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Favorite pastime gliding up and down the Mall Mussoorie, like other hill resorts in India, came into existence in the 1820s or thereabouts, when the families of British colonials began… Read more »


Jet offers more Mumbai-Singapore seats

NEW DELHI: Jet Airways will offer 50 per cent more seats to the fliers on the Mumbai-Singapore route from next month by deploying a higher seating-capacity aircraft amid the rapidly… Read more »



Enormous lake with an island at center Bhimtal is a popular tourist destination located in the Nainital district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located at an altitude… Read more »

Tourists to shell out more to see Taj

Tourists to shell out more to see Taj

AGRA: Entry charges to Taj Mahal and other monuments in Agra circle have been hiked by the Archaeological Survey of India with effect from today. ASI officials said the domestic… Read more »

Taj Mahal sees drop in foreign tourists arrival

Taj Mahal sees drop in foreign tourists arrival

NEW DELHI: There has been a constant fall in the number of foreign tourists visiting Taj Mahal over the last few years though the government has undertaken various steps to… Read more »

Vibrant Gujarat International Travel Mart underway

Vibrant Gujarat International Travel Mart underway

GANDHINAGAR: With an aim to promote Gujarat as tourist destinations, the fourth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat International Travel Mart was inaugurated here today at Mahatma Mandir here. Chief Minister… Read more »

India mulling easing visa for ASEAN to boost Buddhist tourism

India mulling easing visa for ASEAN to boost Buddhist tourism

BANGKOK: India today said it is considering liberalizing visa for the 10-member ASEAN to boost Buddhist tourist arrivals due to links of “shared heritage” including spread of Buddhism across parts… Read more »

Name and shame countries which support terrorism India

Name and shame countries which support terrorism: India

JAIPUR: India today said that countries which support terrorism must be named and shamed, asserting the need for united efforts to combat terror. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar while stating this… Read more »

India is Dubai's number one source market for tourists

India is Dubai’s number one source market for tourists

DUBAI: For the first time, India is Dubai’s number one source market for foreign tourists with over 1.6 million Indians visiting the emirate in 2015, according to new figures. Despite… Read more »

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Seat of Shankaracharya & a thousand temples Kanchipuram is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites in India and the seat of the Shankaracharya. The temple city is situated… Read more »

A worker staffs a food booth at the Little Saigon Night Market at the Asian Garden Mall in Westminster, Calif.

Asian night markets bring taste of old & new

WESTMINSTER, CA: Beneath the giant red sign illuminating the Asian Garden Mall in Southern California, slabs of jumbo, white squid are seared on a smoky grill. Nearby, children pluck fried… Read more »


Hampi, Karnataka

Every inch the capital city of a golden empire From atop the Matanga Hill at daybreak, Hampi is every inch the capital city of a golden empire. Though what lies… Read more »


Centre gives green nod to airport in Goa

NEW DELHI: The Centre has given green nod for development of Rs 3,000 crore new international airport project at the Mopa village in western Indian state of Goa. The Greenfield… Read more »

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Gadkari hits out at obstructionist archaeologists

MUMBAI: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said archaeologists and activists will not be allowed to stand in the way of the government as it seeks to develop tourism potential in the… Read more »

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Vaishno Devi

One of the holiest & most arduous pilgrimages “Chalo bulawa aya hai, Mata ne bulaya hai.” The young, the old, the poor, the rich – everyone has heard this chant…. Read more »


Thekkady named world’s top emerging destination

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Thekkady, an iconic attraction in Kerala’s Idukki district known for its jaw dropping landscape splattered with rolling hills, dense forests and spice plantations, has been named the world’s top… Read more »


Mumbai in world’s best bed-n-breakfast destination

MUMBAI: Mumbai has been ranked 11th among the best value destinations in the world for an overnight stay at a four-star hotel that includes breakfast, according to a report. As… Read more »

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Heritage experts say no to illumination of Taj Mahal

NEW DELHI: Calling Taj Mahal as “not a monument to experiment with”, top heritage experts have raised objections to the illumination of the famed Mughal-era mausoleum, saying the step jeopardizes… Read more »


PM pledges to strengthen tourism sector infra

TIRUPATI, Andhra Pradesh: The government is determined to strengthen tourism sector-related infrastructure as the industry has the capability to provide livelihood to the poor people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said… Read more »

Jaitley launches new HITS service;Hinduja pegs Rs 5k cr outlay

Jaitley launches new HITS service; Hinduja pegs Rs 5k cr outlay

NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley today launched an innovative HITS digital broadcasting platform that will provide over 500 TV channels to cable operators, with the promoter Hinduja… Read more »