World Heritage

  • 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...
  • 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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