The basic public amenities like drinking water, toilets, signages, etc. are available at most of the Centrally Protected Monuments including World Heritage Sites. Further, wheelchairs, ramps, Braille cultural notice boards and disabled friendly public amenities have been provided to make these sites accessible to persons with disabilities.

The Statue of Liberty, a hollow colossus composed of thinly pounded copper sheets over a steel framework, stands on an island at the entrance to New York Harbor. It was designed by sculptor Frederic Bartholdi in collaboration with engineer Gustave Eiffel, and was a gift from France on the centenary of American independence in 1876. Its design and construction were recognized at the time as one of the greatest technical achievements of the 19th century and hailed as a bridge between art and engineering.

The High Coast in Sweden and the Kvarken Archipelago in Finland are situated on opposite sides of the Gulf of Bothnia, in the northern part of the Baltic Sea. This vast area of 346,434 ha (of which about 100,700 ha are terrestrial) is where high meets low: the High Coast’s hilly scenery with high islands, steep shores, smooth cliffs, and deep inlets is a complete contrast to the Kvarken Archipelago with its thousands of low‐lying islands, shallow bays, moraine ridges and massive boulder fields.

Trinidad, located in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, was founded in the early 16th century but owes its existence and its historical raison detre to the sugar industry that flourished there and in the nearby Valley de los Ingenios (Valley of the Sugar Mills) from the late 18th century to the late 19th century. The exemplary city of Trinidad’s prosperity during this period is clearly legible in its existing built environment, its buildings ranging in expression from modest, vernacular variants to elaborate, luxurious edifices.

 Skoda unveiled a concept version called the Vision Inn. The vehicle later appeared on the streets several times after the Auto Expo. The company recently renamed the vehicle, which is undergoing a test run, the Kushaq. However, according to the latest report, the vehicle has also been featured on the company's official website.

Madhya Pradesh prepares balloon ride over tiger reserve. The famous Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is the first of its kind in the country. Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister Vijay Shah inaugurated the project. He said the balloon safari would be a double adventure for those visiting Bandhavgarh. Shah added that aerial view of animals including tiger and leopard would also be possible.

Situated in the northern Indian State of Sikkim, Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP) exhibits one of the widest altitudinal ranges of any protected area worldwide. The Park has an extraordinary vertical sweep of over 7 kilometres (1,220m to 8,586m) within an area of only 178,400 ha and comprises a unique diversity of lowlands, steep-sided valleys and spectacular snow-clad mountains including the world’s third highest peak, Mt. Khangchendzonga. Numerous lakes and glaciers, including the 26 km long Zemu Glacier, dot the barren high altitudes.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a major North American refuge of temperate zone flora and fauna that survived the Pleistocene glaciations. The park includes the largest remnant of the diverse Arcto-Tertiary geoflora era left in the world, and provides an indication of the appearance of late Pleistocene flora.  It is large enough to allow the continuing biological evolution of this natural system, and its biological diversity exceeds that of other temperate-zone protected areas of comparable size.

The Rock Islands Southern Lagoon consists of numerous large and small forested limestone islands, scattered within a marine lagoon protected by a barrier reef. The property lies within Koror State, immediately to the south of Palau’s main volcanic island Babeldaob in the western Pacific Ocean.

Few Stories have been published in certain sections of media about issuance of unreserved tickets . It is informed for guidance of all that. There has been NO change in policy to run all express trains including festival specials and clone specials as fully reserved train ONLY as yet.

To promote zero-emission technology among the needs, Toyota has launched the second generation of the fuel cell electric vehicle Mira. Now appearing as a luxury car, the new Mira gets new design elements and features. It also has a better driving range of 850 km, which is 30 per cent more than the previous model.

The Island of Mozambique is a calcareous coral reef situated 4 km from the mainland coast in the entrance to the Mossuril Bay of the Indian Ocean in Nampula Province of the Republic of Mozambique. A bridge built in the 1960s joins the island to the mainland. The island forms an archipelago with two small uninhabited islands, the Islands of Goa and Sena to the east.

The Tsingy de Bemaraha Integral Nature Reserve is located in the District of Antsalova and in the region of the central west part of Madagascar. It is part of the Melaky region, in the autonomous province of Mahajanga, and localized between 44°34’ to 44°57’ longitude east and 18°12’ to 19°09’ latitude south. Its total area is 152,000 ha.

The city of Paris is built along a bend in the River Seine, between the confluence of the Marne and the Oise Rivers. The property comprises bridges, quays and the banks of the Seine in the historic part of its course (between the Pont de Sully and the Pont d’Iéna) and the Ile de la Cité and the Ile St Louis.

The Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series titled “India’s Hidden Gems” on 21st November 2020 focused on hidden gems of India. India is truly like a kaleidoscope, where every twist and turn will present you with a different pattern of landscape, colour, cuisine and culture. The best way to experience this is by traveling to destinations that are not popular on the internet, and as much as you can, by road.

The lower southern slopes of the mountains of the Northern Caucasus, Gelati Monastery reflects the 'golden age' of medieval Georgia, a period of political strength and economic growth between the reigns of King David IV 'the Builder' (1089-1125) and Queen Tamar (1184-1213). It was David who, in 1106 began building the monastery near his capital Kutaisi on a wooded hill above the river Tskaltsitela. The main church was completed in 1130 in the reign of his son and successor Demetré. Further churches were added to the monastery throughout the 13th and early 14th centuries.

The Western Ghats are internationally recognized as a region of immense global importance for the conservation of biological diversity, besides containing areas of high geological, cultural and aesthetic values. A chain of mountains running parallel to India’s western coast, approximately 30-50 km inland, the Ghats traverse the States of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat. These mountains cover an area of around 140,000 km² in a 1,600 km long stretch that is interrupted only by the 30 km Palghat Gap at around 11°N.

 Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has inaugurated the longest single-lane suspension bridge in India in the Tehri Garhwal district of Himachal Pradesh. The bridge is now fully open for travel. The bridge will significantly reduce travel time between Pratap Nagar town and Tehri Garhwal district headquarters, officials said.

India extends suspension of international flights till November 30 in the wake of Covid expansion Restrictions do not apply to special services and cargo aircraft licensed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Service to the countries involved in the Air Bubble Agreement will not be interrupted. India Air with 18 countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Maldives, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Ukraine, UAE, UK and USA Engaged in bubble contract.

The Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series titled “Bundi: Architectural Heritage of a Forgotten Rajput Capital” on 24thOctober 2020 focused on Bundi, Rajasthan.  In shadows of erstwhile power centres of medieval India, are small historic towns largely unknown today beyond their immediate geographical context.

The cultural landscape of Tokaj graphically demonstrates the long tradition of wine production in this region of low hills and river valleys.  Located at the foothills of the Zemplen Mountains (in North-East Hungary), along the Bodrog river and at the confluence of the Bodrog and the Tisza Rivers. The Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2002. The entire landscape, its organisation and its character are specially shaped in interaction with the millennial and still living tradition of wine production.

Mount Wuyi, located in China’s south-east province of Fujian, contains the largest, most representative example of a largely intact forest encompassing the diversity of the Chinese Subtropical Forest and the South Chinese Rainforest.  Of enormous importance for biodiversity conservation, the property acts as a refuge for an important number of ancient, relict plant species, many of them endemic to China, and contains an extremely rich flora and fauna, including significant numbers of reptile, amphibian and insect species.

The electric vehicle segment in India is growing rapidly. Over the past few years, several new manufacturers have entered the EV segment. One of them is Eve India, an East India electric two-wheeler manufacturer founded in 2018. Since its inception, the company has already introduced four electric scooters in the country, with the company’s flagship model being the Xenia. Eve Xenia is the first model of the electric scooter brand and the scooter has been with us for a few weeks now.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is situated at the heart of the city of Singapore and demonstrates the evolution of a British tropical colonial botanic garden from a ‘Pleasure Garden’ in the English Landscape Style, to a colonial Economic Garden with facilities for horticultural and botanical research, to a modern and world-class botanic garden, scientific institution and place of conservation, recreation and education.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC, the country's first luxury electric car, has hit the market. On-road prices start at Rs 99.3 lakh. This is the electric variant of the Mercedes GLC-Class. But it has undergone significant changes in the interior and styling to differentiate it from the standard model. The EQCV is a skateboard design with an 80kWh 348 cell lithium ion battery. The battery comes with an eight-year warranty.


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