Travel & Tourism

Amid escalating COVID-19 cases, many countries impose travel restrictions to and from India

From opening air bubbles since the first COVID-19 wave to now being red-listed by many countries as the second wave hits, India is now facing outbound travel restrictions.

US advises its citizens to avoid travelling to India due to COVID spike

The US has advised its citizens to avoid travelling to India, even if they are fully vaccinated as there is a 'very high level' of COVID-19 in the country.

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Pakistan bans travel from India for 2 weeks amid record spike in COVID-19 cases

Pakistan's National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) took the decision to impose a two-week ban on travel from India in a meeting chaired by its chief Asad Umar who is also the Minister for Plannin

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India on Britain’s Covid ‘red list’! Here’s what it means for international flyers; check details

UK takes decision shortly after Boris Johnson cancels India trip amid Covid cases.

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No crowds now: With akhadas pulling out, kumbh virtually over

There is hardly any crowd now at the bathing ghats where droves of sadhus and common devotees had gathered for a dip in the river on the shahi snan' of April 14, defying Covid-19 norms like social dis

"After the shahi snans of April 12 and 14 several akhadas left and not much is left in the Kumbh area. Practically, the kumbh kshetra is empty now and no one is expected to come from outside," he said.

World Heritage Day: Maharashtra hosts 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites! Know what makes these sites so special

The paintings drawn on the walls of the Ajanta caves despite being over 2000 years old are completely intact which is a witness to the quality of material used in the paintings and highly skilled arti

World Heritage Day: We are a true custodian of Indian hospitality, proud proponent of traditional arts and culture, says Rohit Khosla, IHCL

World Heritage Day: History and its royal signature can be found not only in a country’s glorious past but sometimes it is also found in the restoration work of many buildings that stand as a true t

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The call of the road: Hot travel trend of 2020

Caged inside the confines of their homes, people took to travel like fish take to water after the lockdown lifted last year. The road trip was the first form of travel to pick up, becoming the hot tra

As days passed and confidence rose with road trips, short-distance air travel also picked up in the last quarter of 2020, leading to another post-pandemic travel terminology: flycations. And now, of course, we have vaxications, or post-vaccine vacations.

Sri Lanka mulls restricting foreign arrivals to curb COVID pandemic

Sri Lanka has reported over 96,000 cases since the onset of the pandemic in March last year, with over 92,000 of them having recovered. The number of deaths stands at 615.

As we have been successful in tackling the situation locally to control it, we consider taking this move to restrict arrivals, he said.

SpiceJet to charge no fees for changes done at least 5 days prior to journey

"Under the new offering, passengers booking direct domestic flight tickets from April 17 to May 10 can enjoy a one-time waiver on the change fee for the travel period between April 17 and May 15," it

As states such as Maharashtra and Delhi are going under partial or full lockdown due to rising COVID-19 cases, the airlines are giving more incentives to passengers so that they do not cancel all their travel plans.

World Heritage Day: India has heritage treasure; GoI should broaden safety net for lesser known monuments

It is essential to preserve all these heritages through proper patronage and governance, as they form the roots of any community and culture and account for their survival.

On the other hand, cultural heritage which is intangible in nature is a subtle form of expression by a community depicting their ways of living, which is passed from one generation to another through continuing practices, expressions, customs, and values that are more often than not passed through oral traditions.

World Heritage Day: Unlocking the potential of Heritage tourism in Maharashtra

Forts were the best way to keep an empire protected from the invaders or enemy attacks. Ancient forts were mainly built for the safety & security purpose to protect the surrounding areas & to keep a c

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Good news for adventure tourism amid Covid gloom; 1 lakh bungee jumps completed at Rishikesh’s Jumpin Heights

During pandemic times when the tourism industry is bearing most of the burnt, Jumpin Heights has completed 100,000 jumps in Rishikesh where it started as a home-grown adventure tourism brand in 2010.

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In major breakthrough, ASI traces exquisite Buddhist monastery at Jharkhand’s sleepy village

The small village since the discovery of the monastery is now attracting hundreds of people everyday who want to behold about a millennium old Buddhist deities and other historical elements.

COVID-19: Lucknow’s iconic Bada Imambara, other monuments closed for public

Iconic Nawabi-era structure the Bada Imambara and other monuments in the Uttar Pradesh capital have been closed for public till further orders due to the COVID-19 situation.

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Covid-19 surge: ASI monuments closed for visitors till May 15

Last year, too, all monuments and sites maintained by the ASI were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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To fly or not: Sudden spike in Covid cases, mandatory Covid negative test dampens air travel sentiments

The total number of domestic air travellers fell from the 2 lakh mark for the first time in the country in the last five months.

The number of domestic travellers that travelled in the domestic flights in the country on Tuesday was 1.83 lakh, the Indian Express quoted the data provided by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Empty middle seats may reduce COVID-19 exposure on flights, lab study finds

The researchers, including those from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), noted that aircraft can hold large number of people in close proximity for long periods, which are conditio

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We need authentic documentation of temple stories; only in Uttarakhand, temple stories are written outside important shrines: Anuradha Goyal

Few travel books in India capture one's imagination and curiosity with its attention to the finest details and nuances of traveling across the country's sacred temples.

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Birthplace of Lord Hanuman: Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh argue over the issue

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) in Andhra Pradesh had constituted an expert committee in December 2020.

Thriwe to thrive with its technology-enabled Travel Ambit strategy, says Founder and CEO Dhruv Verma

India has become the third largest domestic aviation market in the world and is expected to overtake the UK to become the third largest air passenger market by 2024.

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We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government

Under the government's new traffic light system for England, travel to countries in the lowest green category could be opened up to quarantine-free travel from May 17.

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Air passengers to West Bengal asked to undergo RT-PCR test 72 hours before departure

The directive was given in view of the surge in coronavirus cases in the country, mostly in the four states, he added.

The test has to be carried out 72 hours prior to the passenger's departure for Bengal.

Shahi snan in Haridwar: Lakhs ignore Covid concerns to take holy dip

The 'royal bath' marked Mesh Sankranti and Baisakhi, and fell two days after a similar convergence of 'sadhus' and other devotees for the second shahi snan -- events where following social distancing

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