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Harappan City Dholavira in Gujarat Gets World Heritage Tag

Dholavira in Gujarat, which got the tag of a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 27 July, is a Harappan-era city sprawled over 100 hectares on Khadir, one of the islands in the Rann of Kutch. One of the five largest cities of the Indus Valley Civilisation, Dholavira is located about 250 km from Bhuj. It […]

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85% of eligible adult population in Bhutan received second dose of vaccine

During the unprecedented and challenging times of Covid-19 pandemic, Bhutan has been maintaining exemplary record from the very beginning and able to keep situation well under control. The following Covid statistics shows country’s successful handling of situation as of date: Total confirmed cases: 2500 Recovered cases: 2275 Active cases: 223 Death: 2 Second round of […]

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Kakatiya Rudreswara Temple at Warangal gets into World Heritage List

The 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has accepted India’s proposal for the World Heritage Site tag for Rudreswara Temple at Warangal in Telangana. Also known as the Ramappa Temple, the 13th century engineering marvel named after its architect, Ramappa, located at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal. The Rudreswara temple was constructed […]

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Two-Thirds Of Indians Over Six Have Covid Antibodies: India Sero Survey Results

Roughly two-thirds of all Indians over six, or 67.6 per cent of the population, have antibodies against the coronavirus, the government said today as it announced the results of the fourth serosurvey. A survey of 36,227 people, including 7,252 healthcare workers, conducted across 70 districts in 21 states in June-July indicated 67.6 per cent of […]

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IHG signs properties in Punjab & Nepal to strengthen footprint

Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South-West Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts, has said that they have signed Holiday Inn Express Suites in Jalandhar to strengthen their footprint in Punjab and Holiday Inn Express Pokhra Lakeside in Nepal. “We are optimistic about the year ahead and are in active discussions to meaningfully expand our presence across key […]

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100% of adult population vaccinated in Khajuraho

All people aged 18 and above have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Khajuraho town of Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said, leading the tourism industry to be optimistic about the business gaining momentum at the world famous destination in the coming days. While making the announcement on 26 July, Chouhan attributed the […]

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Sri Lanka exempts fully vaccinated travellers from quarantine as vaccination drive gains steam

Sri Lanka is now allowing fully vaccinated international travellers to enter the country without undergoing quarantine, as the country looks to restart its tourism engine. Vaccinated tourists are required to only spend 24 hours in a dedicated hotel facility to await their on-arrival PCR test results. Once they test negative, they will be allowed to […]

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Come November, cheetah will be in the heart of India

This will send your heart racing. Cheetahs will again run wild in India — for the first time since Independence –as 20 of the majestic cats will be introduced here from Africa in November this year. Kuno National Park, will be cheetah country, and this may be the year when Madhya Pradesh, which already has […]

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Palaeolithic cave paintings found in corner of NCR could be among oldest

Archaeologists have discovered cave paintings in a rocky and forested corner of Haryana, not far from the national capital, that they believe belong to the Upper Palaeolithic age, which could potentially make them one of the oldest cave arts in the country. The caves are nestled amid a maze of quartzite rocks in the Aravalli […]

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Kerela launches mass vaccination drive in tourism sector

Amidst concerns of yet-to-decline COVID-19 cases, the Kerala government has launched a mass drive to make the tourism destinations in the state ‘complete vaccinated zones’ by giving jabs to everyone working in the sector. The objective is to rejuvenate the holiday industry which has suffered a severe blow due to the pandemic situation. Tourism and […]

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Radisson Blu Opens Resort In Dharamshala

Radisson Blu has announced the opening of Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Located on the scenic foothills of the mighty Dhauladhar Range, this idyllic resort is a perfect getaway with accessibility from all corners of the world. The resort offers the perfect combination of business and leisure amenities for discerning travellers. Zubin Saxena, […]

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‘Rudraksh’ Convention Centre Inaugurated In Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the International Cooperation and Convention Centre – Rudraksh in Varanasi, which has been constructed with Japanese assistance. Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that despite Covid, the pace of development remains intact in Varanasi. He added that the ‘International Cooperation and Convention Center – Rudraksh’ is the result of […]

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Puri Airport likely to be operational by 2022-23, says Odisha Minister

Odisha Transport Minister, Padmanabh Behera informed that air services from Puri are likely to commence by 2022-23 as work to establish an International Airport has begun. Behera said, “The process for the establishment of a new airport at Puri has already started including the process for identification of land and other steps. There are many […]

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SriLankan Airlines to start flights to Moscow from July 30

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the OneWorld alliance, will resume flights to the Russian capital, Moscow from July end. SriLankan’s new service will operate a weekly scheduled flight between Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport (DME) from July 30, 2021. SriLankan Airlines would commence its […]

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Cochin International Airport likely to launch five-star hotel near airport by next year

Emphasizing on its plan to increase the non-aero revenues through various land utilization projects, the Cochin International Airport Ltd (Cial) is likely to launch its five-star hotel near the airport by next year. It will be a fully air-conditioned hotel with 112 rooms spreading across four acres , occupying a building footprint of 2.04 lakh […]

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Sarovar Hotels Signs Second Property In Srinagar

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts has signed its second hotel in Srinagar. Sarovar Portico is scheduled to open in early 2022 and will offer well-appointed rooms, modern facilities, restaurant and banquet spaces. The beauty of Srinagar will be well imbibed in the interiors of the hotel while providing all modern facilities. Ensuring that your stay is […]

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IHCL SeleQtions opens Pilibhit House, Haridwar!

Located on the banks of the River Ganga, Haridwar, is one of the oldest living cities and is regarded as one of the seven holiest places for Hindus. It is one of the four places in India that hosts the famous Kumbh Mela. With a host of historic sites this holy town evokes a mystical […]

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DGCA extends international travel and visa restrictions till July 31 in India

The aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India, has extended the suspension of international travel and visa restrictions in the country for one more month. This has been done on partial modification of the more than a year long suspension order by the regulator. As per the latest circular from the DGCA, […]

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UK-based start-up airline, Hans Airways plans direct non-stop flights to India

UK-based start-up airline Hans Airways has revealed the initial board line-up to spearhead its drive to gaining its Air Operator Certificate from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) later this year. The carrier plans to begin direct non-stop flights from the UK to India in Autumn 2021. The airline will soon make announcements about the […]

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Plans for Seaplane services in India

Ministry of Ports, Shipping & waterways & Ministry of Civil Aviation have signed a MoU for development of seaplane services in India. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the MoU will help in expediting development of new water aerodromes & also operationalization of new seaplane routes.

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Jim Corbett tiger reserve is now a year-round tourism destination

A delightful news for wildlife lovers! The famous Jim Corbett tiger reserve will remain open for year-round tourism. Corbett’s Director Rahul informed that the reserve’s five popular ranges, Bijrani, Dhela, Garjia, Dhara-Jhirna, and Pakhron, are now open for day visits for the whole year. Set in Uttarakhand, Corbett is renowned for its population of tigers. […]

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India announces visa fee waiver for first 5 lakh applicants once international travel resumes

In a major announcement to attract international tourists once the country reopen borders, Central government has announced a scheme by which the first 5 lakh international tourists applying for visas will get a fee waiver. The scheme will be applicable till March 31, 2022 or the first 5 lakh visas whichever is earlier. This was […]

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