Taking forward its digital initiative to preserve and promote its heritage, Railways has tied up with Google’s education initiative to create and deliver virtual educational expeditions using 3-D imaging and virtual tours of its prominent heritage p... read more
Indian Railways took journalists for a train ride in the new vista dome coach of Kalka - Shimla Rail. Coach CT-15 or Nihaar has been designed with a see through glass top roof. With a seating capacity of 36, it has modified windows and conditioning system. The coach will allow passengers to experience a panoramic view of the breathtaking landscape. The Kalka-Shimla railway section is a UNESCO world heritage site. The aesthetically designed vista dome coach is a first-of-its-kind on the route. (Hindustan Times)read more
A view of Rani Ki Vav, a stepwell at Patan, Gujarat. Built in the 11th century, it was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. Measuring 64 metres in length and 27 metres in depth, it is a subterranean seven-storey structure, lavishly adorned with sculptures of gods, goddesses and other mythological and heavenly creatures that give it the look of a royal or divine abode.
Rani Ki Vav, a stepwell in the little Gujarat town of Patan, features on the new Rs100 note. It was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. But behind the recognition received by this monument is a story of recovery read more
Sibtainabad Imambada, the mausoleum of King Amjad Ali Shah which was built in the year 1847 in Hazratganj area of the city, is set to become the state’s first heritage structure to have its own heritage by-laws that aims at giving a complete transformation... read more
The committee will receive a warning letter from the government heritage department, while deputy culture minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik said he was “very disappointed” and the work had “disturbed the harmony, integrity and originality of Batu ... read more
Activities that introduce people to a city’s history and culture are limited in Gurugram. Heritage activists said that unlike the national Capital, Gurugram was not a popular choice for heritage walks. read more