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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 »

Mahesh Sharma

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 »


2014 saw Heritage tag for two sites

NEW DELHI: ‘Rani-ki-Vav’, an 11th century stepwell in Gujarat, and The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area, a rich biodiversity in Himachal Pradesh, were approved as World Heritage Sites by… Read more »


Govt to use ‘Spiritual Tourism’ to attract visitors

NEW DELHI: Blending spiritualism with tourism, the government is preparing a new program to attract tourists, taking a leaf out of Italy and Saudi Arabia which are flocked by huge… Read more »


Maharashtra to boost eco-tourism in woodlands

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has decided to boost eco-tourism in the buffer areas of woodlands to improve the deteriorating condition of forests as well as generate a source of income… Read more »


Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Lofty mountains, dense forest & miles & miles of tea gardens Ooty, also known as Ootacamund, is the Queen of hill stations and the capital of Nilgiris district. It is… Read more »

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance

10 indicted for defrauding India-bound travelers

NEW YORK: Four Pakistani citizens were among the 10 travel agents indicted here for running a fraudulent business and stealing over a million dollar from nearly 200 India-bound travelers, who… Read more »


Goa faces prospect of falling tourist arrivals

PANAJI: The Crimean crisis, Russia’s falling rouble and stopping of tourist charter flights from international destinations might prove to be a dampener for the much-hyped New Year party scene in… Read more »


Modi govt plans to defeat terrorism with tourism

RAIPUR: In a bid to dispel the “negative perception” about India of foreign tourists and to “defeat terrorism with tourism”, the Centre has initiated efforts to attract visitors by promoting… Read more »


Tourism circuits planned to attract Buddhist pilgrims

NEW DELHI: To attract more overseas Buddhist pilgrims, the Tourism Ministry has identified three routes to be developed as ‘Buddhist Circuits’ in the country with the help of state governments… Read more »


Manas Tiger Reserve

Greatest wildlife-protected area in India Manas Tiger Reserve, situated amidst the gentle slopes at the foothills of the Himalayas in India’s northeastern state of Assam, is the only tiger reserve… Read more »


Honeymooners prefer India destinations

NEW DELHI: Domestic destinations trump exotic international locales for Indian honeymooning couples, according to a recent survey by travel portal Sixty per cent of those surveyed said they preferred… Read more »


5 Free Things: NYC lit up and lovely at Christmas

NEW YORK: The Christmas season is one of New York City’s busiest times of year. Tickets for Broadway shows and hotel rooms go for premium prices and lines for top… Read more »


Gujarat plans airport at Dholavira in Kutch

VADODARA: The Gujarat Government is planning to construct and develop an airport at Dholavira in Kutch district, one of the two largest Harappan sites in the country and also a… Read more »



Most sought after picturesque hill station The one-time summer capital of the British, Shimla is a gorgeous hill station in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Located at an average… Read more »


Australia India Business Council welcomes E-visa

MELBOURNE: The Indian government’s decision to offer e-visa facility to international tourists from 43 nations will encourage more businesses to travel to the country and spur growth, Australia India Business… Read more »


Visa-on-arrival facility for Goa too

PANAJI: The Centre has extended the visa-on-arrival facility at the Goa airport for tourists from 43 countries, which is expected to bring in 15 per cent growth in tourism during… Read more »