Travellers

  • Ever dreamed of a secret hideout in a tree house? 14 luxurious tree houses in India where you can unwind over a weekend 6 days ago

    From all the stories we grew up reading, tree houses have always been secret hideouts where we imagined we could create top-secret clubs. But have you ever been inside a tree house in real life? Interestingly, India has its own tree house resorts you can escape to if you're looking...
  • Andhra Pradesh government mulls setting up travel and tourism university September 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday directed the tourism department to examine the possibility of setting up a travel and tourism university in the state. At a review meeting with officials at the CM Camp office, the Chief Minister asked them to model it on the lines...
  • 'Passenger shaming' is a social media trend that is now exposing the world's worst plane travellers! September 21, 2014

    Anyone who flies frequently has met different kinds of annoying people on an airplane. Planes can be uncomfortable, there isn't enough space to rest your legs and the aisle seat is the least preferred. However, to some people all this just doesn't make a difference. They can go to any...
  • 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...
  • Brand USA eyes over 1 million Indian visitors to US in 2015 September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to attract over a million visitors from India, the US is undertaking various promotional initiatives to position itself as a premier travel destination. Brand USA, established by the Travel Promotion Act 2010 as a publicprivate partnership responsible for promoting US, plans to develop online, social and digital...
  • US lawmaker seeks suspension of visafree travel for Europeans September 13, 2014

    Washington: Citing the presence of a large number of Islamist extremists in European countries, a Democratic lawmaker sought an immediate suspension of visafree travel to the US from countries like Britain, Germany and France. "I urge the Administration to immediately suspend the Visa Waiver Programme for countries such as Great...
  • 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...
  • No facilitation fee to agents for air travel by government officials September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has barred PSU travel agents, including IRCTC and Balmer Lawrie, from charging facilitation fees from government officials on their domestic and international air travels. The government had on October 10, 2013, allowed three authorised travel agents IRCTC, Balmer Lawrie and Ashok Travels and Tours ...
  • Now get mobile recharge, travel tickets at Fair Price Shops September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites can now recharge their mobile phones, DTH cards, book tickets and buy many other things at Fair Price Shops (FPS) in the city with the Delhi government liberalising the policy for sale of goods and services through these outlets for subsidised rations. In a bid to improve the...
  • No reclining seats? Sleep in the aisle! 9 things that would happen on Indian flights if airplane seats stopped reclining September 3, 2014

    Hop on to an early morning flight, grab the window seat, recline, and doze off! Things aren't same up in the air anymore. A new nuisance that goes by the name 'Knee Defender' will not allow your seats to recline any longer. A flight in the US had to be...
  • Gravitydefying rocks and a 'Bullet Baba' temple: 15 peculiar and mysterious places in India every adventurous traveller should visit August 28, 2014

    If you're bored of vacationing at the same old conventional tourist spots in India, this is for you. Are you an adventurous traveller planning to travel along the length and breadth of the country? Take a break and set off on an exciting journey to explore the land of peculiar...
  • Have you heard of the Bullet Baba temple where a Royal Enfield is worshipped? 10 peculiar Indian places every adventurous traveller must visit August 16, 2014

    Are you an adventurous traveller? If you're planning to travel along the length and breadth of the country, take a break from all the conventional tourist places and go explore the land of peculiar stories and mysteries. Did you know about the Great Wall of India? It's the second largest...
  • Vistara airline promises seamless, personalised experience of domestic travel August 12, 2014

    The Tata SonsSingapore Airlines joint venture unveiled the brand name of its new airline 'Vistara', and said it is expected to launch operations by October with the first aircraft coming in by September. The new airline promises a "seamless and personalised" experience of domestic travel. ...
  • Photos: The Sunset Points of India: 11 locations you must visit to watch the most breathtaking and spectacular sunsets August 11, 2014

    If you've travelled across the length and breadth of the country, you may have seen quite a few Sunset Points in your lifetime. Even if you're a movie buff, you might have noticed how every movie shot on a hill station always has a sunset point that is supposed to...
  • Travel facility for Bihar legislators enhanced, now they can take 4 aides on tour August 6, 2014

    TheBihargovernment on Tuesday enhanced the travel facility for legislators as part of which now they could travel in trains or by air with four aides in place of three earlier. The decision to allow a legislator to take four aides with him during travel by train or air within the country...
  • '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...
  • Travel Escapes: Exploring Chikmagalur, Mussoorie and Manali July 26, 2014

    CNNIBN in partnership with Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escapes' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this the episode, watch our journey through Chikmagalur, Mussoorie and Manali. ...
  • Breathe deeply, it is safe to go on a plane, travellers told July 26, 2014

    After three major air disasters in one week, with planes coming down in Ukraine, Taiwan and then Mali without a single survivor, passengers can be forgiven for feeling a little pang of panic boarding their flights. Waiting to check in at Paris's Charles De Gaulle airport on Friday, Thai athlete Thapanat...
  • Travel Escape: Exploring Shoghi and Kanha July 20, 2014

    CNNIBN in partnership Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escape' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this the episode, watch our journey through Shoghi and Kanha. ...
  • Planning a trip? All essential travel gadgets that you need to carry along July 17, 2014

    Denver: Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out. But did you remember your gadgets and chargers? Did you download enough entertainment? Do you know where you're going? In my travels, I've come across a number of products and services worth bringing along: Keeping...
  • Travel escapes: Exploring Wayanad, Thekkady and Pune July 12, 2014

    CNNIBN in partnership Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escapes' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this episode, watch our journey through Wayanad, Thekkady and Pune. ...
  • Will this US couple be the first humans to travel to Mars by 2021? July 12, 2014

    If all goes well, a US couple can become the first humans to travel to Mars by as early as 2021. Founders of an Arizonabased private space company called Paragon Space Development Corporation, Taber MacCallum and his wife Jane Poynter are planning a roundtrip flyby of the Red planet for...
  • Travel escapes: Exploring Havelock, Kochi and Goa July 5, 2014

    CNNIBN in partnership Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escapes' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this episode, watch our journey through Havelock, Kochi and Goa. ...
  • Travel escape: Exploring Chittorgarh, Chennai June 28, 2014

    CNNIBN in partnership Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escape' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this the episode, watch our journey through Chittorgarh and Chennai. ...
  • LTC scam: 5 government employees jailed for four years June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Five Finance Ministry employees, three of whom have retired, and another person have been sent to four years in jail by a Delhi court for fraudulently withdrawing and disbursing Rs 4.2 lakh as Leave Travel Concession (LTC) advances. Special CBI judge Sanjeev Jain held the six men, including three...
  • Travel escape: Exploring Gangtok, Jaipur and Kovalam June 21, 2014

    CNNIBN in partnership Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escape' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this the episode, watch our journey through Gangtok, Jaipur and Kovalam. ...
  • Delhi adjudged best destination for food & drink by travel magazine June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The national capital has been adjudged as the best destination for food and drink by a noted travel magazine. Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards, 2014 declared New Delhi as the 'Best Destination for Food & Drink' at a glitzy ceremony held in a Mumbai hotel last week. Chief...
  • LTC scam: Former MP Renubala Pradhan to meet CBI officials today June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Biju Janata Dal Rajya Sabha member Renubala Pradhan will meet the Central Bureau of Investigation officials on Monday regarding the Leave and Travel Concession (LTC) scam. Pradhan has been named as an accused in the case filed by the CBI on Friday. The CBI had filed a case...
  • LTC scam: CBI files case against Rajya Sabha MPs for cheating, forgery June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a case against Rajya Sabha MPs for cheating, forgery in the Leave and Travel Concession (LTC) scam on Friday. This is the first time that a case has been filed in the scam. Three sitting and three former Rajya Sabha MPs have...
  • Pakistan court allows Musharraf to travel abroad June 12, 2014

    Islamabad: A Pakistan court on Thursday accepted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's request to leave the country, media reported. The Sindh High Court(SHC) ruled that Musharraf's name should be removed from the exit control list, which has barred him from travelling out of Pakistan, Dawn online reported. A twojudge bench of the...