WiFi free at Varanasi’s Dashashwamedha, Sheetala Ganga Ghats

In Uttar Pradesh, Dashashwamedha and Sheetala, two main Ghats of Ganga in Varanasi have been equipped with WiFi facility today. Visitors at these Ghats will get free WiFi connectivity in the vicinity of around seven hundred metres. Inaugurating the service in Varanasi, Union IT an Telecommunication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that eight more Ghats … Read more

Himachal Pradesh tragedy

Twenty four students from an engineering college in Hyderabad are washed away in the Beas river near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. Six of them are girls. The incident occurred at around 6.30 pm on Sunday when the students, who were on their way to the resort town of Manali for an excursion, were clicking pictures … Read more

Tourist arrival in Sri Lanka sees big surge

The tourist arrival in Sri Lanka for the first four months of the current year has shown a surge of almost 40 percent, according to the data released by country’s tourism promotion office today. Indian tourists till April this year have been put at over 17 thousand, which is an increase of about 36 percent. … Read more

Higher reaches in Himachal Pradesh get snowfall

In Himachal Pradesh the higher reaches of tribal districts were experiencing snowfall, in middle and high hills and rainfall in the other areas. Keylong, the district headquarter of Lahaul-Spiti received more than one feet of fresh snow. Several other parts in the middle and high hills lashed with hailstorm Tuesday afternoon. Tourist resort Dalhousie in … Read more

Fresh snowfall in Pahalgam, Gulmarg

Fresh snowfall was experienced in Pahalgam and Gulmarg tourist resorts of Kashmir, leading to temporary closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway. A MET Department official said in Srinagar that there were reports of snowfall from few more places in the higher reaches of the Valley including near Jawahar Tunnel. He also said, heavy vehicles have been … 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

Better Tourist Amenities at Amritsar and Rai Bareilli

Ministry of Tourism has undertaken joint development of tourist amenities at Amritsar and Rai Bareilli Railway Stations in association with Ministry of Railways. A Central Government assistance of Rs.10.20 crores is being provided by the Tourism Ministry. As part of the joint initiative, Ministry of Railways shall make land for the project available free of … Read more

Kedarnath, Uttarakhand – 2013 flash floods

The Kedarnath valley, along with and other parts of the state of Uttarakhand, was hit with unprecedented flash floods on 16 and 17June 2013 almost after 80 years. The temple itself suffered some damage but was still standing. However a portion of the temple complex was washed away, and the Kedarnath town was nearly destroyed … Read more

Foreign tourist arrivals to India is growing

There has been some speculation in the Indian media about the state of Indian tourism because of some extremely unfortunate events. Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi has clarified the situation and said that foreign tourist arrivals to India is increasing. Clarification by Union Tourism Minister: I would like to place on record that the … 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

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