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Top 5 must-visit attractions in Rajasthan

12 Feb 2020

Top 5 must-visit attractions in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is perhaps the most vibrant and colorful state of India.

Five stunning cities in Austria you must visit

03 Feb 2020

Five stunning cities in Austria you must visit

Despite its small size, Austria is one of the most amazing travel destinations in Europe.

5 countries you can visit under Rs. 1 lakh

02 Dec 2019

5 countries you can visit under Rs. 1 lakh

Given the way gadgets are priced these days, one can't buy a lot of high-tech devices in a Rs. 1 lakh budget.

Saudi Arabia allows tourists men, women to share hotel rooms

05 Oct 2019

Saudi Arabia allows tourists men, women to share hotel rooms

A week after Saudi Arabia welcomed tourists for the first time, the conservative Muslim Kingdom has clarified that foreign men and women will be allowed to rent hotel rooms together, without needing to prove that they are related.

Saudi Arabia to fine tourists for kissing, immodest clothes, etc.

29 Sep 2019

Saudi Arabia to fine tourists for kissing, immodest clothes, etc.

Even as Saudi Arabia allowed citizens from 49 countries to apply for travel visas to the Muslim Kingdom, it announced a "public decency" code which imposes fines on travelers for various offenses.

Andhra Pradesh: 12 dead as tourist boat capsizes in Godavari

15 Sep 2019

Andhra Pradesh: 12 dead as tourist boat capsizes in Godavari

In a tragic incident, a tourist boat carrying over 60 people including 11 crew members capsized in the Godavari river near Kacchuluru in Devipatnam Mandal, Andhra Pradesh on Sunday afternoon.

Couple takes sand from Italy beach, faces jail for 'stealing'

21 Aug 2019

Couple takes sand from Italy beach, faces jail for 'stealing'

If you've ever been to a beach, you might have felt the impulse to pick up seashells, or fill up a bottle with sand to take home.

Kashmir: Amid lockdown, administration hopes for peaceful Friday prayers

09 Aug 2019

Kashmir: Amid lockdown, administration hopes for peaceful Friday prayers

The first test of the effect of withdrawing special status from Jammu and Kashmir will be witnessed on Friday, and the administration clearly doesn't want to fail.

Indian family steals stuff from Bali hotel; caught on video

28 Jul 2019

Indian family steals stuff from Bali hotel; caught on video

While many of us would admit to stocking up on hotel freebies (toiletries and all), an Indian family staying at a hotel in Bali, Indonesia, went a bit too far.

Want to spend more than three-hours at Taj? Pay fine

12 Jun 2019

Want to spend more than three-hours at Taj? Pay fine

If you are planning to head to Taj Mahal in near future, here's something you should know.

#CareerBytes: Unconventional, high-paying jobs you can get after Class-12

04 Apr 2019

#CareerBytes: Unconventional, high-paying jobs you can get after Class-12

After Class-12, most students opt to pursue higher studies as per their interest.

14.9 million jobs created per annum in MSME sector: Survey

10 Mar 2019

14.9 million jobs created per annum in MSME sector: Survey

Confederation of Indian Industry conducted a survey recently, in which it found out that the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has created 13.5-14.9 million new jobs per annum over the past four years, at annual compounded growth rate of 3.3%.

VP Naidu meets Costa Rica President, discusses issues including terrorism

09 Mar 2019

VP Naidu meets Costa Rica President, discusses issues including terrorism

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has met President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada and held "fruitful" discussions on a range of issues, including cross border terrorism, and new areas of collaboration that hold potential to boost the bilateral ties.

Don't do drugs, drink feni in music fests: Goa minister

28 Feb 2019

Don't do drugs, drink feni in music fests: Goa minister

Last week, the Goa government gave its nod for Sunburn's Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival after a three-year hiatus.

Railways to launch special Statue of Unity train from March

23 Feb 2019

Railways to launch special Statue of Unity train from March

Five months after the world's tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Railways is set to launch a special train service for tourists visiting the statue from March 4.

Sunburn festival returns to Goa after three-long years

20 Feb 2019

Sunburn festival returns to Goa after three-long years

The Goa government has given its approval for holding the Sunburn Klassique electronic dance and music (EDM) festival in the state, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said today.

Now, tour Goa using these eco-friendly bicycles

19 Feb 2019

Now, tour Goa using these eco-friendly bicycles

In India, Goa is known to be one of the most preferred places for touring.

Goa: Exchange cigarette butts for free beer at this shack

07 Feb 2019

Goa: Exchange cigarette butts for free beer at this shack

Goa, a go-to place for many, sees an inflow of 7L tourists every year.

Iconic nude woman's statue in Kerala might get bronze plating

07 Feb 2019

Iconic nude woman's statue in Kerala might get bronze plating

Kerala, known as God's own country, is also home to an iconic naked female statue, which is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the state.

Country's second tulip garden to be built in Uttarakhand

27 Jan 2019

Country's second tulip garden to be built in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand's first tulip garden will come up over 50 hectares of forest land in Pithoragarh district at a cost of Rs. 50cr.

Tea-seller and globetrotter: Story of a 70-year-old Keralite couple

11 Jan 2019

Tea-seller and globetrotter: Story of a 70-year-old Keralite couple

If you think you are too broke to travel the world, you might want to take some tips from this Keralite couple who has traveled to 23 countries just by selling tea and coffee.

Heavy snowfall leaves 150 stranded in Sikkim, rescued by Army

10 Jan 2019

Heavy snowfall leaves 150 stranded in Sikkim, rescued by Army

The Indian Army has rescued 150 tourists stranded in north Sikkim due to heavy snowfall, an official said today.

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

09 Jan 2019

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, islands in Andaman will soon be connected by seaplanes that can land on or take-off from water.

#Kumbh2019: Jobs which will be generated by Prayagraj Kumbh Mela

08 Jan 2019

#Kumbh2019: Jobs which will be generated by Prayagraj Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. The Ardh Kumbh Mela or Kumbh 2019, to be held in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj (Allahabad), is expected to be much bigger this year.

Snowfall blocks roads, Army rescues 1,500+ stranded tourists in Sikkim

29 Dec 2018

Snowfall blocks roads, Army rescues 1,500+ stranded tourists in Sikkim

The Indian Army has rescued over 1,500 tourists near the 17th Mile in East Sikkim, close to the India-China border, who were stranded following heavy snowfall.

Jharkhand government building 'Santhal village' to draw more tourists

29 Dec 2018

Jharkhand government building 'Santhal village' to draw more tourists

Buoyed by the increase in tourist footfall over the recent years, the Jharkhand government is building a 'Santhal village' in East Singhbhum district to promote the lifestyle and traditions of the community.

Taiwan: 152 Vietnamese tourists 'disappear' during holiday; search is on

26 Dec 2018

Taiwan: 152 Vietnamese tourists 'disappear' during holiday; search is on

Taiwanese authorities have commenced a search for 152 Vietnamese tourists who arrived with tourist visas last week, and have since gone missing.

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

24 Dec 2018

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

As we are stepping into 2019, we have also started making our travel lists.

Winter is Coming: Baramulla-Banihal train-ride will remind you of 'GoT'

21 Dec 2018

Winter is Coming: Baramulla-Banihal train-ride will remind you of 'GoT'

'Winter Is Coming' - these three words bring images of the snow-covered land of Winterfell from the popular HBO series Game of Thrones, in our heads.

Visiting Taj's main mausoleum? Shell out Rs. 200 more

10 Dec 2018

Visiting Taj's main mausoleum? Shell out Rs. 200 more

Those wanting to see the main mausoleum of the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs. 200 from today.

After Japan, India starts Visa-on-arrival for South Korean nationals

09 Dec 2018

After Japan, India starts Visa-on-arrival for South Korean nationals

India has started granting visa on arrival to South Korean nationals, a move that is expected to boost inflow of tourists and business visitors, officials said today.

Tourists to enjoy Railways' first hop-on-hop-off service on Kalka-Shimla route

02 Dec 2018

Tourists to enjoy Railways' first hop-on-hop-off service on Kalka-Shimla route

A train journey in the hilly areas makes the moments memorable. The new service by Indian Railways will give another level of excitement to tourists visiting Shimla.

ASI monuments to remain open till 9PM? Government plans so

25 Nov 2018

ASI monuments to remain open till 9PM? Government plans so

Almost 4,000 historical sites under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) may have to junk their "closed-after-the-sunset" dictum and remain open for visitors till 9 pm, if a blueprint being prepared by the Ministry of Culture sees the light of day.

Master Plan to develop Gulmarg as ace tourist destination approved

23 Nov 2018

Master Plan to develop Gulmarg as ace tourist destination approved

Battling encroachment, haphazard construction, and deforestation, the picturesque town of Gulmarg will be developed into an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable tourist destination, the Gulmarg Master Plan-2032, approved by the Jammu and Kashmir government, has envisaged.

Snowfall effect: Temperature falls below freezing point, Himachal shivers

17 Nov 2018

Snowfall effect: Temperature falls below freezing point, Himachal shivers

Cold wave in Keylong of tribal Lahaul and Spiti district intensified today as the night temperature fell further, especially in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh, after the recent snowfall, the meteorological department said.

No major New-Year event planned, Goa government might reconsider fee

16 Nov 2018

No major New-Year event planned, Goa government might reconsider fee

With no big-ticket entertainment event scheduled for New Year in Goa, the state government today said it could reconsider the fees levied on them in case organizers sought a reduction.

Manipur CM talks about state becoming an ideal tourist destination

11 Nov 2018

Manipur CM talks about state becoming an ideal tourist destination

Manipur is trying to firmly position itself on the tourism map of the country, riding on the picturesque beauty of its lush-green valleys and forested hills, along with the annual Sangai Festival which showcases the state's rich tradition to the world.

Goa to have no EDM festival this year?

10 Nov 2018

Goa to have no EDM festival this year?

Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said no organizer has approached the government to conduct the electronic, dance and music (EDM) festival this year.

Visiting Sikkim next month? Do check-out world's tallest Chenrezig statue

30 Oct 2018

Visiting Sikkim next month? Do check-out world's tallest Chenrezig statue

Planning for a November vacation to Sikkim? Be sure to check out the 137-feet statue of Chenrezig, touted to be the world's tallest figurine of the Tibetan-Buddhist deity.

Attention Nature-Lovers! You can now visit this uninhabited Odisha island

28 Oct 2018

Attention Nature-Lovers! You can now visit this uninhabited Odisha island

Nature lovers now have a reason to rejoice as the Odisha government has prepped up the idyllic Habelikhati Island at Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) for "eco-tourism".