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
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While the Ambala divisional railway station will be completely rebuilt, the Shimla station — which lies on the Kalka-Shimla railway line, a Unesco world heritage site — will be refurbished without tampering with its basic look. read more
It’s time to celebrate. Mumbai’s rich cluster of Victorian and Art Deco buildings in the Fort precinct and Marine Drive has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. With this, Mumbai gets its third such site — the Elephanta Caves and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus are also on the Unesco list. And Maharashtra now has more than any other state in the country, with a total of five sites, including the Ajanta and Ellora caves in Aurangabad. Collectively known as the ‘Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai’, the new Mumbai precinct was added to the global list of heritage sites on Saturday, at the 42nd session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee, currently underway in Manama, Bahrain. (HT Correspondent)read more