INCREDIBLE INDIA

  • Tourism Ministry launches mobile app for exploring cities June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The selfguided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities including...
  • ONGC given the task of keeping Taj Mahal clean, environment friendly July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is finally heeding to the clamour for the corporates to be given the task of taking care of heritage sites. The Tourism Ministry has launched a Clean India campaign from the Taj Mahal which attracts nearly 50,000 to 70,000 tourists every day. Under the Clean India...
  • Bengalis the most widelytravelled people in India: ITF official June 4, 2013

    Kolkata: To satiate the wanderlust of Bengalis, with a record 20 per cent of the state's population hitting the traveller's trail any time of the year, the land of undulating terrain Jharkhand became the focal theme of this year's India Tourism Fair. Bengalis are the most widelytravelled people in this country...
  • India's tourism saw signs of recovery in 2012 December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The tourism industry in 2012 showed some signs of recovery with an increase in the number of visitors flocking the country after a bad season last year and saw a threetime jump in the fund allocation in the 12th Plan period. Filmstarturned politician Chiranjeevi took over charge of...
  • Is the country actually 'incredicble India'? December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Frustrated executives while away time in fivestar hotels waiting for deals that never come, and civil servants play video games in their offices growing signs of the reform limbo and crisis of confidence behind India's economic malaise. Policy paralysis, corruption scandals and a government fearful of political backlash...
  • India wins world's leading destination award November 8, 2011

    London: India stole the limelight at the World Tourism Mart 2011 in London by wining two global awards World's Leading Destination and World's Leading Tourist Board, Incredible India. Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai received the awards from Graham E Cooke, President and founder of World Travel Awards, at the Excel...
  • Salman Khan's views on Incredible India August 15, 2010

    As the country gears up to celebrate its 64th Independence Day, Salman Khan has been tweeting about some SMSes that have been floating around. He asks: Olympic shooter wins gold, government gives 3 crore. Another shooter dies fighting with terrorists, government pays 1 lakh. Really, Incredible India. Where rice is Rs...
  • 'I'm the ambassador of the nation' March 31, 2010

    As suspense builds in the Amitabh Bachchan political drama, we asked Aamir Khan if actors should join politics. He's in the capital to receive the Padma Shri award. Aamir Khan: Actors are also citizens and they are also affected by what's going on in the country. They have every...
  • Watch: Govt launches PR overdrive to woo tourists June 7, 2009

    India has seen a 3.5 per cent dip in incoming foreign tourists in 2009. ...
  • Credible India! Govt tries PR to woo panicky tourists June 6, 2009

    New Delhi: United States travel advisory to its citizens against travel to India and Pakistan has worried the Indian Ministry of Tourism. The Government feels that the warning is unwarranted and has already swung into damage control with a widespread PR exercise. The Ministry has reportedly told missions to...
  • Meltdown, Mumbai attacks hit foreign tourist arrivals February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The global meltdown, coupled with the Mumbai terror attacks, considerably impacted the foreign tourist arrivals in India and their number rose only 5.56 per cent last year against the expected growth of 14.56 per cent, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday. "The global meltdown has affected those countries that...
  • Incredible India in trouble, 26/11 hits tourism December 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The Mumbai terror attack has had an impact on the otherwise booming tourism industry. The tourism ministry is doing everything it can to save the sector from a nosedive. Incredible India needs help. 26/11 has forced the government to assure world travellers that India is a safe destination. This...
  • Aamir to groom tourists guides, taxi drivers August 20, 2008

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan knows how to juggle many roles, the actordirector was recently announced the brand ambassador for Incredible India's Atithi Devo Bhava campaign. And now Aamir all set to groom tourists guides and taxi drivers. Along with being the face of Incredible India, Aamir will now train tourist guides and...
  • Aamir Khan's latest endorsement: Brand India August 9, 2008

    New Delhi: After endorsing soft drinks and mobile phones, actor Aamir Khan will now be selling Incredible India to the world traveller. Aamir will now be the Brand Ambassador for Tourism Ministry's Atithi Devo Bhava campaign. Aamir will be campaigning and marketing India as a safe and hospitable tourist destination. And...
  • Incredible costs do Incredible India in January 9, 2008

    Mumbai: The beaches of Thailand seem to be more attractive than the beaches of Goa both for the experience and for the price. Industry players say there has been a marginal dip in domestic travel in the last few months primarily because India has become at least 30 per...
  • Tourism Ministry goes guide hunting to top colleges January 6, 2008

    New Delhi: The Governments Incredible India campaign has been a big success and now riding high on its good times the Tourism Ministry has decided to get fresh and more refined faces as tour guides. The Earn While You Learn scheme by the Ministry has students from Delhis St Stephen's...
  • Ash adds spices to Incredible India @ 60 in NY September 28, 2007

    New York: In his over 80 trips to India in the last 30 years, Steve McCurry has fallen in love with everything Indian. The culture, the monuments, the colours in Rajasthan and even Bollywood. And that's why when he chose 35 pictures for the Incredible India @ 60 celebrations in...
  • Indian folk artistes add music to Incredible India campaign September 27, 2007

    New York: It's not everyday that you find percussionist Shivamani performing on the street corners of Manhattan, playing drums and cymbals at music stores in Times Square and jamming with local artists, to take the Incredible India campaign right into the lives of New Yorkers. And it is this informal...
  • India@60: Anil Kapoor sings to India's incredible win September 25, 2007

    New York: It's a special September for Indians in New York. Street corners in Manhattan are painted in the Incredible India colours with hoardings, banners and makeshift handicraft kiosks dotting the landscape. Amidst folk performances, music and dance, the fourday Incredible India @60 festival celebrations in New York spiced up on...
  • US soaks in the spirit of Incredible India September 24, 2007

    New Delhi: America is soaked in the spirit of India as the Incredible India @ 60 campaign was launched in New York on Sunday to salute 60 years of Indian Independence. The campaign, jointly launched by the Indian Government and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), attracted the cream of Indian...
  • Worries build up for Ambika Soni, cancels New York trip September 19, 2007

    New Delhi: First signs emerge that Ambika Soni, the Minister for Tourism and Culture may be worried. A week after the controversial archeological survey of India affidavit denied the existence of Hindu God Lord Ram, the minister has cancelled her September 23 trip to New York. She was supposed to...
  • Incredible India! Govt gets clicking with YouTube August 13, 2007

    New Delhi: Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton used it to get their point across in the US Presidential debate. Popular rapper P Diddy used it to find himself a personal assistant, and now it's the turn of the Indian Tourism Ministry. The Ministry of Tourism has chosen the 60th year of...