Researchers have discovered the ruins of a large Mayan town, while surveying northern Guatemala from air, Gharana Wetland in Jammu to be developed into a bird sanctuary and more in top stories of the day.
2000-year-old Mayan City discovered!
In a surprising discovery, researchers have discovered the ruins of a large Mayan town that has been buried beneath the rainforest. The same has been revealed while surveying northern Guatemala from air.
Reports have it that the spot that spans across humongous 650 square miles is situated close to the Mexican border, and is known as the Mirador-Calakmul Karst Basin. If we go by what archaeologists have to say, they are estimating that the city must have existed 2,000 years ago, and would have been made up of approximately 1,000 settlements connected by 110 miles of causeways. The team also found remains of platforms and pyramids.
Gharana Wetland in Jammu to be developed into a bird sanctuary
Soon, Gharana Wetland will be added as a tourist attraction in Jammu region. Preparations are underway to develop the site into a bird sanctuary, complete with all facilities and services for visitors.
Gharana Wetland is located approximately 35 km from Jammu. At present, the Gharana Wetlands is one of the most important habitats for the resident as well as migratory birds. So it is imperative to not disturb the wetland. The development of the wetland will be aimed at making the wetland accessible in a sustainable manner. Gharana Wetland is home to approximately 65 species of resident as well as migratory birds.
IRCTC launches special tourist train for Jyotirlinga Yatra
Indian Railways is all geared up to start the Bharat Gaurav exclusive tourist train that will set off on its Jyotirlinga Yatra. The yatra will be of 8 nights and 9 days, which will begin on February 4, 2023. Travellers will be able to board and deboard in Udaipur, Jaipur, Chaderiya, Bhilwara, and Ajmer. This special tourist train will be taking travellers to Veraval, Pune, Dwarka, Aurangabad, and Nashik, whereas the journey will be completed on February 12, 2023.
This 3 AC Class train will have a capacity of 600 seats, which will be equally divided between superior and standard seats. those travelling under the Superior category will have to pay INR 31,500 (per person) for single occupancy. However, those wanting to travel under the Standard category, will have to pay INR 27,810 for single occupancy.
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