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Nepal begins rebuilding heritage sites damaged by quake

IMAGE: People walk along the Swayambhunath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters  Amid chants of Buddhist scriptures, Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on......

A flight to Pakistan: Old world charm in a modernising State

'The Pakistan government, we were told, has a plan to renovate several Hindu temples and Buddhist sites, which over the years have fallen into disrepair.''The aim is to create a pilgrimage circuit......

Centre kills Delhi's heritage city dream

After years of preparations, the Centre has withdrawn the nomination of Delhi as the UNESCO World Heritage City, saying the prestigious tag, if granted, will put “lot of restrictions”......

Iconic ancient city in Islamic State clutches

The fate of the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra seems to be tragically sealed as the Islamic State militia gained control of the Syrian city. Image: The Temple of Bel is pictured with the......

Massive earthquake robs Nepal of its UNESCO World Heritage

The landmark Dharhara Tower. Photograph: ‏@girl_iowagirl20/Twitter Beyond colossal loss of human lives, if there is anything perhaps equally overwhelming in Nepal's earthquake tragedy, it is......

A thumbs up to Jaitley's Budget from tourism sector

The government's move to extend visas on arrival facility to 150 countries and make world heritage sites more tourist friendly has been welcomed by the industry. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in......

Big Pharma cures for ailing heritage monuments

The world of big pharma and that of cultural heritage protection do not obviously overlap. But in fact there are logical connections, or so claims Dr Alex Valcke, vice president of one of the......

India to vie for World Heritage monument tag

In a bid to attract foreign funds and overseas tourists, the government has embarked on a 'major initiative' to identify 50 historical monuments in the country to be presented to the UNESCO for......

World's 10 best cities to live in

Melbourne is the world's best city to live in. Cities in Australia and Canada have dominated the list of most livable places in the world.  The survey has ranked cities in the areas of health......

AI's new chief features in record books, has garden named after him

Air India's new chief Ashwani Lohani is a man of many parts. Here are 10 interesting facts about him. Image: Ashwani Lohani to head Air India.     Leadership is not about creating......

Aayirathil Oruvan's music works

"GV and I travelled extensively throughout South India, visiting many heritage sites dating back to the 11th and 12th century. Firsthand, we witnessed extraordinary men playing almost unheard of......

Why Bajirao Mastani has upset two families

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani has ruffled quite a few feathers among the descendants of the Peshwa and his Muslim wife. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's passion project has faced many a hurdle.......
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Why you should take your family on a trip on the Nilgiri Mountain Train

There are many routes that will take you to Ooty. Each more beautiful than the other. But, there is one trip that will be etched into your mind... ...

http://travel.manoramaonline.com/travel/my-discovery/why-you-should-take-your-family-on-a-trip-on-the-nilgiri-queen.html
Holidays In Saudi Arabia? The Kingdom's Ambitious Post-Oil Tourism Plan

For most Western readers, a vacation may not be the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the words "Saudi Arabia." The Persian Gulf... ...

http://m.ndtv.com/world-news/holidays-in-saudi-arabia-the-kingdoms-ambitious-post-oil-tourism-plan-1400691
Malaysia first Southeast Asian country to host WTM Connect Asia

The annual World Travel Mart (WTM) Connect Asia, for the first time, will be held in Southeast Asia, in Malaysia, George Town, Penang from May 18... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/malaysia-first-southeast-asian-country-to-host-wtm-connect-asia/
Shrinking wetlands - II

Very recently, the Yamuna floodplains were subjected to irreversible ecological damage by heavy construction activity undertaken to organize a... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/opinion/shrinking-wetlands-ii/139199.html
Biggest Wedding of 2016?

div > Mardan Palace, Antalya On April 23, 600 guests from South Africa, UK, India and Dubai flew in to Antalya, Turkey to attend the wedding... ...

http://www.eventfaqs.com/news/ef-12160/turkish-delight-by-e-factor--showtime-biggest-wedding-of-2016?

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