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India: Kaziranga National Park in Assam reopens for tourists

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva of Isha Foundation formally opened the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) for tourists for the forthcoming season on 24th September 2022. Elephant safari and jeep safari in the park were closed in May due to the monsoon. Sadhguru and the chief minister, accompanied by Tourism Minister […]

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India: Taj Mahal is the second most-loved landmark in the world

The world is created with some beautiful landscapes and it has some unique eye-catching landmarks that enhance the beauty of the planet. These notable landmarks dotted across the globe are what attract tourists. So here we bring you the names of some of the world’s most loved and popular landmarks, based on the ranking in […]

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Bhutan: The Land of Thunder Dragon opens its borders to tourists with a brand-new campaign & raised SDF

After nearly three years of closure, Bhutan has finally reopened its doors to international travellers for the first time since the breakout of coronavirus. From 23 September foreign visitors were once again able to fly into Paro airport and explore the beautiful Buddhist kingdom located within the Himalayan mountains. Those who visit will be able […]

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India: Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) aims to develop over 90 airports in India as carbon-neutral airports by 2024

Over 90 airports in the country will be carbon-neutral by 2024, while the number of airports will rise to 220 in the next five years, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said. Currently, the country has 141 airports, of which Kochi and Delhi airports are carbon-neutral, the Minister said. “Civil aviation is a highly visible sector, it’s […]

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India: Alliance Air restarted Delhi-Shimla-Delhi flights from 26 Sept

The Alliance Air has expanded its network in Himachal Pradesh so that commuters can fly to Delhi-Shimla-Delhi daily, Alliance Air said in a statement. “With the vision of connecting New India, it is our endeavour to offer better air connectivity between Tier-2 / Tier-3 towns to their closest city hubs. Keeping with this endeavour, Alliance […]

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India: Thai Vietjet To Launch Ahmedabad – Bangkok Service From Oct 21

Thai Vietjet, a Thai registered low-cost airline, announces its new international services from Ahmedabad to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi), starting from 21 October 2022. “We are delighted to connect Thailand with one of the largest cities of India – Ahmedabad, India’s first World Heritage City, providing Thai people more opportunities and flexible choices to travel to India. […]

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India: Largest museum of Harappan culture coming up in Haryana

Haryana is all set to become home to the world’s largest museum of Harappan culture. Rakhigarhi is a village in Hisar district of Haryana, situated some 150 km from Delhi. The village is also a famous archaeological site from the Indus Valley civilisation period. On 11 September Chief Minister of the state Manohar Lal Khattar […]

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India: Vietjet launches two new routes to New Dehli and Mumbai

Vietjet has launched two new routes from Phu Quoc to Mumbai and New Dehli. This new service from the island of Phu Quoc to Mumbai will operate with two return flights a week, and New Dehli, three times a week. Vietjet is currently the airline operating the most services between Vietnam and India with 6 […]

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India: ITA Airways Announced Flights Between Rome and Delhi Starting December 3

ITA Airways, Italy’s state-owned flag carrier airline, is expanding its intercontinental network and has announced a new flight from Rome Fiumicino to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport effective from December 03, 2022. According to ITA Airways, the new route will be operated with Airbus A330s, with three weekly scheduled flights on every Monday, Wednesday, […]

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India: Lucknow airport converts into silent airport

The Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (CCSIA) in Lucknow has slipped into a silent mode from 07th September 2022. The silent airport is an initiative to ensure that passengers can enjoy a relaxed journey experience while they utilise their free time for their favourite activities, without getting disturbed by public annoucements. A spokesperson for the […]

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India: Assam tourism & IHCL sign MoU for construction of luxury brand hotel near Manas National Park

Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) and Indian Hotel Company Limited (IHCL) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting-up hospitality projects at Manas National Park. Signing the MoU, Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah said, “Earlier feared to go to Manas but now the tourist flow has increased. We have succeeded in transforming terrorism to tourism. […]

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India: Lemon Tree Premier, Mumbai International Airport achieves IGBC Green Existing Buildings Gold Certification

Lemon Tree Premier, Mumbai International Airport has received the Gold Certification by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The hotel design is based on IGBC standards which bring together a host of sustainable practices and solutions to reduce environmental impact of buildings. Lemon Tree uses green building design as an integrated approach while designing its […]

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India: Virgin Atlantic and IndiGo signs codeshare agreement between the UK and India

British carrier Virgin Atlantic and India’s largest airline in terms of market share and fleet size, IndiGo have announced a new codeshare partnership between the UK and India with an aim to offer seamless connections and increased opportunities for frequent flyers. The codeshare flights will be available for booking for travel beyond September 27, subject […]

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India: Air India to have systems to proactively alert fliers about changes or delays in flight schedules

Air India will put in place new systems to proactively alert fliers about changes or delays in flight schedules and also set up a coordination team to address airport-specific issues, according to an internal communication. After reviewing block times, airport connecting times and aircraft as well as crew rotations, Tatas-owned Air India has identified various […]

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India: IHCL signs new Ginger hotel in Gangtok as it expands its presence in Sikkim

The city of Gangtok in East Sikkim is renowned for its proximity to various snow-capped Himalayan mountain peaks, which makes it a popular tourist destination in the country. The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has announced the signing of a new Ginger hotel in Gangtok, Sikkim. With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have three […]

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India: The Clarks Hotels & Resorts enters Goa with Clarks Inn Suites

In order to ride on the booming tourism industry, Clarks Hotels & Resorts open Clarks Inn and Suites, a luxurious hotel with 55 modern rooms catering to different travel needs. The rooms are divided into three categories- Deluxe Rooms, Executive Rooms, and Club Rooms.

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Sri Lanka: The Government of Sri Lanka extends its multiple entry tourist visa scheme to five-years for 35 countries

In an effort to boost the tourism industry amid the economic crisis, the Sri Lankan government said that the island nation has extended its multiple-entry tourist visa to five years. Tourism Minister, Harin Fernando, said that Sri Lanka now offers one-year multiple entry visas. The country also issues single entry visas with a six-month stay […]

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India: After ‘Durga Puja’ gets UNESCO intangible heritage tag, India nominates ‘Garba of Gujarat’

Almost a year after Kolkata’s Durga Puja festival was awarded the UNESCO tag under the intangible cultural heritage list, the Indian government has nominated the traditional dance form of Garba of Gujarat for inclusion in the list. “The latest nomination will be considered for the next year cycle. The nomination files will be examined by […]

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India: Vistara announces Mumbai-Abu Dhabi daily flights from October 2022

Full service carrier Vistara will start daily non-stop flights between Mumbai and Abu Dhabi from October 1. Abu Dhabi will be the 12th overseas destination for Vistara. “We are delighted to expand our presence in the UAE, with a second Emirate, and offer the choice of flying India’s best airline on one of the busiest […]

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India: Foreign tourists can apply for RAP & PAP online to visit Sikkim from October

From the upcoming tourist season in October foreigners can apply online through a dedicated website for the Restrict Area Permit and Protected Area Permit, the official said, adding that work for development of the dedicated website is on. To visit Sikkim foreigners must obtain Restricted Area Permit (RAP) previously known as InnerLine Permit from Sikkim […]

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India: Mathura and Vrindavan to be soon connected via cruise service

If all goes as per the plan, Mathura and Vrindavan will soon be connected via a cruise service. Referring to this, Union Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that Mathura and Vrindavan will be connected with a cruise service, for which waterways on the Yamuna will be developed. The Minister stated that the experience of travelling […]

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India: Art street to arrive in Kottayam village for bolstering tourism experiences

An ‘Art Street’ is being developed in a village in Kerala in the district of Kotayam as part of the efforts of the Responsible Tourism Mission (RT mission) of the state tourism department to develop this place as a structured tourism destination. The street with paintings depicting the flora and fauna, history, folklores, art forms, festivals, traditional jobs like toddy tapping […]

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