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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 »

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India pipped China in air travel demand for Jan

NEW DELHI: India outperformed China in terms of air travel demand in January as its domestic air passenger traffic logged a healthy 17.9 per cent growth over the year-ago period,… Read more »

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250 on Mansarovar Yatra through Nathu La

NEW DELHI: The government has said as per an understanding reached with the Chinese side, five batches of 50 pilgrims each are expected to travel through Nathu La for the… Read more »

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Karnataka guidelines on music shows, tourism events

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government has issued a set of guidelines mandating organizers of national and international music shows and tourism events to adhere to Indian culture and also share details… Read more »

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Visakhapatnam

Best of both ancient and modern worlds Primarily an industrial city, Visakhapatnam, as per Hindu mythology, is the city named after the god Vaishaka and is popularly known as Vizag…. Read more »

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Kerala tourism launches video sequencing contest

HIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Tourism has launched yet another promotional initiative by conducting a month-long video sequencing contest that puts people’s technical skills and creative abilities to test by getting them to… Read more »

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Govt may relax LTC norms in Budget to boost tourism

NEW DELHI: In order to give boost to the tourism sector, the Budget for 2015-16 is likely to expand the scope of LTA and LTC by including hotel and other… Read more »

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Online campaign against Hawaii waterfall

HONOLULU: Hawaii officials have long been warning people to stay away from Sacred Falls, a dramatic waterfall where a landslide killed eight hikers more than 15 years ago. But hikers… Read more »

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CM Rawat to travel on Char Dham routes

DEHRADUN: Asking officials to speed up repair work of roads en route to the four Himalayan shrines, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said he will travel by road to… Read more »

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Amritsar

Prosperous depository of national heritage & religions The city of Amritsar is a glittering showcase of compound traditions and secular culture. A thriving city with important devout centers and historical… Read more »

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International craftpersons add variety to Surajkund Mela

FARIDABAD, Haryana: The Surajkund International Crafts Mela, which began here on February 1, is the largest crafts fair in the world that offers a platform for national and state awardee… Read more »

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World’s biggest travel rush kicks off in China

BEIJING: China is in the grip of the world’s biggest travel rush as it kicked off its 40-day Spring Festival and Lunar New Year holiday season during which 2.8 billion… Read more »

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Uttarakhand launches Himalaya Darshan program

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand government has launched its ambitious “Himalaya Darshan” program as part of its ongoing efforts to boost tourism in the state. A chopper carrying a group of students was… Read more »

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Goa recorded 30% rise in tourist arrivals

MUMBAI: Tourist arrivals in Goa, famous for its excellent beaches, churches and temples, shot up by a healthy 30 per cent to 40,58,226 in 2014 as compared to 2013. The… Read more »

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Cuttack

Cultural capital & birthplace of Subash Chandra Bose An ancient city at the alluring convergence of Mahanadi and Kathjuri Rivers, Cuttack in the Indian state of Orissa boasts of a… Read more »

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J-K calling SE Asians for adventure tourism

NEW DELHI: In the wake of dwindling European tourists, Jammu and Kashmir is targeting travelers from Southeast Asia with adventure tourism activities like motor biking, rafting and paragliding. With these,… Read more »

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Dallas recipe for eat & live healthy while on the go

DALLAS FORT WORTH AIRPORT: Often, at airports has your stomach ever growled and grumbled about the bad food? Have you puckered your noise at the fried, carb-laden options at airports?… Read more »

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Ujjain

Famous for Kumbh Mela, it is one of 7 sacred cities A great devout center on the banks of river Shipra, Ujjain, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, is regarded… Read more »