Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, popularly known as the 'Toy Train' is one of the main attractions of the region.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, popularly known as the 'Toy Train' is one of the main attractions of the region.

West Bengal hires U.S.-based consulting firm for tourism development

Our Bureau

West Bengal seems to be getting its acts together on the tourism front. The State has hired t... »

Accor launches Formule1 in Pune 

Our Bureau

French hotel chain operator Accor has opened a 117-room Formule1 hotel in Pimpri, taking... »

Tata Motors unveils tracking solution for school children safety


Tata Motors today launched a tracking solution, aimed at student safety, which would come as a s... »

Aussie chef gives Indian street snack ‘panipuri’ a makeover


Panipuri, a traditional Indian streetside snack has undergone a contemporary twist — with fruits... »

Uttar Pradesh village could have possible Harappan link

A part of 21 pots found in the burial pit in the late Harappan site of Chandayan, Baghpat district, Uttar Pradesh. These pots including deep bowls, flasks and dishes might have contained cereals, milk, butter etc.. as part of some religious ceremony for the dead.


When brick kiln workers stumbled upon human skeletal remains at Chandayan village, some 100 km f... »

`Modi-Obama’ kites a hit in Gujarat this Makar Sankranti

As kite festival comes closer, this young kite maker, Nasirbhai, shows his creation with with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Obama shaking hands.


With the country all set to welcome U.S. President Barack Obama for the Republic Day in New Delhi, the ‘Modi-Obama’ kites are the flavour this season in Gujarat for the upcoming Makar Sankranti fe... »

Goa Tourism to host Grape Escapade 2015 from Jan 23


Grape Escapade 2015, one of the biggest wine festivals held in India will commence in Goa from January 23 offering food connoisseurs a chance to gorge on a wide range of gourmet classics and sip s... »

Chandni Chowk to China: A common love for street food

A shop at Chandni Chowk area, which is famous for its street food culture in New Delhi. - Photo: S.Subramanium


It is middle of the night and minus 5 degrees Celsius in Jinan, a city in eastern China, but people are still queuing up at an old and famous open street food joint to grab a bite or two of grille... »

BIAL handled 14 m passengers in 2014

Benchmarks: The airport is focused on improving customer experience

Anil Urs

With a 12.5% rise in passengers, Bangalore airport becomes third busiest in country »

Tamil Nadu allots Rs 10,300 cr for tourism sector


Tamil Nadu has allocated Rs 10,300 crore for the development of tourism infrastructure in the state with a target to attract 1.5 crore foreign tourists by 2023, State Tourism Minister Shanmughanat... »

Illusion and reality

Some glad tidings: At Panna, the introduced tiger population has grown to over 20 in five years. - Photo: R.Sreenivasa Murthy

Joanna Van Gruisen

It’s a time for reflection and projection, to take stock of the good and the bad in the fields of travel and environment »

NMR to stop issuing tickets to Hillgrove station

A view of the Nilgiris Mountain Railways at Hillgrove station. - Photo : Bijoy Ghosh

Our Bureau

The Salem Division of Southern Railways has in a release said that the stoppage of trains in Hillgrove Station (between Kallar and Coonoor) in the Nilgiri Mountain Railways (NMR) section will be w... »

`NEIIPP uncertainty likely to hit NE tourism growth’

Tourists enjoying an evening at Ward’s Lake in Shillong, capital of Meghalaya. - Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

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 The uncertainty over continuation of North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP) 2007 is likely to hit the growth of tourism industry in North East.  Accordi... »

Maharashtra tourism mulls launch of amphibian bus service


The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is toying with the idea of starting an amphibian bus service at some tourist spots along the Mumbai and Konkan coast. The MTDC has i... »

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 State to offer the facility. It is currently the only State to have two international airpor... »

Railways to provide RO drinking water at 8 stations

Barbeque Nation opens third outlet in Hyderabad

At the gates

App-solute travel essentials

Vitamin C

For a bon voyage

Pradipti Jayaram

Here’s how you can protect yourself against travel mishaps »

Over one crore passport applications processed in 2014

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India has emerged as a major passport power after US and China in terms of delivery and service of applications, by crossing the landmark figure of one crore.   During the perio... »

Air France cuts flying time between San Francisco and Bengaluru

Anil Urs

Air France has tweaked schedules by reducing lay-over times and saving a couple of hours of flying time to the US west coast »

11 lakh tourists visited Kashmir despite floods, elections

Tulips in full bloom at Tulip Garden at the foothills of Zabarvan mountain range in Srinagar. - Photo: Nissar Ahmad


Despite the devastating floods and two elections in the state this year, about 11 lakh tourists thronged Kashmir, even as efforts are on to attract more visitors to the Valley during the winter... »

TN earmarks Rs 10,300 cr for tourism development


Tamil Nadu has set a target of 1.5 crore foreign tourists to visit the state by 2023, state tourism minister, Shanmughanathan said today. To achieve the target and attract foreign tourist... »

Tourism Minister launches e-ticketing for Taj Mahal

Navadha Pandey

Those interested in visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra will now be able to book a ticket online, the Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Mahesh Sharma, said on Friday. The fac... »

Tourism Ministry to launch helpline, welcome card for tourists


The much awaited helpline for tourists and ‘Welcome Card’ for foreign visitors will be launched by the Tourism Ministry tomorrow along with various other initiatives. The bi-lingual helpl... »

AP Tourism to host New Year celebrations

Puligundu hillock in Chittoor district all set to attract New Year revelers.


Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has planned a host of entertainment shows at Horsley Hills, Puligundu and Kuppam easily accessible from here, to celebrate the new year on Decembe... »

Delhi offers affordable airport transportation in India: survey

A passenger enjoying Airport Express Line ride. - Photo: V.V. Krishnan


When it comes to most affordable and convenient ways to reach your destination in the country, New Delhi offers the most affordable taxis for travellers from the airport to the city centre, cov... »

IRCTC Dubai tour

Our Bureau

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced a four-day Dubai shopping festival package. The tour, by air from Kochi, will cost ₹44, 155 for one person... »

Book tickets online to visit Taj Mahal

Gujarat plans to build airport at Dholavira

Govt to phase out handwritten passports

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