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Mythical Arjuna city now trade & commerce hub Vijayawada, the third largest city of the state Andhra Pradesh in India and also known as Bezawada, is placed on the banks… Read more »

Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma

Civil Aviation Ministry hints at capping airfares

NEW DELHI: In a clear signal on capping airfares, the Civil Aviation Ministry has said mechanisms would be put in place to curb predatory pricing ways of airlines. The latest… Read more »


IRCTC plans ‘Tourist Facilitation Centre’ in CP

NEW DELHI: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will soon launch a unique ‘Tourist Facilitation Centre’ in the heart of the national capital, seeking to make it a ‘one-stop… Read more »

The government announced that it would construct a Ramayana museum at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

Ramayana museum in Ayodhya away from disputed site

NEW DELHI: The government has announced that it would construct a Ramayana museum at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh which would portray the epic journey of Lord Rama, but sought to… Read more »

Often, the only way to ensure that the family sits together is to book well in advance.

Tips for finding adjacent airline seats

NEW YORK: On top of the bag fees and other charges, families traveling this summer may have to pay extra just to sit next to one another. Airlines are reserving… Read more »


Rajaji National Park

Verdant scenic beauty and awesome Jungle Safari Placed perfectly along the lusting greeneries of the hills and foothills of Shivalik mountain ranges in Uttarakhand, Rajaji National Park is well known… Read more »


Soon free Wi-Fi at Qutub Minar, Red Fort

NEW DELHI: Soon international and domestic tourists thronging Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s tomb will be able to avail free Wi-Fi service. The Wi-Fi facility will be free for… Read more »


Goa E-Tourist visa for 31 more countries

PANAJI: The Goa International airport is set to issue E-Tourist Visas (ETVs) to 31 new countries enlisted for this facility granted by the Centre recently, a move that will boost… Read more »

Tourism Mahesh Sharma

India wants to learn from Singapore: Minister

SINGAPORE: India has said it is keen to learn from Singapore how it has developed modern technology and promoted cleanliness and tourism. “We have much more to give back to… Read more »

Kripasur Sherpa

Help Nepal by sending tourists, says Minister

KATHMANDU: Nepal has appealed to the international community to send tourists to its famed heritage sites to revive its ailing tourism industry as it reopened another heritage palace complex, nearly… Read more »



Holy city of Ganga & gateway to Hindu pilgrimages A sacred town at the convergence of rivers Ganges and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh is a naturally attractive place at the foothills of… Read more »

Michael Labrie, director of collections and exhibitions at the Walt Disney Family Museum, shows a 1957 drawing of Don Quixote by Salvador Dali for Walt Disney inside a copy of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth," in a collections room at the Disney museum in San Francisco.

Walt Disney’s wild ride with surrealist Salvador Dali

SAN FRANCISCO: It turns out the man behind Mickey Mouse liked quirky cats. Besides his love of wholesome entertainment, Walt Disney also had an appreciation for the eccentric that led… Read more »


IATA for transparent laws on consumer rights

MIAMI, US: Airlines’ body IATA has begun a dialogue with governments, air travelers and consumer rights bodies across the world to evolve transparent regulations to enable passengers to understand their… Read more »


Govt focus on safety of foreign tourists

NEW DELHI: Union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma has said the government was giving utmost importance to safety, cleanliness and hospitality to instill confidence among the foreign tourists. Sharma,… Read more »



Scenic beauty, pleasant climate, old charm One among the most demanded hill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie is very popular for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate…. Read more »


PM for developing 1,100 islands, 300 light houses

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown keen interest in developing 1,100 islands and 300 light houses across the nation to tap their huge tourism potential in a bid… Read more »

The Uber app as shown from an iPhone in downtown Salem

Cities keen on ‘sharing economy’ but safety is a concern

NEW YORK: American cities are enticed by the economic growth and services that “sharing economy” companies such as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft can offer, but officials are anxious about safety… Read more »


US Airways likely to stop flying this fall

FORT WORTH, Texas: After more than 75 years of flying, the end is near for US Airways. American Airlines plans to shut down the venerable carrier over a 90-day stretch… Read more »



Marvelous monasteries, waterfalls and scenery Pelling is a small town in the state of Sikkim in the West Sikkim region. The town is a laid back place and it attracts… Read more »


Ranjit Sagar Dam to be gateway to JK tourism

JAMMU: Asserting that Ranjit Sagar Dam has tremendous potential to come up as a major tourist attraction, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has said the area will be developed as… Read more »