A passenger enjoying Airport Express Line ride. - Photo: V.V. Krishnan
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Delhi offers affordable airport transportation in India: survey


When it comes to most affordable and convenient ways to reach your destination in the country... »

Maharashtra tourism mulls launch of amphibian bus service


The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is toying with the idea of starting an am... »

Kerala may extend tourist visa-on-arrival to third airport

Vinson Kurian 

Kerala is seeking to introduce tourist visa-on-arrival at Kozhikode, the third airport in the St... »

Railways to provide RO drinking water at 8 stations

A view of reverse osmasis plant


Railways have identified eight stations where reverse osmosis (RO) drinking water units will be... »

IRCTC Dubai tour

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The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced a four... »

Book tickets online to visit Taj Mahal


This Christmas onwards you won’t have to stand in long queues to buy tickets to enter Taj Mahal as the Archaeological Survey of India is launching the online booking of entry tickets facility.... »

Gujarat plans to build airport at Dholavira

The Harrappan site of Dholavira.


The Gujarat Government is planning to construct and develop an airport at Dholavira in Kutch district, one of the two largest Harappan sites in the country and also a “paradise” for bird-watchers,... »

Govt to phase out handwritten passports


People holding handwritten passports may not be issued visas for international travel after November 24 next year, government today informed the Rajya Sabha. In a written reply to a quest... »

Travel magazine ranks Hyderabad second best place to see in 2015


Hyderabad is the second best place in the world that one should see in 2015, according to an international travel publication. The Presidio of San Francisco in the US ranked first on the... »  

E-visa facility for foreign tourists launched

Home Minister Rajnath Singh (right) with Minister of State for Tourism & Culture, Mahesh Sharma, at the launch of the tourist visa on arrival enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation in the Capital on Thursday. -- Ramesh Sharma

Navadha Pandey 

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday launched the electronic visa facility for foreign tourists, which would make travel seamless and hassle-free in India. The tourist visa o... »

Luxury liner AIDAsol calls at Kochi port

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Luxury liner AIDAsol from the fleet of German-based AIDA Cruises anchored at Kochi Port on Sunday, with about 2,000 passengers on board. It arrived here after visiting Mumbai and Goa... »

IRCTC to operate special tourist trains from Madurai


After the successful launch of two tourist trains from Bangalore and Puducherry, The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation would operate three ‘Pilgrim Special Tourist Trains’ originatin... »

River cruise on Gujarat’s Sabarmati soon

Tourists enjoying boating ride at Sardar bridge Ghat near Paldi, Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad.


Adding to the exotic charm of Sabarmati waterfront — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project — civic authorities here have decided to launch a cruise or a floating restaurant facility. ... »

Mumbai is most vacation-deprived city: Study

According to a study a majority of Mumbaikars take lesser vacation days than they are awarded. (Above) A picture of Mumbai's Marine Drive. - Paul Noronha


The financial capital of the country has emerged as the most vacation-deprived city among the five surveyed towns, as most Mumbaikars enjoy working more than relaxing at vacations, says a recent s... »

Cox & Kings Q2 net loss at Rs 94.22 cr


Tours and travel firm Cox & Kings on Friday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 94.22 crore for the quarter ended September 30.The company had posted a net profit after taxes, minori... »

First task will be to set up tourist facilitation centres: Minister

ICC Cricket World Cup fever will send air fares soaring

Baa, baa, black-nosed sheep

Ajay Jadeja in tourism campaign to promote South Australia in India

Mahindra Holidays’ travel business taken over by Mercury

Malsamot to be developed as major tourist spot

Travel insurance rates may remain stable this year as rupee volatility eases

Tour operators

Barbeque Nation opens third outlet in Hyderabad

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Casual dining restaurant chain Barbeque Nation has inaugurated its newest outlet in the IT hub of Gachibowli in Hyderabad, its 40{+t}{+h} in the country and plans to expand the network o... »

At the gates

Hill and hearty: The GHNP was added to the Unesco World Heritage list this June. - Ashish Kothari

Kunal Condillac

There’s nothing one can do to capture the essence of a place like the Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, but to be in it »

App-solute travel essentials

Elizabeth Mathew

Some tech hacks to see you through your vacation! »

In boost for travel sector, Govt launches e-visa facility for tourists from 43 countries

Red carpet Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of State for
Tourism Mahesh Sharma (left) and Home Affairs Secretary Anil
Goswami at the launch of the e-Visa scheme in Delhi RAMESH SHARMA

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Acceding to a long-pending demand of the travel industry, and aiming to make travel to India hassle-free, the Government on Thursday launched electronic visa facilities for tourists from 43 cou... »

Crowne Plaza Kochi offers ‘India Free Nights’

V Sajeev Kumar

Crowne Plaza Kochi, a part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), is offering one free night stay for three consecutive nights booking under ‘India Free Nights Stay’ programme for Indian national... »

Taj to open 3 properties under Gateway brand next year

Navadha Pandey

The Indian Hotels Company Ltd, better known as the Taj group, will open three properties under its upscale brand Gateway Hotels and Resorts next year. Prabhat S Verma, Chief Operating Off... »

Mizoram plans to privatise tourist facilities


Mizoram government has been planning to privatise 15 tourist facilities, including tourist lodges located in different parts of the state, Tourism Minister John Rotluangliana said in the Assembly... »

Tripura wants to build NE India, Bangladesh, Myanmar tourist circuit


North-East India, Bangladesh and Myanmar should think of creating a tourist circuit that will help in popularising historical places, Tripura Tourism Minister Ratan Bhaumick said. “There is... »

Kerala Tourism eyes Nordic market


Keeping up its strategy of tapping emerging markets to attract travellers to the state, Kerala Tourism has held three roadshows in the Nordic region in Europe, eliciting an encouraging response fr... »

Tourist visa on arrival up 41.5%

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Visa on arrival for tourists has seen an uptick of 41.5 per cent at 2,705 VoAs in October 2014 compared with 1,911 VoAs during the same month last year, according to a statement from the Ministry... »

Murshidabad society to organise seminar on heritage management

Foreign tourist arrivals up 9.6% at 6.56 lakh in October

Rinky on the wall

Fleming beckons cricket fans to New Zealand

TripAdvisor profit sags as costs jump; shares slide

Goa govt suspends water sports after death of Russian tourists

Varun group begins work on 5-star hotel project


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