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A sanctum for birders, Jaipur's Kanota Dam comes with a generous spread of serenity!

Once the pandemic calms down, you must include this place on your itinerary.

Attention all you avifauna enthusiasts! We have the perfect locale in Jaipur for you, where you can spot umpteen species of birds flying over a sprawling water body and also stretch your legs, away from the city's monotony. Lying about 17 km from the heart of Jaipur, Kanota Dam is a treasure trove of peace and quiet and once here you'd be looking for every excuse to stay back a little longer. So once the pandemic calms down, you must include this place on your itinerary!


Everything you can do with a view

Abundant with water throughout the year, Kanota Dam is the ideal hangout spot for everyone, with its calming visuals and serene ambience! Completed in the year 2001, it was erected for the purpose of irrigation on the Dhundh River basin. So you can also go boating on these undisturbed waters, which is an equally pacifying and fun activity to indulge in, along with a cycling tour.

You can also enjoy a luxurious stay at the Kanota Dam Resort, which comes with ritzy rooms paired with a gratifying view of the lake! So if you've been thinking about your post-pandemic plans, you could consider a night stay here for a much-needed quick break.

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Most of us who are living in cities, look for an escape whenever possible, to let go and just 'be' amid a reposeful atmosphere. If you too, are thinking of taking up a mini-getaway once all of this is over, include Kanota Dam in your thoughts. So bookmark this article, tag your friends in your plans and hope for the situation to get better.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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