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Heritage buffs profess love for historic monuments on Valentine's Day (representational image)(Pexels)

Valentine's Day: Heritage buffs declare their love for historic buildings

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:58 AM IST
Heritage buffs from all around the country expressed their love for old architecture and buildings that have a long history on Valentine's Day.
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2001, file photo shows Agincourt Reef, located about 30 miles off the coast near the northern reaches of the 1,200-mile long Great Barrier Reef.(AP)
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2001, file photo shows Agincourt Reef, located about 30 miles off the coast near the northern reaches of the 1,200-mile long Great Barrier Reef.(AP)

Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites: Report

Geneva | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Climate change that has lead to shrinking glaciers, increasing fires, floods and droughts, and the bleaching of coral reefs are among the troubles facing 83 of the 252 World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.
A government employee checks a water fountain inside Mughal Garden on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AP)
A government employee checks a water fountain inside Mughal Garden on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AP)

J&K govt set to conserve heritage value of 6 Mughal gardens of Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 01:53 PM IST
The restoration work of these culturally significant landmarks needs continuous attention because of their fragile nature, said Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad, commissioner secretary, floriculture, gardens and parks, J&K
Hampi in Karnataka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India.(Instagram)
Hampi in Karnataka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India.(Instagram)

Shared culture, shared heritage and shared responsibility will preserve these 38 world heritage sites in India

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 05:32 PM IST
The 2020 theme - Shared Culture, Shared Heritage and Shared Responsibility - comes at a time when the world together is battling the coronavirus pandemic. The idea behind this year’s theme is the recognition and value of all types of heritage sites across varied diverse groups and communities.
The plan is to construct a heritage street on the periphery of Qila Mubarak; and (below) a view of the busy and narrow lanes in the periphery of the historic palace in Patiala.(HT FILE)
The plan is to construct a heritage street on the periphery of Qila Mubarak; and (below) a view of the busy and narrow lanes in the periphery of the historic palace in Patiala.(HT FILE)

Formalities over for Patiala’s 256-year-old Qila Mubarak to get heritage look

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Navrajdeep Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 10:24 PM IST
FOLLOWING the AMRITSAR PLAN: Punjab government has mooted a plan to get the palace added to UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites
The Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday directed the state government to file an affidavit disclosing how it intends to preserve Esplanade Mansion — India’s only cast iron building — at Kala Ghoda.(HT photo)
The Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday directed the state government to file an affidavit disclosing how it intends to preserve Esplanade Mansion — India’s only cast iron building — at Kala Ghoda.(HT photo)

Submit details of plan to preserve Esplanade Mansion, Bombay HC tells Maharashtra

Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 03:36 AM IST
A division bench of justices SC Dharmadhikari and Gautam Patel issued the directive on a petition filed by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), which sought to preserve the dilapidated heritage structure.
The Walled City of Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, Saturday made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.(UNESCO/Twitter)
The Walled City of Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, Saturday made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.(UNESCO/Twitter)

Pink City Jaipur declared World Heritage site by UNESCO

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 03:08 PM IST
The historic walled city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, was founded in 1727 AD under the patronage of Sawai Jai Singh II. It serves as the capital city of the culturally-rich state of Rajasthan.
The DTTDC along with the government of Delhi have been working towards making the capital a “film friendly city”.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The DTTDC along with the government of Delhi have been working towards making the capital a “film friendly city”.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi at Cannes: City being promoted as shooting destination by tourism department

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 05:05 PM IST
Delhi is home to three iconic World Heritage sites -- Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb, alongside numerous other historic monuments
Taj Mahal is one of the top 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites.(Unsplash)
Taj Mahal is one of the top 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites.(Unsplash)

UNESCO World Heritage Day 2019: History, Theme and Significance

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 08:09 AM IST
UNESCO World Heritage Day 2019: In the year 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites declared 18 April as World Heritage Day to raise awareness about monuments and other sites which form a part of our history and culture.
Graffiti on the walls of the Octagonal Royal Ladies’ bath at Hampi(Shekhar Gupta)
Graffiti on the walls of the Octagonal Royal Ladies’ bath at Hampi(Shekhar Gupta)

Mourn the destruction of India’s Pompeii or Babylon

By Shekhar Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 11:53 PM IST
Despite being a World Heritage Site, Hampi has suffered tremendously at the hands of latter-day invaders
On the occasion of World Heritage Day Central Railway runs(Ceremonial) Matheran toy train with Steam locomotive from Aman Lodge to Matheran in Mumbai, India.(HT File Photo)
On the occasion of World Heritage Day Central Railway runs(Ceremonial) Matheran toy train with Steam locomotive from Aman Lodge to Matheran in Mumbai, India.(HT File Photo)

Darjeeling’ steam engine toy trains grounded after labourers strike work

Hindustan Times, SIliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 10:41 AM IST
The trains pulled by coal-fired engines are preferred by most of the tourists as the puffing beauties accentuate the old-world charm to the rides. Steam engines are the soul of the DHR.
Hemkund Sahib in Chamoli district.(HT Photo)
Hemkund Sahib in Chamoli district.(HT Photo)

Chopper services to Hemkund still on temporary basis, strict norms blamed

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2018 10:00 PM IST
Helicopter services to Sikh shrine Hemkund Sahib are still working on temporary arrangement even three weeks after opening of its portals due to strict norms of Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority
A Japanese monk is seeking $ 78,000 from his temple on Mount Koya, as compensation for heavy workload.(AFP file photo/for representation)
A Japanese monk is seeking $ 78,000 from his temple on Mount Koya, as compensation for heavy workload.(AFP file photo/for representation)

‘Overworked’ monk sues temple in Japan, says heavy workload gave him depression

Tokyo | By Agence France Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2018 03:52 PM IST
The monk in his forties is seeking 8.6 million yen (USD 78,000) from his temple on Mount Koya, a World Heritage Site.
After being shut for a year owing to derailments, the Neral-Matheran stretch was re-opened last year.(HT File)
After being shut for a year owing to derailments, the Neral-Matheran stretch was re-opened last year.(HT File)

Tuck into local cuisine as you take a ride on the Neral-Matheran toy train

Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 10:56 AM IST
To make the iconic toy train more tourist-friendly, the CR plans to convert one coach into a restaurant that will serve local cuisine
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