Jaipur: A common accessory to modern living like the fridge can make a huge difference to hungry and poor on the street as an innovative experiment in Jaipur shows. Rekha Pal reports
New Delhi, July 30 : To improve customer amenities, Indian Railways on Thursday started a survey to seek passenger preference of bedrolls required during train travel.
New Delhi, July 30 : Amidst the rush to get into one of the regular eateries for a meal, there is this one quaint little place which invites you for an altogether different experience.
Mumbai, July 29 : Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, has rescheduled its daily flight from Hong Kong to New Delhi, offering a convenient day time arrival into Delhi, effective Oct 25.
New Delhi, July 27 : A new daily inter-city express between Guwahati and Murkongselek in Assam's Dhemaji district will be launched soon, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said on Monday.
Tehran , July 24 : Destinia.com, the international online travel agency with offices in Madrid, Cairo and Dubai, has expanded its presence in the Middle East with its entrance in the market of Iran.
Chennai, July 24 : Hoping to grow the number of Indian tourists by 15 percent this year Sweden is planning promotional activities in India with a sizeable budget, said a senior official.
Mumbai, July 23 : Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, has been presented with the '2014 Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award' by Humane Society International.
Kolkata, July 23 : South African Tourism hosted a Press Conference to talk about Tourism board's future plans and strategy in Kolkata on Thursday.
New Delhi, July 23 : Imagine gazing out at the twinkling city lights, sipping chilled beer and wolfing down steaming hot dimsums! That's exactly what The Lalit five-star hotel in the heart of the national capital has to offer at an ongoing food festival that runs to the end of the month.
Mussoorie (Uttar Pradesh), July 22 : When a team of star hotel chefs started ploughing the land adjacent to their property in Mussoorie, around nine months back in this popular Uttar Pradesh tourist destination in the Gharwal Himalayas, the villagers were not only baffled but they thought they had gone nuts, said the top chef at JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa.
Sanya (China), July 22 : Beach resorts are always an attraction for holiday-loving people. But if you get hot springs and duty-free shopping too in the package, the attraction becomes much larger. The Sanya beach resort in southeast China offers just that.
Male, July 21 : Maldives has won the award for the 'Best Beach Destination' at the World Travel Awards, Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015.
New Delhi, July 21 : Quick service restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has partnered with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to launch a delivery system for consumers on trains.
Beijing, July 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to internationalise yoga may be yielding unexpected results. China, which boasts of its own exercise regimes, may be taking to the Indian way of healthy moves. So much so that yoga is being projected as the latest in thing.
Srinagar, July 21 : The movement of pilgrims to the Baltal base camp, one of the two such of the annual Amarnath Yatra Hindu pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir, was on Tuesday stopped due to landslides.
Lhasa, July 21 : More tourists visited Tibet in the first half of this year as compared to the figures of the same period last year, authorities said.
Nyingchi (Tibet), July 21 : If you want to stay in a family inn or in a home in a rural area and want to pluck vegetables and eat buckwheat dishes, visit this southeastern prefecture-level city in the Tibet Autonomous Region, also known as Another Switzerland in Tibet.
Chandigarh, July 20 : Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday announced a ropeway transport system between Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi and Manesar, passing through Gurgaon city in Haryana, adjoining the national capital, would be soon started.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 : Kerala's upcoming fourth international airport at Kannur will begin commercial operations by the middle of 2016, a state minister said on Monday.
Panaji, July 20 : After sending the social media in a tizzy, photos of a rare appearance of a crocodile on Goa's picturesque Morjim beach has become a much talking point for local tourism.
Mumbai, July 19 : Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, has announced special attractive offer on Premiere fares for its guests travelling on the airline's domestic network.
New Delhi, July 19 : The Mumbai-Pune Expressway was closed on Sunday following a massive landslide.
New Delhi, July 17 : Passengers on the Indian Railways will now be able to give their rating of services while travelling following the launch of an IVR-based feedback collection drive, it was announced on Friday.
Panaji, July 17 : From conjuring a South African version of Jain vegetarian cuisine to a 13-day circuit tracking the immortal legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, South African tourism promoters appear to be pulling out all stops to cater to Indian travellers.
New Delhi, July 15 : If you're ready to look beyond the masala chai and experiment with chillies and mango-infused tea, Chaayos is the place to be. A cosy space to share a cuppa with a friend, partner or even all by yourself, it surprises with its tea concoctions.
Chennai, July 15 : For some corporates here, distributing chocolates and sweets as gifts are passe. Gifting yummy and attractive cupcakes to their employees and their children on special occasions or during Diwali is now the trend, the owner of a boutique eating joint here said.
Gandhidham, July 14 : In yet another significant achievement in the field of developing Railway infrastructure in the country, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Tuesday inaugurated the newly constructed broad-gauge railway-line between Gandhidham and Tuna-Tekra Port in Gujarat by flagging off a goods train.
Jammu, July 14 : The annual Amarnath Yatra Hindu pilgrimage resumed on Tuesday as the weather improved, police said.
Lhasa, July 14 : If there is anything between heaven and earth, it's Qinghai - the Tibet Plateau in southwestern China.
Hyderabad, July 12 : Regional carrier TruJet commenced operations on Sunday, connecting Rajahmundry and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh with Hyderabad.
New Delhi, July 11 : It was a unique culinary walk that included a visit to old Delhi's famous eateries for food sampling when Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Curated by Abhishek Basu, executive chef of luxury boutique hotel The Park, the culinary tour had four pit-stops - Anwar Food Corner, Al-Jawahar Restaurant, Karim's and Haji Tea Point.
Chandigarh, July 10 : Haryana will promote farm house tourism in the state, especially during the annual Surajkund International Crafts Mela held near Delhi, a senior officer said here on Friday.
New Delhi, July 10 : Sachin and Shikha Sharma were told by their friends not to travel during the monsoon. But the couple, who got married last August, wanted to again visit their honeymoon destination Goa - this time during the monsoon to enjoy the rain.
Srinagar, July 10 : Amarnath Yatra was halted on Friday from both the south Kashmir Pahalgam and north Kashmir Baltal routes in Jammu and Kashmir due to bad weather.
Srinagar, July 9 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday flagged off four new trains between Baramulla in the Kashmir Valley and Bannihal in Jammu region.
Kolkata, July 9 : In an attempt to clear the extra rush of passengers during the coming Nabakalebar Rath Yatra at Puri and the Simhastha Kumbh Mela-2015 at Nasik, South Eastern Railway will run 14 pairs of special trains between July 12 and September 25.
New Delhi, July 8 : The railway ministry on Wednesday said the first Suvidha train, to replace the existing Premium trains, will start from here on Monday.
New Delhi, July 8 : The union tourism ministry on Wednesday said the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) have registered a 1.8 percent growth compared to June last year, with the US contributing the highest number of tourists.
Chennai: The beauty of South India lasts throughout the year but monsoons see some places take on an ethereal quality!
Chennai, July 8 : It's a cuisine that has its roots more than 3,000 km away in salubrious Himalayan climes. Now, denizens of this Tamil Nadu capital, where temperatures can soar to the mid-40s, can savour delicacies like tabakh maaz (lamb ribs with turmeric, cinnamon and cardamom) and rogan josh (lamb in maval petals and red onion gravy) at an ongoing Kashmiri food festival - and they're loving it!
Srinagar, July 7 : Over 85,000 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the Amarnath cave since the annual pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine began on July 2, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said on Tuesday.
Kochi: This week we take you to India's southern state of Kerala.
Mumbai, July 6 : With the Simhasta Kumbh Mela round the corner, the temple town of Nashik was on Monday connected to Pune by a seaplane service, an official said.
Jammu, July 6 : Another batch of over 2,100 Amarnath pilgrims left here on Monday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley as heavy rain lashed the over-300 km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway.
New Delhi, July 3 : The Delhi Metro on Friday began trial runs on the Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli section, which is likely to be operational by the end of this month, officials said.
New Delhi, July 3 : Expect out of the ordinaire when you enter this restaurant. The chef here wears protective glasses and wields a blow torch, while gases fume through the kitchen doors. For Kolkata-born chef Gaggan Anand - whose restaurant 'Gaggan' in Bangkok has been ranked the best in Asia and 10th best in the world by a ratings website - "a progressive path was necessary to change the face of Indian cuisine globally".
Jammu, July 3 : Second batch of annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrims on Friday left Jammu city for the Himalayan cave shrine in South Kashmir's Anantnag district.
New Delhi, July 2 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed satisfaction over the security and other arrangements put in place by the state government and Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) for the smooth and peaceful conduct of annual Amarnath Yatra which began on Thursday.
Panaji, July 2 : Faced with the prospect of a sagging travel season, tourism stakeholders in Goa want Indian Railways to start fully air-conditioned holiday trains to the beach destination, complete with plush dining cars and 'entertainment wagons'.
Srinagar, July 2 : For years, they've tickled the tastebuds of the national capital's denizens. Now, for the first time, some of New Delhi's well-known food outlets have come together to cheer the people of Kashmir by serving their delicacies during the holy month of Ramzan - and that too late into the night. It's one more sign of peace returning to this troubled land.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 : Kerala Tourism has hit the streets of Shanghai in its bid to attract high-spending Chinese tourists from the world's largest outbound tourism market to India's southern state.
Mumbai, July 1 : Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, on Wednesday launched its new website jetairways.com, which has been built around the theme 'Designed to Delight.'
Kolkata, July 1 : The iconic Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) here has been inducted in TripAdvisor's 'Hall of Fame' making it the only museum in India to get thumbs up from three global travel-related sites and publications, its curator said on Wednesday.
Kochi, July 1: The Nehru Trophy boat race, held in Kerala's Alappuzha town, is a mix of sporting excellence and festive cheer. This year, it will take place on 8 August, Uttara Gangopadhyay reports.
Jammu, July 1 : Over 1,000 pilgrims of the first batch of this year's annual Amarnath Yatra left Jammu on Wednesday for the high-altitude cave shrine in Kashmir Valley.
New Delhi, June 30 : Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday launched a "Hand Baggage Only" fares.
Kolkata, Jun 30 : It is that time of the year when people head for holidays, mostly to sea beaches and now, increasingly, to cruises who can afford it. What to wear on the vacation is a dilemma. Fashion designers extend a helping hand to rise to the occasion. Pramita Bose checks out some collections
Jammu, June 29 : Ahead of the annual Amarnath Yatra, prohibitory orders have been imposed on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the main route for the annual Hindu pilgrimage.
Bhubaneswar, June 29 : The Odisha government on Monday announced that a team of 280 doctors and 650 paramedics will be pressed into service during the Puri Rath Yatra.