Kaziranga National Park reopened in Assam

Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage Site, reopened on Friday after remaining closed during the monsoon. State forest minister Rockybul Hussain officially declared the park open at a function in Kaziranga’s Kohora forest range. After the park was opened on Friday, nearly 553 tourists, including 12 foreigners, visited the Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage … Read more

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Awarded National Tourism Award for Best State

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been jointly given the award for the First Prize in the category of “Best State/UT: Comprehensive Development of Tourism.” The second and third prizes in this category have gone to Kerala and Gujarat respectively. The National Tourism Awards were given by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human … Read more

Library of Birmingham – largest public library in UK

The Library of Birmingham – the largest municipal public library in the United Kingdom, opens. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe, and the largest regional library in Europe. The Library of Birmingham is a public library in the city centre of … Read more

Rs 553 crores for mainstreaming of AYUSH under NRHM

A total of Rs 553 crores was given to the States / UTs for mainstreaming of AYUSH under National Rural Health Mission during 2009-13. This resulted in the establishment of new AYUSH facilities in 803 Primary Health Centres, 113 Community Health Centres, 24 District Hospitals and up-gradation of 379 exclusive AYUSH hospitals and 415 Dispensaries … Read more

UNWTO Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development to be Held at Hyderabad

United Nations World Tourism Organisation ( UNWTO) Commission’s Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development and 25th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia, Pacific and South Asia will be held at Hyderabad from 12th to 14th of this month. Announcing this in New Delhi today Union Tourism Minister Shri K. Chiranjeevi said the need … Read more

Tourism between India and Canada – more package tours

Mr. Maxime Bernier, Minister of Tourism, Canada called on Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi here. Both sides  resolved to strengthen cooperation in tourism sector.  It was also decided that both the countries will identify areas for working together and explore new opportunities in tourism sector especially in the field of human resource development, exchange … Read more

Heritage steam locomotive train to Shimla

A hundred-year-old steam locomotive is about to set the tracks ablaze once again as the Ambala division of Northern Railways is planning to bring the romance of steam railways back to Shimlaities and tourists by introducing a heritage steam loco train on Shimla’s railway tracks. According to the plan, which has been drawn to revive … Read more

Preservation of traditional art forms of North East India

The Minister of Culture Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch has said that the Ministry of Culture through various Schemes and through its attached, subordinate and autonomous Organizations is making efforts, inter-alia, to preserve the traditional art forms throughout the country, including the North-Eastern States. The steps taken in this direction particularly for Assam are as follows: … Read more

Inclusion of Western Ghats in UNESCO List

The Western Ghats or the Sahyadri constitute a mountain range along the western side of India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the eight hottest hotspots of biological diversity in the world. It is sometimes called the Great Escarpment of India. The range runs north to south along the western … Read more

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