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Best of both ancient and modern worlds Primarily an industrial city, Visakhapatnam, as per Hindu mythology, is the city named after the god Vaishaka and is popularly known as Vizag…. Read more »


Kerala tourism launches video sequencing contest

HIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Tourism has launched yet another promotional initiative by conducting a month-long video sequencing contest that puts people’s technical skills and creative abilities to test by getting them to… Read more »


Govt may relax LTC norms in Budget to boost tourism

NEW DELHI: In order to give boost to the tourism sector, the Budget for 2015-16 is likely to expand the scope of LTA and LTC by including hotel and other… Read more »


Online campaign against Hawaii waterfall

HONOLULU: Hawaii officials have long been warning people to stay away from Sacred Falls, a dramatic waterfall where a landslide killed eight hikers more than 15 years ago. But hikers… Read more »


CM Rawat to travel on Char Dham routes

DEHRADUN: Asking officials to speed up repair work of roads en route to the four Himalayan shrines, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said he will travel by road to… Read more »

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Prosperous depository of national heritage & religions The city of Amritsar is a glittering showcase of compound traditions and secular culture. A thriving city with important devout centers and historical… Read more »

Mangal Singh from Uttarakhand chisels pine barks into an artpiece at Surajkund Mela

International craftpersons add variety to Surajkund Mela

FARIDABAD, Haryana: The Surajkund International Crafts Mela, which began here on February 1, is the largest crafts fair in the world that offers a platform for national and state awardee… Read more »


World’s biggest travel rush kicks off in China

BEIJING: China is in the grip of the world’s biggest travel rush as it kicked off its 40-day Spring Festival and Lunar New Year holiday season during which 2.8 billion… Read more »


Uttarakhand launches Himalaya Darshan program

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand government has launched its ambitious “Himalaya Darshan” program as part of its ongoing efforts to boost tourism in the state. A chopper carrying a group of students was… Read more »


Goa recorded 30% rise in tourist arrivals

MUMBAI: Tourist arrivals in Goa, famous for its excellent beaches, churches and temples, shot up by a healthy 30 per cent to 40,58,226 in 2014 as compared to 2013. The… Read more »



Cultural capital & birthplace of Subash Chandra Bose An ancient city at the alluring convergence of Mahanadi and Kathjuri Rivers, Cuttack in the Indian state of Orissa boasts of a… Read more »

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J-K calling SE Asians for adventure tourism

NEW DELHI: In the wake of dwindling European tourists, Jammu and Kashmir is targeting travelers from Southeast Asia with adventure tourism activities like motor biking, rafting and paragliding. With these,… Read more »


Dallas recipe for eat & live healthy while on the go

DALLAS FORT WORTH AIRPORT: Often, at airports has your stomach ever growled and grumbled about the bad food? Have you puckered your noise at the fried, carb-laden options at airports?… Read more »



Famous for Kumbh Mela, it is one of 7 sacred cities A great devout center on the banks of river Shipra, Ujjain, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, is regarded… Read more »

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I write on travel with my left hand: Theroux

JAIPUR: Celebrated travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux has revealed he uses different hands to write in different genres! “I write with my left hand when I am writing a… Read more »

Ongoing reforms much more than 'big-bang', says Jaitley

Ongoing reforms much more than ‘big-bang’, says Jaitley

DAVOS: As expectations continue to build up on the first full budget of the Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the sum-total of the reform measures and other policy… Read more »


Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Awe-inspiring landscapes & friendly people Amidst the loftiness of the majestic Himalayas, and the serene ambience of the unpolluted River Beas, Kullu is in the state of Himachal Pradesh also… Read more »


Tourists throng Gulmarg for New Year bash

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of tourists and locals thronged the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, in north Kashmir, for the New Year celebrations, but the dry weather played a dampener and disappointed many… Read more »

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Tourism Ministry tells officials to avoid delays

NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Tourism Mahesh Sharma has directed his ministry officials to obtain timely land clearances and other statutory approvals to avoid inordinate delays while implementing the… Read more »



Most popular skiing ski resort Auli is the most popular skiing destination of Uttarakhand state. Situated in Chamoli district of Garhwal region and covering elevation from 2,519mts to 3,050mts above… Read more »