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National Tourism Awards 2017-18: Andhra Pradesh wins Best State award for overall growth

At the ceremony, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, said: "Earlier it was red tape, now tourists get red carpet welcome in India".

Telangana govt plans budget hotels in all districts, eyes more tourists

Since its formation in June 2014, Telangana has been witnessing an increase in number of tourists, both foreign and domestic, visiting the state. According to official figures, as many as 9.28 crore tourists from across the country visited Telangana in 2018.


IRCTC Special Tourist Train: Railways' special Bharat Darshan package for Rs 9,900

IRCTC Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Train 2019: Bharat Darshan Special Train Ex Jasidih (EZBD31) will depart from Jasidih at 9.30 am on August 12. The train's travel plan encompasses 10 nights and 11 days.

IRCTC Dakshin Bharat Darshan Special Train: South Indian tour package starts at Rs 10,395

IRCTC Dakshin Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Train 2019 Schedule, Route, Packages Prices: It will depart from Indore at 3:00 pm on June 24. The train's travel plan encompasses 10 nights and 11 days.

Want to attract foreigners to Ganeshotsav, says Maha Tourism Minister

Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal speaks to Neha Kulkarni about the new initiatives that MTDC has taken up and the rise in the number of foreign tourists visiting Maharashtra during Ganeshotsav

Sri Lanka's top cop asks tourist police to learn Hindi, Chinese

With 206,337 tourists visiting Sri Lanka during the first six months of 2018, India continues to be the leading contributor to the country's inbound tourism market.


Tourist numbers down, Fatehpur Sikri worried over ‘lapkas’

Are they touts harassing tourists or young boys desperate to earn a living? The attack on a Swiss couple has raised several uncomfortable questions.

Tourists look for more than spirituality during pilgrimage: Survey

The survey has revealed that about 65 per cent respondents visit a site of pilgrimage for reasons other than religion or spirituality, while 55 per cent travelled to a pilgrimage destination impulsively.

Qatar waives visa for 80 countries including India

Depending on the nationality of the visitor, the waiver will either be valid for 180 days, and allow the visitor to spend a total of 90 days in Qatar (multiple-entry); or it will be valid for 30 days and entitle the visitor to spend up to 30 days in Qatar (multiple-entry)

Believe it or not: Now, there is a website that serves religious tourism is designed to provide customers with an organised spiritual travel solution that can be customised.

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24 stunning photos that will inspire you to pick up your bags and travel

Winter vacations are around the corner, which means it's time for a small trip with the family. Let these photos from around the world inspire you to pick your next destination.

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VIRAL: Video of tiger chasing tourists in Maharashtra goes viral

The video showing a tigress chasing a tourist vehicle in the buffer zone of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve( TATR) in Chandrapur district set alarm bells ringing in TATR administration. The road where it happened has been closed for safari rides.

CBSE class 10, 12 board exams begin from today

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Examinations for class 10th and 12th CBSE board are set to begin from today as nearly 15 lakh students are expected to appear for 10th and over 10.5 lakh for the 12th exams. The exams for class 10th will continue till March 28th and class 12th exams will end on April 22nd. The first examination for Class 12th students will be English for core as well as elective papers. While the first paper for Class 10th students will be on dynamic retail, information technology, security, auto technology and international tourism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann ki Baat address on Sunday had wished the students.


Raje Govt. launches massive campaign to attract tourists

Jaipur, Feb 11 (ANI): The Rajasthan government has taken an initiative to facelift Jaipur's Gandhi Nagar Railway station. A team of local artists and art work enthusiasts spent hundreds of hours in designing and creating folk art on different walls of the railway station. According to authorities, the main objective behind this approach is to makeover the image of Rajasthan and promotes tourism. In the recent past, the Vasudhara Government launched a massive ad campaign on TV and radio to promote tourism in the state.

Jammu and Kashmir children interact with PM Modi

Kashmir, Jan 13 (ANI): It was a dream come true for some 240 children from Jammu and Kashmir as they interacted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence in New Delhi.The youth, in the age-group of 15 to 24, were mostly from militancy-affected families, orphanages and weaker sections of the society.The Prime Minister interacted with the students for over half-an-hour and spoke about steps being taken for Jammu and Kashmir's development, including in areas like tourism, digital connectivity and housing among others.The Prime Minister also discussed problems like unemployment in the state.The kids were on a visit to Delhi as part of the "Wattan Ko Jano" or "know your country" initiative being carried out by the Ministry of Home Affairs in coordination with the State government. The government organizes such interactive sessions to give exposure to children from militancy-affected Jammu and Kashmir and provide them an opportunity to understand the dividends of peace.