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Rajasthan's Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary notified as India's 52nd tiger reserve

The newly notified tiger reserve in Rajasthan's Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary includes the tiger habitat between Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the northeast and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve on the southern side and facilitates dispersal of tigers from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Rajasthan's Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary notified as India's 52nd tiger reserve (Twitter/PrakashJavdekar)
Rajasthan's Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary notified as India's 52nd tiger reserve (Twitter/PrakashJavdekar)
Updated on May 16, 2022 09:07 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Nepal PM Deuba inaugurates second international airport near Lumbini

The USD 76 million Gautam Buddha International Airport was inaugurated on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. The new airport in Bhairahawa is 19kms from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lumbini
Nepal's Prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba (C) is greeted by officials upon his arrival at the newly built Gautam Buddha International Airport following its inauguration in Siddharthanagar on May 16, 2022.  (Photo by Prakash MATHEMA / AFP)
Nepal's Prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba (C) is greeted by officials upon his arrival at the newly built Gautam Buddha International Airport following its inauguration in Siddharthanagar on May 16, 2022.  (Photo by Prakash MATHEMA / AFP)
Updated on May 16, 2022 08:50 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Kathmandu

Jharkhand may have 'dolphin safari' at Sahibganj, Rajmahal to boost eco-tourism

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has recently sought proposals for two places - Sahibganj and Rajmahal in Jharkhand - for the eco-tourism project. The proposed stretches are likely to be declared as ‘dolphin tourism sites’
Jharkhand may have 'dolphin safari' at Sahibganj, Rajmahal to boost eco-tourism (Pixabay)
Jharkhand may have 'dolphin safari' at Sahibganj, Rajmahal to boost eco-tourism (Pixabay)
Updated on May 15, 2022 07:55 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Ranchi

Delhi to Leh bus service flags off after 8 months as snow clears off

The bus is decided to facilitate the direct travel of people from Delhi to Leh via Keylong, in two shifts from Keylong to Leh and Leh to Delhi.
Delhi to Leh bus service flags off after 8 months as snow clears off sooner than usual (Twitter/tripoto)
Delhi to Leh bus service flags off after 8 months as snow clears off sooner than usual (Twitter/tripoto)
Updated on May 15, 2022 07:40 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Keylong (himachal Pradesh) [india]

Shanghai nears end of lockdown, China’s Covid-19 angst grows

Officials in China's financial hub, Shanghai, said Friday they’re seeking to stop community spread of the coronavirus by May 20, a sign they may finally dismantle the gruelling travel restrictions that have upended lives and disrupted everything from banking to car manufacturing.
Local residents queue with umbrellas for nucleic acid tests for the Covid-19 coronavirus in a compound under lockdown in the Pudong district in Shanghai on May 13, 2022.  (Photo by LIU JIN / AFP)
Local residents queue with umbrellas for nucleic acid tests for the Covid-19 coronavirus in a compound under lockdown in the Pudong district in Shanghai on May 13, 2022.  (Photo by LIU JIN / AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2022 08:21 PM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Indians can take precaution dose 3 months after second jab if travelling abroad

To facilitate international travel for genuine reasons, the necessary provision of early administration of precaution dose for travellers has been done on the Co-WIN portal under the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
Indians can take precaution dose 3 months after second jab if travelling abroad (Photo by Money SHARMA/AFP)
Indians can take precaution dose 3 months after second jab if travelling abroad (Photo by Money SHARMA/AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2022 08:01 PM IST
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PTI | ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

What are Covid-19 entry rules for travellers to European countries?

  • Most European countries have lifted travel restrictions — despite ongoing high infection numbers. DW Travel has compiled this overview of EU rules.
Vacations are possible in Europe — but certain rules, like wearing masks, are still in place in many countires.(Manuel Silvestri/REUTERS )
Vacations are possible in Europe — but certain rules, like wearing masks, are still in place in many countires.(Manuel Silvestri/REUTERS )
Published on May 13, 2022 02:24 PM IST
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Seize the summer with these festivals!

From the International Flower Festival in Sikkim to the Mount Abu Festival in Rajasthan, explore India’s diverse culture with these summer festivals
Mount Abu Summer Festival, Rajasthan
Mount Abu Summer Festival, Rajasthan
Updated on May 13, 2022 02:02 PM IST
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ByShruti Shende

Travelling this summer? Check this holiday packing list with vacation must-haves

Whether you plan a vacation close to home or travel abroad, packing your bags smartly is the first order of business. When packing for a holiday in the summer, a must-have packing list is all we need. Worried already? We got you all covered with these pointers for packing
Travelling this summer? Check out this holiday packing list with vacation must-haves (Photo by Marissa Grootes on Unsplash)
Travelling this summer? Check out this holiday packing list with vacation must-haves (Photo by Marissa Grootes on Unsplash)
Updated on May 12, 2022 04:03 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Paris sees return of tourists post-pandemic but Asians, Americans stay away

The Paris tourist office is forecasting that foreign visits will increase more than five-fold in May-July compared to the same period last year, mainly thanks to tourists from Spain, Germany, Britain and Italy. 
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Paris sees return of tourists post-pandemic but Asians, Americans stay away (Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg)
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Paris sees return of tourists post-pandemic but Asians, Americans stay away (Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg)
Updated on May 12, 2022 08:30 AM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Paris

Mandira Bedi’s Phuket diaries is all about ‘the sunshine, the sea, the sand'

  • In case you are looking for a different kind of blue for this Wednesday, here’s a lot of ocean blues that Mandira Bedi has got for you, all the way from Thailand.
Mandira Bedi’s Phuket diaries is all about ‘the sunshine, the sea, the sand'(Instagram/@mandirabedi)
Mandira Bedi’s Phuket diaries is all about ‘the sunshine, the sea, the sand'(Instagram/@mandirabedi)
Published on May 11, 2022 10:59 AM IST
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ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Japan missing out on $37 billion pre-pandemic tourist numbers despite weak yen

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recently indicated that a relaxation of border measures would allow back the first leisure visitors to Japan in more than two years. Still, a return to pre-pandemic tourist numbers of almost 32 million seems a long way off, even with the yen at a two-decade low.
Japan missing out on $37 billion pre-pandemic tourist numbers despite weak yen (File Photo)
Japan missing out on $37 billion pre-pandemic tourist numbers despite weak yen (File Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2022 09:09 AM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Argentina targets digital nomads with new visa, hopes to entice remote workers

Digital nomads usually have a higher purchasing power and spend an average of around $3,000 a month, which is double what a regular tourist might spend. The new visa hopes to bring in much-needed hard currency by attracting people interested in working temporarily in Argentina. 
Argentina targets digital nomads with new visa, hopes to entice remote workers (Photo by Diogo Hungria on Unsplash)
Argentina targets digital nomads with new visa, hopes to entice remote workers (Photo by Diogo Hungria on Unsplash)
Updated on May 11, 2022 09:00 AM IST
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AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Australian airline announces program to offer super cheap domestic flights

The new program is Australian airline's latest effort to balance their frequent flyer sheets as customers have accumulated massive stockpiles of points during the Covid-19 pandemic.
An Airbus A350-1000 aircraft is parked on the tarmac at Sydney international airport on May 2, 2022, to mark a major fleet announcement by Australian airline Qantas.  (Photo by Wendell TEODORO / AFP)
An Airbus A350-1000 aircraft is parked on the tarmac at Sydney international airport on May 2, 2022, to mark a major fleet announcement by Australian airline Qantas.  (Photo by Wendell TEODORO / AFP)
Updated on May 09, 2022 08:02 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Sydney [australia]

Jammu Heritage Festival organised at Ramnagar Fort to promote tourism

The sole purpose of organising these events is to promote Heritage Tourism in Jammu. Ramnagar is not only popular for Ramangar Fort but also for its scenic beauty, pleasant weather, local cuisine and tourist sites.
Jammu Heritage Festival organised at Ramnagar Fort to promote tourism (Twitter/DhananjayBali)
Jammu Heritage Festival organised at Ramnagar Fort to promote tourism (Twitter/DhananjayBali)
Updated on May 09, 2022 07:34 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi [india]

#bikermums: Fun, fierce and fabulous

From being their cheerleader to trainer, these six mums narrate how their children have enriched their biking experiences
Jyoti Mehta
Jyoti Mehta
Published on May 08, 2022 11:09 AM IST
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ByRuchika Garg and Shruti Shende

China continues 'Zero-Covid' lockdown, cancel AP exams for students

Many students in China are unable to sit for the in-person, pen-and-paper tests given once a year in May because of the government's “zero-Covid” lockdowns meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Many schools in US, Europe and Asia demand AP scores for admission
A resident undergoes a nucleic acid test for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Guangzhou, in China's southern Guangdong province on May 7, 2022.  (Photo by AFP)
A resident undergoes a nucleic acid test for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Guangzhou, in China's southern Guangdong province on May 7, 2022.  (Photo by AFP)
Updated on May 07, 2022 09:06 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Africa's tourism operators need local visitors

  • With international tourism still in a slump, African tour companies need local visitors to stimulate tourism. But many on the continent can't afford to travel.
With international tourism still in a slump, African tour tour companies need local visitors to stimulate tourism.(Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)
With international tourism still in a slump, African tour tour companies need local visitors to stimulate tourism.(Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)
Published on May 06, 2022 06:04 PM IST
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Canada's largest airports optimistic of seeing relief in delay by summer

Surging travel demand, combined with staffing shortages after a pandemic-induced slump has left airports from Europe to Canada wrestling with delays in recent weeks.
Travellers at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario, Canada. Canada's largest airports optimistic of seeing relief in delay by summer (Bloomberg)
Travellers at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario, Canada. Canada's largest airports optimistic of seeing relief in delay by summer (Bloomberg)
Updated on May 06, 2022 09:38 AM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Montreal

Carnival cruise ship passengers complain of high number of Covid-19 cases

Carnival didn’t say how many people were infected with Covid-19 on the Carnival Spirit cruise ship, which docked in Seattle and has a capacity of more than 2,000 passengers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into the situation
Carnival cruise ship passengers complain of high number of Covid-19 cases (Twitter/JBNAVictoria)
Carnival cruise ship passengers complain of high number of Covid-19 cases (Twitter/JBNAVictoria)
Updated on May 06, 2022 09:25 AM IST
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Franco-Dutch carrier Air France-KLM sees summer profitability on travel surge

Air France-KLM has been rapidly adding capacity and reinstating services as countries around the world unwind travel restrictions and reopen borders. The company will operate up to 85% of pre-pandemic capacity during the current period and up to 90% in the peak summer months of July-September.
Franco-Dutch carrier Air France-KLM sees summer profitability on travel surge. Air France-KLM cut its net losses for the first quarter to 552 million euros, one-third of the losses reported the year before, in a
Franco-Dutch carrier Air France-KLM sees summer profitability on travel surge. Air France-KLM cut its net losses for the first quarter to 552 million euros, one-third of the losses reported the year before, in a "promising" result, the airline group said on May 5, 2022.  (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)
Updated on May 05, 2022 12:24 PM IST
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IRCTC's Bharat Gaurav Tourist train to include a stop at Nepal's Janakpur

IRCTC to run its first Bharat Gaurav Tourist train on Jun 21. This train will run on the Ramayana Circuit identified under Swadesh Darshan scheme covering prominent places associated with life of Shri Rama, including the Ram Janaki temple in Janakpur located in Nepal.
Millions of Hindu devotees travel every year to the Ram Janaki temple in Janakpur, where the goddess Sita is believed to have been born and later married Ram. IRCTC to run its first Bharat Gaurav Tourist train on Jun 21 and includes Nepal's Janakpur in itinerary. (Niranjan Shrestha / AP)
Millions of Hindu devotees travel every year to the Ram Janaki temple in Janakpur, where the goddess Sita is believed to have been born and later married Ram. IRCTC to run its first Bharat Gaurav Tourist train on Jun 21 and includes Nepal's Janakpur in itinerary. (Niranjan Shrestha / AP)
Updated on May 05, 2022 12:08 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

In Yas Island Abu Dhabi, fun and adventure never stops

This man-made marvel in the Middle East offers a winning concoction of fantasy rides, scenic wonders and luxury
Yas Island Abu Dhabi (Photo courtesy: Yas Island Abu Dhabi)
Yas Island Abu Dhabi (Photo courtesy: Yas Island Abu Dhabi)
Updated on May 08, 2022 10:34 AM IST
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Large number of tourists flock to Kashmir to escape summer heat

  • A large number of tourists can be seen visiting Srinagar to enjoy the Shikara rides in mesmerising Dal Lake and see the beauty of Mughal gardens.
Tourists from all across the country rush towards the scenic valleys of Jammu and Kashmir as plains across the country see high temperatures.(ANI)
Tourists from all across the country rush towards the scenic valleys of Jammu and Kashmir as plains across the country see high temperatures.(ANI)
Updated on May 03, 2022 07:20 PM IST
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New Zealand opens borders to tourists as pandemic rules eases

  • New Zealand reopened to tourists from Australia three weeks ago and on Monday to about 60 visa-waiver countries, including much of Europe. Most tourists from India, China and other non-waiver countries are still not allowed to enter.
New Zealand welcomed tourists from the U.S., Canada, Britain, Japan and more than 50 other countries for the first time in more than two years Monday after dropping most of its remaining pandemic border restrictions.(Unsplash)
New Zealand welcomed tourists from the U.S., Canada, Britain, Japan and more than 50 other countries for the first time in more than two years Monday after dropping most of its remaining pandemic border restrictions.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 02, 2022 08:30 PM IST
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Covid-19 travel update: Tourists rejoice as Italy relaxes coronavirus curbs

As of Sunday, visitors to Italy no longer have to fill out the EU passenger locator form, a complicated online ordeal required at airport check-in, nor the health pass that had been required to enter restaurants, cinemas, gyms and other venues.
Amalfi coast with its small beaches and colourful houses is a popular holiday destination in Italy. Tourists rejoice as Italy relaxes coronavirus curbs(File Photo)
Amalfi coast with its small beaches and colourful houses is a popular holiday destination in Italy. Tourists rejoice as Italy relaxes coronavirus curbs(File Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2022 08:12 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Rome

Greece finally lifts Covid-19 curbs for travellers ahead of key summer season

With Covid-19 infections waning in Greece, restaurants and retail shops returned to 100% capacity on Sunday, allowing customers in without proof of vaccination but with a mask.
Greece finally lifts Covid-19 curbs for travellers ahead of key summer season (Photo by Woody Van der Straeten on Unsplash)
Greece finally lifts Covid-19 curbs for travellers ahead of key summer season (Photo by Woody Van der Straeten on Unsplash)
Updated on May 02, 2022 07:59 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Athens

COVID digest: New Zealand reopens its doors for tourists

  • New Zealand has opened its borders to tourists for the first time in over two years. Meanwhile, Germany recorded no COVID deaths in a day for the first time since September 2020. DW has the latest.
Families embrace as New Zealand opens its borders after more than two years(Jed Bradley/New Zealand Herald/AP/picture alliance )
Families embrace as New Zealand opens its borders after more than two years(Jed Bradley/New Zealand Herald/AP/picture alliance )
Published on May 02, 2022 04:59 PM IST
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Hotels across China brace for May holiday bust as COVID lockdowns weigh

  • Hotels across the country are bracing for what is expected to be one of China's leanest holiday travel periods since early 2020.
Hotels across the country are bracing for what is expected to be one of China's leanest holiday travel periods since early 2020.(Reuters)
Hotels across the country are bracing for what is expected to be one of China's leanest holiday travel periods since early 2020.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 29, 2022 08:19 PM IST
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