Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shantiniketan to be World Heritage Site?

Shantiniketan -- the abode of Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore -- can well be the country's next World Heritage Site if India's proposal in this regard is accepted by the UNESCO.

Shantiniketan, which houses the world-famous Visva Bharati university and attracts thousands of tourists from across the globe every year, is India's 2010 official entry for UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

If the nomination is accepted, it will become India's 30th world heritage site and West Bengal's third after Darjeeling mountain railways and Sundarbans National Park.

Full report here Times of India

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