UNESCO World Heritage: News

02 Apr 2024


Experience serenity in these picture-perfect gardens of Japan

Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, is a haven of tranquility with its stunning gardens.

09 Jan 2024


India to chair, host UNESCO's World Heritage Committee in July

India is gearing up to host and chair the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for the first time ever!

11 Dec 2023


Journeying through the UNESCO sites in South India

Nestled in the heart of South India lies a treasure trove of cultural and natural wonders, each narrating stories of antiquity, architectural brilliance, and ecological diversity.

30 Nov 2023

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal turning green due to insect droppings

The iconic Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is facing a peculiar issue as its stunning white exterior is turning green due to droppings from an insect called Goeldichironomus.

13 Nov 2023


Karnataka: Hampi pillar disfigured for Siddaramaiah's function, ASI issues notice

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued a notice to the Congress-led Karnataka government after a historical pillar inside Virupaksha Temple in Hampi was allegedly disfigured.

05 Sep 2023


China: Workers looking for shortcut damage Great Wall, arrested 

Authorities in northern China arrested two persons for allegedly causing "irreversible" damage to a section of the Great Wall of China with an excavator, CNN reported.

08 Jul 2023

Travel And Tourism

5 lesser-known places to visit in Halebidu, Karnataka 

Located in Karnataka, Halebidu is an unexplored tourist spot that is surrounded by ancient and beautiful temples and museums.

18 Apr 2022

Travel And Tourism

World Heritage Day 2022: Top 5 heritage sites in India

There are 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India that are a delight for cultural lovers, architecture enthusiasts, and adventure lovers.

01 Feb 2022


India nominates Karnataka's Hoysala Temples for 2022-2023 World Heritage List

The Hoysala Temples of Halebid, Belur and Somnathapura in Karnataka have been selected as India's nomination for 2022-2023 World Heritage List, said the Union Culture Ministry on Monday.

27 Jul 2021


Harappan-era city Dholavira inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis in Gujarat, has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the organization said on Tuesday.

13 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Underrated tourist destinations in India that should be explored

This year started with a nightmare, which caused unprecedented mayhem and due to this, many of us had to cancel our travel plans.

04 Apr 2020


2022 Asian Games: Robot Triplets unveiled as mascots

Three sporty robots named Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen were unveiled as the official mascots of the 2022 Asian Games.

14 Feb 2020


Porn video filmed at Myanmar's sacred Buddhist site sparks outrage

A pornographic video filmed at a sacred site in Myanmar has invited severe backlash from locals.

12 Feb 2020


Top 5 must-visit attractions in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is perhaps the most vibrant and colorful state of India.

12 Dec 2019


Top five offbeat places to visit in India

Traveling is about exploring new places and seeing the unseen, then why should your trips be limited to the same-old hill towns and beaches?

21 Nov 2019


Top five places to visit in India during winters

Winter is a season marked by excesses- everyone loves more food, extra sleep, and of course more travel plans, during the cold season.

22 Oct 2019


Top five most beautiful waterfalls in the world

Witnessing a waterfall is truly an exceptional experience.

27 Sep 2019

Saudi Arabia

For the first time, Saudi Arabia will issue tourist visas

For the most part of its existence, Saudi Arabia has been off-limits for the tourists, but it's going to change soon.

14 Jul 2019


Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's UNESCO 'World Heritage' status now under threat

The UNESCO "World Heritage" tag of the 140-year-old Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), also popularly known as the toy train, is under threat due to the Indian authorities' continuing failure to conserve the same.

12 Jun 2019


Want to spend more than three-hours at Taj? Pay fine

If you are planning to head to Taj Mahal in near future, here's something you should know.

10 Jun 2019


#CareerBytes: Important topics every UPSC CSE aspirant must cover

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the toughest competitive exams in the country. The three-stage CSE comprises Preliminary examination, Main examination, and Personality Test/Interview.

03 Sep 2018


Nepal: Krishna temple reopens 3 years after deadly 2015 earthquake

Nepal's famous Krishna temple built in Indian Sikhara style was reopened for the public on Sunday for the first time three years after the deadly 2015 earthquake that left much of the country's cultural heritage in ruins.

21 Jul 2018


#TravelBytes: 5 best weekend getaways for Delhiites

Nothing feels better than a weekend after a hard week of work.

30 Jun 2018


UNESCO declares World Heritage Site in South Mumbai

Mumbai's Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

26 Mar 2018


The man who spent decades digitally restoring the Ajanta Caves

With increasing anthropogenic and natural pressures on the iconic Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, there's a growing fear that this piece of ancient Indian culture might soon be lost for eternity.

03 Dec 2017


Central Railway headquarters to move out of Mumbai's iconic CST

The headquarters of Central Railway (CR) will soon move out of Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM), making way for a "world-class rail museum" to preserve the heritage site.

10 Jul 2017


Japan's Island, where women are banned, declared world heritage site

Japan's Okinoshima Island, which houses the Okistsu shrine, built in the 17th century to pray for the safety of sailors has recently been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

29 Jun 2017


Effects of film tourism: '3 Idiots' has dented Ladakh's life

In 2008, Ladakh was a noteworthy tourist attraction, but it still hadn't achieved the cult-status it has today. That year, 400,000 tourists visited it, which was then home to 200,000.