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MUNSIYARI

Ideally located for high altitude trekking in Himalayas Munsiyari is a town in Pithorgarh district of the state of Uttarakhand. Located at the base of the Himalayas, on the banks of a… Read more »

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MakeMyTrip encourages visitors to Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Online travel firm MakeMyTrip is wooing domestic tourists to Kashmir offering attractive packages as it supports the state government to bring back travelers to the valley hit hard… Read more »

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India’s lighthouse museum set to woo visitors

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Aiming to promote lighthouse tourism, India’s fourth lighthouse museum, depicting the story of its evolution and history, is all set to be opened in the northern district of Kannur… Read more »

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Online hotel booking to hit $1.8 bn by 2016

NEW DELHI: Online hotel bookings in the country will touch USD 1.8 billion by 2016, as more and more Indians turn to the Internet for finalizing travel plans, according to… Read more »

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Leh

Land of Lamas amid picturesque Himalayas Embodiment of natural beauty, Leh, picturesquely nestled by Karakoram and Himalayan ranges, is the headquarters of Leh District in Jammu and Kashmir. Perfectly located… Read more »

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India to rename its e-visa scheme as ‘Visa Online’

NEW DELHI: With some international visitors misconstruing government’s much-touted tourism initiative ‘Visa on Arrival’ (VoA) to be a scheme which guarantees visa on landing, the Tourism Ministry has decided to… Read more »

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Asia’s largest Tulip garden opens in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed inaugurated Asia’s largest Tulip garden situated on the banks of Dal Lake here for public viewing. This year around ten lakh… Read more »

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New policy being formulated to increase tourism

NEW DELHI: The government is formulating a new policy to “substantially increase” India’s share in global tourism from its current figure of 0.64 per cent. The new tourism policy should… Read more »

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Envoy urges more India-Israel direct flights

CHENNAI: Making a pitch for developing the tourism industry, Israeli Ambassador to India Dabuek Carmon has said it was important to increase the number of direct flights between the two… Read more »

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Coonoor

Breathtaking views & aromatic tea gardens Coonoor is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. It is one of the most famous hill stations of the Nilgiri… Read more »

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Palace On Wheels registers highest occupancy

JAIPUR: Palace On Wheels, Rajasthan’s famous luxury heritage train, has registered the highest occupancy of 111 tourists for the first time this season, an official of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation… Read more »

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Highest growth in India’s domestic air travel

NEW DELHI: Domestic air travel demand surged in India by 14.8 per cent in February, the highest worldwide, partly on the back of airlines keeping ticket prices lower to stimulate… Read more »

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Single window clearance for tourism projects

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has announced a “single window” for project clearance in a time-bound manner to fast-track approvals for laying high-end tourism infrastructure in… Read more »

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Swiss travelers top spenders at Indian hotels

MUMBAI: Globetrotters from Switzerland shelled out maximum money for their stay in India among the foreign tourists in 2014, an 11 per cent rise from their spending on hotels against… Read more »

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Wayanad, Kerala

Natural beauty plus abundance of cash crops Wayanad is a derivative of the term Vayal Nadu, where Vayal means paddy fields and Nadu the land; together they represent a land… Read more »

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Take a dive at Natural History Museum

LONDON: If you’ve ever wanted to see coral reefs but don’t fancy getting wet then London’s Natural History Museum may be the place for you. The museum’s new show plunges… Read more »

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Fadnavis announces 2017 as ‘Visit Maha’ year

MUMBAI: In a bid to attract foreign tourists, the Maharashtra government has announced year 2017 as “Visit Maharashtra” year along with organization of ‘international travel mart’ in September this year…. Read more »

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Mantalai to come up as International Yoga Centre

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government, in its move to develop Jammu region as an independent tourist destination, has announced creation of an International Yoga Centre at the famous pilgrim spot… Read more »

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Now seamen have to carry passports

NEW DELHI: In a significant move, government has made it mandatory for seamen to carry passports before traveling abroad from June 1, withdrawing the over four decade-long exemption given to… Read more »

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Kaziranga National Park

Natural habitat of the one-horned rhino Kaziranga National Park, situated in the northeastern state of Assam, is one of the most picturesque wildlife parks in India. The natural habitat of… Read more »