TIME reveals its World’s Greatest Places

Mayurbhanj, known for its endangered tigers and historic temples, has found a place in TIME Magazine’s ’50 extraordinary destinations to explore’ as it unveiled its list of the ‘World’s Greatest Places of 2023’.

Briefing about the place TIME said that rare black tigers can be spotted here but there is much more that you can do here. Renowned for its green landscape, rich cultural legacy and ancient temples, Odisha’s Mayurbhanj is the second Indian site on the list.

Adding more words TIME state, This April, Mayurbhanj Chhau, a captivating dance festival on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list will take place on a much larger scale following a pandemic hiatus.

Apart from Mayurbhanj, Ladakh has also been included in the list featuring a mix of “far-flung and familiar spots,” from Giza and Saqqara in Egypt to the gastronomy hotspot of Dijon, France.

Talking about Ladakh TIME said, with its astonishing alpine landscapes and Tibetan Buddhist culture, Ladakh—in the farthest-flung part of North India—has enough wonders to warrant multiple visits.’ In 2023, India designated its first Dark Sky Reserve, in Hanle village, about 168 miles southeast of Leh, Ladakh’s capital. The village has roughly 270 clear nights a year, making it ideal for astronomical splendour, it added.

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