India Railways: Everything you need to know

From railways with UNESCO World Heritage Status and multi award world beating luxurious trains through to pilgrimage routes and tourist trains running up, down and round the continent. On top of all that, there’s the normal service of 14,300 trains that the 1.3 million Indian Railway’s workers keep running. Here’s our guide to them all and how to get your hands on that all important ticket..

UNESCO cultural wonders

  UNESCO, the United Nations Eductional, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, list 27 cultural world wonders in India.  So, from A to Z, here goes…. Agra Fort:  Also known as the Red Fort, this red sandstone fortress was the power base of Mughal India for many years.  It’s not surprisingly on the Agra tourist trail.  It…

UNESCO natural wonders

Here’s a quick fire run down on what’s on UNESCOs list and why it’s worth going. Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area –  The high alpine peaks, alpine meadows and riverine forests of the Himalayan Mountains in Himachal Pradesh mean this part of India is a site of outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation. Kaziranga National Park…

Hello World Heritage Status

India has good reason to celebrate after the UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed a couple of new sites in India onto its list of world wonders. The work of architectural inspiration Le Corbusier in Chandigarh makes its onto the list for its “outstanding contribution to the modern movement”.  On the other side of the country,…

The big three

The Qutb Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and the Red Fort, are Delhi’s three UNESCO World Heritage site. This post takes a quick look at the big three and suggests some others places around each cultural wonder where you might like to wander around Humayun’s Tomb What is it? The second Mughal Emperor’s tomb.  Some people prefer it to the…