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Taj Mahal new entry fee will cost Rs 200 extra now.

Entry to the Taj Mahal will be a slightly costlier deal starting from December 10. The government has sent out a notification saying that all categories of visitors will be charged an additional amount of Rs 200 if they wish to enter the main mausoleum. The mausoleum which is housed in the basement of the […]

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DoubleTree by Hilton opens in Ahmedabad

Hilton has announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The property, which is the latest addition to Hilton’s growing portfolio in India, is centrally located in the heart of India’s first World Heritage City near the Sarkhej–Gandhinagar Highway. The property is a unit of Hirise Hospitality and is managed by Hilton. DoubleTree […]

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WOW Taj: Iceland’s first direct connection to Asia

WOW air has expanded its network from Keflavik Airport by launching the Icelandic hub’s first non-stop flight to Asia, with the airline offering services to Delhi. With an upwardly mobile mass of middle class, India is a coveted market almost along the lines of China. Launched today, the service will operate three times weekly using […]

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River cruise from Kolkata to Bangladesh and Northeast from March 2019

As cruise tourism gains momentum in India after a successful trial of cargo movement to Bangladesh via the inland waterways protocol route, a transboundary river cruise operation is expected to start from Kolkata in March next year through Sunderbans to Bangladesh first, and then towards the Northeast, a senior official said. It has been decided […]

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Govt inaugurates first project under Swadesh Darshan scheme in Nagaland

The central government has launched ‘Development of Tribal Circuit: Peren-Kohima-Wokha Project’ under its Swadesh Darshan scheme to develop Nagaland as a tourist state. Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister, Nagaland, inaugurated the project at Kisama Heritage Village in the presence of KJ Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C), Tourism, and H Khehovi Yepthomi, Adviser, Tourism, Art & […]

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Village tourism Andhra Pradesh: Govt draws up new clusters for second phase.

The Andhra Pradesh state tourism department has now formulated new cluster to promote village tourism in the state. Sources said that they would be focusing on village Tourism in the Godavari Districts and the coastal region now with an aim to empower villagers & bring them to invest in the realm of tourism. Andhra Pradesh […]

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A heritage port-museum is coming up in Alleppey in 2019

Known as the ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppey is all set to get a port-museum at its beach. The museum will showcase Alappuzha’s rich heritage and history under one roof. According to the news reports, the plan to build a port-museum in Alleppey is a part of the comprehensive initiatives to turn Alleppey into Kerala’s […]

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A 137-ft statue of Chenrezig, in Sikkim, set to blow your mind from Nov

World’s tallest statue, i.e., a 137-ft statue of Chenrezig, in Sikkim, is set to woo tourists. As per the Sikkim Government, this new pilgrimage site in Pelling will feature the world’s tallest statue at an elevation of 7200 m. Sikkim, apart from its picturesque beauty, now adds another feather to its cap with this statue […]

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Foreign tourists can now visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands without any restrictions

Government has allowed foreign tourists to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands without any restrictions. In this regard, Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has modified its earlier order which made it mandatory for foreign tourists to register with Foreigners Registration Officer within 24 hours of their arrival. The step was taken on suggestion made by […]

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Sarovar Hotels opens Sairafort Sarovar Portico in Jaisalmer

Sarovar Hotels expands its footprint in Rajasthan, with the opening of Sairafort Sarovar Portico, Jaisalmer. The property offers 53 deluxe rooms and six suites, all equipped with state-of–the-art amenities and comfort. The other facilities offered are spa, gym, nosh- all day dining, suroor- the bar, conference and meeting rooms, swimming pool and a kids’ zone. […]

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