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City of dreams & the financial capital of India Renowned as the “Gateway of India” – Mumbai, the stalwart – stands majestically as the “Financial Capital of India”. Soft breeze… Read more »

A kaleidoscope of Monarch butterflies hang from a tree branch, in the Piedra Herrada sanctuary, near Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

Deforestation triples in Mexico butterfly reserve

MEXICO CITY: Illegal logging more than tripled in the monarch butterfly’s wintering grounds in central Mexico, reversing several years of steady improvements, investigators have announced. Almost all of the loss… Read more »

Lifeguards David Frey, left, Lauren Cook and Chris Fenrich, on backboard, simulate a shallow water rescue on a water slide at the Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Shallow depths belie hazards in waterparks

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich.: With their appealing slides and wave pools, waterparks are increasingly popular places to spend a summer day. But the shallow waters belie hazards that experts say visitors… Read more »

Lyft passenger Christina Shatzen gets into a car driven by Nancy Tcheou, in San Francisco. Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies may soon be able to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport after debate over whether their drivers are properly screened to weed out criminals.

Ride-hailing firms can make pickups at LA airport

LOS ANGELES: Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies have won approval to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport after weeks of debate over whether their drivers are properly… Read more »

Shows attendees of the Outdoor Retailer Show viewing the camping tent display area of the event in front of the Salt Palace Convention Center, in Salt Lake City.

Big outdoor retail show stays in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY: The world’s largest outdoor retail show considered moving to other cities with more lodging and convention space but chose to stay in Utah after attendees revealed an… Read more »



Wonderful palaces, canals & a fairy tale love story Fairy tale love story of a Muslim prince with a local poor shepherd girl brings the mythological face to Mandu. Mandu, a small town… Read more »


Clubhouse in Gulmarg proposed for corporates

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has asked the Tourism Department to set up a state-of-the-art clubhouse in the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg to position it as… Read more »


No pre-clearance for US-bound passengers

NEW DELHI: The government has said that no pre-clearance facility would be extended to US-bound passengers of the national carrier Air India due to “far-reaching” implications arising out of it…. Read more »

Kochi Mayor Tony Chammany handed over the membership acceptance document to Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng

Kochi first city in India to become WTCF member

KOCHI: Kochi has become the first city in India to be a member of Beijing-headquartered World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Council, with the Kerala Tourism Department accepting the Council’s invitation… Read more »



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 »