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

Dubai becomes world’s number one destination for hotels

Dubai continues to be the most popular destination for tourists across the world and has now become the world’s number one destination for hotels. The city already holds the distinction of being the world’s top destination for retail. Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing said that that Dubai jumped from its position as eighth … Read more

Winter grips North India

North India continues to reel under severe cold conditions and adding to the winter chill is the dense fog, which has restricted vehicular and flight movement and thrown normal life out of gear. Intense cold wave continued unabated in the national capital today as the minimum temperature was recorded at 4.2 degrees Celsius this morning, … Read more

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

Polio Vaccination for Resident Nationals Travelling to India

Government of India has issued mandatory requirement of a dose of oral polio vaccine (OPV) for resident nationals coming to India from the following polio infected countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Syria, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, regardless of age and previous vaccination status, at least four weeks prior to departure to India. Also, Indian nationals … 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

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