Travel & Tourism

Indo-Thai, Bhai Bhai! More Indians now visiting Thailand as Chinese tourists shun ‘land of smiles’

What’s happening to Thai tourism could prove a canary in the coal mine for the leisure sector in other Asian economies as China matures and a new India emerges.

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Flights between India, Europe to increase; route profitability remains challenge: Air France-KLM

KLM had announced in May that it will start thrice-weekly flights on Bengaluru-Amsterdam route from October 31.

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Pink City Jaipur declared as UNESCO world heritage site

PM Modi in mentioning the UNESCO tweet wrote that Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour.

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee inscribed Jaipur the ‘Pink City of India’ among its World Heritage Sites. News

Budget 2019: Modi govt plans to boost tourism with development of 17 iconic tourist spots

Finance Minister said that the government will build 17 iconic sites to encourage the arrival of tourists in India.

17 "iconic sites" will be transformed into world-class destinations to boost the tourist influx. News

Jagannath Rath Yatra festival begins with religious fervour

Some important public-figures who worshipped Lord Jagannath shared good wishes on Twitter with everyone.

Many devotees pay their homage to Lord Jagannath and wish for happiness and prosperity. News

Amarnath Yatra: Highest number of 5,522 pilgrims leave Jammu for cave shrine

The fifth batch of 5,522 pilgrims -- 4,456 men, 871 women, 31 children and 164 seers -- left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at around 3.30 am for Pahalgam and Baltal in a fleet of 235 vehicles, off

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Good news for Indians going to Dubai: Now shop at Dubai airports using Rupee!

As per a report in the Gulf News, the Indian currency is now acceptable at all three terminals of Dubai International Airport and at Al Maktoum Airport.

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Good news for Hajj pilgrims! SpiceJet’s to operate 148 special flights

The airline plans to fly almost 11,000 pilgrims from Srinagar to Jeddah, Medina and back between July and September 2019.

Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be put to service to ferry pilgrims from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir to Jeddah and Medina. News

Rath Yatra on Thursday! 5 things you should know

Jagannath temple deities are taken out in their chariots which are pulled in a traditional ceremony by thousands of people.

Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are prominent deities and are known as 'Trimurti'. News

SpiceJet gives flyers the opportunity to fly at just Rs 888! Here’s how

SpiceJet's monsoon offer gives an opportunity to book quick weekend gateways in a cheaper budget

SpiceJet's monsoon offer gives an opportunity to book quick weekend gateways in a cheaper budget. News

Amarnath yatra begins; over 8,000 pilgrims pay obeisance at cave shrine on day 1

The governor lauded the people of Kashmir for making the annual pilgrimage a successful event ever since it is being observed.

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Namaste India! More foreign tourist coming to the country; over one crore visited in 2018

The Tourism Ministry provides financial assistance through Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD schemes for development of tourism infrastructure.

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Govt identifies 15 thematic tourists circuits under Swadesh Darshan scheme

"Buddhist circuit is one of the fifteen thematic circuits identified for development under the Swadesh Darshan-Integrated Development of Theme-Based Tourism Circuits Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism,

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SpiceJet Guwahati-Dhaka daily direct flight service begins

SpiceJet Chief Marketing Officer Debojo Maharshi informed the daily flight has been launched under the International Air Connectivity Scheme (IACS).

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Amarnath Yatra: Second batch of pilgrims start journey

Over 1.5 lakh pilgrims from across the country have so far registered themselves for the 46-day long pilgrimage, which takes place from the 36-km Pahalgam track in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag distric

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Kashmir’s Patnitop set to regain lost glory, cable car ready for operations

Despite the challenging terrain, the ropeway project was completed in a record time of 2.5 years after the work was initiated and maybe dedicated to the nation any time soon.

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Statue of Unity: High-velocity winds, rainwater lash viewing gallery, officials reject leakage reports

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity in October 2018. It took 42 months for the Rs 2,989 crore project to complete.

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Alwar’s wonderful heritage monuments: Moosi Rani ki Chattri and Sagar Baoli

The Moosi Rani ki Chattri and its adjoining Sagar Kund are wonderful heritage monuments and could easily be made into popular tourist spots; however, the place looks derelict and could certainly do wi

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Amarnath Yatra: 40-day pilgrimage to cave shrine in south Kashmir to start from Monday

The Army, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jammu and Kashmir Police have been tasked with providing security to the pilgrims and a multi-tier security arrangement has been planned for t

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Destination America! Indian tourists flocking to the US; 1.4 million visited in 2018 alone

India was third in terms of growth rate (7.2 per cent) during the year followed by Brazil (15.5 per cent) and Mexico (9.4 per cent).

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IndiGo ticket cancellation charges 2019: Airline makes big change in ticket cancellation policy! Read details

IndiGo ticket cancellation details, IndiGo ticket cancellation fees: IndiGo said that while revision only applies if the change or cancellation is made within 0-3 days of the travel dates, the ticket


No one wants to bathe at this Varanasi Ghat; know the mystery!

Varanasi has 88 ghats which are famous for bathing in Ganga to wash away their sins and for puja ceremony of Lord Vishwanath.

Varanasi is famous for its mentions in ancient folktales and mythology. News

SpiceJet announces new international flights from Delhi, Mumbai; check fares, flight schedule

Spicejet flight fares: SpiceJet has also announced all-inclusive promotional fare starting at Rs 14,227 on Mumbai-Riyadh, Rs 12,263 on Riyadh-Mumbai, Rs 10,677 on Mumbai-Dhaka, Rs 10,732 on Dhaka-Mumb

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New Mumbai-Hong Kong flight! SpiceJet to begin service from end July

Starting April, it has announced around 124 new flights which includes 76 connecting Mumbai, 20 connecting Delhi and eight flights between Mumbai and Delhi.

The Gurugram-based airline already has operations to the Hong Kong from New Delhi. (File photo) News

Shri Amarnathji Yatra App: Shrine board launches mobile app to help pilgrims

Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) has introduced a new mobile-based application for pilgrims intending to undertake the annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, an offic

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Exploring Ladakh incomplete without tasting authentic Ladakhi cuisine

Difficult weather and a tough diverse land have dictated the vegetation and food habits of Ladakhi people.

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Now fly from Mumbai to Durgapur! Check SpiceJet flight schedule

SpiceJet flight schedule: SpiceJet flight number SG 6354 will depart from Mumbai at 7.50 am and will arrive at 10.05 am. SG 6355 will leave Durgapur at 10.45 am and reach Mumbai at 1.05 pm.

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