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Holiday in Andaman with this NGO
04-10-2017: Now you can holiday in Andaman while doing your bit for the environment. Reef Watch – An NGO has come up with such a plan. To know more, visit their website.
Karnataka EcoTourism to issue Green Passport to Trekkers
Karnataka Ecotourism is planning to issue a green passport to the trekkers around trekking areas near Bangalore. It will help the department in monitoring the regulating the treks. When a trek is completed, it will be stamped by the forest department.
Kaas Plateau in Full Bloom post Monsoon – The Maharashtra’s Valley of Flower near Satara
Kaas plateau also known as the Kas Pathar is a UNESCO heritage site known for being home to more than 450 different species of flowers. Just after the monsoon, the whole Meadows gets bloomed with flowers and that’s why it’s called Maharashtra’s Valley of Flowers. Know more about it here.
First-Ever Full Moon Festival Going on in Andhra Pradesh
The first-ever full moon festival is being organized by the APTDC at Orvakal near Kurnool over 9th June weekend for 3 days. This festival is called Eruvaka Purnima, a local festival celebrated by farmers to welcome monsoon. Organized over 200 acres of land, accommodation will be provided in three categories called platinum, gold and silver with ticket priced accordingly in the range of Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 5,000. Special AC tents have been brought from Rann of Kutch Gujarat.
Multi-Visit Visa to Indian by Malaysia
Malaysia is going to issue a 15-day Multi-visit visa to Indian tourists. Through this facility, travelers will be able to fly to Malaysia explore South Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia and return to Malaysia to catch flights back home.
Airbnb Launches TRIPS in India
Airbnb has just launched its TRIPS platform in India. The TRIPS platform helps users and travelers experience in the unique and local authentic experience. In India, TRIPS has been launched in New Delhi.
Tourism hit by Demonetization in India
Tourism in India has been badly affected by the demonetization in India. Tourists can be seen standing in the line for hours for exchanging their money. So, most of their time is being spent in the queue for the exchange of money.
Beach Shacks Facilities at Thotlakonda, AP
From the latest AP Tourism news – As a part of the initiative taken by the AP Tourism, beach shacks facilities have been introduced at the Thotlakonda beaches near Vizag. These beach shacks can be used for different functions like Birthdays, party, get-together etc. Read the full report on Beach Shacks at ThotlaKonda.
Thai Tourism affected due to the King’s death
After the death of the Thai king, the Thai tourism has been badly affected due to the mourning period. Local bars, nightlife, and regular life also been affected badly. Tourists who used to go Thailand for pleasure are giving it a rethought before leaving for Thailand. However, the life is returning to normalcy. Read the full report on Thailand current travel status.
Deccan Odyssey was chosen as Asia’s Leading Luxury Train at World’s Travel Awards 2016
At the recent world’s travel awards 2016 held in Vietnam, Deccan Odyssey wins Asia’s leading luxury train award for the sixth time in a row.
Latest Travel news India: 9 Indian Islands chosen for Singapore-like tourism boost
A total of 9 islands from Andaman & Lakshadweep has been identified for the development for Eco-tourism. These islands include Smith Island, Ross Island, Avis Island and Long Island in Andaman & Nicobar. In the Lakshadweep, Bangaram, Thinnakara, Suheli, Cheriyam, and Minicoy are among those slotted for development. These islands will be developed on the Singapore-style basis for tourism development.
Latest Dushsagar Trekking News: Trekking banned on Dudhsagar railway Tracks
According to a recent update from one of travel enthusiasts, it is not confirmed that Dudhsagar trek is completely banned now. So, no one is allowed to allowed to trek on railway tracks either from Kulem or Castlerock side. However, the Jeep option is still open. Here are complete details: Dudhsagar trek banned
Boating At Hogenakkal Waterfalls is closed due to excessive water in river Kaveri: Tamilnadu Police on constant Patrolling
In the recent travel news from Tamilnadu, boating or the famous coracle ride at the Hogenakkal falls has been banned due to the excessive water in the river Kaveri. Forest department and policemen are on constant vigilance to make sure no one steps inside the river Kaveri. Read more about the Hogenakkal Falls Travel Guide.
Latest Buddhism Tourism News: BuddhaVanam: One of the largest Buddhist Theme park coming up in Telangana
Buddhavanam, also known as Sri Parvatarama is the new upcoming, one of the largest Buddhist theme park upcoming in Telangana near the Nagarjuna Sagar dam. Read here more about the Buddhavanam
Latest Tourism News by Indian Railway: Tiger Express Launched for Tiger Trail Wildlife Safari
In the latest tourism news, On 5th of June, the railway minister Suresh Prabhu launched the “Tiger Express” train exclusively for the covering the tiger safari wildlife circuit from Delhi. Tiger express journey includes a total of 6 days of the itinerary and covers famous tiger parks like Kanha national park, Bandhavgarh national park etc. Read here more about the Tiger express.
Kerala Tourism wins “Best Family Award 2016” By Lonely Planet
This year again in 2016, Kerala has won the award for the best family destination in India by the Lonely Planet Travel Awards. This award was given to Kerala tourism because of their hospitality to family tourists.
Recent Travel News from Air India: Self Check-in facility at 26 Domestic Airport
In addition to offline counters, here is the list of 26 domestic airports which will have a self-check-in facility for Air India now:
Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Coimbatore, Cochin, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, New Delhi, Mumbai, Mangalore, Raipur, Rajkot, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam, and Varanasi.
Latest Leh-Ladakh Travel News: Delhi to Leh in Just Rs. 1200
In the recent development, Himachal road transport corporation (HRTC) has launched Delhi-Leh bus service in the beginning of June’s 2016. This will facilitate traveling to Leh-Ladakh region for people who did not want to drive to the arid and cold region. Here are more details about the Delhi-Leh bus service:
- Distance: 1072 km; Fare: Rs 1203; Time taken: 33 hours; Drivers changed: 3 (at Bilaspur, Keylong & Leh); bus changed: 4
Delhi-Leh Bus schedule:
- Departure from Delhi: 03:45 pm
- Arrival in Manali: 08:40 am; Departure from Manali: 10:00 am
- Arrival in Keylong: 03:00 pm; Departure from Keylong: 05:00 am (Next day)
- Arrival in Leh: 07:00 pm (Third day)
Leh-Delhi Bus schedule:
- Departure from Leh at 05:00 am
- Arrival in Keylong at 07:00 pm; Departure from Keylong to Delhi at 05:00 am (Next day)
Be aware that the HPTDC Deluxe bus from Manali to Leh will start in July. More rates and timings can be found on HPTDC site.
Madhya Pradesh Tourism wins “Best Indian Destination for Wildlife” Award by LonelyPlanet
In the recent travel news, in the starting of the month May 2016, LonelyPlanet, the world’s largest Travel Guide Book Publisher, awarded Madhya Pradesh tourism the best Indian destination for Wildlife.
Madhya Pradesh has a total of 25 wildlife sanctuaries including nine National Parks. Some of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh are:
- Bandhavgarh national park (tiger)
- Karera wildlife sanctuary (birds and deer)
- Satpura national park (tiger, Gaur, leopard etc.)
In the recent years, Madhya Pradesh Tourism has done a lot to attract tourists for wildlife. Here is a link for more information about wildlife sanctuaries of Madhya Pradesh
Mumbai wins “Best Destination for Food & Drink” Award by LonelyPlanet
In another latest travel news, recently in the starting of the month May 2016, LonelyPlanet, the world’s largest Travel Guide Book Publisher, awarded Mumbai as the best Indian destination for Food & drink.
It’s because of the authentic foods and cuisines that Mumbai has to offer from streets to restaurants. Some of these delicious treats are Pohe, Upma, Alu Wadi, Missal Pav, Vada Pav, Puran Poli, Modaks etc.
Maharashtra Tourism Boosts Water & Aero Tourism Along Mumbai coastal line
For the past one year, Maharashtra Tourism has been making headlines in the tourism sector for coming up with a lot of plans. Some of the plans are:
- Heli-ride in Mumbai
- Cruise lines along the Mumbai beaches
- MTDC resorts
- Theme based tourism like heritage tourism, culinary tourism, Tiger eco-tourism etc.