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Direct flight services between Delhi and Sikkim commence

Commercial flight services to the tabletop airport recommenced after nearly one-and-half years after the private airliner halted its operations between Kolkata and Pakyong in June 2019 due to bad weather conditions and technical problems.
Commercial flight operations to the airport started in October 2018.

Lost city of Krimila: Discovery of clay sealings in Bihar’s Lakshisari holds major clues

Findings from the excavation further strengthen the government’s efforts to resurrect a long-forgotten, prosperous city called Krimila

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Covid-19 vaccination drive, Republic Day 2021 weekend cheer Tourism sector as more Indians pack their bags; Top trends

Covid-19 vaccination drive, Republic Day weekend: The recently released annual Edelman Trust barometer suggested that close to 80 per cent of people in India surveyed were willing to get the COVID-19

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Zoo near ‘Statue of Unity’ is making sure its lone surviving giraffe never misses favourite Acacia meal; here’s how

Every day, close to 20 kilos of acacia leaf branches and twigs are brought to the park for the female giraffe by the Kevadia zoo authorities.

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Kerala ranked most welcoming region in India third year in row: What works in Kerala’s favour

The ranking took into account the hospitality and friendliness of these regions.

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Seychelles opens up for tourism for COVID-19 vaccinated travellers

Seychelles is currently open to Indian visitors -- who have not been vaccinated -- through private jet transfers only, the statement noted.

Vistara commences daily flight service between Delhi, Sharjah under air bubble agreement

Delhi-Sharjah-Dubai flight will be followed by daily air services on Mumbai-Sharjah-Mumbai route, which are set to start from January 24, Vistara said.


Cheers for Shirdi devotees! Direct Mumbai-Shirdi chopper service resumes, check fare, timing

Religious pilgrims and tourists wanting to visit Shirdi will not only cut down their travel time by almost seven times but also get a panoramic view of the physical landscape including mountains and r

Delhi’s Transport department firming up ‘rent a bike’ scheme

"The presentation was scheduled earlier this month but it was postponed. Now it will be held next week. The draft proposal for bike rent service will require approval of the State Transport Authority

IndiGo flight with 172 passengers onboard makes emergency landing at Bhopal airport

The emergency landing of the Surat-Kolkata flight was made at the Bhopal airport due to a technical glitch.

It is not yet clear as to what technical glitch made the pilot of the Kolkata bound flight resort to an emergency landing.

TAAI urges govt to do away with quarantine norms for travellers vaccinated against COVID-19

India has not yet restored scheduled international operations which it had suspended in late March, days before the announcement of a complete lockdown from March 25 last year.

It asked for waiving RT-PCR and quarantine norms for such travellers also. (Representative image)

50 plus flights delayed at Delhi airport due to dense fog

This is the third time this season -- after December 8 and January 1 -- that visibility dropped to zero metres in the city.

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SpiceJet announces daily flight on Delhi-Pakyong route from January 23

SpiceJet commenced services to Pakyong Airport on October 5, 2018, nearly two weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated it, with a direct flight from Kolkata under UDAN.

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Gir to Rann: Planning to visit Gujarat? Here’s the list of must-visit destinations

There are certain key locations and destinations that the state is bringing into focus in the new tourism policy.

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UK bans arrivals from South America, Portugal over Brazil virus variant

Portugal was also added to the banned list because of close travel links with Brazil, he said. Workers transporting essential good from Portugal would be exempt.

Gujarat Tourism: From Vocal for Local to sustainable tourism, key focus areas of Gujarat’s new tourism policy

The policy, which came into force on January 1 this year, will remain functional till December 31, 2025.

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US to require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

COVID is already widespread in the US, with more than 22 million cases reported to date, including more than 375,000 deaths.

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Planning to visit Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Maharashtra? Get online pass from January 14

A statement from the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust said the decision on online passes will be implemented from January 14.

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Vistara to operate daily flights on Delhi-Sharjah route from January 20

Full-service carrier Vistara said on Monday it will be operating daily flights between Delhi and Sharjah from January 20 onwards.

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Air travel increases! January 9 marks movement of more than 5.16 lakh passengers across India

According to the data, more than 2.59 lakh passengers departed from Indian airports on January 9 whereas a minimum of 2.56 lakh passengers arrived across the country on the same day.

Passport Index 2021: Germany has most powerful passport in 2021, but Belgium came out strongest during COVID-19

With the closure of borders, global mobility fell, leading to an all time low in the World Openness Score (WOS).

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Gujarat impresses another Amitabh! NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant shares his experience of Rann of Kutch Tent City; Check video

Showering praise on the hospitality and warmth shown by the people of Kutch, Kant appreciated the mouth watering cuisines of the place and also admired the arrangement of exciting sports at the site.

Here’s how Band, Bajaa, Baraat are helping Covid-hit hotels recover

According to a latest JLL report, weddings helped revive the hotel sector, along with ‘revenge travel’ and demand for F&B, in the October to December period. Hotels have become the preferred venue

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Rajasthan goes online for film shooting nod, launches App for travel enthusiasts

We get to witness Rajasthan in Bollywood classic Dev Anand's Guide to more recent hits like Aamir Khan's Rang De Basanti, Delhi 6, Yeh Jawani Hain Deewani, Bajirao Mastani, Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhai

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