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Kerala voted best leisure destination in India
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 : Kerala has been voted as India's best destination for leisure at the Conde Nast Traveller readers' awards this year. Read Full Story

Special trains for Mahaparinirvan Diwas
New Delhi, Dec 1 : Central Railway has decided to run 12 suburban special trains on Tuesday, the occasion of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's Mahaparinirvan Divas (death anniversary), an official statement said. Read Full Story

Hornbill Festival starts in Nagaland
Kisama (Nagaland), Dec 1 : The Hornbill Festival, the Festival of all Festivals in Nagaland, got off to a grand start on Thursday as tourists, including foreigners, descended here. Read Full Story

Sri Lankan carrier begins flights to Maldive island
Colombo, Dec 1 : The SriLankan Airlines on Thursday began direct flights to Gan Island in the Maldives, becoming the only airline to operate international flights to the Gan International Airport. Read Full Story

Train services resume between Kashmir and Banihal
Srinagar, Dec 1 : After remaining suspended for nearly five months due to unrest in the Kashmir Valley, the rail service connecting Banihal in Jammu with Baramulla in Kashmir resumed on Thursday, officials said. Read Full Story

Thank God, it's sunny, say tourists in Himachal
Shimla, Dec 1 : While thick fog lay heavy on the plains of northern India, it was yet another sunny day in the hills of Himachal Pradesh with a marginal rise in the temperature on Thursday owing to prolonged sunny conditions, the Met Office here said. Read Full Story

Kuwait Airways, IndiGo aircraft wings collide at Mumbai airport
Mumbai, Nov 30 : The wing tips of an IndiGo and a Kuwait Airways aircraft collided while taxiing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport early on Wednesday, official sources said. Read Full Story

Myanmar Airways International to start Kolkata-Yangon flights
Kolkata, Nov 30 : Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will start its first flight service from Kolkata to Yangon, Myanmar, on December 1, a statement said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Five ways to use Instagram for travel planning
New Delhi, Nov 30 : Planning your trip in advance is getting easier with travel-enabling websites and apps being available to hand. Instagram is one such treasure trove, which can be used to check out locations and fellow travellers feedback, says an expert. Read Full Story

Germany eyes two mn Indian visitor overnights for 2030
Kolkata, Nov 30 : The German National Tourist Office, India (GNTO) on Wednesday said it expects two million Indian visitor overnights for 2030. Read Full Story

Over 50% Hyderabad air passengers travel for business: Survey
Hyderabad, Nov 30 : More than 50 per cent of airline passengers from Hyderabad travel for business/official purpose, revealed a survey. Read Full Story

EAT STREET RAVE REPEAT! Your `passport` for global street food available at Tourist Janpath
By Ashish Kumar Singh, New Delhi [India], Nov 29 : Every single person on this planet desire to travel around the globe and experience the culture, fashion, people and more specially- the FOOD. Read Full Story

Arunachal seeks to become adventure tourism hotspot
Mechukha (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 29 : Encouraged by a 50 percent growth in tourist arrivals over the past few years, Arunachal Pradesh is seeking to promote the strategic border state as an adventure tourism hotspot to draw the young and the daring. Read Full Story

NRI woman completes record breaking solo road-trip from UK to India
Vadodara (Gujarat) [India], Nov. 29 : A 43-year-old NRI woman from Navsari district of Gujarat has successfully completed her solo car journey of 32,000 kilometres from the United Kingdom to India. Read Full Story

Ways to travel hassel-free during demonetisation
New Delhi, Nov 27 : Travelling after demonetisation is a tricky business. You are in a new place where no one is prepared to lend you a credit card and no one is willing to sell without the new currency. Try and book all-inclusive packages and check beforehand to ensure that your travel agent will accept cheques or credit and debit cards, says an expert. Read Full Story

Travel predictions for 2017
New Delhi, Nov 26 : Use of travel apps will increase by next year as 45 percent people plan to be more adventurous in their choice of destination, says an expert. Read Full Story

Switzerland Tourism launches new campaigns for Winter, Summer 2017
New Delhi [India], Nov 25 : Switzerland Tourism has announced the launch of its Winter Campaign for 2016 and 'Nature wants you back' campaign for summer 2017. Read Full Story

New Zealand, Australia top destinations for Indian travellers
New Delhi, Nov 24 : According to a survey, Australia and New Zealand have emerged as favourite destinations amongst Indian travellers. Read Full Story

Now experience Kerala through virtual reality at Delhi airport
New Delhi [Kerala], Nov.24 : Now, travellers waiting for flights at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) can experience an exhilarating backwater houseboat cruise in scenic palm-fringed Kerala through a 3D virtual reality device. Read Full Story

GoAir offers special low fares starting at Rs 736
Mumbai, Nov 22 : Budget passenger carrier GoAir on Tuesday said that it has launched a special low fare offer starting at Rs 736 (all-inclusive). Read Full Story

Unesco heritage site Boudhanath Stupa reopens after Nepal quake
Kathmandu, Nov 22 : The Boudhanath Stupa, one of the Unesco-enlisted heritage sites in Nepal which was severely damaged in an earthquake last year, was reopened for public on Tuesday after completion of its reconstruction. Read Full Story

October air passenger traffic up 23%
New Delhi, Nov 21 : Domestic air passenger traffic increased by 23.20 per cent last month to 86.72 lakh, official data showed on Monday. Read Full Story

Seychelles: As exotic as it gets (Travelogue)
Victoria (Seychelles), Nov 21 : It was raining heavily when the inaugural SriLankan Airlines flight from Colombo touched down on the Indian Ocean archipelago nation of Seychelles and one could hardly make out the water cannon salute from inside the aircraft. Read Full Story

All flights from Srinagar cancelled due to fog
Srinagar, Nov 21 : All flights to and from Srinagar were cancelled for the second consecutive day on Monday due to dense fog, airport officials said. Read Full Story

US Consulate in Chennai handles 16,000 visas daily: Diplomat
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 : The United States Consulate in Chennai handles nearly 16,000 visa applications every day even as the number of Indian students studying in the US registered the largest growth for the second year in a row, a US diplomat said here on Saturday. Read Full Story

For honeymooners, Kerala best in the country
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 : Kerala has been voted as the best 'Honeymoon Destination' in the country, based on the results of a readers' poll conducted by a travel website. Read Full Story

Rotorua: A backpacker's playground in New Zealand (Travelogue)
Rotorua (New Zealand), Nov 18 : If you are an adventure freak, this city -- located on New Zealand's North Island -- should be at the top of your wish list. It is home to activities like Luge, OGO (Outdoor Gravity Orb) or the Agroventure, as well as the highest commercially-rafted waterfall in the world. Not to miss is Skyswing -- all of which give a chance to discover moments that make for great memories. Read Full Story

IndiGo to introduce new Chennai-Muscat daily flight
New Delhi, Nov 14 : Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Monday said it will introduce a new flight service between Chennai and Muscat from December 15. Read Full Story

Foreign tourists facing problems due to demonetization
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Nov. 14(ANI): Cash-crunch triggered by demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes is not only causing inconvenience to people in the country, but foreign tourists visiting here are equally troubled as they are unable to use smaller denominations. Read Full Story

'Scotch Whisky Weeks' pairs fine malts with delectable fare (Foodie Trail-Gurugram)
Gurugram, Nov 12 : In yet another sign that this bustling IT hub on the outskirts of the national capital has "arrived", a leading luxury hotel chain has chosen its property here to host the inaugural Scottish Whisky Weeks gala that will bring together the finest malts paired with delectable cuisine to cater to the taste buds of the most fastidious. Read Full Story

Meghalaya: Motor sport event held in Tura to promote adventure tourism
Tura (Meghalaya)[India], Nov. 12 (ANI): In a bid to give a boost to adventure tourism in Meghalaya, a motor sport event was recently organised in the state's Tura town, whcih attracted sports adventure lovers. Read Full Story

Hong Kong: Where dreams come true (Travelogue)
Hong Kong, Nov 10 : A skyscraper-studded skyline and Disneyland are the two things that people most often associate with Hong Kong. Termed the Pearl of the Orient, Hong Kong turned out to be the place where some of my dreams were realised. Read Full Story

'Make entry to monuments free for foreign tourists'
Kolkata, Nov 9 : Entry to historical monuments in India, which are popular on the tourist trails of foreign nationals, should be made free for the time being, a tourism expert said on Wednesday, following the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes in the country. Read Full Story

Endowed with waterfalls, beaches, mountains, Reunion woos Indian tourists (Travelogue)
St. Denis (Reunion Island), Nov 9 : Endowed with beaches, lagoons, waterfalls, spectacular volcanoes and weather that is pleasant for most part of the year, Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is striving to be a preferred destination for Indian tourists. Read Full Story

Indian children prefer swimming pools, slides on holiday: Survey
New Delhi, Nov 8 : Indian children like having swimming pools or water slides in their hotel, resorts or around the area where they go on a holiday, reveals a survey. Read Full Story

AirAsia India to operate additional flight on Delhi-Goa route
New Delhi, Nov 7 : Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India on Monday said that it will start an additional flight between New Delhi and Goa from November 24. Read Full Story

Jet to fly to Singapore from Bengaluru daily
Bengaluru, Nov 7 : Leading private carrier Jet Airways will operate a daily service to Singapore from here from December 14 to expand its connectivity in the Asean region, the airline said on Monday. Read Full Story

Mechuka festival to promote adventure tourism
Mechuka (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 6 : Seeking to promote adventure tourism, this scenic valley nestled at the foot of the north-eastern Himalayan range in Arunachal Pradesh will host a three-day festival starting on Monday showcasing local sports, food and wine. Read Full Story

Rejoice travellers! Here comes a cruise that will take you to Maldives
New Delhi [India], Nov 4 : Starting this December, travellers will for the first time ever, be able to embark on a cruise from right here in India. One of Europe's leading cruising company is launching a cruise in India, which will be home porting in Mumbai from December 2016. It will perform a series of weekly sailings from December 16, 2016 to March 18, 2017. Read Full Story

SriLankan Airlines launches Seychelles service to attract Indian, Chinese tourists
Victoria (Seychelles), Nov 3 : In a bid to attract more tourists from India as also China, to Seychelles, SriLankan Airlines on Thursday launched its inaugural service to the Indian Ocean archipelago nation. Read Full Story

Taiwan offers much for Indian travellers with varied interests (Travelogue)
Taipei, Nov 3 : The island nation of Taiwan has something of interest for everyone -- scenic, lush-green mountains, lakes, hot springs, culture, cable cars, high-speed trains, museums, malls, amusement parks, beaches and a world class aquarium. Read Full Story

Railway police teams to guard home-bound Bihari workers
Patna, Nov 2 : Given a high possibility of home-bound Bihar migrant workers, travelling ahead of 'Chhath', being drugged and robbed, the Government Railway Police (GRP) have deployed special teams at Delhi, Kanpur and Mughalsarai to guard them against 'nasha-khurani (drugging) gangs, an official said. Read Full Story

By February 2017, you could cruise on Lucknow's Gomti river
Lucknow, Nov 2 : If all goes well, people could enjoying a cruise on the Gomti river, which flows right in the middle of Uttar Pradesh's capital city of Lucknow, from February next year, an official said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

US Embassy issues travel advisory for India
New Delhi, Nov 1 : The US Embassy here on Tuesday issued an advisory warning of an "increased threat to places in India frequented by Westerners, such as religious sites, markets", citing "recent Indian media reports" indicating the Islamic State's "desire" to attack targets in India. Read Full Story

Seal travel packages smartly
New Delhi, Oct 31 : There is no dearth of exotic tourist locations waiting to be explored, but a number of factors need to be kept in mind before embarking on a vacation. Read Full Story

Sunburn can be held in Goa after organisers pay dues: Tourism minister
Panaji, Oct 31 : Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Monday said that organisers of Sunburn, India's biggest EDM festival, can still hold the event in Goa as long as they pay dues of Rs 1.75 crore for providing police personnel for security cover. Read Full Story

Goa Tourism to launch pedibus tours from Monday
Panaji, Oct 30 : In a unique move to promote eco-friendly sightseeing in the coastal state, Goa Tourism will launch the pedibus -- pedal-powered group cycling tours -- on Monday. Read Full Story

Railway to introduce more trains for north-east links
Agartala, Oct 28 : Three new trains will be introduced from November 12 to link important cities in the mountainous north-eastern region, a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official said on Friday. Read Full Story

Google makes planning vacations easy and fun this holiday season
New Delhi , Oct.27 : Google today announced the launch of its travel guide application 'Google Trips' making it easier for travellers to plan their vacation and get curated travel options as per their interest. Read Full Story

A weekend getaway that rides farm-to-fork wave
By Pallavi Aman Singh, New Delhi, Oct 25 : Living a healthier lifestyle doesn't have to mean just cutting back on portion sizes, glugging green juices or banning booze. Why not book a hale and hearty holiday break? It might be a weekend outing to a farm. Read Full Story

Experience some adventure this Diwali break
New Delhi , Oct.24 : Does the prospect of travelling to a challenging destination bring on an adrenaline rush? Then pack your bags and get set go during this Diwali break. Read Full Story

How to spend more time, less money during vacations!
New Delhi, Oct 21 : Want to spend quality time with your family on a vacation, but by not causing a hole in your pocket? Travel at less popular times as the price of flights varies considerably depending on the month, day and time of travel and try a private room instead of a hotel, experts say. Read Full Story

Book your Ola, Uber directly through Google search
New Delhi , Oct. 20 : Google has announced that commuters would now be able to book cabs from Ola and Uber straight from the Google search application or the mobile search browser. Read Full Story

September air passenger traffic up 23 per cent: DGCA
New Delhi, Oct 19 : Domestic air passenger traffic increased by 23.46 per cent during September to 82.30 lakh, official data showed on Wednesday. Read Full Story

New metro lines for Mumbai and Thane
Mumbai, Oct 19 : Two new metro lines, including one exclusively for Thane on the mainland, will be constructed at a total cost of Rs 15,000 crore, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Monaco Tourism entices Indian travellers with top end tourism options
New Delhi, Oct 18 : Monaco Tourism was the centre of attention for Indian fashion industry and corporate bigwigs who were enthralled by the charming mix of history, culture, arts, luxury and fashion that Monaco offers. Read Full Story

Indulge in rich, authentic Parsi cuisine at Parsi Food Festival in Noida
New Delhi, Oct 17 : Celebrating the tradition of love for rich and authentic cuisines, the iconic hospitality destination of Delhi-NCR, Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida is hosting the much-awaited Parsi Food Festival at their fine dining Indian specialty restaurant, Made In India from the 14th October till 23rd October. Read Full Story

Heritage air-service to link 5 UP cities by 2017
Lucknow, Oct 17 : In a bid to promote tourism along its major historic cities, Uttar Pradesh would be kick-starting a "Heritage Air-Services" from next year, an official said on Monday. Read Full Story

SpiceJet seals deal for over 100 aircrafts at USD 12 billion
New Delhi , Oct 15 : Indian budget carrier SpiceJet has finally sealed the deal for over 100 aircrafts valued at around USD 12 billion (over Rs 80,000 crore) by next month. Read Full Story

US missions increase visa appointments
New Delhi, Oct 14 : The US embassy and consulates in India have increased the number of visa appointments for a limited period of time, according to an embassy statement issued here on Friday. Read Full Story

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