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Picturesque hill-station, oozing old-world charm Kasauli is a beautiful hill station located just 77kms from Shimla. The small town was built in 19th century by the British and it has an… Read more »


Uttarakhand gears up for Chardham Yatra

MUMBAI: Uttarakhand, recovering from an unprecedented natural disaster last year, is all geared up to revive its tourism sector and pinning hopes on a good response to the annual Chardham… 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 »


Asia’s largest Tulip garden thrown open for public

SRINAGAR: Asia’s largest Tulip garden on the banks of Dal Lake here was thrown open to visitors even as the inclement weather conditions have delayed blooming of majority of the… Read more »


AP tourism proposes ‘heli-tourism’ in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation is planning to revive its heli-tourism project, which will offer a bird’s eye view of historical sites in the city and elsewhere in… Read more »


‘Floating hotel’ launched for Goa tourists

PANAJI: Bangalore-based Champions Group is aiming to bring in ‘experiential luxury travel’ in Goa, a concept that is picking up worldwide in tourism, a company official said. “We have launched… Read more »

Sunset at Wickham

To Broome, via Kakadu

A pleasure trip in Australia Janet and I have recently returned from a fabulous 11 week campervan journey to Broome, via Kakadu, Darwin and Lichfield National Park. We covered 14,000 kms in our… Read more »


Book your own coach in Delhi Metro

NEW DELHI: Tourists, foreign travelers and government or private school children, NGOs running schools for differently able children can book coaches for metro tours for anything between Rs 30,000 and… Read more »


India has immense sports tourism potential

NEW DELHI: India has immense potential for Sports Tourism but needs infrastructure development and proper marketing for its promotion, experts said here. At a roundtable meeting here on ‘Sports Tourism… Read more »


‘Southern Splendor’ yet to come on track in AP

HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh government is not ready to give up on the ‘Southern Splendor’ luxury train project though the Centre and the Ministry of Railways have been sitting on the… Read more »



Marvelous monuments motivated by a King’s love A quaint little village at the footsteps of a hill, Sanchi in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh carries the genesis of Buddhism… Read more »

Secretary-General Taleb Rifai presented the award to Lavasa Corporation's Senior Vice President (Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure) Rajiv Duggal

Lavasa gets PATWA award for ‘Emerging Destination’

MUMBAI: Lavasa, the hill station near Pune, has received the International Council of Pacific Area Travel Writers Association’s (PATWA) award for ‘Emerging Destination in India’ at the annual Internationale Tourismus-Borse… Read more »


County offering tips on French Canadian tourists

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J.: It helps if a waiter serving a French Canadian tourist knows something about ice hockey. It’s absolutely essential he knows how the meal was prepared… Read more »


Thailand, Singapore India’s favorite holiday spots

NEW DELHI: Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia are the preferred holiday destinations among Indian tourists and their affinity to these places is likely to increase in… Read more »


Gir National Park

Famous for saving Asiatic lion from extinction The Gir National Park and wildlife sanctuary is located in the Junagadh district of Gujarat. It is one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries… Read more »

Lifeguards save

Lifeguards save Pensacola Beach’s reputation

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla.: On Labor Day weekend 2003, the scene along Santa Rosa and Escambia beaches was one of pandemonium. Sheriff’s deputies in helicopters buzzing over the beach begged people… Read more »


India hotel prices rose 6 per cent in 2013

MUMBAI: Even as 2013 was a challenging year for the hospitality sector, the average hotel prices in the country grew by six per cent from the previous year at an… Read more »

The Mughal Gardens of the Indian presidential palace

Mughal Gardens got 2.86 lakh visitors in 2 weeks

NEW DELHI: The Mughal Gardens inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex has this year received 2.86 lakh visitors in the first fortnight of the month-long period during which it stays open… Read more »


Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

One of the most revered religious destinations Varanasi, also renowned as Kashi and Banaras, is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The holy city, believed to be have… Read more »


Enjoying a winter bike ride in Northern Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.: Bare winters in Flagstaff can be endured – provided you are willing to change equipment. That was my motto on Feb. 22 as I switched out skis for… Read more »