Category: Places

Srirangam temple wins UNESCO award

  The massive renovation and restoration effort at the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam has won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation. The temple bagged one of the four Awards of Merit from a jury comprising nine international conservation experts, which considered conservation projects from 10 countries in the

Mumbai’s restored Royal Opera House bags UNESCO heritage award

  Royal Opera House in Charni Road, Mumbai, was awarded the 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The building was closed to the public in 1993, and sat crumbling for years, before a restoration project was undertaken eight years ago to replicate the heritage structure. It was originally inaugurated by Britain’s King George

India organises tourism promotion campaign in China’s Sanya

  India has organised a tourism exchange seminar in China’s Sanya city as part of its efforts to create awareness about the country’s tourist destinations. Indian Consulate in the Guangzhou organised ‘India-China (Sanya) Tourism Exchange Seminar’ at Sanya. The seminar was one among a series of events organised as part of the continued efforts to

UP declares Vrindavan, Barsana as sacred sites

  The Uttar Pradesh government has issued an order notifying Vrindavan and Barsana towns in Mathura district as “pavitra teerth sthals” (sacred pilgrimage sites). No meat and liquor shops will be allowed in these towns anymore. When Uttarakhand was part of Uttar Pradesh, the government had issued such an order for Hardwar, notifying it as

Shri Arun Jaitley Presents Letters of Intent to Seven Shortlisted Companies Under ‘Adopt A Heritage Scheme’ At Closing Ceremony of Paryatan Parv

  Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister presented the ‘Letters of Intent’ to Seven shortlisted companies under ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism at the closing ceremony of ‘Paryatan Parv’ at Rajpath Lawns, New Delhi. He also presented Certificates to the ‘Best Participating Central Government Ministry and Best Participating State

PM visits Kedarnath, lays Foundation Stone for infrastructure projects

  The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, visited Kedarnath. He offered prayers at the Kedarnath Temple, and laid the Foundation Stone for five infrastructure and development projects. These include the development of retaining wall and ghat on the Mandakini River; development of retaining wall and ghat on Saraswati River; construction of main approach to Kedarnath

ISKCONs Govardhan Eco Village gets green platinum award

  The Govardhan Eco Village, set up by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Palghar district, has won the green platinum award. The villages director, Gauranga Das, received the award, instituted by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), early this month during the Green Building Congress-2017 at Jaipur

SBI Foundation commits Rs10 crore for conservation of CST

  SBI Foundation has committed Rs 10 crore for the conservation and restoration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) of Mumbai over the period of 3-5 years. CSTM railway station, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Through this project, the CSR arm of State Bank of India aims to contribute

India International Cherry Blossom Festival to be held at Shillong

  Second edition of India International Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in Shillong from November 8 to 11. It is the World’s only Autumn Cherry Blossom Festival. Last year, Meghalaya made history by hosting India’s First Cherry Blossom Festival, organized by Government of Meghalaya in association with IBSD, a National Institute of Department of