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Unlock 5.0: Relaxations for tourism sector, cinema halls reopening likely

28 Sep 2020

Unlock 5.0: Relaxations for tourism sector, cinema halls reopening likely

As the fourth phase of "unlocking" from the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, India awaits the central guidelines for 'Unlock 5.0'.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

Five things to consider before your first international trip

27 Sep 2018

Five things to consider before your first international trip

Your first foreign trip can be intimidating, but above all, it must be fun and exciting.

3 Idiots-inspired 'Rancho Wall' demolished by Leh school

22 Sep 2018

3 Idiots-inspired 'Rancho Wall' demolished by Leh school

If you've watched Aamir Khan-starrer "3 Idiots", you're bound to remember the scene where Chatur Ramalingam tries peeing on a school wall in Leh, and gets electrocuted by an ingenious, yet simple invention by school kids.