UNESCO World Heritage Status for Khangchendzonga/Kanchenjunga National park Sikkim

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Sikkim Gangtok 17th July 2016: Congratulations to The Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Culture, Govt of India and the Govt of Sikkim for successfully ushering in Khangchendzonga (Kanchenjunga) National park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. World Heritage Sites fall under three categories: cultural, natural and mixed. These sites are a legacy from the past, what […]

The Albert Park (Darjeeling), 1916: A Heritage treasure on the verge of oblivion

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Writes: Bivek Tamang The Albert Park built in 1916 completes its 100 years of existence but only to be left with a worn out gate. The important piece of historical structure valuing the significance of “green space” for people and children in particular finds no “space” in the unplanned, unsystematic, and unmindful urbanisation in Darjeeling. […]

Darjeeling – another heritage gone, GTA pulls down Sailabash

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Darjeeling, May 31: Darjeeling’s rare connection with present-day Bangladesh and a part of the hill town’s rich history has been reduced to rubble. The GTA has pulled down Sailabash, the over-a-century-old summer retreat of the raja of Digapatia, to set up a modern hotel management institute and guesthouse in one of the last few available […]

Kalimpong’s MacFarlane Memorial Church turns 125 years old

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The 125th anniversary celebrations of Kalimpong’s MacFarlane Memorial Church is scheduled to begin from Monday with a gospel choir programme at Town Hall. Reverend Samuel Lepcha, a member of the Celebration Committee of MacFarlane Memorial Church, Church of North India, Kalimpong, said groups from different churches and schools in the hill town would participate in […]

UNESCO to Survey ‪‎Darjeeling‬ Himalayan Railway Next Month

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Writes: Mrinalini Sharma A six-member Unesco team will visit the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway for five days next month to conduct a survey of the World Heritage Site. The visit is part of formulating# a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan – a blue print on conservation, management and sustainable development of toy train. Officials of the […]

An Open Letter To Mr. B. M. Garg About Hotel Mount Everest

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Adwiti Subba Haffner is an entrepreneur, social worker, writer, freelance journalist, world traveler, mother, wife, meditation teacher and a Darjeelingey who loves Darjeeling writes an open letter to Mr. B. M. Garg, also a Darjeelingey, who recently bought Hotel Mount Everest. Mr. B. M. Garg who bought  Hotel Mount Everest Dear Mr. Garg, Please preserve and save […]

100 years of Tindharia workshop – DHR, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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1915-2015: 100 years of Tindharia Works, A UNESCO World Heritage Area Article by: DHR Sano Rail This year celebrates 100 years of Tindharia Works. It has always been considered a location relatively safe from landslips but this was to change in 2011. The only background information I have of Tindharia is to be found in […]
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