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Bengal govt is creating a tourist route that links seashore resorts

Published on Sep 25, 2022 06:55 PM IST

A development agency of the West Bengal government is setting up a tourist circuit connecting Digha, a coastal town in Purba Medinipur district, with another popular seaside resort Mandarmani along the 29.5 km-long Marine Drive route, an official said.

The government of Bengal is creating a tourist route that links seashore resorts(pixabay)
The government of Bengal is creating a tourist route that links seashore resorts(pixabay)
PTI | By, West Bengal

Kaziranga National Park reopens for tourists in Assam

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva of Isha Foundation formally opened the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) for tourists for the forthcoming season on Saturday.

Kaziranga National Park reopens for tourists in Assam(PTI PHOTO)
Kaziranga National Park reopens for tourists in Assam(PTI PHOTO)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 06:54 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Kaziranga (assam)

Inside Hina Khan’s Maldives vacay diaries. It’s all about sun, sea and style

Hina Khan is in the Maldives state of mind. The actor recently took off for her vacation and since then her Instagram profile has been replete with pictures from her vacay diaries. Hina, on Sunday, made our day brighter with a slew of pictures from her trip diaries in Maldives. Needless to say, she also gave us major travel fashion goals.(Instagram/@realhinakhan) 6
Hina Khan is in the Maldives state of mind. The actor recently took off for her vacation and since then her Instagram profile has been replete with pictures from her vacay diaries. Hina, on Sunday, made our day brighter with a slew of pictures from her trip diaries in Maldives. Needless to say, she also gave us major travel fashion goals.(Instagram/@realhinakhan)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 06:54 PM IST

Japan to restore visa-free travel, end cap on daily arrivals from October 11

From October 11, border control measures and a cap on daily arrivals will be abolished in Japan, allowing individual visitors to enter the country. The move is a step toward reviving Japan's tourism industry.

Japan to restore visa-free travel, end cap on daily arrivals from October 11 as Covid pandemic recedes(Image by Pexels from Pixabay )
Japan to restore visa-free travel, end cap on daily arrivals from October 11 as Covid pandemic recedes(Image by Pexels from Pixabay )
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 08:43 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

New York City subway ridership bounces back as workers return to offices

Some subway stations in lower Manhattan and central Brooklyn are seeing a 20% to 25% increase in ridership since May. Usage at the Howard Beach subway station at JFK airport is up 25% during that period

New York City's Manhattan and Brooklyn subway ridership bounces back as workers return to offices(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
New York City's Manhattan and Brooklyn subway ridership bounces back as workers return to offices(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Updated on Sep 22, 2022 12:06 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Taiwan may scrap three-day quarantine for arrivals around mid-October

Signs that Taiwan’s recent spike in Covid-19 cases is easing is paving the way for travel relaxation, while the government has also been facing pressure to open up as the economy faces headwinds

Taiwan may scrap three-day quarantine for arrivals around mid-October(Kai-Chieh Chan)
Taiwan may scrap three-day quarantine for arrivals around mid-October(Kai-Chieh Chan)
Updated on Sep 22, 2022 11:37 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Georgia: Popular with Russian tourists, despite political tensions

More and more countries are closing their borders to Russians, allowing neither entry nor transit. Georgia still allows both, but the decades of political tension are palpable in the country, reports Benjamin Restle.

The Georgian capital Tbilisi is steeped in history(picture-alliance/dpa/Z. Kurtsikidze)
The Georgian capital Tbilisi is steeped in history(picture-alliance/dpa/Z. Kurtsikidze)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 04:59 PM IST
By, Delhi

Delhi-Shimla-Delhi flights to recommence from Sept 26: Alliance Air

With this recommencement, the Alliance Air airline will expand its network in Himachal Pradesh so that commuters can fly to Delhi-Shimla-Delhi daily. Here's all you need to know about the flight timings and its ticket fares

Delhi-Shimla-Delhi flights to recommence from Sept 26: Alliance Air(PTI)
Delhi-Shimla-Delhi flights to recommence from Sept 26: Alliance Air(PTI)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 04:20 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi [india]

Lux Island of Mauritius swings back to profit as tourists return

Mauritius is relying on a recovery in the tourism industry to drive economic expansion this year, which is forecast at 7.2%.

Lux Island of Mauritius swings back to profit as tourists return amid ease of Covid-19 travel curbs(Asad Photo)
Lux Island of Mauritius swings back to profit as tourists return amid ease of Covid-19 travel curbs(Asad Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 02:42 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

5 best places to practice Yoga in India

India is the origin of Yoga and people from all over the world flock to the country to learn this ancient group of physical, mental and spiritual practices. Here are the top 5 special places in India that are very popular with Yoga practices, culture and more.

5 best places to practice Yoga in India(Lara Jameson)
5 best places to practice Yoga in India(Lara Jameson)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 01:10 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Asian tourists expected to hit pre-pandemic international travel levels by 2024

Tourists from Asian countries, excluding China, are expected to take about six months after respective Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, to travel confidently and to hit pre-pandemic international travel levels by 2024

Locals and tourists watch a sunset from Phuket Island's Phromthep Cape, Thailand (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo)
Locals and tourists watch a sunset from Phuket Island's Phromthep Cape, Thailand (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 02:17 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Bangkok

Hong Kong mulls changing Covid-19 hotel quarantine policy for all arrivals

Taking its cues from China which is pursuing a zero-Covid policy, Hong Kong still requires travellers from abroad to quarantine upon arrival but the length has eased over time. Currently, arrivals must pay for three days in a hotel and follow that with four days of self-monitoring.

Travellers queue up for shuttle bus to quarantine hotels at the Hong Kong International Airport, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, in Hong Kong, China (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo)
Travellers queue up for shuttle bus to quarantine hotels at the Hong Kong International Airport, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, in Hong Kong, China (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 02:03 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Hong Kong

Travel to experience the fervour of festive splendour

With Navratri fast approaching, plan a getaway to witness the triumph of good over evil interspersed with cultural nuances

Procession in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh (Photo: Aqil Khan/Hindustan Times)
Procession in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh (Photo: Aqil Khan/Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 12:29 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Varanasi to Bogibeel river cruise service to begin from early 2023

India's longest river cruise service will give the people of Assam a chance to use waterways to promote trade and livelihood in tourism and cargo transportation. It will cover a distance of more than 4,000 kilometres through the Ganga, Indo Bangladesh Protocol Route (IBPR) and Brahmaputra.

Varanasi to Bogibeel river cruise service to begin from early 2023(Twitter/avaloncruisesuk)
Varanasi to Bogibeel river cruise service to begin from early 2023(Twitter/avaloncruisesuk)
Updated on Sep 19, 2022 07:24 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich after 2-year break

The world-famous beer festival opened in Germany after two years of hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. Amid economic pressure, beer prices at the event are about 15% higher than in 2019.

Germans are among Europe's heaviest beer drinkers, with an annual average consumption of 84 litres in 2021 (Michael Probst/AP Photo/picture alliance)
Germans are among Europe's heaviest beer drinkers, with an annual average consumption of 84 litres in 2021 (Michael Probst/AP Photo/picture alliance)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 12:08 PM IST
By, Delhi

Poland opens new canal for ships to sail from Baltic Sea to Vistula Lagoon ports

Poland's new sea waterway shortens the Baltic-to-Elblag route by some 100 kilometers. The canal cuts across the Vistula Spit, east of Gdansk, to allow ships to sail from the Baltic Sea and the Bay of Gdansk to Elblag and smaller ports of the lagoon

A general view of the new shipping canal through the Vistula Spit in Skowronki, Poland(Michał Ryniak/Agencja Wyborcza.pl via REUTERS)
A general view of the new shipping canal through the Vistula Spit in Skowronki, Poland(Michał Ryniak/Agencja Wyborcza.pl via REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 08:04 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Warsaw, Poland

Jammu promotes tourism in Surinsar and Mansar with two-day lake festival

Jammu organises cultural events, musical programmes and laser shows during a two-day lake festival at the Surinsar and Mansar lakes to promote tourism in the region.

Jammu promotes tourism in Surinsar and Mansar with two-day lake festival(Twitter/shivalirashu)
Jammu promotes tourism in Surinsar and Mansar with two-day lake festival(Twitter/shivalirashu)
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 07:45 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Jammu [india]

Top 5 most popular zoos in India you must visit

Check out some of India's best zoos that allow you to observe wildlife and admire natural beauty all around.

Top 5 most popular zoos in India you must visit(Gettyimages)
Top 5 most popular zoos in India you must visit(Gettyimages)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 08:47 PM IST

Denmark: Europe's 'get-hitched-quick' destination

The Scandinavian country is popular among those facing hurdles getting married elsewhere. DW's Shabnam Surita explores the 'Denmark model' of hassle-free marriage.

Marriage minus the hassle: Alina and Bharat on their wedding day(Alina Hepp-Chaudhary)
Marriage minus the hassle: Alina and Bharat on their wedding day(Alina Hepp-Chaudhary)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 04:30 PM IST

Singapore's best nightlife, drinks culture coming back fast due to Formula One

Formula One, with an extra-special night race, is coming to Singapore in late September and early October. Tickets have been selling out minutes after they become available, conferences are being planned around the event and the city-state is in peak anticipation mode.

Singapore's best nightlife, drinks culture coming back fast due to Formula One and crypto conference(Unsplash)
Singapore's best nightlife, drinks culture coming back fast due to Formula One and crypto conference(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 16, 2022 07:46 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Travel tips: 5 common booking mistakes you should avoid as a traveller

Travelling is fun but it might turn into a disaster if you commit these five booking mistakes. Proper planning and research is the key to a successful holiday travel.

Travel tips: 5 Common booking mistakes you should avoid as a traveler(Unsplash)
Travel tips: 5 Common booking mistakes you should avoid as a traveler(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 03:20 PM IST

Tourism set to get boost post arrival of cheetahs in MP's Kuno National Park

Tourism around Madhya Pradesh's Kuno-Palpur National Park (KPNP) is likely to get a fillip once it becomes the new home of cheetahs which are being brought from Namibia in Africa as part of an intercontinental translocation project.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release cheetahs brought from Namibia in the national park located in Sheopur district of the state on Saturday as part of his efforts to revitalise and diversify the country's wildlife and habitat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release cheetahs brought from Namibia in the national park located in Sheopur district of the state on Saturday as part of his efforts to revitalise and diversify the country's wildlife and habitat
Published on Sep 16, 2022 02:41 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Bhopal/sheopur

IRCTC to run special tourist train for Vaishno Devi in Navratri

Giving information about this tour package, CPRO of IRCTC Anand Kumar Jha said that at a price starting from ₹11,990 per person on a Double Occupancy basis, this train tour package is an all-inclusive offering from IRCTC Ltd.

IRCTC to run special tourist train for Vaishno Devi in Navratri(Twitter/nam_indocen)
IRCTC to run special tourist train for Vaishno Devi in Navratri(Twitter/nam_indocen)
Published on Sep 15, 2022 03:25 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi [india]

South Kashmir organises 'Aharbal Festival' to promote tourism

Department of Tourism in collaboration with the District Administration of Kulgam organised Aharbal Mela to promote Kashmir tourism, especially at the tourist destination Aharbal waterfall.

South Kashmir organises 'Aharbal Festival' to promote tourism(Aharbal Festival (ANI/Photo))
South Kashmir organises 'Aharbal Festival' to promote tourism(Aharbal Festival (ANI/Photo))
Published on Sep 12, 2022 09:05 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Kulgam (jammu And Kashmir) [india]

Ananya Panday's dreams are made of cute floral mini dress to 'roam in Rome'

Ananya Panday dropped pictures of herself 'roaming in Rome' dressed in a cute floral printed mini dress. The star shared the snippets from her magical trip and wrote, "This is what dreams are made of."

Ananya Panday's dreams are made of cute floral mini dress to 'roam in Rome'(Instagram)
Ananya Panday's dreams are made of cute floral mini dress to 'roam in Rome'(Instagram)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 02:16 PM IST

China quarantines college students after Covid-19 cases detected in dormitory

Quarantining anyone in contact with those tested positive for coronavirus has been a pillar of China's strict "zero-Covid" policy. The quarantine centers include field hospitals, converted stadiums and exhibition centers that have been criticized for overcrowding, poor sanitation and spoiled food.

China quarantines college students after Covid-19 cases detected in dormitory (Twitter/VvC33o)
China quarantines college students after Covid-19 cases detected in dormitory (Twitter/VvC33o)
Updated on Sep 11, 2022 06:54 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Beijing

Japan mulls scraping daily overseas arrival cap by October

The removal of the 50,000 people-per-day cap alone won’t return Japan’s border to its pre-Covid openness, as non-resident foreigners are also currently required to obtain visas for short-term stays, and may enter for tourism only as part of approved package tours.

Japan mulls scraping daily overseas arrival cap by October (Image by Pexels from Pixabay )
Japan mulls scraping daily overseas arrival cap by October (Image by Pexels from Pixabay )
Updated on Sep 11, 2022 06:36 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Kyiv: Almost back to normal, as domestic tourists return

With fighting focused on other parts of Ukraine, Kyiv city life regains a semblance of normality. DW's Natalia Vlasenko reports from the Ukrainian capital.

Does tourism in Kyiv, Ukraine's capital, exist in times of war? (Natalia Vlasenko/DW )
Does tourism in Kyiv, Ukraine's capital, exist in times of war? (Natalia Vlasenko/DW )
Published on Sep 10, 2022 03:45 PM IST
By, Delhi

China steps up lockdown, restricts domestic travel as Covid-19 outbreaks spike

Authorities in China told citizens to minimize travel during the mid-Autumn festival next week and National Day holidays in October, ordinarily key periods for domestic tourism, and asked local governments to test all residents regularly for Covid-19 regardless of coronavirus infection levels.

Women in traditional Chinese Hanfu clothing hold lanterns, pose for photos before Mid-Autumn festival at Wong Tai Sin temple in Hong Kong, China.  (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
Women in traditional Chinese Hanfu clothing hold lanterns, pose for photos before Mid-Autumn festival at Wong Tai Sin temple in Hong Kong, China.  (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 09:07 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
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