Tourism

‘India Tourism Mart’ begins; aimed to provide more business opportunities for stakeholders in tourism, hospitality industries

The first ever India Tourism Mart (ITM 2018) began with an aim to provide a platform for all stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality industries to interact and transact business opportunities. Notably, the India Tourism Mart is being organized by the Tourism Ministry from 16th to 18th September in partnership with the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) and with the support of State /UT Governments...

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“Paryatan Parv”, a nation-wide celebration of Tourism begins

The second edition of “Paryatan Parv”, a nation-wide celebration of Tourism was inaugurated by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday in New Delhi. Notably, the Paryatan Parv which started on Sunday will conclude on 27th September. Inaugurating the Parv, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that India is the only country where all major religions of the world, diverse culture, customs and cuisines are found and, we should see and experience this Incredible India...

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India, Malta to come together for strengthening cooperation in Tourism; MoU to boost economy for both countries

India and Malta are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. The MoU will help in increasing tourist arrivals in both countries that will lead to a boost in the economy. Notably, the Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the signing of the MoU between India and Malta for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. The MoU will be signed during the upcoming visit of the Vice President to Malta...

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Intl tourists arrival in India hits record high with 15.54 million last year; India leads growth in South Asian region

According to data from the UN's tourism organization, International tourist arrivals have hit a record high with 1.323 million last year i.e in 2017. Importantly, in the tourism sector, India is leading the growth in the South Asian region. Notably, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in a press release said that the international tourist arrivals reached a total of 1,323 million in 2017, some 84 million more than the previous year and a new record. The sector has now seen uninterrupted ..

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Centre carves out Eco-Tourism policy; paves way for forest local employment

Centre has prepared a policy for Eco-tourism in forest and wildlife areas, which will provide livelihood opportunities for the local communities. This will also educate visitors and enhance their understanding of nature...

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Attracting tourists! China to get a glimpse of India’s diversity and tourist infrastructure through roadshows

Attracting a wide spectrum of audience and taking a slew of measures to increase the number of tourists visiting India from China, the Tourism Ministry has planned roadshows, a dedicated tourist office, training Mandarin-speaking guides and host roadshows displaying diverse India through roadshows...

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Be ready for the cruise ride from Mumbai to Goa starting this October

Going to Goa in October? Then there is another mode of transport through which you can go for holidays to the state of beaches that is waterways. India's first luxury cruise line is ready to take on its maiden journey between Mumbai and Goa on October 1. This will mark the revival of passenger sailing service between the two destinations which last operated in 1991...

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Seeping in historical and traditional facets of Buddhism, Prez Kovind inaugurates Buddhist Conclave

Be Calm, Stay Calm!’ Believe in the magic of staying calm and all your problems resolve in no time. Highlighting the traditional and historical facets of Buddhism across the world, the state of Maharashtra opens its doors as President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates the 6th International Buddhist Conclave 2018. ..

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International Buddhist Conclave: Opportunity to explore Indian Buddhist sites to global level

With a bright aim to explore the Buddhist destinations in the country, a three days “International Buddhist Conclave (IBC)” has been organized starting from August 23. This conclave will help to explore sites like Aurangabad, Rajgir, Nalanda and Bodhgaya (Bihar) and Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh) at an international level...

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To boost tourism, e-visa facility extended for citizens of 165 countries

With an aim to boost terrorism, the government as extended e-visa facility for citizens of at least 165 countries at 25 airports and five seaports. This was said by Tourism Minister K J Alphons on Monday. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister K J Alphons said that the centre has extended e-visa facility for citizens of 165 countries at 25 airports and five seaports. He further added that the government has also launched 'Incredible India 2.0' campaign to promote country’s tourism across the world...

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Now enjoy hassle-free ride in Goa with its first app-based taxi service – Goa Miles

When we are in a hurry we just click an app to get taxis at our doorsteps in just few minutes. Likewise, the state of Goa will have its first app-based taxi-based service which will be launched from today. The app named ‘Goa Miles’ will be one of the comforts for the tourists. CM Manohar Parrikar will be inaugurating this app today at the Secretariat complex, Porvorim...

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Photography ban lifted except for three monuments, Know which!

After PM Modi’s questioned the rule prohibiting photography at protected monuments, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday lifted the ban on photography within the premises of all centrally protected monuments and sites, except at three sites. These three sites include the Ajanta Caves, Taj Mahal and Leh Palace. ..

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Uzbekistan ranked second top tourist destination in Asia

Uzbekistan has emerged as the second top tourist spot to visit in Asia after South Korea, according to 'Lonely Planet', the famous tourist guide...

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India to spread its charm on international buyers: Will organize first ever ‘India Tourism Mart’ this September

In order to create an annual Global Tourism Mart for India in line with major international travel marts being held in countries across the world, India Tourism Mart (ITM) will be organized for the very first time in our country from September 16 to 18 this year...

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Travelling gets easy: Visa and immigration process to get easier and smooth for foreigners

“The government will ensure security of the nation while facilitating easier immigration to Indian citizens and foreigners,” said Union Minister Rajnath Singh reviewing the immigration and visa processes in Kochi on Friday...

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Our govt on the mode to boost ‘Cruise Tourism’

One of the focused aspects of our government is to develop cruise tourism in the country. For this, under Sagarmala project, Centre will provide 500 crore rupees to Shipping Corporation of India to lease out cruises to promote cruise tourism. This information was given by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari...

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Flourishing the cultural beauty of India, ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Scheme rightly promotes responsible tourism

Protecting the cultural diversity of the country, various monuments and cultural inscriptions have been thoroughly promoted to enhance the traditional roots of India. With inking 3 MoUs and 6 at an advanced stage under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Scheme, the Culture Ministry said that the scheme is making good progress. ..

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Landslide hinders Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: Further Yatra by helicopter

Due to landslides on the Kailas Mansarovar Yatra route in high Himalayan region in Pithoragarh, the journey will now be with MI helicopter of the Air Force. 57 passengers of the other crew who reached Almora were sent to Pithoragarh this morning, not Dharchula...

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‘Incredible India road shows’ set to be organized in major cities of US

‘Incredible India road shows’ is all set to be organized in the major cities of United States including New York, Chicago and Houston from 18th to 22nd June this year with an aim to project India as a ‘must visit’ tourist destination. State Tourism Minister K. J. Alphons will himself attend a series of ‘Incredible India road shows’ to deliver keynote addresses on the occasion. In addition, the Minister will also be attending the Federation of Malayalee Associations of Americas (FOMAA) Convention 2018 ..

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‘Incredible India’ now in digital form: Website launched showing our India as a tourism hub

India is the country which is a treasure of spirituality, heritage, adventure, culture, yoga, wellness and more. So to show all these aspects of Indian colors digitally, Tourism Ministry has launched the new Incredible India website to showcase India as an all-rounder tourism hub...

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Soon, Himachal to be turned into eco-tourism destination state

As many as 113 sites have been identified in the Himachal Pradesh which will be developed to make the state an eco-tourism destination. Notably, the tourism sector has been booming in India and is providing massive strength to the economy. ..

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As many as 10 Iconic sites added in third phase of ‘Swachh Iconic Places’ flagship project

As many as ten Iconic sites were added on Tuesday in the third phase of centre’s flagship project of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) under Swachh Bharat Mission. The ten sites have been taken up under Phase III of the flagship project of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of the Swachh Bharat Mission are Raghavendra Swamy Temple (Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh), Hazardwari Palac (Murshidabad, West Bengal), Brahma Sarovar Temple (Kurukshetra, Haryana), Vidur Kuti (Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh), Mana village (Chamoli, Uttarakhand), ..

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India to be an adventure tourism destination soon: Guidelines to be issued for it today

To boost Adventure Tourism in India, for the first time the government is issuing guidelines for it. These guidelines will be launched by the MoS for Tourism K. J. Alphons, at an event in New Delhi today. The guidelines on Safety and Quality Norms for Adventure Tourism in India have been formulated along with the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI)...

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Kedarnath creates a new record of pilgrims’ arrival: 1.08 lakh more arrives than last year in just 26 days

Kedarnath Yatra has created a new record of pilgrims as 1.08 lakh more passengers have reached Kedarnath in the first 26 days of this year compared to the previous year...

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Now travel between Mumbai and Goa on waves: Sea trial of Cruise Service gets a success

Finally a good news for the travelers between Mumbai and Goa, as a new mode of transportation has been opened for them that is waterways. Now soon you will be reaching Goa via a cruise too as a sea trial between Mumbai and Goa was successfully carried out on Wednesday...

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India earns 10.2% growth rate in Foreign Exchange Earnings in April this year

April this year saw a good growth in Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India as compared to last year. Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly FEEs, both in rupee and dollar terms based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of RBI for the previous year...

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Glorifying the epitome of architectural marvel, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal celebrates 130 years of its beauty

Mumbai has been a dream city for many aspirants and dreamers. Stepping out of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminals gives a sense of pride and aura and the winds of Mumbai slyly tickle your face giving out the essence of the beauty it is. Celebrating 130 years, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminals stands rock strong welcoming new dreamers...

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World Heritage Taj Mahal in danger; SC expresses displeasure on prevention of the monument

The beauty of something initially lies on the first sight like they call love at first sight. Likewise the beauty of the historic Taj Mahal lies in its beautiful architecture. But now the iconic world heritage of India, the Taj Mahal is in danger. Yes, taking the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in reprimand, the Supreme Court questioned the ASI over its failure to take appropriate steps in preserving the world-famous monument. ..

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Boost to Tourism: Foreign exchange increases by 17.9% in March this year

India has always attracted foreign tourists towards itself because of diverse beauty and enormous tourist destinations. This has led to increment in Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in the nation. This year’s March has seen a good boost in FEEs than last year...

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Tourism Ministry says in clear voice: MoU signed for Red Fort is only for its development

The Memorandum of Understanding signed for 'Red Fort 'is ‘only’ for the development, operations, and maintenance of tourism amenities in and around Red Fort. It envisages limited ‘access’ of non-core areas and ‘no handing over of the monument’ is involved clarifies the tourism ministry in response to certain reports appearing in the media regarding Adopt a Heritage Scheme...

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Promote Indian cuisine on international platform by enrolling yourself in this new Indian Culinary Institute

Indian art and culture is very renowned and famous all over the world. Similarly Indian food also inherits special status in people’s heart as the taste of the spices and the variety in dishes makes the cuisine stand out of the box. Sighting the popularity and promote Indian cuisine, Ministry of Tourism has decided to open doors for ambitious culinary institute aimed at promoting Indian cuisine as a niche tourism product...

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Experience wanderlust virtually! Incredible India welcomes you all to its diverse culture, ethnic forts, dancing rivers

Imaginations take you far away from the reality! But what if they bring you to the beautiful land of diverse cultures, colourful souls, historical forts, dancing rivers, lonely streets etc.? People, now you can virtually visit India’s iconic destinations!..

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Picturesque as ever! Kashmir trains to have glass ceilings on rooftop

Adding up another feather to the snowcapped mountains and scenic valley, your rail ride through the breathtaking rural landscape in Kashmir Valley is going to be a different experience next month onwards. Wooing tourists, the Indian Railways is all set to introduce glass roof-top coaches on the Kashmir rail line...

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Scrapping the Restricted Area Permit regime, Andaman and Nicobar Island intends to enhance tourism

Opening doors to enhance and permit access to promote tourism, the authorities have taken off the restriction cap in the Restricted Area Permit regime in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep...

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Yak will be a new cab for pilgrims to Badrinath

Till now pilgrims use to sit on the back of horses or mules to reach one of the sacred temples of Char Dham, Badrinath Dham but now one more option has been added to the transportation list that is Yak. Domestic Yak will be pilgrims’ new cab to Badrinath soon...

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India weighs a positive load: 1.25 lakh steps of foreigners’ increases in March 18

India has weighed a positive load as it has laid red carpet Foreign Tourist Arrivals have increased 1.25 lakh as compared to last year in the month of March...

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Leading the legacy, Railway to gift Mumbai its heritage sight attracting tourism

Indian Railways never fail to disappoint it commuters. Earlier it was through improvising things for passengers by ease of apps and going digital and now its attracting them through heritage beauty. In a new attempt to attract tourist and commuters Indian Railways have planned to have a heritage gully at Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminals for all the heritage lovers. ..

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Get ready for Joyride in 150-year-old steam locos by 2019

The next year will witness something joyous which will take you 150 years back. Railways has raised its sleeves to revive three 150 years old engines which will promote tourism. The National Rail Museum is restoring three locos, the oldest dating back to 1865...

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India set to boost its share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals internationally by 2% till 2025

India is all set to boost its tourism sector by increasing its share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in world’s International tourist arrivals to 1% by 2020 and increase to 2% by 2025. This was said by State Tourism Minister K. J. Alphons in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday...

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Lok Sabha listens to the monuments to get world class tourist amenities

To provide world-class tourist facilities at the various natural/cultural heritage sites, monuments and other tourist sites to make them tourist friendly and enhance their tourist potential and cultural importance in a planned and phased manner across the country, a project has been launched named “Adopt a Heritage Project.”..

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Explore India’s masterpiece ‘Konark Sun Temple’ with full heart: World class interpretation centre opens up for tourists

Masterpiece that blooms the Kalinga architecture also is one of India’s best heritage – Konark Sun Temple. World class tourist facilitation and an interpretation centre were inaugurated by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on the occasion of Utkal Divas...

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Ladakh receives over 2.77 lakh tourists last year; bags "best Adventure Tourism Destination" award

Ladakh, the land of high passes and cold desert of Jammu and Kashmir received record number of over 2.77 lakh tourists last year. Therefore, Ladakh bagged the "best Adventure Tourism Destination" award at the Outlook Traveller Awards 2018...

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Nilgiri Mountains to have special trains running on its tracks from today

Summer vacations put energy not only in a child because of his/her holidays but also in families as they plan to go for outing somewhere. Keeping this in mind, Nilgiri Mountain Railways welcomes all to have scenarist and eye soothing journey with its new special train services from today till 24th June this year to cater to popular demand during summer holidays. The Southern Railway has informed that the special services will be provided on Saturdays and Sundays during the period...

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Tourism Ministry planning to train taxi, auto drivers for tourist friendly behavior

The MoS for Tourism KJ Alphons launched a "Tourist Felicitation guide ' for information of tourists as well as "code of practice for Taxi operators in India. On this occasion, Alphons said that the government is planning to impart training to taxi and auto drivers in league with some corporate companies...

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Summer Special Time Table! Pack your bags and hit to enjoy India’s cutest hill station Matheran!

In the heart of mountains of Mumbai lies its own special Matheran- the hill station that is most loved till date. No wonder summers are awaiting the magical moments to make it more beautiful. The cherry on the cake is that Central Railway has rolled out the train timetable and schedule so that travellers can effortlessly enjoy going Matheran...

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In a bid to boost tourism, Arunachal Pradesh plans to loosen up restrictions for tourists

Arunachal Pradesh plans to relax restrictions which will allow tourists to visit some of the most pristine locations of the country, kept out of bound so far for them without a special permit...

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As many as 36 sites from India inscribed in World Heritage List

As many as 36 sites from India are inscribed on the World Heritage List which includes 28 Cultural, 7 Natural and 1 Mixed category site. This was said by Culture Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma in Lok Sabha on Thursday.In a written reply, Dr. Mahesh Sharma said that 36 sites from India are inscribed on the World Heritage List which includes 28 Cultural, 7 Natural and 1 Mixed category site. “There are 3686 monuments/sites under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI),” he added...

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Massive boost in tourism! India earns over Rs. 17000 crore by foreign tourist arrivals in Feb this year

India has become a centre of tourism since few years due to various efforts were taken by the central government which also led a massive surge in the economy of a country. Notably, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of February 2018 was Rs.17, 407 crore as compared to Rs.15,790 crore in February 2017 and Rs.13,661 crore in February 2016...

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India emerging as biggest tourism hub across the world; over 10 lakh tourists arrived in Feb

Tourism in India has been getting a good response due to several effective steps were taken by the government. However, as the tourism is flourishing, the country's economy is also getting a massive hike. Notably, the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) have registered a comprehensive growth of 10.1% in February 2018. The number of FTAs in February 2018 was 10.53 lakh as compared to FTAs of 9.56 lakh in February 2017 and 8.49 lakh in February 2016...

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Boosting tourism, four MoUs signed to double the tourist arrival in NorthEast

The scenic beauty and cultural heritage of North-East has attracted a lot of tourism in the region. In a major push to tourism in the North-East, four Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) were inked under the sponsorship of DoNER for promotion of tourism aimed at doubling tourist arrivals to the North East in the next three years. ..

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Kerala’s New Tourism Policy: Focuses on to draw domestic tourists to experience its cultural heritage

To achieve an increase of domestic tourists by 50% and international tourists by 100% by 2020, Kerala rolled out new tourism policy. Kerala Tourism organized a Partnership Meet to identify new initiatives and schemes to draw maximum tourists from Delhi and surrounding areas to Kerala...

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Unveiling vintage cars and bikes, this exhibition in Mumbai will make you nostalgic!

Each one of us compel to our own habits and hobbies. Some read books, some collect age-old stamps while some exhibit the love for vintage cars and bikes. Vintage objects base us to the roots and showcase the old ideas of innovation. Likewise The Nehru Science Centre in central Mumbai will hold a vintage and classic car and motorcycle exhibition from March 16 to April 1, 2018. ..

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Here are the updates on Ramayana Circuit echoed in Rajya Sabha

Ramayana Circuit a project to develop the destinations which are related to Lord Rama. 11 destinations spread across 6 states have been proposed. The destinations covered are: Ayodhya, Nandigram, Shringhverpur & Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh); Sitamarhi, Buxar & Darbhanga (Bihar); Jagdalpur (Chattisgarh); Bhadrachalam (Telangana); Hampi (Karnataka); and Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu). Expert committee suggested to include Chitrakoot (Madhya Pradesh), Nashik & Nagpur (Maharashtra) and Mahendragiri (Odisha) in ..

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Journey back in time! This 112 years old engine is attracting tourists in Shimla

India has always attracted tourist and visitors with its ability of introducing its rich and varied heritage to the on lookers. Be it the monuments, cultural festival exhibiting traditions of the states and country or be it the sites. Off lately what is attracting most of the international tourists is the 112 year old steam engine in Shimla...

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London Streets witness the scenic beauty of kerala, encouraging Kelara Tourism

Who will deny visiting a place like Gods own country! Kerala Tourism has always been on a high note enhancing its aura and elegance over the scenic beauty. Currently the state’s beauty is swaying the streets of London. Kerala Tourism is currently enjoying a huge visibility on the streets of London, especially Central London, thanks to a new mode of branding launched by the state tourism department - 'Bus branding'...

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Carving itself on the list of best destinations in the world: India wins ‘Best Exhibitor Award’ at ITB Berlin

India has won the "Best Exhibitor Award” at ITB – Berlin on its last day. ‘ITB- Berlin World Tourist Meet’ was convened at Berlin, Germany from 7th March to 10th March; 2018.India was represented by the Minister of State for Tourism Mr K. J. Alphons along with couple of Tourism Ministry officials. India topped as best exhibitor following by Thailand and Indonesia...

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Seeking to hike tourism, Kerala steps ahead to ensure safety of tourists

Kerala’s tourism hiked in ‘tourists’ arrivals’ this year. State government said foreign exchange earnings from tourist arrivals in the State stood at Rs 8,392.11 Crore in 2017, a growth of 8.29% when compared to the figures of the previous year. Kerala is stepping ahead to ensure safety of tourists arriving in Kerala...

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Tourist’s guide! Hit these places to quench your sacred thirst

The travellers are going to get good opportunity mostly who are fond of spirituality! Ministry of Tourism has approved the total amount of Rs.5639 Crores under Swadesh Darshan scheme. This move might stand as a boon for tourists who often travel to the sacred places of India...

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Indian Navy hosts Milan 2018 enhancing ‘Friendship across the Sea’ since decades

Milan 2018 kick started today with the aim of enhancing the friendship and strengthening professional ties. The multinational mega event 'Milan 2018', is a forum set up for coastal navies to exchange ideas and foster cooperation through naval exercise and professional interactions. This year the Andaman and Nicobar command, underlying theme 'Friendship across the sea' has strengthened the relations and collaborate themutual understanding between the naval forces. ..

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CM Fadanvis promises to make Elephanta Island attraction for global tourists

Situated at a distance of 10 km from Mumbai and a UNESCO world heritage site, the Elephanta or Gharapuri caves electrification project was formally inaugurated at the hands of the Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis on Thursday evening...

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Andhra Pradesh seeks to promote tourism through ‘My Stamp’ postal stamps

To promote the tourists destinations of state Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department APTDC in an innovative idea, plans to use postal stamps titled as ‘My Stamp’. India has seen 9.7% of an increase in the number of foreign tourist arrivals which accounts to 8.80 million tourists visiting India...

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Come and visit Taj Mahal, but with a price hike to preserve the iconic monument

Visiting Taj Mahal will now need you to shell out some more cash. This is in purview to preserve the iconic monument. Those visiting Taj Mahal will have to shell out extra from April 1 as the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to introduce Rs. 200 charge for seeing the main mausoleum and also raise the entry fee to Rs. 50/- from Rs. 40/- ..

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This year's January laid red carpet for 10 lakh atithis

The Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) have registered a comprehensive growth of 8.4% in January this year in the country. The number of FTAs in January 2018 was 10.66 lakh as compared to FTAs of 9.83 lakh in January 2017 and 8.45 lakh in January 2016. ..

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Enhancing cultural diaspora, 10 prominent tourist sites will be transformed into iconic tourism destinations

In an attempt to increase tourism and re-establish the tourist sites, Culture Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma informed that the Archaeological Survey of India will work on 10 prominent tourist sites to turn into iconic tourist destination...

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India woos foreign tourists for cruise tourism by exempting biometric enrolment

In a bid to promote cruise tourism in the country, the Government has exempted cruise tourists arriving with e-visa from the requirement of biometric enrolment for the major ports of Mumbai, Cochin, Chennai, Mormugao and New Mangalore for a period of three years till 31st December 2020...

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With growth of 8.29% Kerala registers highest percentage of domestic tourists for year 2017

: Kerala’s tourism showed a hike in ‘tourists’ arrivals’. State government said foreign exchange earnings from tourist arrivals in the State stood at Rs 8,392.11 Crore in 2017, a growth of 8.29% when compared to the figures of the previous year...

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Andaman and Nicobar embrace 4 new islands to boost tourism, employment

Andaman and Nicobar Island known for its scenic beauty and tourist attraction will soon be having 4 new islands. In view of a holistic development, the Centre has taken an initiative to develop 4 islands and the momentum has gained steam with the consultant preparing to get through it...

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“Bharat Parv” concludes with a message ‘Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’

‘Bharat Parv’ which generated patriotic mood and promoted rich heritage of our country concluded on Wednesday. During the closing ceremony “Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan” project has been launched to preserve the rich cultural and natural heritage and to promote tourism across the length and breadth of our country...

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Bharat Parv: Generating Patriotic Mood and Promotes Rich Cultural Diversity of India

Started from January 26th,‘Bharat Parv’ event is generating a patriotic mood and promoting the rich cultural diversity of the country. People in large number are visiting it. Various glimpses are there which is attracting the visitors...

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Enthral and depart yourself into this mesmerising Butterfly Park in Silvassa

Pack your bags and get ready for an amazing and an adventurous trip you travel lovers. Gear up for this interesting and exciting journey of enthralling yourself in this Alice in Wonderland landscape from Dadra and Nagar Haveli called as the ‘Butterfly Park’...

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Gujarat’s Cow Tourism tells economic benefits of keeping cows

The Gujarat Gauseva Ayog leading from the front has started a cow tourism project to popularise the animal. India being an agrarian economy also enjoys the distinction of having six lakhs villages in its fold and abode to 70% human population with animal husbandry as a part of the social and cultural heritage. Therefore, Gujarat leading from the front has started a cow tourism project to popularise the animal...

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Another feather added: Hotel Classification Process goes digital to avoid delay and manipulation

An interesting step taken by the Ministry of Tourism made the Hotel Classification application submission and payments through a digital platform to eradicate the possibility of “delays and manipulations caused by human interference.” ..

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Come, seek and discover! Incredible India woos tourists across the globe

Besides stepping towards becoming an economic superpower the country has wooed its traveller by its beautiful and striking tourism spots. India with its Incredible India theme has welcomed around 10 million tourists across the globe in 2017...

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India earns Rs. 19,514 crore by foreign tourist arrivals in December 2017

Tourism is a major engine of economic growth and an important source of foreign exchange earnings in many countries including India. However, as the tourism is flourishing, the country's economy is also getting a massive hike. Notably, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of December 2017 was Rs. 19,514 crore as compared to Rs. 16,558 crore in December 2016 and Rs. 14,152 crore in December 2015...

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A thousand years old Monastery covered with whitey snow but spreads the colors of religion

We often visit many historical places like temples, forts, palaces etc. but there is an interesting religious place which is ten centuries old but still stands like a new one and spreads its colors. Kye Monastery of Himachal Pradesh is said to have been founded by Dromton (Brom-ston, 1008-1064 CE), a pupil of the famous teacher, Atisha, in the 11th century...

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Ice hotels in Sweden set to enlighten your mood with its exotic view

The Icehotel was first built in 1989 and is rebuilt every year. It is world's first hotel to be constructed with ice and snow. The Ice hotel in the small town of Jukkasjarvi, Sweden, has reopened recently. It melts every year and reconstructed. ..

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India emerging as biggest tourism hub across the globe; over 11 lakh tourists arrived in December

Tourism sector of the nation is blooming year by year, as the Foreign Tourists Arrivals have bloomed by 15.2% in December 2017 as compared to December 2016. And also 48.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on e-Tourist visa in December 2017 Over December 2016...

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Get Set Go Mumbaikars! Fill your kitties with whatever you love through ‘Mumbai Shopping Festival’

The wait is over! Today the ‘Mumbai Shopping Festival’, was unveiled Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at Bandra Kurla Complex BKC. Praising this initiative CM Fadnavis said that this will boost tourism and economic activities...

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Picturesque as a fairytale palace, Mount Saint Michel is the famous monastery from France

Coastal at one moment, island at another this monastery looks like a fairy tale palace but this incredible monument is the world famous Mount Saint Michel monastery...

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A delightful watch! Jewel of Kashmir ‘Dal Lake’ frozen beauty

What a delightful sight to watch! “Srinagar’s Jewel”, the Dal Lake considered as the heart and soul of Srinagar. Parts of world famous Dal Lake, particularly near banks and interior, are frozen as the cold wave ..

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India exempts biometric enrolment for cruise tourists arriving with e-visa; aims to boost tourism

Cruise tourists who arrive with e-visa in India will be able to spend more time on shore as they will not have any biometric enrolment which will make immigration clearance of such passengers faster...

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Do not miss this beauty! Niagara Falls turns into ‘Winter Wonderland’

World’s largest waterfall Niagara froze up turning into winter wonderland. Icicles hanging like stalactites have formed on rocks, walls and railings surrounding the falls. The water is icy but still descending swiftly onto the river below it in a thick cloud of mist...

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Going to Puducherry? Then remember ‘blue caps’ are there for your safety

Union Territory Puducherry formally launched a distinct service for tourists. The Union Territory Police has established a separate wing of Tourist police for helping the tourists. Even the uniform of this police will be different that is blue ‘Kepi caps’ and a blue badge with tourists emblem...

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Digital Tourism: Tour ‘Incredible India’ virtually for educating students across nation

Samsung India join hands with UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) to launch 360 video and virtual reality (VR) content of two magnificent Indian heritage sites: the Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha and the Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh...

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Incredible India! Nation earns 1,60,865 Cr from its Foreign ‘Atithis’ this year

Tourism is a major engine of economic growth and an important source of foreign exchange earnings in many countries including India. However, as the tourism is flourishing, the country's economy is also getting a massive hike. Notably, Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during the period January-November 2017 were 90.01 lakh with a growth of 15.6% while Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the period January-November 2017 were Rs.1,60,865 Crore with a growth of 16.9% over same period of previous year...

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Circular walls, flat roofs and 64 chambers; this temple of Madhya Pradesh faces neglect which can be a wonder of India

India is known for its culture, its heritage and its ancient knowledge. Likewise there is a monument which has a very unique structure but has been bit neglected. This temple known as the Chausath Yogini Temple, Morena, also known as Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple, is an 11th century temple located in Morena district in the state of Madhya Pradesh...

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Bengaluru Be U: Bengaluru becomes India's 1st city to get its own logo

Bengaluru became the first city to have its own city logo. The tagline is “Bengaluru Be U” (be you). The logo has been designed by Nammur. This design firm was awarded Rs 5 lakh after winning a competition earlier. The logo will help the city to enhance its tourism...

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By recording highest number of tourists India becomes Australia’s largest infiltrating market

Tourism Australia recorded whopping increase numbers of travellers across India. As noted by Tourism Australia, there has been a rise of 15% in the arrival of visitors in Australia up till October 2017, in comparison to the same time period in 2016...

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Foreign Exchange pours 2500 Cr more in tourism wallet than last year

Tourism sector of the nation is blooming year by year as the Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) have grown with nearly 2500 Crores as compared to last year. This indicates the boost in arrivals of foreign tourists. The number of FTAs in November, 2017 was 10.05 lakh as compared to FTAs of 8.78 lakh in November, 2016 and 8.16 lakh in November, 2015...

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Buy a ticket, change the clothes and get ready to stay in a Jail for a day!

Are you planning to visit Telangana then dont forget to visit a Jail of Sangareddy district. It’s a quite interesting way to experience the life of a prisoner. Telangana Police has paved this unique way at cost of Rs 500 per day...

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WB govt plans to make Sundarbans more Sundar to boost tourism

The West Bengal Government is planning to convert the Sundarbans into a tourism centre of international standards. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist spots in India, and draws many international tourists too...

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Acche Din! Over 8.78 lakh tourists arrived in India in November 2017

Tourism in India has been getting a good response due to several effective steps were taken by the government. However, as the tourism is flourishing, the country's economy is also getting a massive hike. Notably, the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) have registered a comprehensive growth of 14.4% in October 2017 in the country. The number of FTAs in November 2017 was 10.05 lakh as compared to FTAs of 8.78 lakh in November 2016 and 8.16 lakh in November 2015...

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Air India on the mission to fly more; Flight services to Bangkok increased enhancing tourism

Air India the flag carrier airline of India has introduced more flight service to connect Indian cities with foreign cities. Air India will commence its services to Hubli from Bengaluru, connecting Mumbai from December 12. Along with this Air India is also going to start flight services between Bhubaneswar and Chandigarh to Bangkok...

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Soon the steam engines will make rounds on zigzag tracks of hill stations

Imagine you are travelling by train and you see a lot of steam while yravelling then? It will be possible soon as the hill station of Darjeeling, Matheran, Kalka-Shimla will see old steam engines running on its twisty and turny narrow tracks. The Indian Railways is set to bring back the steam engines on the routes of hill stations. Currently diesel engines are running on these routes...

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6th International Tourism Mart aims to highlight ‘Northeast Tourism’ globally

6th International Tourism Mart kicked off with enthusiasm where around 66 foreign delegates from over 29 countries, namely Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, Canada, China, Cambodia, Cyprus, Fiji, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, US, UK, Vietnam, Turkey and South Korea are participating. Woah, that’s a gala event!..

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Historical ‘Gateway of India’ completes 93 years yet still ‘Rejuvenating’ for millions

Our ‘Gateway of India’ completes 93 years! Woah still beautiful, classy and young that stuns millions of hearts whoever comes to visit it. ‘Gateway of India’ cast spell like how people fall in love at first sight! Mumbai’s heartbeat, weekend’s escape, everyone’s refreshing destination is none other than –Gateway of India...

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Experience ‘Kerala Backwaters’ in Mumbai! float yourself as the city to get Houseboats soon

If you want to experience the feeling of a houseboat shoring on backwaters of Kerala. Then this will experienced in Mumbai soon as Government of Maharashtra is planning to introduce Houseboats on the coasts of Maharashtra. This idea can be implemented from the next month...

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Enthrall yourself through the caves and satisfy your tempt of ‘Wanderlust’ through Kerala’s ‘Jatayupara’

Kerala’s Much Awaited Tourist Spot, Jatayu Earth’s Center, Is Now Open & We Can’t Wait to Go There! This is Jatayupara, world's largest bird sculpture, with a length of 200 feet, a width of 150 feet and a height of 70 feet. Jatayu Earth’s Center, a sustainable tourism destination that offers adventure sports, camping, and healing centers sure sounds like it will be India's new favorite travel destination...

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This time Divyangs and Transgenders will equally enjoy God's own state Kerala

Kerala’s new Tourism Policy 2017, was unveiled by Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Co-Operation, Tourism and envisages creation of new customized products for attracting young travellers, professionals, students and artists to the state. The policy emphasizes on the active participation of the differently-abled and transgenders, while implementing the Responsible Tourism Mission across the State to promote the tourism sector...

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India earns Rs. 14,354 crore by foreign tourist arrivals in October 2017

Tourism sector of India continues to flourish immensely. Notably, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of October 2017 was Rs.14,354 crore as compared to Rs.12,100 crore in October 2016 and Rs.10,549 crore in October 2015. The Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) have registered whopping growth of 18.1% in October 2017 in the country...

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India continues to gain high income through tourism; over 8.76 lakh Tourists arrived in October

India has become a centre of tourism since few years due to various efforts were taken by the central government which also led a massive surge in the economy of a country. Notably, the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) have registered a comprehensive growth of 18.1% in October 2017 in the country. The number of FTAs in October 2017 was 8.76 lakh as compared to FTAs of 7.42 lakh in October 2016 and 6.83 lakh in October 2015...

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Indians soon to get mini version of Niagara Falls in Bengaluru

Niagara waterfalls in one of the world’s most beautiful yet vast waterfalls. Indians can soon get their ‘mini’ version of Niagara Falls in Bengaluru. Bengaluru’s iconic Lalbagh botanical gardens will soon sport a mini Niagara Falls and it is expected to be ready by January...

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Maharashtra enthusiastically attract global tourists at ‘World Travel Market- 2017’ with its diverse colors

‘World Travel Market – 2017’ the mega tourism event kicked off attracting global tourists, which was organised at London. Many states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Odisha participated enthusiastically thereby attracting foreign tourists at WTA London – 2017...

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Go Goa Gone: Mumbai – Goa ferry service to start by December

Good news for the tourists who wish to visit Goa. Ferry services will start by this December from Mumbai to Goa. This was announced by the Union Minister of Shipping Nitin gadkari during the review meeting of All Major Indian Ports. The vision behind this service is to provide enjoyment to the tourists as well as create jobs...

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‘TeraMeraBeach’ initiative aims to help clean Goa beaches

Goa has been the favourite destination of tourists. Its beaches, nightlife, sunset points etc. are the heart-melting points of Goa. But it’s saddening to see our beaches get littered due to our irresponsible behaviour! So ‘TeraMeraBeach’ is a campaign which will run to raise awareness about ‘cleanliness’...

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On 50th anniversary, ‘Tourism Australia’ offers amazing airfare deals only for Indian travellers

This year, Tourism Australia is celebrating its 50th anniversary and to mark this momentous occasion, launching the Great Australian Airfare Sale. Announced best airfare deals only for travellers. The campaign started on November 1 and will see eight leading airlines such as Air Asia, Air India, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways coming together to offer prospective Indian travellers amazing airfare deals to the land Down Under...

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Now you can enjoy your tour to Mumbai’s Raj Bhavan on ‘battery operated vehicle’

Mumbai is known as ‘city of dreams’, ‘Queen’s Necklace’, ‘Bollywood’ and many more. Mumbai is complete in itself. Not many people know but there is a sunrise point at Malabar Hill where there is the residence of our Governor too. It is Mumbai’s best destination. On top of this the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation launched ‘battery operating’ vehicle for one who wish to take a tour to ‘Raj Bhavan’...

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‘Toy Train’ of Matheran welcomes you to relish hugging the chilling hill station

In the heart of mountains of Mumbai lies its own special Matheran- the hill station that is most loved till date. No wonder winter has its own magic to make it more beautiful. The cherry on the cake is the toy train that travels from Neral to Matheran has resumed which is the best attraction of Matheran. Happy Winter!..

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Madhya Pradesh bags one more National Award for best Tourism

Madhya Pradesh received one more prestigious national award in tourism field. State Tourism was chosen for best participation and organising different activities during 'Paryatan Parva' across the country by Tourism Department of the Government of India...

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Boost in Tourism: India earns Rs. 13,867 crore by foreign tourist arrivals in September 2017

Tourism has been flourished in past few years and gave a massive boost to the economy of India. Notably, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of September 2017 was Rs. 13,867 crore as compared to Rs.11,642 crore in September 2016 and Rs.10,415 crore in September 2015. Whereas, the number of FTAs in September 2017 were 7.23 lakh with the growth rate of 18.8% as compared to FTAs of 6.08 lakh in September 2016 and 5.43 lakh in September 2015...

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UP CM tries to stem Taj controversy, says Taj was built by sweat, blood of Indians

In an attempt to assuage the hurt feelings caused over the remarks of BJP MLA Sangeet Som over Taj Mahal, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that Taj Mahal was built by the sweat and blood of the Indian labourers...

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Acche Din! India registers booming growth in income, as over 7.23 lakh Tourists arrived in September

Tourism sector day-by-day is getting more strengthened effectively due to various efforts were taken by the government of India. Growth in tourism led a massive surge in the economy of a country. Notably, the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) have registered whopping growth of 11% in August 2017 in the country. The number of FTAs in September 2017 were 7.23 lakh with the growth rate of 18.8% as compared to FTAs of 6.08 lakh in September 2016 and 5.43 lakh in September 2015...

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Paryatan Parv - A Call for Indian Diaspora – Dekho apna Desh

The soul of ‘Paryatan Parv- Dekho Apna Desh’ is spreading its wings and enticing overseas Indian Community to come and see ‘Bharat - Apna Desh’, the land where their forefathers were born...

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Indulge your soul in peace and serene ambience of world’s second largest ‘Tawang Monastery’ in Arunachal Pradesh

Thinking about a peaceful escape in the arms of extraordinary beauty- where soul gets it food making it happy? Tawang Monastery offers to serve the bliss. Tawang Monastery or Tawang Gompa is India’s largest and Asia’s second largest monastery. Situated on a mountain in the town of Tawang at an altitude of over 3000 m, Tawang Monastery is one of the most important Buddhist sites in the world...

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‘Paryatan Parv’ achieves successful fervour in the country; states’ organize events to boost Indian tourism

To uplift the tourism industry in India, Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma had started with the twenty-day mega event, Paryatan Parv. On its 4th day of Parv, Indian tourism offices in Goa, Patna and Kolkata organized various activities including Heritage Walks, a ‘Run for Incredible India’ and quiz contests for students to promote ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ as part of the Paryatan Parv celebrations...

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‘Paryatan Parv’ creates a magical air of tourism across country; people participated in the campaign with zeal

By showcasing the cultural diversity of India, Tourism Ministry inaugurated a twenty-day mega event ‘Paryatan Parv’ across the country. On its 2nd day, ‘Paryatan Parv’ wave spread all over the country creating a climate of tourism from Gurdaspur in the North to Kovalam in the South up until Portblair, with Ahmedabad in the west to Shillong in the east. The netizens on Twitter took up to sharing their interesting travel pictures under the #IncredibleIndia and #ParyatanParv2017...

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Paryatan Parv inaugurated to showcase cultural diversity of country

With an aim to draw focus on the benefits of tourism, showcasing the cultural diversity of the country and reinforcing the principle of “Tourism for All”, the twenty-day mega event ‘Paryatan Parv’ was inaugurated in New Delhi. The ‘Paryatan Parv’ will be organized across the country...

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Tourism Minister celebrates successful ‘Swacchta Pakhwada’ campaign with media

Tourism Ministry this year brought out a revolutionary change in the country by initiating ‘Swacchta Pakhwada’. The cleanliness movement was observed from September 16 to October 2 with various cleanliness activities/programmes at the premises of its offices/ educational institutions/ prominent tourist places etc. All educational institutes under Ministry of Tourism adopted at least one tourist place to maintain cleanliness in a sustainable way. Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam briefed media ..

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Aimless in life? Pack your bags and travel solo to find new inspiration; 5 tips for solo women travelers

Travelling alone can unearth experiences that are otherwise unattainable when navigating with a group. In every person’s life, comes this one point where they stand aimless, not knowing which path to opt. It is very normal but a crucial decision. So, do not worry! Travelling can put you and your mind in ease for further contemplation on choosing a career. ..

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#WorldTourismDay : Encourage yourself in travelling the world beyond!

A journey is much more beautiful than the destination. And it’s very true. The journey gives us satisfaction and so does travelling. On this World Tourism Day, let’s forget about the top 10 destinations in the world. In fact, every place has its own charm, be it a village in ruins or a small tired town. Let’s celebrate ‘travel experiences’ and its importance on this World Tourism Day 2017. ..

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President Kovind to present ‘National Tourism Awards’ tomorrow along with Minister, KJ Alphons

Ministry of Tourism presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year. And marking this day, President Ramnath Kovind will present the awards from the travel, tourism and hospitality industry tomorrow at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. ..

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Pink rivers doesn’t only exist in fairy tales, but on Earth too!

We are not bluffing. There’s a real pink bubble gum coloured river in Canada. The Cameron Falls in Alberta Wateron Lakes National Park is a rare sight worthy of any travelling experience. The river has crystal-clear water but on abnormal days, these falls are nothing short of a miracle. ..

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Islamabad is more popular and visited than Ibiza, among UK air travelers

One of the party capitals in the world is Ibiza. Situated in the mesmerizing archipelago of Spain, Ibiza is known for the lively nightlife. But it seems like that the tastes of tourists have changed. Yes, according to new figures, Islamabad is one of a host of surprising destinations to be high on British travellers’ agendas leaving behind Madrid, Ibiza and Berlin. ..

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India registers whopping growth in income, as over 7.24 lakh Tourists arrived in August

The economy of the country is blooming with a whopping day by day as the tourism sector is strengthened effectively. Notably, the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) have registered whopping growth of 11% in August 2017 in the country. The number of FTAs in August 2017 were 7.24 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.52 lakh in August 2016 and 5.99 lakh in August 2015...

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‘Restaurant of Order Mistakes’ will strikingly not deliver your food correctly but will make you visit again!

Eating out can be a stressful experience for those who are indecisive. You can’t make up your mind on what to order. Whatever you order ends up with food envy and regret. But there’s one restaurant in Japan where that won’t be an issue because the likelihood is that you won’t receive what you ordered anyway- so you won’t blame yourself if you choose something less delicious. The Restaurant of Order Mistakes has just opened in Tokyo and it only hires waiters with dementia. ..

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“Sharadotsav” app coming up to guide outsiders who want to explore Kolkata during Durga Puja

The famous Durga Puja of Bengal, especially Kolkata attracts visitors from different parts of the country, even foreign visitors. The city flooded with lakhs of people in festive mood may confuse new people in the city. To help the outsiders during Durga Puja, West Bengal State Tourism Ministry is coming up with a new app, “Sharodotsav”...

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Enthralling Konkan’s ‘Panoramic’ experience soon for tourists through Indian Railways

Travelling in railways will get more adventurous and enthralling as Central Railway is in plan to bring 360-degree travel experience in its coaches. That’s wow as tourists will get the whole view, especially those travelling on the Konkan route...

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Maharashtra became 1st Indian state from where around 60,000 tourists visited Australia in 2016-2017

Maharashtra topped to become the Indian state from where around 60,000 tourists visited Australia. Highest no. of tourists from Maharashtra made the state to rank on top, now the country is expecting around 300,000 Indian visitors by 2020...

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History stands in front of London as 70ft rail mail will publicly be open in September

Deep below London's bustling streets, a piece of once-vital communications technology will soon be roaring back into life after years of disuse - a train...

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Tourism sector has ability to boost both economy and Jobs in country: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, August 9: Union Shipping and Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the government is committed to creating the right environment for promoting cruise tourism in the country. Speaking at Dawn of Cruise Tourism in India - an inte..

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Bon Voyage Peeps! France remains world’s favourite tourism destination

France had and has been the favourite from Europe for everyone, and why not? Paris alas the romantic capital of the country and we all know how everyone dreams to stay in Paris for even a night. With all the love for France, the country has been renounced to be the world’s ‘favourite’ tourism destination in 2016 defying the concerns of terror attacks, according to the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). ..

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INCREDIBLE INDIA! From New York to Tokyo, Indian tourist destinations are now promoted everywhere

The Ministry of Tourism, as part of its on-going activities, regularly releases print, electronic, online and outdoor media campaigns in the international markets, under the “Incredible India” brand-line, to promote various tourism destinations and products of India with the objective of increasing foreign tourist arrivals to the country. The Ministry also promotes various tourism destinations and products through its website and publicity and promotional material produced from time to time. These ..

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Tourism Ministry lays out list of facilities provided at temples, monuments and tourist spots

Indian temples and monuments are the most visited places by tourists. The pristine archaic monuments and sacred temples in India have one of the unique and age old architecture. Keeping in mind of the million tourists arriving India every year, Archaeological Survey of India have implemented various tourist amenities and maintenance of the forts that fall under their jurisdiction...

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Ministry of Tourism sanctions Rs.180 Cr to boost the tourism infrastructure of Telangana

In order to boost tourism infrastructure of Telangana, Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma while talking in Lok Sabha said that the central government has sanctioned Rs.180 Crore in the newly created Telangana...

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Ministry of Tourism sanctions Rs.180 Cr to boost the tourism infrastructure of Telangana

In order to boost tourism infrastructure of Telangana, Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma while talking in Lok Sabha said that the central government has sanctioned Rs.180 Crore in the newly created Telangana...

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India registers whopping growth in tourism sector by Foreign Tourist Arrivals in June 2017

Tourism giving a boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of June 2017 was Rs.13,088 crore as compared to Rs. 10,677 crore in June 2016 and Rs.9,564 crore in June 2015. Whereas, Foreign Tourists Arrival (FTA) during the month of June 2017 were 6.70 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.47 lakh in June 2016 and 5.12 lakh in June, 2015...

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Saudi launches 6 tourism initiatives to stimulate employment, economy under ‘Vision 2030’

Saudi Arabia with an aim to meet all the agendas under Vision 2030, launched six major initiatives to stimulate the travel and tourism industry. Notably, tourism is a major driver of the Saudi economy with its huge employment-generating potential...

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Add Angola to your travel list next for its sparkling ocean and pristine mountains; read here!

Tourism is enlarging itself into a bigger industry day by day. The idea of travel and exploring world has taken over the minds of young people as well as adults. Indians are touristing everywhere around the world. One of the favourite places of people remains to be South Africa. The massive continent across the world holds the most exotic and the rarest of flora and fauna which attracts the tourists all the way more. One such unexplored place in South Africa is Angola. ..

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari pitches for cruise tourism

Underlining the importance of tourism sector in order to boost the economy Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that state governments should proactively pursue the policy matter related to cruise tourism. Speaking at the National Workshop on Cruise Tourism Gadkari asserted that India has the potential to cater to 700 cruise ships which will create lakhs of jobs with the adoption of appropriate marketing strategies for attracting tourists across the country...

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Burmese will soon enjoy Visa-free travel to Thailand

Myanmar and Thailand are the neighboring countries which share a long history. In every part of the World, the countries which share the border have a good share in tourism due to easy access, similarities in culture, heritage. Hence, to make the travel between Myanmar and Thailand easier, visa-free travel from Myanmar to Thailand will start in September. Only a valid passport will be needed for travel...

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Taiwan, South Korea joins hands to boost two-way tourism

South Korea is the third largest country to have Taiwanese tourists. Both are stepping up efforts to increase the number of tourist arrivals between them to 3 million by next year. Taking this in consideration Taiwan and South Korea will join hand to boost two-way Tourism...

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'Sporting Nation' Kenya aims to promote Sports Tourism using Global Athletics Championships

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is now planning to boost sports tourism to attract global attention and increase potential tourists. the World Under 18 Athletics Championships scheduled from July 12 to 16 will help the country to promote it as a tourist destination...

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Japan attracting more foreign tourists than ever; 21.2% rise in number

When we describe Japan, the improved technology, science, economy but we often forget the beauty of the land. Along with the places, Japanese food is also increasing its value in international market. Foreign tourists are leaning more to Japan. According to Japan tourism agency number of foreign visitors to Japan reached 2,294,700 in May. It increased straight 21.2% from last year...

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Boost in Tourism: India registers 20.9% hike in income, as over 6.30 lakh Tourists arrived in May

Tourism giving a boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of May 2017 were Rs. 12,403 crores as compared to Rs.10,260 crore in May 2016 and Rs.9,505 crore in May 2015. Whereas, Foreign Tourists Arrival (FTA) during the month of May 2017 were 6.30 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.27 lakh in May, 2016 and 5.09 lakh in May, 2015. ..

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Kashmir's unstability gives major boost to tourism in Himachal

The continuous unrest and terrorism activities have affected tourism sector drastically in Kashmir while Himachal Pradesh has registered a whopping growth as tourists in large numbers arrived here. However, all the other states have seen growth in tourism but Himachal registered a major gain...

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Boost in Tourism: India registers 19.5% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in May 2017

India has seen a whoppingTourism of tourist arrivals on both normal visas and E-Tourist visas during the month of May this year. Notably, India saw 19.5% growth in Foreign Tourist arrivals in May, 2017 as compared to the corresponding last year while 55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist arrivals on E-Tourist visa in may, 2017 over may, 2016...

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Airbnb and Maharashtra signed first commercial revenue sharing MoU to boost Tourism

World’s biggest home stay aggregator Airbnb joined hands with Maharashtra Tourism on Tuesday; which will see Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation MTDC homestays being listed on the platform. The company has also tied up with tourism departments of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat...

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Maharashtra government ties up with Airbnb to attract international tourists

In order to boost the vibrant tourism sector of Maharashtra in the state government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with renowned online room rental company Airbnb for global outreach. With this agreement the global tourism giant Airbnb will portray the specialities of Maharashtra tourism across the state on its portal, to ensure more bookings...

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AP Budget 2017-18 focuses to promote its diverse culture with theme “Tourist Friendly Arunachal”

Arunachal Pradesh Budget 2017-18 emphasizes on ‘Tourism Development’ to facilitate Tourism with the theme “Tourist Friendly Arunachal”. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has called upon the tourism department to formulate tourism promotion strategy...

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Tourism to have whopping growth in Jammu after CM Mufti lays foundation stone for tourist facilities

Tourism sector in other parts of India has been flourished from past three years but Kashmir lagged behind because of terrorism. So with the view to have whopping growth in tourism in the valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday laid the foundation stone for various tourist facilities at a cost of 100 crore rupees at Ranjit Sagar Lake in Basohli in Jammu region...

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Italy gives out 100 historic castles, inns for free to boost tourism; Know how!

Italy is one of the popular honey-moon destinations for couples. The serenity of Venice, the ethereal light of Tuscan hills and historic essence of Rome will woo anyone who once steps into this country. For people who love historic places will love this great news; Italy is giving away for free more than 100 historic monasteries, castles, stone towers, inns and railway stations...

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Kenya’s biggest railway project after independence starts from today

his 31st May will be remembered by all the Kenyans and will make them proud forever. Today the largest infrastructure project after Kenya’s independence has been inaugurated in the country. The brand new railway will run from the capital, Nairobi, to the port city of Mombasa. This new railway will transform the transportation scenario of the country. With the transportation, it will also boost the tourism of the country...

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South Korea’s ‘Tourism’ hits downfall in revenue due to China’s ban

South Korea is suffering from lack of tourist visit in their country. The country suffers 40% fall in Chinese visitors in the month of March and is decreasing day by day. It is said that the Chinese are canceling their trips because of anger over the deployment of a controversial US-built missile defense system approved by South Korea...

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With aim to boost Tourism, Maharashtra to develop 107 ecotourism destinations

In a major boost to tourism in Maharashtra, the state is looking forward for the development of 107 ecotourism destinations. The Maharashtra Ecotourism Development Board (MEDB) has decided to develop these ecotourism destinations at the cost of Rs 772 crores within coming four to five years...

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Welcome All! Adventurous Goa topped to become India’s most preferred destinations

No wonder ‘Goa’ is ‘Dream’ destination of every traveller. Google India Report 2017 has rated ‘Goa’ India’s most preferred travel destination. Whereas Manali, Shimla, Ooty topped to become the top 10 travelling destinations from India...

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Boost in e-Tourist Visa: 63.4% growth in foreigners who arrived on e-Visa

Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) to India for the month of April this year has seen a growth of 23.5 percent as compared to the same period last year. Also, total of 1.14 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 0.7 lakh during the month of April 2016 registering a growth of 63.4%...

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Not only in ‘cleanliness’ but Madhya Pradesh also topped to bag Best ‘Holiday Award’

Raneh Waterfall near Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh has been given the Best Holiday Award-2017 as the country’s most favourite waterfall. The award was given to Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation by the country’s well-known Travel and Information Portal Holiday IQ at a ceremony in New Delhi...

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Centre announces linking Buddhist sites globally will boost Tourism

On the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar highlighted the significance of Indian Education. Planning to Revamp the school curriculum he said that Indian education has to be aimed at the holistic development of personality and not just job and information oriented...

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After 33 years, Irish Beach comes back to life again; tourists visit it from across Europe

Have you ever wondered in your wildest dreams of a beach coming back to life again? If, no then you’re going to be surprised to know that there’s a beach in an island that has reappeared after 30 years. The beach that we are talking about here is situated in Achill Island of Ireland. The Dooagh beach was washed off 30 years back by strong storm winds in the winter of 1984 leaving bare pointy rocks...

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Central Government to fund Uttarakhand on promoting eco-tourism

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has been trying hard to develop his state, ever since he has been elected. Uttarakhand invites millions of tourists every year to witness the beautiful snow-capped landscapes and wildlife. To boost high tourism in the state, Central government has thought of linking livelihood of different villages. As a result, 5 circuits will be developed by the newly appointed Eco-Tourism Cooperation...

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Rise in the number of tourists in Iran, expects 20 million by 2025

Iran is the country with enormous marble mosques and breathtakingly beautiful grotesque ancient tombs. The country has always invited visitors from far lands to witness the beauty of this rare Persian culture. From sharing borders with terrorist inflicted countries like Afghanistan and Iraq, Iran does not fail to attract tourists from all around the world. ..

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Reputed ‘Condé Nast Traveller’ lists Ganga cruise as one of the ‘6 river cruises to take in 2017’

A reputed US based international media house in the latest issue of its publication ‘Condé Nast Traveller’ has listed the river cruise on Ganga as one of the ‘six river cruises to take in 2017’. The media house has placed the luxury cruise vessel Ganges Voyager II which sails on the Ganga from Kolkata to Varanasi, in the league of cruises on Mekong and Yangtze in China, Amazon in South America, Volga in Russia and Irrawaddy in Myanmar. Conde Nast’s endorsement of Ganga as a cruise destination is a ..

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Myanmar to boost tourism by imposing tourism tax

The Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF) has decided to impose a tourism tax on visitors. This step will help to raise fund for country’s tourism promotion activities. This was decided by tourism development committee during a meeting with the hotels and tourism ministry...

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Etihad, Jet Air to elevate Maharashtra tourism

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) today said it has signed an agreement with Etihad and Jet Airways to attract more visitors to the state and to leverage on the airlines expanding international network. ..

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Downfall in Sub Saharan Africa’s tourism due to lack of safety, security

As reported by World Economic Forum, Sub-Saharan Africa acquires a bad position in Travel & Tourism competitiveness. This Swiss nonprofit foundation has made the report on the basis of sustainable economic and societal benefits through the travel and tourism sector...

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Boost in tourism: India registers 17.8%, 10.7% hike in income, Tourist Arrivals in March 2017

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of March 2017 were Rs.14, 953 crores as compared to Rs. 13,115 crore in March 2016 and `11,133 crores in March 2015. Whereas, Foreign Tourists Arrival (FTA) during the month of March 2017 were 9.05 lakh as compared to FTAs of 8.17 lakh in March 2016 and 7.29 lakh in March 2015...

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Ola and Maha Govt join hands to welcome all and enjoy ‘Maharashtra Darshan’

India’s most popular car chain holder Ola, joined hands with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation with an aim to promote tourism. Ola announced its partnership on Wednesday undertaking various initiatives under Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s ‘Visit Maharashtra’ motto...

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‘Cycling under the Stars’ kicked off to promote tourism in Odisha

Researchers say that cycling improves the overall metabolism and is beneficial for one’s health. Cycling every day can reduce 90% of your health hazards that most of us face in this hustle-bustle life. Considering this, a group of cyclists in Odisha rode from Puri to Konark and way back to soak in all the peacefulness of the nature during mid-night...

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Six Flags theme park to set up in Saudi; soon to become biggest entertainment hub

With the view to bring the prosperity in Kingdom and diversifying the sources of national income, boosting the economy and creating more job opportunities for young people Saudi Arabia has announced that a Six Flags theme park to be built in a new entertainment city...

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India stands 7th largest tourism economy, earned 14.1 trillion in 2016: WTTC

India is one of the countries that is rich with culture and its natural resources. Foreigners from across the world are often wooed away with India’s abundance of flora and fauna. In fact India stands unique as it continues to maintain the authenticity of the multi-cultural communities that range from Pahadis to Assamese to Marwaris to Goans, in short localites. India’s tourism has brought in huge economic benefits and job creation which has made it the 7th largest tourism economy in terms of GDP, ..

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In a bid to promote tourism Taiwan’s Ko Wen-je arrived India

For ending up the trip from three-nation tour a mayor of Taipei city of Taiwan, Ko Wen-je had arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday. The mayor boarded on a trip to South and Southeast Asia with his delegation to promote tourism and the 2017 Summer Universiade an International multi-sports event, which will be held in Taiwan this August. ..

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Tourism sector flourished in recent years due to various effective steps

Tourism Ministry has taken various steps to increase the number of inbound as well as outbound tourists. Therefore, the tourism sector has flourished in recent years and economy of the country has seen effective growth. Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma informed Rajya Sabha about various steps taken to increase tourism of the country...

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Boost in tourism: India registers 17.1% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in Feb 2017

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of February 2017 were Rs.15,260 crore as compared to Rs.13,627 crore in February 2016 and Rs.11,642 crore in February 2015. The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during February 2017 over January 2016 was 12.0% as compared to the growth of 17.1% in February 2016 over February 2015...

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Over four crores of tourists visited Rajasthan in 2016

Rural Development Minister Rajendra Rathore said that Rajasthan informed that over four crores of tourists visited Rajasthan in 2016 which has led to the enormous growth of the economy of a state. He said in the year 2015 and 2016, the inflow of tourists has also increased prominently...

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India registers prominent growth in tourism sector by Foreign Tourist Arrivals in Feb 2017

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” and “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on e-Tourist visa during February 2017 has increased prominently. Notably, in February 2017 number of FTAs arrived were 9.56 lakh whereas 1.70 lakh tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa...

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India registers record growth of tourism by 15.5% in Jan 2017

Tourism has always played an important role in the economy of India. The government of India has taken several measures since last three years due to which tourism sector has boosted largely. Therefore, the growth rate of tourism in the month of January 2017 has reached to the higher double-digit growth rate of 15.5%. ..

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Boost in tourism; registers 17.8% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January 2017

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of January 2017 were Rs.16,097 crore as compared to Rs.13,669 crore in January 2016 and Rs.12,100 crore in January 2015. The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during January 2017 over January 2016 was 17.8% as compared to the growth of 13.0% in January 2016 over January 2015...

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'MP Mein Dil Hua Bacche Sa' advt wins prestigious global Effie Award

Colorful, ethnic cultures, different languages, delicious cuisines, diverse folk customs etc are falls under one umbrella of love. India has become the destination for tourists from all over the world. ‘MP Mein Dil Hua Baccha Sa’ has been nominated for Effie Awards, one of the honors given worldwide to encourage effectiveness among marketing communications industry through education and recognition...

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16.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in January, USA occupies top spot

Foreign tourist arrivals to India for the month of January this year has seen a growth of 16.5 percent as compared to the same period last year. An official release said, the number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January were 9.83 lakh. During the month, a total of one lakh 52 thousand tourists arrived on e-Visa as compared to 88 thousand during the month of January 2016 registering a growth of 72 percent. This outlines the steady success of e-Visa facility in quantifiable terms. ..

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Foreign tourists with e-visas to get free SIM cards on arrival

Foreign tourists with e-visas will get free SIM cards on their arrival in India. Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma released free preloaded SIM cards for tourists holding e-visas at a function in New Delhi. SIM cards will be given immediately to them after landing at the immigration counter at airports in the country. ..

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Dubai gets first self-driving hover-taxi, maiden test successful

The first self-driving hover-taxi capable of transporting a passenger at 3,300 meters has been tested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates...

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Andhra Pradesh inks MoU with online travel company Yatra to enhance tourism

To promote tourism in the State Andhra Pradesh government have joined hands with online travel company Yatra.com. Yatra has inked a MoU with the government of Andhra Pradesh to promote home stays and enhance tourism in the state through their holiday packages, the company said in a statement...

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Government rolls out two mega project In Jammu and Kashmir for growth of tourism

Tourism sector in India has been flourished from past two years as the Indian government has taken various initiatives so that the economy of the country should be increased. Therefore, for further growth in the tourism sector, the government of India on Monday rolled out two mega projects worth Rs 194.74 crore for development of tourism infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir...

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Hurry up! Online Registration for ‘Kailash Mansarovar Yatra’ begins

The registration for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra has started on thursday. Yatra scheduled to commence from June 12 to September 08, 2017. First time applicants, doctors and married couples would have priority and Senior citizens would have priority on the Nathu La route. The Yatra via this route is motorable and will cost about Rs. 2 lakh per person...

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Tourism will bring economic prosperity to the state of Arunachal Pradesh : Governor Padmanabha Acharya

Underlining the importance of tourism in the state of Arunachal Pradesh Governor P.B. Acharya reiterated that tourism sector has a great potential to speed-up the socio-economic development of the State. ..

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Hurry Up! Now book tickets online to visit Delhi’s tourist attraction spots

There is good news for all as anyone who wish to visit major attractions of Delhi, can book their tickets online. Delhi Government yesterday made an announcement after collaborating with ‘BookMyShow’ for an online ticketing platform. This move is taken in a bid to boost tourism of national capital...

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No more ‘visa-free’ visit for Indians to Hong Kong

From tomorrow which is from 23rd January Indians will have to successfully complete the pre-arrival registration online while travelling to Hong Kong. India no longer will have the ‘visa-on-arrival’ facility from Monday, after the Hong Kong government made an announcement in November last year...

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Boost in tourism; registers 13.6% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in December 2016

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, a total of 10.37 lakh foreign tourists arrived in December 2016 as compared to 9.13 lakh during the month of December 2015 registering a growth of 13.6%. Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of December 2016 were Rs.16,805 crore as compared to Rs. 14,152 crore in December 2015...

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E-Tourist Visa scheme registers 56.6% growth in December-16; UK occupies top spot

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, a total of 1,62,250 foreign tourists arrived in December 2016 as compared to 1,03,617 during the month of December 2015 registering a growth of 56.6%. Notably, UK (22.4%) continues to occupy top slot followed by USA (16.4%) and Russian Fed (7.7%) amongst countries availing e-tourist visa facility During December 2016...

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Tourists to experience 2017 as “Year of the Wild” in Karnataka

To popularise wilderness tourism and eco-trails across the state, the Tourism department of Karnataka has declared 2017 as the “Year of the Wild”. Launched by chief minister Siddaramaiah, the tourism department initiative seeks to promote adventure tourism in the state and not restricted to wildlife tourism...

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Assam has its unique characteristics and I wish to introduce its culture, beauty to the world

Priyanka Chopra..

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Assam government inks pact with Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra for tourism

In an attempt to project the tourism sector in the state, Assam government has appointed Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra as the state’s tourism brand ambassador for two years. Speaking to the media tourism minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed about the decision...

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Dr. Jitendra Singh to facilitate “Startup India” and “Medical Tourism” in Northeast

Indian Merchants’ Chamber IMC, the country’s oldest Chamber of Commerce & Industry with a history over 150 years, today felicitated Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr. Jitendra Singh for his passionate and proactive efforts in promoting tourism and trade in Northeast...

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E-Tourist Visa scheme registers 63.9% growth in November; UK occupies top spot followed by USA

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, a total of1,36,876 foreign tourists arrived in November 2016 as compared to 83,501 during the month of November 2015 registering a growth of 63.9%. Like to tell you that, UK (22.3%) continues to occupy top slot followed by USA (12.9%) and Russian Fed (8.7%) amongst countries availing e-tourist visa facility During November 2016...

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5th International Tourism Mart begins; platform to promote tourism in North East

Chief Minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh inaugurated the 5th International Tourism Mart (ITM) in presence of Union Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutshi in Imphal Manipur, on Thursday. The ITM would provide a good platform to promote tourism in the State of Manipur besides the other neighbouring states in the region. The ITM is organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism in association with the North Eastern States and the state of West Bengal. Inaugurating the Mart, the Chief Minister of Manipur Okram ..

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Incredible India ranked as 2nd most talked about destination during World Travel Market 2016

An online analysis on social media during the course of the three-day World Travel Market 2016 show held in London has revealed that India is the 2nd most talked-about destinations, as per the research by PR specialist Bell Pottinger. Ministry of Tourism participated as Official Premier Partner at WTM London 2016. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Tourism and for Culture along with Simon Press, Executive Director, WTM London and Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, inaugurated the ..

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India stand at 36th India International Trade Fair 2016 to promote lesser Known destinations

Ministry of Tourism’s ‘Incredible India’ stand at the India International Trade Fair 2016 was inaugurated by the Union Tourism Secretary, Vinod Zutshi on Monday at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Inaugurating the Incredible India stand the Union Secretary said “The stand has been designed with an idea of promoting “lesser Known destinations”. The aim of Incredible India stand is to nurture the tourism potential of less frequented destinations which are located closer to the popular destinations for ..

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1st Assam Safari Express set to roll out by February 2017

Assam Safari Express is ready to hit the rails from next February with back to back two trips for the first time in Assam. It is ready to sway tourists with its luxurious comfort adding to safari thrill into the forests of Assam...

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Govt launches Implementation of Sustainable Tourism Criteria for sustainable tourism

Recalling the MOU signed in March 2016 between ESOI and Government of India, Vinod Zutshi, Secretary Ministry of Tourism, launched the Implementation of the Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI) in association with Ecotourism Society of India (ESOI) Thursday. Zutshi indicated the importance given to sustainable tourism in the National Tourism Policy that is to be released soon...

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India sees highest tourist arrival from Bangladesh, USA & UK in Sept with Rs. 11,781 cr profit

Bangladesh accounted for highest share of tourists arrival in the month of September followed by USA and UK and the month also saw Rs.11,781 crore foreign exchange which was earned through tourism. The growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) was 13.4% more than the same period during last year.Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI) and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) ..

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