Tag: Puri

Odisha Tourism showcases its offerings as India’s best-kept secret

Tourism Minister of Odisha J P Panigrahi recently led a delegation at a roadshow organised by FICCI in Mumbai. The roadshow witnessed the participation of over 150 tour and travel operators from the city, who conducted rapid B2B networking with 18 leading tour operators from Odisha, who were a part of the delegation. Commissioner cum […]

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Bhubaneswar to tap tourism potential through Hockey World Cup

With the men’s Hockey World Cup scheduled in November, the state tourism department of Odisha has come up with enticing tour packages for players, delegates and visitors to increase footfall in the region and boost tourism in Bhuvaneswar. The state tourism department has been assigned to create new and affordable tour packages to be chosen […]

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Spiritual tourism on rise: ixigo report

According to a recent study conducted by travel marketplace ixigo, religious or spiritually motivated tourism has emerged as one of the most vital components of India’s tourism industry with places like Puri, Varanasi, Tirupati and Shirdi topping the charts. The key finding of the study is that more and more Indians are travelling to connect […]

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TripAdvisor: Goa top destination in Indian travel plans this New Year

According to a new list by TripAdvisor, the Top 15 New Year Destinations that people from India are planning to visit are mostly domestic destinations with only a few international hot spots. The top beach destination is Goa, the top heritage destinations are Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jaisalmer, and the top international destinations are Bangkok and […]

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Puri to soon start tracking foreigners under IVFRT project

Following the announcement of starting the Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration & Tracking (IVFRT) project in 60 Indian cities last year, Bhubaneshwar and Puri are yet to come up with a consolidated infrastructure for implementation of the project. IVFRT enables creation of nationwide online data of foreigners visiting different states and keep a track of […]

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West Bengal to set up tourist accommodation at Puri

The West Bengal government has recently acquired one acre of land at Puri for construction of accommodation for tourists visiting the famous Odisha pilgrim town.    “A large number of people from West Bengal visit Puri,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said while inaugurating the chariot of Lord Jagannath at a programme organised by ISKCON in […]

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