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Ministry of Tourism forms a National Task Force for Adventure Tourism

India is the only country in the world where you can take a flight from the frozen Himalayas into humid Mumbai in a span of a few hours. With such a variety of terrain, ranging from snow capped pinnacles, rugged mountains, savannah and forest; the potential for adventure in India is limitless However, adventure travel […]

Demonetization of 500 & 1000 Rupee notes gives Impetus to Online Travel Bookings

The Indian govt.’s recent step towards curbing black money and demonetization has been really well accepted by the citizenry. While there is inconvenience due to cash shortages till the new notes come into circulation, the overall response has been really good.  Moreover, this has given a huge impetus to the organized and ecommerce sectors. Online […]

Uber Partners with the IRCTC. To Offer Portal based cab Bookings for Passengers

Mobile App based cab service Uber has made its biggest expansion move in India by partnering with the Indian Railways. IRCTC, which is India’s largest e-commerce portal offering online bookings to more than 23 million passengers on more than 12,000 daily trains will soon offer cab bookings for passengers on the portal itself. This move […]

India to get trains with glass ceilings soon

  Don’t like travelling by trains? Well with Indian railways planning to revamp trains, you might just change your mind. The Indian railways is all set to launch train coaches having glass ceilings with ultramodern infotainment system. These  coaches are slated to be launched in December this year. They have jointly been designed by the […]

India promotes ‘Tourism for All’ too

It’s World Tourism Day today and the theme this year is ‘Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility’. The idea behind the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) promoted event is to promote improving accessibility for disabled people around the globe and is being hosted by Thailand for the first time. World Tourism Day aims at […]

Lighthouses, cruises, casinos – India’s beaches set for makeover

India’s beaches may never be the same again. The Indian government is seriously considering turning at least 80 lighthouses scattered along the 7517 km long coastline into tourism hotspots. The ministries of shipping and tourism are joining hands for this venture, which envisages reviving most of these old, corroded and often derelict structures as part […]

Bengaluru airport goes digital

Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) is going digital in a big way. In June this year, BIAL  launched the Twitter hashtag #Flightstatus, which is an automated notification feature that enables passengers to view their flight’s status online. Now, along with technology group ThoughtWorks, BIAL has launched the new BLR Airport mobile app, in order to enhance […]

Ballard Estate Festival ’16

You thought you had seen all of Mumbai if you had covered the Gateway of India, Juhu beach and Shah Rukh Khan’s bungalow? Ballard Estate, that prime piece of real estate in south Mumbai that’s still evocative of the British Raj in India and is very often out of bounds for the lay traveller, is […]

Arunachal gets brand ambassador in John Abraham

Arunachal Pradesh, traveller’s paradise and the land of untold tales, is giving the intrepid traveller yet another reason to come visit. Bollywood actor, avid adventure junkie and footballer John Abraham has signed on the north eastern state’s brand ambassador. Arunachal Pradesh, the largest of the seven sister states that form the north eastern part of […]

Japanese village near Ajanta-Ellora to attract tourists from Japan?

The Maharashtra government is planning to set up a Japanese village near the famed Ajanta-Ellora caves near Aurangabad to attract more tourist footfalls from Japan. Special Japanese tours in Maharashtra are also on the anvil. The plans are part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Japan’s Wakayama Prefectural Government (WPG) and the government […]

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