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Vietnam's northern province of Quang Ninh will reduce required quarantine times from 21 days to seven for all vaccinated foreign travellers.(Reuters Photo)

Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay to reduce quarantine for vaccinated tourists

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2021 08:18 AM IST
Foreign travellers who have achieved herd immunity or managed the virus outbreak will be allowed to enter Vietnam. Visitors must be vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving and test negative for the virus 72 hours prior to entering.
Stone tablet marking First Amendment freedoms finds new home(AP)
Stone tablet marking First Amendment freedoms finds new home(AP)

Stone tablet marking First Amendment to be shifted to Philadelphia

AP | , Philadelphia
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 07:51 AM IST
  • A 50-ton marble tablet that showcases the First Amendment is being moved from Washington to Philadelphia where it will be placed across the Independence Hall.
Sarcophaguses that are around 2500 years old, from the newly discovered burial site near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis, are seen during a presentation in Giza, Egypt.(REUTERS)
Sarcophaguses that are around 2500 years old, from the newly discovered burial site near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis, are seen during a presentation in Giza, Egypt.(REUTERS)

100 recently discovered coffins dating back 2,500 years put on display at Saqqara Necropolis

SAQQARA, Egypt | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 09:53 AM IST
The 26th Dynasty coffins - sealed, finely painted and well-preserved - were of a higher quality than previous finds.
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization logo.(AP file)
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization logo.(AP file)

Decoding UNESCO world heritage sites

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 06:17 PM IST
An area or structure can be deemed a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for being important for the collective and preservative interests of humanity.
The first two hatchlings were released back into the wild and the third one is being sent to Alipore Zoo in Kolkata.
The first two hatchlings were released back into the wild and the third one is being sent to Alipore Zoo in Kolkata.

Hatchlings of estuarine crocodile rescued from unusual habitat in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:07 AM IST
The discovery has sparked off tension among the villagers who said they have not heard of crocodiles being spotted in the area in the recent past.
The Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa offers 135 exquisitely designed rooms and nine suites featuring majestic views of the Jaisalmer Fort and a beautiful central oasis.(Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa)
The Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa offers 135 exquisitely designed rooms and nine suites featuring majestic views of the Jaisalmer Fort and a beautiful central oasis.(Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa)

Explore the quintessential beauty of Jaisalmer with Marriott Resort & Spa

By Brand Post
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 12:59 PM IST
The resort is the perfect getaway for those who want to experience the grandeur of the Golden City while enjoying exemplary hospitality and culinary excellences. It will throw its doors open to guests starting September 2020.
A naturescape in Galapagos Islands where the coronavirus pandemic has reached. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
A naturescape in Galapagos Islands where the coronavirus pandemic has reached. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)

Coronavirus reaches the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Quito | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2020 07:37 AM IST
Ecuador, one of the worst coronavirus-affected countries in Latin America, has taken a number of steps to combat the spread of the disease.
Rewant and Karishma Ruia at one of their receptions.
Rewant and Karishma Ruia at one of their receptions.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Heaven Can Wait

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 12:12 AM IST
One of the casualties of coronavirus has been the grand post wedding celebrations planned by Madhu and Ravi Ruia for their recently married son Rewant and daughter-in-law Karishma, in Al-ʿUla, Saudi Arabia
Spread over 1,256 sq km at the beginning of the 20th century, Majuli island has now been reduced to around 350 sq km uprooting many of its residents in the process.(HT PHOTO.)
Spread over 1,256 sq km at the beginning of the 20th century, Majuli island has now been reduced to around 350 sq km uprooting many of its residents in the process.(HT PHOTO.)

To highlight erosion threat to Assam’s Majuli, locals plan music fest next month

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 06:29 PM IST
Majuli used to be home to 65 ‘Satras’, Vaishnavite monasteries which preserve and propagate the teachings of 15th century scholar-reformer Srimanta Sankardev. Only 22 of them exist now, the others shifted from the island due to the threat of erosion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping along the East Lake, in Wuhan, China.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping along the East Lake, in Wuhan, China.(PTI Photo)

5000 cops, Navy warships secure Mamallapuram for PM Modi, Xi Jinping summit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The entry points to Mamallapuram, famous for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries, are being monitored throughout and temporary police posts have been set up for Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping meet.
The 45-year-old man was arrested after he knocked down two ancient stone pillars at the Vijaya Vittala temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while taking a selfie.(GETTY IMAGES.)
The 45-year-old man was arrested after he knocked down two ancient stone pillars at the Vijaya Vittala temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while taking a selfie.(GETTY IMAGES.)

Bengaluru chef attempts to take a selfie, knocks down 2 Hampi pillars

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru: | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 05:14 PM IST
Nagaraj, who works as a chef, was caught on Wednesday after the incident occurred as security guards in the historical complex noticed him near the fallen pillars.
To talk about only a few places in Sikkim will be doing a gross injustice to it because the region is so beautiful, so spiritual, and so full of peace that to set foot here once is like a divine experience.(Unsplash)
To talk about only a few places in Sikkim will be doing a gross injustice to it because the region is so beautiful, so spiritual, and so full of peace that to set foot here once is like a divine experience.(Unsplash)

Sikkim: A beautiful Himalayan sojourn and the first fully organic state of India

Hindustan Times | By Saurav Ranjan Datta
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 11:52 AM IST
Sikkim has one of the most diversified repertoire of flora and fauna in India with the Khangchendzonga National Park and biosphere reserve (an UNESCO World Heritage Site) occupying a major portion of the state.
An aerial view of Salamanca from the university tower(Saubhadra Chatterji)
An aerial view of Salamanca from the university tower(Saubhadra Chatterji)

Travel: Finding happiness in Salamanca and Toledo

Hindustan Times | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:39 PM IST
A few things you’ll get in the tale of these two cities: History. Ham. Honour. And happiness!
Wondering where to land next? Spain has been declared as the world’s best country to visit, by the World Economic Forum.(Unsplash)
Wondering where to land next? Spain has been declared as the world’s best country to visit, by the World Economic Forum.(Unsplash)

Travel 2019: Spain is this year’s best country to visit

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 02:20 AM IST
Wondering where to land next? Spain has been declared as the world’s best country to visit, by the World Economic Forum.
Konark Sun Temple is the perfect example of an era when the Kalingan architecture reached its pinnacle with its jaw dropping intricate works and geometric precision.(Shutterstock)
Konark Sun Temple is the perfect example of an era when the Kalingan architecture reached its pinnacle with its jaw dropping intricate works and geometric precision.(Shutterstock)

Travel Diaries 2019: Things you must do when visiting Konark

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saurav Ranjan Datta
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 05:47 PM IST
Not far from Puri, around 35 km away, and an hour’s drive is the Konark Sun Temple, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a structure which has inspired awe in the hearts and minds of all the enlightened souls who have witnessed its sublime architecture.
TheJama Masjid in the Walled city area of Delhi. In 2014, Shahjahanabad and New Delhi (the Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone) were the two precincts included in Delhi’s proposal to get the Heritage City tag for Delhi.(ANI)
TheJama Masjid in the Walled city area of Delhi. In 2014, Shahjahanabad and New Delhi (the Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone) were the two precincts included in Delhi’s proposal to get the Heritage City tag for Delhi.(ANI)

Intach makes fresh push for World Heritage City tag for Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2019 09:58 AM IST
The move comes after the Centre withdrew Delhi’s nomination for the tag in 2015 amid concerns that the title might affect infrastructure development of city.
Pondicherry’s history dates far back, legend has it that the ancient sage Agastya established his Ashram here and the place was known as Agastiswaram at that time.(Unsplash)
Pondicherry’s history dates far back, legend has it that the ancient sage Agastya established his Ashram here and the place was known as Agastiswaram at that time.(Unsplash)

Auroville, Promenade and more: Top 10 things to do in Pondicherry

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saurav Ranjan Datta
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 03:47 PM IST
Pondicherry is a place where history, heritage and culture resonate in every nook and corner, an abode of spirituality and a place which Rishi Aurobindo found perfect for his metaphysical quest.
Dramatic video footage from late last week showed brown torrents crashing up against the base of the brick minaret.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Dramatic video footage from late last week showed brown torrents crashing up against the base of the brick minaret.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)

Taliban strike near historic Afghan minaret kills 18 security personnel

Herat, Afghanistan | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 04:11 PM IST
The attack comes less than a week after the revered 12th-century minaret, located in a remote part of the western province of Ghor, was threatened by surging floodwaters.
Stefano Ricci offers the world’s wealthiest men a personalised experience in buying Made in Italy items created using traditional Florentine sartorial techniques.(stefanoricci.com)
Stefano Ricci offers the world’s wealthiest men a personalised experience in buying Made in Italy items created using traditional Florentine sartorial techniques.(stefanoricci.com)

Dressing ‘kings’ with Italy’s luxury czar Stefano Ricci

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Naples, Italy
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 12:14 PM IST
Italian luxury designer Stefano Ricci and his sons are playing at being kings for the day as they unveil their latest collection which features pinstripe suits, colourful knitwear, field jackets and a tux, is dubbed “King for a Day”.
Floods inundated nearly 85% of the Kaziranga park in 2017 and claimed the lives of nearly 400 animals, including 31 rhinos.(PTI File Photo)
Floods inundated nearly 85% of the Kaziranga park in 2017 and claimed the lives of nearly 400 animals, including 31 rhinos.(PTI File Photo)

Food, vets at ‘highlands’ to protect Assam’s Kaziranga animals from floods

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 09:32 AM IST
Park authorities have created 33 highlands, artificially constructed elevated spots, where small and large animals are expected to take refuge when flood waters submerge most of the park’s area.
Agitators, who were blocking National Highway 31, also hurled crude bombs at the personnel of the local police and Rapid Action Force, officials said.(PTI FILE)
Agitators, who were blocking National Highway 31, also hurled crude bombs at the personnel of the local police and Rapid Action Force, officials said.(PTI FILE)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Police fire tear gas shells, baton charge agitators in Darjeeling

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 12:25 PM IST
Known for its tea and Unesco World Heritage site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling is voting on Thursday in the second of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019.
Fire fighters douse flames of the burning Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier(REUTERS)
Fire fighters douse flames of the burning Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier(REUTERS)

Video shows moment centuries-old spire of Notre Dame cathedral collapsed in massive blaze

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 05:28 PM IST
The moment the spire folded over into the building engulfed in flames amid plumes of white smoke billowing into the sky was captured in a video as onlookers gasped at the sight.
A room on the first floor where photographic portraits of 24 erstwhile Indian rulers are on view, as curated by Pramod Kumar KG.(Paroma Mukherjee / HT Photo)
A room on the first floor where photographic portraits of 24 erstwhile Indian rulers are on view, as curated by Pramod Kumar KG.(Paroma Mukherjee / HT Photo)

Barrack at Red Fort, Delhi, to host rare artworks

Hindustan Times | By Paroma Mukherjee
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 04:11 PM IST
The Red Fort barracks, reminiscent of the Mutiny, have undergone a makeover.
Seoul is a megalopolis, where history and modernity coexist.
Seoul is a megalopolis, where history and modernity coexist.

Discover South Korea’s food and culture in this travelogue around Seoul

Hindustan Times | By Shruti Khairnar
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 03:58 PM IST
Stepping into Seoul is like taking a trip back into the past as well as peeking into the future. Even through fleeting first glimpses of this sprawling city, the juxtaposition of the old and the new becomes starkly visible to the first-time visitor.
Rani Ki Vav, a seven storey, ornate stepwell in Gujarat, built in the 11th century, was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014 and now features on the new Rs 100 note.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Rani Ki Vav, a seven storey, ornate stepwell in Gujarat, built in the 11th century, was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014 and now features on the new Rs 100 note.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Pride of Patan: The journey of Rani Ki Vav from being a buried art treasure to the reverse of the new Rs 100 note

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 04:28 PM IST
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
Tourists walk through the ruins of the ancient Roman site of Volubilis, near the town of Moulay Idriss Zerhounon in Morocco's north central Meknes region, on July 25, 2018.(AFP)
Tourists walk through the ruins of the ancient Roman site of Volubilis, near the town of Moulay Idriss Zerhounon in Morocco's north central Meknes region, on July 25, 2018.(AFP)

Morocco’s ancient city of Volubilis rises again

Moulay Driss Zerhoun (Morocco) | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2018 04:19 PM IST
Volubilis was founded in the third century BC by a Moorish community, before being annexed by the Roman Empire in 42 AD.
FILE - In this March 22, 2018 file photo, tourists visit famed monument of love, the Taj Mahal, in Agra.(AP)
FILE - In this March 22, 2018 file photo, tourists visit famed monument of love, the Taj Mahal, in Agra.(AP)

To save Taj Mahal, UP govt’s vision document wants polluting units shut, area declared no-plastic zone

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 11:14 PM IST
The entire Taj Mahal precinct should be declared a no-plastic zone and all polluting industries in the region closed, the Uttar Pradesh government suggested in its first draft report
Specimen notes of new 100 rupee notes to be issued soon by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).(PTI Photo)
Specimen notes of new 100 rupee notes to be issued soon by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).(PTI Photo)

A new 100 rupee note will make its way to banks soon. Check out some interesting features

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 09:07 PM IST
The new 100 rupee note soon to be issued by the RBI will feature UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Rani ki Vav’ as a motif. Here are the key features of the new note
A hot spring in Landmannalaugar, Iceland. Hot springs are the perfect place to unwind and get relief from a busy lifestyle.(Shutterstock)
A hot spring in Landmannalaugar, Iceland. Hot springs are the perfect place to unwind and get relief from a busy lifestyle.(Shutterstock)

Visit these 10 wellness spots across the world for a relaxing vacation

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 08:36 AM IST
What happens when travelling meets wellness? The result is a stress-free vacation that helps you bring back work-life balance to your life. Here are 10 destinations that we highly recommend you visit soon.
The Art Deco Eros cinema. Those stacked columns on the roof? That’s called a ziggurat.(HT Photo)
The Art Deco Eros cinema. Those stacked columns on the roof? That’s called a ziggurat.(HT Photo)

Mumbaiwale: Mumbai’s architectural styles and how to spot them

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 03:44 PM IST
South Mumbai’s Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings are now on Unesco’s World Heritage list. How do you identify which is which? Here’s how
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