Category: Vibrant Cities


Proposal floated to declare Ganga as UNESCO World Heritage Site

Union Culture Minister, Mahesh Sharma, put forward a proposal to declare the Ganga river as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At a private meeting, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh and founder of Ganga Action Parivar, took the decision on the matter. Speaking about the issue, Chidanand Saraswati said, “For millennia, […]

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Taj Mahal named second best UNESCO World Heritage site

According to a survey conducted by online travel portal, TripAdvisor, Indias iconic ivory-white marble mausoleum in Agra, Taj Mahal is ranked second among the best UNESCO World Heritage sites globally. The survey lists the UNESCO Cultural and Natural heritage sites best rated by travellers around the globe. “You can find hundreds of tours and experiences […]

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Old Jammu to be revamped as heritage city

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said the government will develop old areas of Jammu as heritage city through a string of projects initiated for traffic decongestion, sanitation and cleanliness. The target is to divert over one crore visitors coming every year to pay obeisance at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine to the […]

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Government promotes tourism in India through Paryatan Parv

India is abundant with rich cultural heritage and pristine natural beauty which not only attracts foreign tourists, but also domestic tourists. India is promoted as a tourist destination by the central government as well as different states to attract tourists within the country. Thus, tourism has emerged as a major contributor to the economy and […]

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IARI develops water treatment plant using farm waste

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), has collaborated with four universities from India and Canada, who are working to develop a cost-effective water treatment plant that uses agricultural waste to remove heavy metals and other pollutants. Apart from the IARI, 4 universities -Lovely Professional University in Punjab, Amrita University in Tamil Nadu along with McGill […]

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Bengals historical towns to be transformed into heritage cities

The State Tourism Department of West Bengal is all set to transform the well-known historical towns of Bengal into heritage cities. Cooch Behar, with its royal palace and the famous lake, Lal Dighi, with its cultural heritage linked to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu are the two cities which are primarily chosen for the transformation. The State Government […]

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Development of infrastructure to boost tourism in the Valley

At the inauguration of Public Park at Halmulla Sangam in Anantnag, Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri cited that development of infrastructural resources at different places it will boost tourism and will enable the management to provide state-of-art facilities. He said that the Public Park will become one of the major […]

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Andhra Pradesh to encourages rural tourism

The tourism department of Andhra Pradesh has planned to boost rural tourism to highlight the image of rural Andhra Pradesh, by establishing homestays in rural areas that are less explored by tourists. As part of this plan, the department has identified 37 villages in 13 districts of AP which have the scope for tourism development.A? […]

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Surat approves Rs 154 crore makeover of heritage site

The public works committee of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has approved the budget of A?Rs 154 crore for the makeover of Surat Fort and its nearby area. According A?to the master plan, an area of about three sq km around the old fort will also be developed as a part of Chowk Bazar Heritage Square […]

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Heritage fountain in south Mumbai gets restored

A grade II heritage structure in south Mumbai, the Ruttonsee Mulji Memorial fountain, has received a fresh new look after Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) restored it with the help of Kala Ghoda Association (KGA), which was unveiled by the Civic Chief Ajoy Mehta. Civic officials stated that the fountain, located at the junction of P […]

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