

"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

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

"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

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

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

UNESCO World Heritage site: Bachchan writes to PM to endorse city’s nomination

A final call with regard to India’s official nomination will, however, be taken in March.

In race for world heritage tag, city loses to Nalanda

Despite plea for Mumbai from Fadnavis to Modi, Centre sends the site of ancient varsity ruins in Bihar as its nomination to UNESCO.

Telangana CM seeks inclusion of Hyderabad as UNESCO world heritage site

Since the 2012 UNESCO World Heritage Session had deferred Rajasthan's bid for the inclusion of Hill Forts of that state.

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

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?