Category: India

Hot air balloon rides take flight in Kashmir

The tourism department in Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian Institute of Ski and Mountaineering (IISM) have jointly introduced hot air balloon rides in Gulmarg to promote adventure tourism in the valley. Sources: DD News

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West Bengal woos private investors for setting up tourism projects

  West Bengal government is seeking investment in tourism projects of around Rs 4,000 crore with assured availability of land. “There is no problem of land acquisition as the government has already allotted land to these projects. We want businessmen to come to the state and invest without any fear”, Amit Mitra, Minister for Finance, […]

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Maharashtra forms committee to boost Mumbai tourism

  Maharashtra government has formed a committee, to be headed by the Mumbai Municipal Commissioner, to formulate a special tourism plan for Mumbai. “Mumbai is the only metro in the world that has wildlife, seashore, mangroves and migratory birds”, Dr Jagdish Patil, Managing Director, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) said. He further emphasized that this […]

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Goa: Selaulim Dam may become water sports destination

  The Selaulim Dam that supplies potable and irrigation water to 80 % of Goa may now double up as a water sports tourist attraction, said State Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar. He said that there is enough potential to develop water sports in the reservoir, located in Sanguem taluka of South Goa. “Such a possibility […]

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Chennai Airport can become SE Asia’s hub: AAI

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is gauging the potential of the new Chennai Airport, completed now with an investment of Rs 2,015 crore, becoming a hub for airline companies in South East Asia.V P Agrawal, Chairman of AAI said that the Emirates Group has shown their interest to make the Chennai Airport […]

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Gujarat to invest Rs 730 crore to develop tourism infrastructure

  With a massive number of tourists visiting Gujarat in last two years, Gujarat government has planned to invest Rs 730 crore to develop its tourism infrastructure in 22 districts across the state. The Tourism of Gujarat Corporation Limited (TGCL) is particularly concentrating on renovating infrastructure and methodical planning for promotion of different popular destinations of Gujarat under […]

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Maharashtra appoints two agencies to tap tourism potential in Mumbai

  In a bid to tap the tourism potential of Mumbai, the state tourism department has appointed two agencies to study and frame a comprehensive tourism plan for the city. The plan, intended to explore the various avenues to utilise the city’s tourism potential, will be tabled before the state government within 30 days. “Mumbai […]

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Gujarat receives CNBC’s State Tourism Board award

  CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards held a ceremony in Srinagar, where it awarded Gujarat Tourism with the Best State Tourism Award. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare gave the award to Vipul Mittra, principal secretary (Tourism) of Gujarat. One of the most prestigious prizes in the tourism sector, the CNBC award […]

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West Bengal to prioritise tourism infrastructure

  West Bengal’s new Tourism Minister Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury has said priority will be given to developing tourism infrastructure in the state to attract domestic and international travellers. Advancement in the field of information technology will be used to provide the latest information and booking facilities for the tourists. The projects will be implemented by […]

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India becoming an international film destination

The 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) opened and closed with films that have a strong Indian connection, Life of Pi and Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, respectively. IFFI also showcased other films shot in iconic locations of India, like Save Your Legs that as released in Australia; Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; Oscar-winning Slumdog […]

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