World Heritage

  • Quiz: These 31 World Heritage sites in India are recognised by UNESCO. Can you identify them? 24-06-2014 01:45 PM

    There are 31 World Heritage Sites in India recognised by UNESCO. All of these are places of natural and cultural importance in India. The first two sites from India made it to the World Heritage sites list way back in the year 1983! Can you identify all of these famous...
  • Chhattisgarh to work for making Sirpur a world heritage site 17-06-2014 09:57 PM

    Chhattisgarh's Culture and Tourism department has asked its officials to prepare a special action plan for making Sirpur, known for its archaeological importance, a 'world heritage site'. While reviewing the work of Culture and Archaeological Department in Raipur on Monday, state culture and tourism minster Ajay Chandrakar asked to collect...
  • Kejriwal offers prayers at the grave of Bismillah Khan 28-04-2014 10:05 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday prayed and offered flowers at the grave of shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan at Dargha -E-Fatmaan in Sigra in Varanasi. Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan's son Ustad Zamin Hussain Bismillah, along with Bismillah Khan's grandson, Afaque Haider, was also present at the...
  • World Heritage Day: Agra residents show no pride to Taj city's rich historical legacy 18-04-2014 10:35 PM

    While World Heritage Day was celebratd globally on Friday, Agra's residents seem unconcerned and indifferent to the Taj city's rich historical legacy. Even with three World Heritage monuments and two more, Akbar's tomb at Sikandra and Etmauddaula, in the pipeline, the people in Agra displayed no sense of pride in...
  • Assam: Kaziranga National Park opens for tourists 01-11-2013 05:13 PM

    The Kaziranga National Park (KNP), famed for its one-horned rhinos, opened to tourists, on Friday, after it was routinely closed in May last before the onset of monsoons. The Park was opened for four months by Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain, on Friday, with over 120 foreign visitors taking elephant rides...
  • Taj Mahal ranked third among top landmarks in the world 30-06-2013 06:56 PM

    New York: Travellers from across the globe have ranked India's Taj Mahal among the top three landmarks in the world, a leading travel website has announced. According to TripAdvisor's 2013 Travellers Choice Attractions Awards, Taj Mahal was ranked third in the list of Top 25 landmarks. The top two places...
  • Will Golconda or Charminar ever get UNESCO tag? 28-07-2012 03:41 PM

    Hyderabad: Will Golconda or Charminar ever figure in UNESCOs World Heritage list? Going by the present state of affairs, it can safely be presumed that nothing of the sort will happen in the next few years. Experts from UNESCOs International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) are set to visit...
  • Hyderabad: Charminar, Golkonda to be heritage sites 24-07-2012 01:27 PM

    Hyderabad: The state government through central government has filed nominations for the declaration of Charminar, Golkonda and Qutubshahi Tombs as World Heritage sites by UNESCO, GHMC commissioner, M T Krishna Babu said. He held a review meeting with Rajath Kumar, commissioner, Tourism on the issue of declaration of World Heritage...
  • Karnataka against Western Ghats' world heritage tag 04-07-2012 06:26 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka on Wednesday said the state was against UNESCO declaring 10 spots in Western Ghats as world heritage sites as it would affect development work. Minister for Forest CP Yogeshwar said in Bangalore that though the state had opposed the proposal, the Centre has gone ahead with the notification....
  • Karnataka: UNESCO status cause for concern? 04-07-2012 12:14 PM

    Chikmagalur: It is too late now for the Government of Karnataka to regret over UNESCOs decision to include the Western Ghat in the list of World Heritage Sites. The Centre, particularly the then Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh, had recommended the pristine Western Ghat stretching from Kerala...
  • Western Ghats is now a UN World Heritage Site 02-07-2012 12:48 PM

    New York: India's 1600-km long Western Ghats mountain chain, which has forests older than the Himalaya mountains, has been added to list of world heritage sites by the United Nations. The Western Ghats mountain chain is recognised as one of the world's eight "hottest hotspots" of biological diversity. The chain's...
  • Thrissur temple may be world heritage site 19-03-2012 07:02 PM

    Thrissur: Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has recently recommended 14 sites, including temples and palaces, from Kerala to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESO) to include in its list of World Heritage Sites. ASI's superintending Archaeologist in Thrissur, Dr M Nambirajan told PTI on Monday that the...
  • H'bad: UNESCO gets Qutub Shahi dossier 17-02-2012 10:44 AM

    HYDERABAD: The comprehensive dossier and management plan for the Qutub Shahi monuments in Hyderabad (Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi tombs and Charminar) has been submitted to UNESCO through the Archaeological Survey of India for their recognition as World Heritage Sites. The dossier was sent well before the deadline of Feb 1,...
  • Thai floods kill 224, inundate World Heritage Site 04-10-2011 04:56 PM

    Bangkok: At least 224 people have died in flooding in Thailand since mid-July and water has inundated the 400-year-old Chai Wattanaram temple in the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a World Heritage Site, officials said on Tuesday. The temple is by the Chao Phraya river, which flows down to the capital,...
  • UNESCO adds new sites to world heritage list 25-06-2011 10:43 AM

    Moscow: The UNESCO has added many new landmarks on its World Heritage List, the global organisation reported on its website. Among the new sites are lake districts in China and Kenya, a coastline in Australia, a delta in Senegal and a string of Japanese islands. UNESCO identified the Kenya Lake...
  • Kalka-Shimla railway, now World Heritage Site 09-07-2008 03:08 PM

    Kevin Pietersen's team-mate at Surrey, Murali Kartik says the England batsman's return to the national team is a big boost to world cricket. ...
  • New on heritage list: apartments, churches, cities 08-07-2008 12:13 PM

    Note: this is not a Twenty20-bashing piece. Now that we’ve got that clear, let’s take a look at a few numbers. Gautam Gambhir: 0...
  • Red Fort gets world heritage status 28-06-2007 09:34 PM

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