Monthly Archives: September 2016

Kumaon’s Fruit Basket

Snuggled in the foothills of Himalayas, the Kumaon hills will surely cast a magical spell on your senses as you step into the crisp and fresh air of the region. A 6 hour drive from the capital city New Delhi takes you to the land of wonders. The Uttarakhand state is divided in two divisions – Garhwal & Kumaon.

Fruits in Kumaon

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Maharashtra Tourism Offers to Join Heritage Tourism

The heritage tourism movement is expected to get a huge fillip with Maharashtra Tourism offering to join hands with the Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) by way of seeking their expertise.” There are 450 forts and palaces on the beaches of Maharashtra which lie untapped. I urge the IHHA to lend their support by way of restoring them, said Jaykumar Jitendrasinh Rawat, the Minister of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra.

Hotel Fateh Prakash Udaipur

He was speaking at the Annual General Meeting of IHHA today at Hotel Fateh Prakash Palace in Udaipur. The new tourism policy in Maharashtra was already in place, he further added, and that it offered a package of incentives for such restorations. Earlier, the Minister gave an elaborate presentation on new initiatives of the state.

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Places Like Khajuraho Make India Incredible

South Africa’s tourism minister Derek Andre Hanekom on Thursday said Khajuraho should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Hanekom said he was thankful to the Indian government for choosing a fascinating venue for the BRICS event.

Khajuraho

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It’s Official. Modi to be Incredible India’s Brand Ambassador

PM Modi will be the face of Incredible India campaign of the Union Culture and Tourism Ministry.

Its official. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the face of Incredible India campaign of the Union Culture and Tourism Ministry.

After much deliberations, a decision has been taken in this regard. Concepts for ad films have also been directed to be submitted in a week’s time. Modi will be talking about the significance of different places in those films.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma had earlier hinted that Modi is the “best face” of the campaign but no formal decision was taken back then.

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India to Hand Out Free SIM Cards With Tourist Visas

Distribution is expected to begin September 27—here’s what you need to know.

Free Sim Card with e-tourist visa
If you’re visiting India and planning on buying a SIM card to use in your own phone for the duration of the trip, you might want to consider postponing your travels until late September. For years, it’s been notoriously difficult to procure a SIM in the subcontinent—from sourcing a retailer who’s even willing to sell to a non-resident to endless paperwork, passport photos, documentation, and a complicated activation protocol. That’s why the government has decided that, starting at the end of September, anyone arriving in India on an e-tourist visa—a visa that’s available to residents of over 113 countries, including the United States—will be automatically be issued a SIM card, along with a welcome packet that includes a “dos and don’ts” list, maps, and emergency contact information. The government will issue the SIM cards through BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited), a state-owned telecommunications company that’s the sixth-largest mobile service provider in the country.

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The Other Side of the Himalayas

A guide to lesser-known scenic hill stations and treks in the Himalayas

Ninety per cent of visitors to the Indian Himalayas keep visiting the same 10 per cent of places, over and over again. Pilgrimages aside, the hill stations and treks attract those looking out for genuine Himalayan adventure.

Kalpa Hill stations

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