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Meira Kumar visits Postojnska jama with her Delegation


Besides the official portion of the visit, where she met with the highest ranking representatives of the Republic of Slovenia, the High Representative of the Government of India also visited Postojna Cave yesterday. She was received by Marjan Batagelj, the owner and Chairman of the Board at the Postojna Cave, and Katja Dolenc Batagelj, Executive Director of Marketing. Meira Kumar remarked that the visit to the caves was an indescribable experience and that the Cave is unique gift of nature. She also expressed her excitement over the careful conservation of natural heritage.

Honoured guests from the Indian subcontinent have played a part in Postojna Cave's rich history of tourism. One of the first distinguished guests, closely connected to the developmental history of the railways in Postojna Cave, was the Maharaja of Dhalampurja with his wife, who, in June 1924, took one of the first train rides following the complete refurbishment of the railway. It is also noted in the Postojna Cave chronicle that, less than a decade later, in October 1933, Postojna Cave was also admired by Princess Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (1889-1964) from the Kapurthala state in northern India. The princess, with her 6 foot long, golden trimmed silk sari, attracted the attention of all those present, but could not but marvel at the beautiful cave, which she described as one of the world's wonders. Past visitors to the cave include many high-ranking visitors such as presidents of governments and countries, blue-blooded representatives, artists and scientists as well as, in 1955, the former President of the Indian government, Jawaharlal Nehru.


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