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Fairy Queen, World's Oldest Functional Steam Engine to commence its journey

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 06:01
New Delhi : Indian Railways will be commencing running of team hauled tourist train between Delhi Cantonment and Rewari on second and fourth Saturday of month beginning from October, 2017. The operation will continue till April, 2018.

Fairy Queen, World's Oldest Functional Steam Engine to commence its journey

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 06:01
New Delhi : Indian Railways will be commencing running of team hauled tourist train between Delhi Cantonment and Rewari on second and fourth Saturday of month beginning from October, 2017. The operation will continue till April, 2018.

Indian Railways to start cheaper, faster Rajdhani between Delhi-Mumbai

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 05:01
New Delhi , October 14 : The Indian Railways has decided to run a 'special Rajdhani' train between Delhi-Mumbai, without flexi fare and will take two hour less than the two existing Rajdhanis, and will start from October 16.

Indian Railways to start cheaper, faster Rajdhani between Delhi-Mumbai

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 05:01
New Delhi , October 14 : The Indian Railways has decided to run a 'special Rajdhani' train between Delhi-Mumbai, without flexi fare and will take two hour less than the two existing Rajdhanis, and will start from October 16.

High-five: 5 events in Mumbai to explore this festive season

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:46
New Delhi , Oct 13 : Festivals are the perfect time for families to shop, indulge, celebrate, learn and spend quality time together. With festive shopping considered especially auspicious, Indians across all sections of the society purchase everything that has been on their minds for a while; from new clothes and jewellery to home decor.

Celebrate Diwali away from home at these gorgeous spots

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 05:17
New Delhi , Oct 11 : While the festival of lights, Diwali, is all about family get-togethers, firework displays, pujas and tasty treats, many of us wish to stay away from the noise and smog and set off to a peaceful destination to enjoy our holidays.

Commuting by Delhi Metro to be costlier from tomorrow

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 05:28
New Delhi , Oct 9 : Commuters using Delhi Metro will have to spend more from their pockets from tomorrow as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has confirmed the price hike, as decided earlier.

Chhattisgarh: Raman Singh announces AC nonstop buses on 18 routes

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 05:06
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , October 8 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday announced that Air-conditioned (AC) nonstop buses will run on 18 routes of Chhattisgarh.

Phayeng Chakpa village is Manipur's new favourite tourist spot

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:53
Imphal West (Manipur) , October 6 : Having recently hosted the World Tourism Day celebration, one of the oldest villages of Manipur, Phayeng Chakpa village, has now become a vibrant tourist hotspot of the state.

Goa: Season's first charter coming from Russia today

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 14:32
Panaji (Goa) , Oct 1 : Goa is all set to receive its first charter-load of tourists from Russia today, marking an early start to the charter-tourist season.

Over 67pc people planning vacay this season: Survey

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:46
New Delhi , Sep 29 : An online travel portal, Yatra.com, in its annual festive survey highlighting the travel trends, found that 67pc respondents are planning to travel during the festival season, leveraging the long weekends.

Expedia Family Travel Survey 2017: Indian Parents Let Go of their Parenting Style When on Vacation

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:45
New Delhi : Expedia, a leading full service online travel company, today released the results of the 2017 Family survey, a study analyzing family choices around holidays across multiple countries and continents.

World Tourism Day: Wonders of India

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 06:04
New Delhi , September 27 : India has an array of exotic locations that can leave you spellbound with its beauty- from trails of architectural pasts to the tranquillity that hills offer, blue-green sea-water or wildlife experiences - India has got it all.

Special trains to run between Kakinada and Tirupati in wake of Dussehra

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 16:42
Secunderabad (Telangana) , Sept 26 : Special Trains will run between Kakinada and Tirupati in view of Brahmotsavam at Tirumala and Dussehra festival.

Airbnb launches New York city experiences

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:30
New Delhi , Sep 26 : There's so much of New York to discover beyond the neon lights of Times Square. That's why today we're announcing the launch of New York City Experiences with over 150 Experiences across all five boroughs. Airbnb guests will now have the opportunity to explore one of the world's most dynamic cities from a diverse and local viewpoint.

President Kovind to present National Tourism Awards on Wednesday

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 05:46
New Delhi, Sep 25 : The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind will present "National Tourism Awards" to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organized by Ministry of Tourism in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on World Tourism Day (27 September,2017). The function will be presided over by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism ShriShri Alphons Kannanthanam. These awards are being given since the early 1990s and are presented to State Governments / Union Territories, classified hotels, heritage hotels, approved travel agents, tour operators and tourist transport operators, individuals and other private organizations in recognition of their performance in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an aim to promote tourism. In an attempt to encourage States and Union Territories to put into place effective mechanisms for maintaining cleanliness at tourist destinations, a new Category of award "Swachhta Award" has been introduced this year. Other new categories of awards being introduced this year include "Best State for Adventure Tourism" and "Best Wildlife Guide". The date for the Awards has been selected to coincide with World Tourism Daywhich is celebrated annually on 27th September, to coincide with the anniversary of adoption of the statutes of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The theme for World Tourism Day 2017, as announced by UNWTO is "Sustainable Tourism - a Tool for Development". This year, Hall of Fame Awards have been introduced, which will be given to States, Organisations, Agencies which have the National Tourism Award in the same category for the last three consecutive years. Recipients of the Hall of Fame Awards will be eligible to apply for the National Tourism Award in the same category after three years. The Award function will also include : (i) Launch of the Incredible India 2.0 Campaign;(ii) Launch of 'Adopt A Heritage' Project; and(iii) Design Launch of Incredible India Website. Invitees at the function will include Tourism Ministers of States, Central and State Government Officials, Representatives from Diplomatic Missions, Members from the Travel and Hospitality Industries, including leading Hoteliers, Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Travel Media and the Mainstream Media.

Here're some pocket-friendly abroad destinations for Indians

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:50
New Delhi , September 26 : If traveling was free, you would never see me again- This is the line repeated often by people like your friends and colleagues, who have a serious wanderlust.

Railway line connecting India, Nepal to become functional from next year

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:52
Janakpur [Nepal], Sept 25 : After remaining non-functional for the last three years the Janakpur-Jayanagar Railway line connecting Nepal and India is expected to become functional by 2018.

Up for some real life horror? Here're 9 spookiest places around the world

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 05:44
New Delhi , Sep 25 : The unknown has always fascinated the human mind. We all have grown up hearing stories of witches and ghosts, myths and legends and haunted forts and houses.

Top 5 ways to experience the Canadian province, Ontario

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:28
New Delhi , Sep 23 : Canada's most populous province, Ontario is home to nearly 40 percent of all Canadians. It is diverse and vibrant from the multicultural metropolis of Toronto, Canada's biggest city, to the First Nations villages on the Hudson Bay shores to the north.