Travel & Tourism

Luxury homestay redefined: How homestays in India are now making it to the global tourist map

Amidst the pandemic, the need to unwind through immersive travel experiences is key to one’s own happiness quotient in these highly uncertain times.
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US announces new international travel system; only fully vaccinated individuals to be allowed

This essentially also lifts the travel ban on countries like India that the US had earlier enforced. Former president Donald Trump had imposed a blanket ban on foreign travellers from entering the US

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Chardham Yatra guidelines should be simplified: Bindra

So far, 50,000 pilgrims have registered for the yatra through the Devasthanam Board's portal, he said.

Chardham Yatra joint rotation committee president Roy demanded that the options of both online and offline registration should be available to yatris.

Travelling to Goa this festive season? Top travel trends to track before you head out

Remember, David Mitchel's famous quote “Travel far enough, you meet yourself,” and it is clear that these wise words belong to a world before the pandemic hit hard.


Foreign tourists will be allowed to visit India soon, but with certain restrictions–check details here

The free visa to the tourists will be issued till March 31, 2022 or the issuance of five lakh visa, whichever is earlier.

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Limits on airfares to remain for 15 days at any given time: Aviation Ministry

Since August 12 this year, this roll-over period was of 30 days and the airlines have been charging without limits from 31st day onwards.

Limits on airfares to remain for 15 days at any given time: Aviation Ministry

Covid-19: UK scraps traffic-light system, eases travel restrictions; Indian diaspora to benefit

Visitors from 17 additional countries travelling to the UK from October 4 would no longer require to undergo a pre-departure RT-PCR test after the country recognised their vaccines.

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Planning to embark on the Char Dham Yatra? Check Uttarakhand’s Covid-19 protocol

The high court has capped the number of devotees visiting the shrines each day at 1,000 for Badrinath, 800 for Kedarnath, 400 for Yamunotri, and 600 for Gangotri.

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Responsible tourism on a rise! Kerala gets Agri Tourism Network for farms to blend tourism with farming

This would also help aid the tourism sector which is still reeling under the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delhi’s first pet park to welcome furry guests by March 2022

A senior SDMC official said that the park will have facilities like dog trail, space for running, swimming, digging, trailing and tricks for the canines.

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Rajasthan makes misbehaviour with tourists cognisable offence, non-bailable for repeated offenders

By turning misbehaviour with tourists a cognisable offence, police officials will be empowered to arrest the individuals accused of such crimes without an arrest warrant.

Covid-19: Char Dham Yatra to begin from tomorrow; check latest travel guidelines, daily limit of pilgrims, other details

Only 1200 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Badrinath temple, 800 pilgrims to the Kedarnath temple, 600 pilgrims to Gangotri and 400 pilgrims to Yamunotri on a daily basis.

New Rajasthan Tourism app to bring real-time information to visitors

Tourists will know if the local service provider has registered with the tourism department with the tap of a finger, adding to their safety and security.

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A year after Air India flight crash, Kozhikode Airport to improve safety standards, check details

Kozhikode International Airport Director R Mahalingam said that necessary action will be taken to improve the safety measures at the airport after studying the recommendations of the investigation rep

Uttarakhand HC lifts ban on Char Dham Yatra, orders devotees to follow Covid-19 protocols; Check details

The high court has also ordered devotees to provide a negative Covid-19 report and double vaccination certificate and also capped the number of devotees.

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US working on new COVID-19 rules for international visitors

Jeffrey Zients, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said on Wednesday that because of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, current travel restrictions will remain in place until the ad

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SpiceJet to start 38 new flights during Sep 15-25

The airline said it will resume flights to and from Dubai, connecting it with Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Amritsar and Mangaluru.

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Goa orders new quarantine rules for people coming from Kerala; Details inside

The orders issued by the district administration of both North and South Goa mentioning the quarantine rules extended the Covid restrictions in the state till September 20.

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China permits flights from EU to bring stranded employees but not yet from India

Asked why such a facility was not extended for the stranded Indians, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a media briefing here on Tuesday China is dynamically adjusting to the pandemic situati

India is among 11 countries China has halted flight travel, citing the COVID-19 situation.

Need to focus more on air connectivity between India, ASEAN countries: Sarbananda Sonowal

The minister noted that flow of ASEAN passengers to India is much lower than that of Indian passengers to ASEAN countries or transit through ASEAN.

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Govt committed towards developing landscape in J&K to boost tourism sector, says Minister Bhatt

The minister highlighted the government's commitment towards developing and improving the overall landscape to boost the tourism landscape of the Union Territory.

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Best Tourism Village: Govt nominates Madhya Pradesh’s Ladhpura Khas for UNWTO’s Best Tourism Village award

Villages in Madhya Pradesh are being revamped into becoming tourist villages as a part of the ‘Rural Tourism Project’.

Paragliding, desert trails, helicopter ride, zip-line and more! Adventure tourism picks up pace in Rajasthan

The demand of adventure tourism products has been increasing across the world and following the arrival of new tourism policy several adventure tourism operators have shown interest in setting up thei

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Kerala’s Guruvayur Temple presented with emerald-studded golden crown: Everything you should know about the temple

Ravi Pillai, accompanied by wife Geetha Pillai and son Ganesh Pillai, arrived at the temple on Wednesday morning and presented the crown.

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