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  • Chilly conditions remain in Delhi, scattered rainfall in many parts 4 days ago

    Snowfall in Shimla causes chilly conditions in Delhi. Delhi experiences scattered rainfall as well in many parts. "It has been snowing since 2:30 in the morning. This will benefit us, the snow will attract tourists," said Shimla resident. ...
  • Stop misleading people on tourist inflow in Kashmir: Omar to Modi 1 week ago

    Srinagar: In a stern reply to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah's claims of falling numbers of tourists in state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that more than 50 lakh tourists have visited the state in last six years. The Chief Minister tweeted, "Dear @AmitShahOffice...
  • Goa faces prospect of falling tourist arrivals 1 week ago

    Panaji: The Crimean crisis, Russia's falling rouble and stopping of tourist charter flights from international destinations might prove to be a dampener for the much-hyped New Year party scene in Goa this time, fear tourism industry experts. While the ongoing St Francis Xavier exposition might to a certain extent off-set...
  • Gambia launches Ebola-free campaign to attract foreign tourists December 10, 2014

    Banjul: Gambia Tourism Board have launched a new Ebola-free campaign to help foreign tourists to have first-hand information about the country's public health situation. The sector will be organising a series of sport activities, among those beach football events, to send a clear message to the world that the West African...
  • States asked to deploy 'tourist police' for visitors' safety December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of the recent rape of a woman by a taxi driver in Delhi, the tourism ministry on Tuesday advised state governments and union territories to ensure safety and security of tourists by deploying `tourist police` at prominent spots. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha,...
  • Atithi Devo Bhava! Foreign tourists to be welcomed with garlands at airports November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: With a view to prevent fleecing of foreign tourists and creating a safe and secure environment for them, Tourism Ministry is set to roll out red carpet at airports to receive guests with garlands in a true 'Atithi Deva Bhavo' style. A comprehensive plan is being worked out...
  • Taxi driver rapes Delhi-based woman, throws her and friend off a cliff near Dehradun November 11, 2014

    Dehradun: A Delhi-based woman was allegedly raped and murdered while her male friend was killed by a taxi driver and his three accomplices near Dehradun in Uttarakhand, a police official said on Tuesday. The 27-year-old woman, identified as Moumita Das, and her 24-year-old companion Avijit Paul had arrived in Dehradun on...
  • Goa government suspends water sports after death of Russian tourists October 30, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa government suspended all water sports activity across the state following the fresh incident of death of three Russian nationals near here during a water sport activity being operated illegally. It was brought into notice of the government that several water sports in Goa were running illegally and an...
  • Russian tourist alleges molestation in Goa, first at beach, then in hospital October 24, 2014

    Panaji: A 32-year-old Russian national was allegedly molested twice over two days in Goa. She was allegedly molested first at a beach and later at Goa Medical College and Hospital in Panaji by a senior medical officer after the police referred her there for a "medical examination". The Goa state health...
  • Foreigners need approval before entering Sri Lanka's North October 15, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday barred foreigners from travelling to its former war zone in the Tamil-majority northern province without prior approval. "Prior permission for the foreigners to visit North will be implemented and foreigners or relevant organisations have to write to Defence Ministry for approval," the government's information department said...
  • Maharashtra polls: Ramtek will be developed as tourist hub, says Rahul Gandhi October 12, 2014

    Ramtek: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday promised to develop Ramtek town as a world class tourist centre to attract international tourists. Addressing a mammoth poll rally in the temple town of Nagpur district, the senior leader said that Congress was committed for the all round development of the area...
  • One killed, 50 tourists injured in Odisha bus mishap October 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A man was killed and around 50 other tourists from West Bengal including women and children were injured when the bus they were travelling in overturned near Dhauli on the outskrits of the state capital on Thursday,police said. The mishap took place when the tourist bus from West Bengal was...
  • Japanese tourist in Manipur suspected to have Ebola-like symptoms October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ebola scare has now hitting India. A Japanese tourist in Manipur is suspected to have Ebola-like symptoms. The 27-year-old woman who arrived in Imphal from Myanmar has been kept in an isolation ward. She complained of high fever, joint pain and diarrhoea. Seasonal diseases have been ruled...
  • Foreign tourists laud PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign October 2, 2014

    Foreign tourists in Ahmadabad laud PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign that kick started on Thursday morning on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. ...
  • From the luxurious Palace on Wheels to the spiritual Mahaparinirvan Express: 8 extraordinary train journeys that the Indian Railway offers to travel enthusiasts September 28, 2014

    Train journeys in India aren't always about adjusting your luggage below the lower berth and exchanging the upper berth on request. How about spending a week exploring palaces, forts, cave paintings, while you're treated like royalty on a train? Yes, you heard that right. Luxury trains in India offer you...
  • PM Modi working on visa on arrival facility on the anvil for US tourists September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India is working on a proposal for Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility for US tourists, one of the bigticket announcements expected to be made during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's highprofile visit to the US beginning September 26. The Ministry of Home Affairs is working overtime to finish the...
  • Himachal Pradesh tourism to bloom due to floods in Kashmir September 14, 2014

    Shimla: Floods in Kashmir may be a boon for Himachal Pradesh. A surge in tourist inflow to Himachal Pradesh is likely in the upcoming festive season because the devastating floods in Kashmir are scaring away tourists. Tourism industry representatives are expecting a 30 to 35 per cent increase in the arrival...
  • Kashmir floods wash away tourist bookings September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The devastating floods in Kashmir are expected to hit the state's tourism hard, a top tourism industry official said. With domestic tourists' numbers to Kashmir Valley expected to cross two crore this year, a top tourism industry official on Thursday said the floods in peak travel season will impact the...
  • J&K ground report: Tourists, truck drivers stuck on Leh National Highway due to floods September 11, 2014

    Tourists and truck drivers have been stuck on the Leh National Highway for several days due to the floods. "We haven't received any help so far. We have been forced to halt here for several days now," said a truck driver. ...
  • Case thrown out against Kenya Governor linked to massacres September 11, 2014

    Mombasa: A Kenyan judge ended the case on Wednesday against the Governor of the coastal region of Lamu, who had been arrested on allegations of links to a spate of massacres. Governor Issa Timamy of Lamu was arrested in July in connection with a string of coastal killings, which were claimed...
  • Air India declares free travel for trapped tourists in J&K September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As Kashmir valley remains under flood water, Air India has decided to ferry free of cost tourists trapped in Srinagar while Gujarat and Bihar governments are sending 75,000 food and dry food packets for affected people. Air India's gesture was announced after a meeting of the National Crisis Management...
  • Tourists stuck in Jammu and Kashmir as flash floods wreak havoc September 9, 2014

    Nearly 200 people have lost their lives and many are still stranded in the worst floods in Jammu and Kashmir. It's not just locals who are stuck in the flood hit state, a number of tourists and students are also stranded. Suntara Padmaja, mother of a boy named Kartik who...
  • 227 from Kerala stranded in Srinagar September 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: As many as 227 people from Kerala, who had gone for a vacation in Jammu and Kashmir, are now stranded in floodravaged Srinagar, officials said on Monday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office said in a press release on Monday night that 18 people have returned safely. It said all details have...
  • Dubai lays out plans for Legoland, other parks September 7, 2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A property development company controlled by Dubai's ruler outlined plans on Sunday for the first phase of an entertainment and resort complex in the city that promises the Middle East's first Legoland theme park. The project is part of a broader push by the Arab world's commercial...
  • 'You don't need to carry your own toilet paper to Delhi. Poverty selfie isn't cool at all': 10 valuable pieces of advice no one gives to foreign tourists travelling to India but should August 1, 2014

    A Reddit thread by foreigners asking for advice before they travelled to India threw up some pretty interesting things.There is no point in outraging over and dramaticizing the ignorance foreigners often show about Indian customs. Many of their concerns are real. If you travelled to Africa, you would be apprehensive...
  • Odisha's most wanted Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from Ganjam July 18, 2014

    Ganjam: Top Naxal leader and Odisha's most wanted man Sabyasachi Panda has been arrested from the Ganjam district in Odisha. He had been on the run for over a decade. Panda faces over 30 charges of murder, including that of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and his four disciples in Kandhamal...
  • Violence grips Gangtok as government college students protest over fee hike July 16, 2014

    Sikkim: The city of Gangtok in Sikkim has been gripped in violence as the students of a government college in Tadong has been protesting over fourfold increase in the fee. Violence was reported from various parts of the city and even from the main hospital. Even as the college has...
  • About 720,000 people affected in China rains July 15, 2014

    Beijing: About 720,000 people from 240 townships in central China's Hunan Province have been affected due to heavy rainstorms since early Monday, flood control officials said on Tuesday. Initial investigation showed that 465 homes in the province have been toppled and 149,400 local residents have been relocated as a result of...
  • Ganga ghats to be developed for tourists July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to develop ghats along river Ganga as prominent tourist destinations, the tourism ministry on Monday proposed to renovate the ghats, introduce houseboats and build more dams, officials said. Union Culture and Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik presented a proposal on this at the 'Ganga Manthan ...
  • 2,000 people stranded in Leh due to bad weather, many flights cancelled July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Bad weather has grounded 2,000 passengers and tourists in Ladakh. The tourists are stranded at the Leh airport waiting for flights. GoAir has cancelled all its flights with only Jet Airways and Air India operating from Leh. Several tourists complain that they are not getting proper information from the airlines...