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India Travel
  Last Updated: May 15, 2007 - 7:22:41 PM

India Business
Only foreign vacations please: Outbound travel booms
New Delhi, May 15 - Going to the hills of Shimla for a break is a thing of the past and wandering in the palaces and havelis of Rajasthan is passe. For a good chunk of neo middle class India, the definition of holidaying today is essentially 'travelling abroad'.
May 15, 2007 - 11:12:26 AM

India Travel
Demolition of illegal encroachments in Munnar continues
Munnar -, May 14 - A three-member Kerala government team continued Monday with demolition of illegal buildings that have come up on public land in this popular hill station.
May 14, 2007 - 7:48:12 PM

India Travel
More reasons to visit 'God's own' Kerala
New Delhi, May 14 - A vibrant cultural programme, irresistible scenes of hills, beaches and backwaters, and promotional films showcasing the rejuvenating ayurvedic massage therapy - a road show by Kerala's tourism department here Monday gave one many reasons to visit the southern state.
May 14, 2007 - 4:58:25 PM

India Politics
Differences of opinion in CPI-M over team to protect Munnar
Thiruvananthapuram, May 10 - The simmering difference between arch rivals Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan and party secretary Pinnarayi Vijayan surfaced yet again in the naming of three officials by Achuthanandan for protecting the picturesque hill station in Munnar from encroachers.
May 10, 2007 - 7:53:42 PM

India Politics
New decree to protect Kerala hill station from encroachers
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 - Acting swiftly on alleged encroachers at the picturesque hill station in Munnar, the Kerala government Wednesday decided to bring an ordinance declaring Munnar as a special area.
May 9, 2007 - 4:34:53 PM

India Politics
Demolition of illegal construction in Munnar begins
Munnar -, May 8 - Police and forest officials in Kerala Tuesday swung into action against rampant encroachment of forest and revenue land that is threatening the contour of this picturesque hill station and razed two mobile towers.
May 8, 2007 - 6:07:56 PM

India Travel
Cavalry patrols Shimla for that medieval touch
Shimla, May 7 - Turbaned policemen on horseback are patrolling Shimla's the Mall - to add a touch of traditional style and medieval glamour.
May 7, 2007 - 2:36:06 PM

India Business
Chai country - the Indian answer to the Champagne region of France
Kurseong, May 7 - Recently there were reports that the tea industry in West Bengal lies in a shambles. Neglect and the misuse of the name 'Darjeeling Tea' for inferior blends had done it in. At that time I had no inkling that soon I would be witness to valiant revival attempts in the land of tea, and that in a holistic way in truly enchanting surroundings.
May 7, 2007 - 8:34:32 AM

India Politics
Call to save Kerala hill station from illegal construction
Munnar -, May 6 - Kerala Communist Party of India-Marxist - secretary Pinnarayi Vijayan Sunday asked the state government to demolish all illegal constructions in this picturesque hill station.
May 6, 2007 - 8:36:14 PM

India Sci-Tech
India's would-be space tourist gets tips from Kalam
New Delhi, May 3 - Counting the months till he lifts off into space as India's first tourist, Santhosh George Kulangara Thursday got some vital tips on the vast extraterrestrial canvas from President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
May 3, 2007 - 8:59:50 PM

India Politics
Congress leaders roughed up by 'resort mafia' in Munnar
Munnar -, May 3 - A group of Congress legislators and senior leaders was roughed up by alleged encroachers engaged in illegal construction in this tourist destination when they reached the town for an on-the-spot study of the situation.
May 3, 2007 - 4:59:57 PM

India Business
Planning your holidays on the Net could get simpler
New Delhi, May 1 - The way you plan your travel itinerary is changing at the speed of Internet. To keep pace with the rest of the world, India too needs to focus on new online strategies for inbound and outbound travel, suggest organisers of an upcoming conference on the subject.
May 1, 2007 - 10:12:59 AM

India Travel
Radio collars to monitor tigers
Jaipur, May 1 - Rajasthan, under fire for the massive poaching of its tigers, plans to improve the big cat's safety with radio collars as well as a joint forest department-police cell.
May 1, 2007 - 8:32:10 AM

India Travel
Japan liberalises visa policy for Indian tourist groups
New Delhi, April 30 - Culture and showbiz blended as India and Japan Monday launched their tourism exchange year and Tokyo announced a liberalised visa policy to attract more tourists from the land of Buddha.
Apr 30, 2007 - 10:15:48 PM

India Sci-Tech
India, global community differ on tourism in Antarctica
New Delhi, April 30 - Tourism in the icy Antarctica continent seems to have become a prickly issue with India, which is hosting the ongoing Antarctica Treaty Consultative Meeting - here, vehemently opposed to it as against the treaty members.
Apr 30, 2007 - 5:42:24 PM

India Business
Italian CEOs happy with Kerala's investment prospects
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 - A group of young managers and entrepreneurs from Italy, who are looking towards India as a window of opportunities, sees Kerala as an ideal destination for investing in sectors like food processing, real estate, IT and tourism.
Apr 28, 2007 - 6:16:58 PM

India Travel
Kashmir food fest tickles Dubai taste buds
Srinagar, April 28 - Kashmir has taken its traditional cuisine to Dubai as part of a tourism promotion initiative.
Apr 28, 2007 - 7:38:06 AM

India Travel
Pakistan for tourist ties with Kashmir
New Delhi, April 23 - Pakistan, long accused by India of promoting terrorism and violence in Jammu and Kashmir, now seeks to forge a new partnership through tourism and promoting the common food heritage.
Apr 23, 2007 - 9:32:17 AM

India Sci-Tech
India opposes tourism in Antarctica
New Delhi, April 21 - India Saturday strongly opposed the commercial exploitation of Antarctica through tourism as the trend is aggravating global warming and leading to a rise in the sea level.
Apr 21, 2007 - 5:44:54 PM

India Travel
Travel agent behind deal with BJP MP flees
Jalandhar, April 19 - The travel agent responsible for arranging to send Punjab resident Paramjeet Kaur with Bharatiya Janata Party - MP Babubhai Katara to Canada by posing as his wife fled his village here Thursday even as Punjab Police booked him for cheating.
Apr 19, 2007 - 7:06:21 PM

India Travel
Chemistry sizzles as Indian, Pakistani ministers meet
New Delhi, April 19 - From all accounts, the tourism ministers of India and Pakistan got along like a house on fire at an informal meeting here Thursday.
Apr 19, 2007 - 6:58:33 PM

India Travel
I don't fear for my life: Pakistani minister
New Delhi, April 19 - A feisty Pakistani minister, who has been slapped with a fatwa earlier this month for hugging her para-jumping instructor, says she doesn't fear for her life nor does the edict worry her.
Apr 19, 2007 - 6:58:10 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Water shortage parches Shimla
Shimla, April 19 - With summer season peaking in Shimla, water is in short supply and civic officials have decided to ration it.
Apr 19, 2007 - 1:52:10 PM

India Business
Egypt eyes greater Indian investments, tourists
New Delhi, April 19 - Leveraging its vastly liberalised economy, Egypt hopes for a quantitative jump in Indian investments and for greater tourist inflows from this country, its officials say.
Apr 19, 2007 - 10:17:41 AM

India Politics
Dharmendra seeks direct Delhi-Bikaner train
Jaipur, April 18 - The people of Bikaner are finally happy with their actor turned MP Dharmendra. He has requested the union railway minister to introduce a super fast train between Delhi and Bikaner to help make the journey to the desert town in Rajasthan more comfortable.
Apr 18, 2007 - 4:55:21 PM

India Business
Kerala has a great tourist season
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 - Kerala is having a great tourist season despite the disruptions caused by chikungunya disease in parts of the state in October.
Apr 17, 2007 - 8:36:16 AM

India Business
Now get your pizza on train ordered through internet
New Delhi, April 15 - Indian Railways is changing. Soon, a traveller could make hotel bookings, car rentals or even enjoy his favourite pizza while sitting on the train, by ordering in advance through internet.
Apr 15, 2007 - 11:09:35 AM

India Business
Cup that cheers - but not enough for Bengal tourism
Darjeeling, April 15 - Its northern parts are home to emerald valleys, tea estates and fabulous colonial bungalows, but West Bengal has so far not been able to cash in on the rich potential of tea tourism. The huge tea plantation areas of the Darjeeling-Himalayan region, comprising about 165 tea gardens, are lying neglected in terms of their tourism prospects.
Apr 15, 2007 - 8:41:20 AM

India Business
Air Deccan starts flights to Shimla
Shimla, April 14 - Low-budget carrier Air Deccan Saturday started flights connecting New Delhi and the popular resort town Shimla.
Apr 14, 2007 - 7:00:13 PM

India Business
Funds sought to upgrade Rajasthan tourism
Jaipur, April 12 - With visitors to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi expected to flock to Rajasthan, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India - has sought a special package of Rs.10 billion to improve tourist infrastructure in the state.
Apr 12, 2007 - 7:46:07 PM

India Business
Canadian firm invests $4 bn in India's hotel sector
New Delhi, April 12 - An Indian Canadian's Vancouver-based company is to invest $4 billion - on creating 15,000 budget hotel rooms across India in collaboration with a global hospitality chain, it was announced Thursday.
Apr 12, 2007 - 6:59:57 PM

India Business
Assocham seeks Rs.10 billion to beautify Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 12 - To make Rajasthan the epicentre for tourists during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India - has asked the centre to release a special package of Rs.10 billion for the state.
Apr 12, 2007 - 6:01:11 PM

India Business
Tempting offers for tourists from India's 'salad bowl'
New Delhi, April 11 - Offering a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, northeast India has drawn up a list of tempting offers that tourists simply can't refuse. The region has also got a refreshing nickname 'salad bowl'.
Apr 11, 2007 - 6:17:02 PM

India Business
'Funds aplenty yet northeast tourism at nascent stage'
New Delhi, April 11 - Senior central government officials Wednesday criticised the northeastern states for non- implementation of projects and misuse of funds earmarked for the tourism sector.
Apr 11, 2007 - 4:16:13 PM


Sound and light show at Amber Fort soon
Jaipur, April 4 - The 16th century Amber Fort here will soon come alive to its history with an exclusive sound and light show.
Apr 4, 2007 - 10:19:07 AM

India Business
China woos Indian tourists
New Delhi, April 3 - China is the latest country to woo the high-spending Indian tourist, mounting a glittering presentation at a five-star hotel here to promote its high-growth areas - Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai provinces.
Apr 3, 2007 - 4:16:48 PM

India Business
China promotes tourism, woos Indian visitors
New Delhi, April 3 - In a bid to boost its tourism sector, the Chinese government is stepping up efforts to attract more Indians to its scenic locales like Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai.
Apr 3, 2007 - 12:50:23 PM

India Travel
Manali-Leh highway to open in May
Manali, March 31 - The key highway connecting Manali in Himachal Pradesh and Leh in Jammu and Kashmir will be opened in May, after heavy snowfall in the region forced its closure.
Mar 31, 2007 - 2:51:16 PM

India Travel
Agra's railway porters put on charm track
Agra, March 31 - The profile of the railway porters in the city of the Taj Mahal is set to change with lessons on good manners, charm and courteousness.
Mar 31, 2007 - 7:42:54 AM

India Business
Bengal seeks investment in tourism
Kolkata, March 28 - West Bengal is taking help from international agencies to prepare a complete tourism portfolio of the state as it seeks investment in the sector to create more employment opportunities.
Mar 28, 2007 - 11:48:42 AM

India Business
Kalam unveils roadmap for Meghalaya's development
Shillong, March 16 - President A.P.J Abdul Kalam Friday unveiled a roadmap for the overall socio-economic development of Meghalaya by focusing on ways to exploit its natural resources, besides promoting tourism and medicinal herbs.
Mar 16, 2007 - 4:09:19 PM

India Travel
India's first space tourist gets ready for excursion
Kottayam -, March 15 - Santhosh George Kulangara, 35, a travel freak from a village near here, is getting ready for a unique excursion. He will become the first Indian to journey into space on board the VVS Enterprise, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceship.
Mar 15, 2007 - 2:33:45 PM

India Business
Kolkata Port Trust plans river tourism
Kolkata, March 15 - Imagine boarding a luxurious vessel to cruise along the Ganges, sipping your mocktail as you float towards a tourist destination that you always reached through air or rail.
Mar 15, 2007 - 10:48:00 AM

India Travel
Taj Mahal still vulnerable to terror attack
Lucknow, March 14 - Even 10 months after intelligence inputs revealed a terrorist threat to the Taj Mahal, little seems to have been done to renew measures for the protection of the world famous monument to love.
Mar 14, 2007 - 10:28:11 AM

India Travel
'Maoist tourism' for the adventurous?
Patna, March 14 - Move over Buddhist tourism. If a Bihar cop has his way, there will soon be a Maoist circuit - though this one may strictly be for the brave hearts.
Mar 14, 2007 - 8:28:47 AM

India Entertainment
Celebrity wedding irks many, pleases some
Jodhpur, March 10 - Away from the glitter and excitement the Arun Nayar-Liz Hurley wedding has generated in Jodhpur, there are many who are upset over the money spent on the event and by the inconvenience caused to them.
Mar 10, 2007 - 7:44:43 AM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Kerala sees medical tourism soaring
Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 - With Kerala expecting at least 100,000 medical tourists in the next three years, the therapeutic tourism industry is in the pink of its health.
Mar 8, 2007 - 2:47:38 PM

India Travel
Multi-layered security planned for Delhi Metro
New Delhi, March 7 - A new multi-layered security cover will soon be deployed for the Delhi Metro following intelligence reports of possible terror strikes, a top official said Wednesday.
Mar 7, 2007 - 6:50:36 PM

India Travel
Security remains tight at Taj Mahal, up for Delhi Metro
New Delhi, March 7 - Security cover at the Delhi Metro has been stepped up after intelligence reports of possible terror strikes even as the alert level at the Taj Mahal continues to be high, a top official said Wednesday.
Mar 7, 2007 - 4:40:31 PM

India Business
Separate NRI investment cell for Kerala tourism
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 - Steps are underway to set up a separate cell to tap the cash-rich non-resident Keralites - for developing Kerala's tourism infrastructure, state Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said here Tuesday.
Mar 6, 2007 - 4:20:36 PM

India Travel
Kolkata's botanical gardens awaits a makeover
Kolkata, March 6 - Battery-driven cars taking tourists over the vast greens, couples boating in placid lakes with trees playing cupid and special facilities for the elderly to roam, Kolkata's 220-year-old botanical gardens is getting ready for a makeover.
Mar 6, 2007 - 9:20:02 AM

India Business
Budget hotels set to change India's tourism landscape
New Delhi, March 5 - Be it a business traveller or a honeymooning couple, everyone today wants to stay in a good quality hotel, but at a reasonable rate. And with the emergence of a wide range of budget hotels, India's hospitality industry is all set to roll.
Mar 5, 2007 - 9:28:07 AM

India Business
Foreign tourist arrivals to India up 13 percent
New Delhi, March 1 - An estimated 4.43 million people from abroad toured India in 2006, an increase of 13 percent over the previous year, Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni informed parliament Thursday.
Mar 1, 2007 - 7:55:49 PM

India Travel
India partner country at ITB Berlin tourism expo
New Delhi, March 1 - Riding a 15 percent annual growth in arrivals over the last four years, India will be the partner country at ITB Berlin, the world's largest travel and trade show March 6-11 where it will showcase its rich cultural and scenic diversity that is a huge draw globally.
Mar 1, 2007 - 9:44:36 AM

India Business
India fourth-largest tourist market for Singapore
New Delhi, Feb 23 - With 659,000 visitors in 2006, India has emerged as the fourth largest tourist market for Singapore, even as the city-state recorded global receipts of Singapore $12.4 billion and posted double-digit growth of 14.5 percent with a record 9.7 million arrivals.
Feb 23, 2007 - 8:04:25 PM

India Sports
Skiing camp at Narkanda for the handicapped
Shimla, Feb 23 - Mentally and physically challenged ski enthusiasts have begun skiing on the spectacular snow-covered slopes of a resort in Himachal Pradesh, Friday.
Feb 23, 2007 - 3:40:15 PM

India Travel
Now tonga tourism at the Taj
Agra, Feb 23 - Decorated horse driven carriages, colourful cycle rickshaws, camel carts, battery-operated cars and electric buses - visitors to the Taj Mahal can now take their pick and enjoy a 500-metre lazy ride right from the parking lot till the entrance to the famed monument to love.
Feb 23, 2007 - 8:18:31 AM

India Business
Visas on demand after airport modernisation: minister
New Delhi, Feb 22 - India is planning to introduce five-year multiple entry visas, as also for issuing the document on arrival, once the country's major international airports are modernised, Tourism Minister Ambika Soni said here Thursday.
Feb 22, 2007 - 7:51:54 PM


More palaces of Nizams thrown open to tourists
Hyderabad, Feb 22 - Two years after commoners were allowed a peek into Chowmohalla Palace, the seat of the nizams of Hyderabad, more palaces in the sprawling complex were Thursday thrown open to people, providing a rare glimpse into the royal lifestyle of the rulers of the former princely state.
Feb 22, 2007 - 6:14:31 PM

India Business
Snow, the white gold of Himachal
Shimla, Feb 14 - A heavy spell of snowfall in Himachal Pradesh has ended the long drought in the state, bringing cheer to apple and stone fruit growers as well as the tourism industry.
Feb 14, 2007 - 9:44:53 AM

India Travel
Tourists stranded in Himachal resort, snowfall for third day
Shimla, Feb 13 - Around 80 tourists, including women, were stranded Tuesday in a tourist resort near here following heavy snowfall in many parts of Himachal Pradesh for the third straight day that blocked roads and paralysed normal life.
Feb 13, 2007 - 4:24:32 PM

India Business
Madhya Pradesh to open holiday resort in Kerala
Bhopal, Feb 12 - Seeking to cash in on the booming tourism industry of Kerala, the Madhya Pradesh government is contemplating setting up a seven-star resort on an estate it owns in the state.
Feb 12, 2007 - 8:53:04 AM

India Travel
Alarming rise in air pollution level around Taj Mahal
Agra, Feb 12 - Even after spending millions of rupees on controlling air pollution in the vicinity of heritage buildings in this tourist city, a report says that an alarming rise in the level of noxious gases have been recorded around the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.
Feb 12, 2007 - 8:06:09 AM

India Travel
Memorial hall to be opened to ancient Chinese scholar
New Delhi, Feb 9 - A hall built in memory of 7th century Chinese traveller Xuan Zang - will be opened Monday in Nalanda, Bihar's ancient seat of learning, in a sign of growing Indo-China friendship.
Feb 9, 2007 - 6:31:03 PM

India Travel
Snow-less in Himachal after 37 years
Shimla, Feb 4 - Peaks and valleys that wear a thick blanket of snow at this time of the year in Himachal Pradesh - which literally means land of snow - are mostly snow-less and rainless this winter.
Feb 4, 2007 - 10:24:08 AM

India Business
Global meet to help boost Kerala tourism
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 3 - An international travel conference, to be held in Kerala later this year, will boost the state's booming tourism sector.
Feb 3, 2007 - 6:29:40 PM

India Business
Chhuk-Chhuk trains to add 'steam' to India's tourism blitz
New Delhi, Feb 2 - Adding a bit of 'steam' to India's tourism blitz, rather literally, the railways plan to deploy at least 15 locomotive engines of the era bygone to promote heritage tourism in and around the national capital.
Feb 2, 2007 - 1:50:23 PM


Sonia Gandhi dances at crafts fair inauguration
New Delhi, Feb 1 - Congress President Sonia Gandhi Thursday participated in a tribal dance at the Surajkund crafts fair in Haryana and enthusiastically went around the stalls put up by various Indian states.
Feb 1, 2007 - 4:26:55 PM

India Business
Kashmir to promote Buddhist monasteries
Jammu, Jan 31 - Jammu and Kashmir plans to showcase the magnificent Buddhist monasteries of Ladakh region in Asian countries to attract more foreign tourists.
Jan 31, 2007 - 8:46:16 AM

India Business
Old Himachal hill road to be revived
Shimla, Jan 31 - An old mountain road in Himachal Pradesh passing through some spectacular Himalayan terrain is to be revived to attract travellers.
Jan 31, 2007 - 7:58:45 AM

India Travel
Cruise liner 'Star Libra' courts trouble
Kochi -, Jan 30 - Malaysian passenger vessel 'Star Libra' was Tuesday held at the Kadamat island on court orders following a petition by a Mumbai-based couple seeking compensation for the accidental drowning of their baby in November.
Jan 30, 2007 - 9:36:42 PM

India Business
Rabindra Seth, doyen of travel writers, dead
New Delhi, Jan 30 - Rabindra Seth, the doyen of travel writers and a consultant to the hospitality industry, died here Tuesday after suffering a heart attack.
Jan 30, 2007 - 5:10:14 PM

India Business
Travel trade journalist Rabindra Seth dead
New Delhi, Jan 30 - Noted journalist Rabindra Seth, who wrote extensively on the hospitality industry and travel trade, died of a heart attack at a hospital here Tuesday. He was 81 and is survived by his son Atul and daughter Anu.
Jan 30, 2007 - 4:30:13 PM

India Travel
Kashmir plans more security for tourists
Jammu, Jan 27 - The Jammu and Kashmir government is planning to deploy more security forces at tourist destinations and resorts to protect visitors.
Jan 27, 2007 - 4:24:17 PM

India Travel
Rajasthan plans to open biodiversity project to tourists
Jaipur, Jan 27 - Rajasthan, a major tourist destination, is set to open up a forested area near Jaipur as a biodiversity attraction in the desert state.
Jan 27, 2007 - 8:19:42 AM

India Travel
Kerala gets three tourism awards
New Delhi, Jan 25 - Kerala Thursday received three awards for its tourism promotion programme, including as the best tourist destination in the country.
Jan 25, 2007 - 11:28:10 PM

India Travel
Goody no official guest, clarifies Indian tourism minister
New Delhi, Jan 25 - The Indian government Thursday clarified that the controversial British TV star Jade Goody, accused of hurling racist abuses at Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, would not be an official guest if she visits the country, but could come and 'cleanse' herself.
Jan 25, 2007 - 9:02:21 PM

India Travel
Rehabilitation plan for Dal lake dwellers
Jammu, Jan 25 - At least 1,230 families living on Srinagar's Dal lake will soon be shifted out by the Jammu and Kashmir government in a bid to save the water body.
Jan 25, 2007 - 2:57:43 PM

India Travel
Goody puts Indian government in dilemma
New Delhi, Jan 25 - The Indian government finds itself in an unusual dilemma - of playing host to British TV star Jane Goody, who has accepted an official invitation to visit India after hurling racist abuses at actress Shilpa Shetty in the show 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
Jan 25, 2007 - 2:56:55 PM

India Travel
Newly weds to enjoy discounts on Heritage on Wheels
Jaipur, Jan 25 - Newly weds and diplomats will enjoy discounts and special hospitality aboard the Heritage on Wheels, a luxury tourist train.
Jan 25, 2007 - 1:42:03 PM

India Travel
Rajasthan chugs in discounts for 'Heritage on Wheels'
Jaipur, Jan 25 - To woo tourists, the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corp - has come out with discount packages for trips on 'Heritage on Wheels' - a luxury tourist train.
Jan 25, 2007 - 8:22:49 AM


Varanasi cries for help
New Delhi, Jan 24 - It is a question of 2.4 million empty plastic bottles dumped on a helpless city, and Varanasi, the cultural capital of India, doesn't even have regular garbage collection!
Jan 24, 2007 - 8:04:02 AM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Kerala to promote medical tourism with road shows abroad
Kochi -, Jan 22 - In its efforts to promote Kerala as an ideal destination for medical tourism, the state's tourism department plans to hold road shows in the US, Britain, Dubai, Muscat, Kuwait, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Jan 22, 2007 - 11:04:59 PM

India Business
Kerala institute offers boat driving course
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 - Claimed to be the first institute in the country to give lessons on how to drive a motorboat and learn about its mechanism, Kerala State Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation has invited applications for this new course.
Jan 18, 2007 - 9:23:29 PM

India Business
The changing profile of once staid Jammu
Jammu, Jan 16 - Jammu may not enjoy political limelight as much as Kashmir Valley. But the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir is shining in many areas, particularly in lifestyle and commerce.
Jan 16, 2007 - 8:17:13 AM

India Business
Khajuraho to host two-day investors' meet
Bhopal, Jan 15 - The Madhya Pradesh town of Khajuraho, famous for erotic temple sculptures, will host a two-day business meet from Tuesday where the state will project itself as an ideal investment destination, particularly for NRIs.
Jan 15, 2007 - 2:59:42 PM

India Travel
Online booking for elephant ride at Amber Fort
Jaipur, Jan 15 - Enthused by the good response from online booking of wildlife safari in Ranthambore national park, the Rajasthan government plans to have a similar facility for elephant rides at the famous Amber Fort here.
Jan 15, 2007 - 8:39:13 AM

India Business
Kerala to open its pretty plantations for tourists
Athirappalli -, Jan 15 - Tourist haven Kerala, known for its exotic backwaters and lush landscape, is now all set to throw open some of its picture-perfect plantations set around old colonial bungalows for travellers.
Jan 15, 2007 - 7:36:15 AM

India Travel
Making Agra's service providers tourist-friendly
Agra, Jan 14 - Dhaba owners and rickshaw pullers in the Taj Mahal city are being taught to be tourist-friendly and imparted lessons in hygiene and hospitality from trained hotel hands.
Jan 14, 2007 - 8:25:56 AM

India Business
Parsvnath Developers tops bid for Chandigarh film city
Chandigarh, Jan 13 - The Rs.1.91 billion - bid by Parsvnath Developers, who have tied up with noted film director and comedy actor Satish Kaushik, has topped bids for the Chandigarh Film City project to be launched here.
Jan 13, 2007 - 11:29:57 AM

India Travel
Kerala to promote home stays in a big way
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 - Kerala Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Thursday said that the government would make all efforts to promote home stays in the state in a big way.
Jan 11, 2007 - 6:29:26 PM

India Travel
Another Palace on Wheels coming up!
Jaipur, Jan 11 - Tourists headed for Rajasthan can look forward to yet another royal train ride, Palace on Wheels-2. This could be a far classier fare with exclusive facilities ranging from dance floor to a massage centre.
Jan 11, 2007 - 9:35:14 AM

India Travel
Court concerned at disappearance of tigers in Ranthambore
Jaipur, Jan 8 - The Rajasthan High Court Monday directed the Project Tiger authority to provide reasons for the decline in numbers of tigers in the state's Ranthambhore National Park and details on the running of the reserve.
Jan 8, 2007 - 7:05:21 PM

India Travel
Radio collars for Rajasthan tigers
Jaipur, Jan 2 - Three male tigers in Rajasthan's Ranthambore national park are to get radio collars - to monitor their habits.
Jan 2, 2007 - 8:39:36 AM

India Travel
Cold, crowded Shimla celebrates New Year
Shimla, Jan 1 - Nearly 50,000 people descended on Shimla on new year's eve, resulting in packed, crowded hotels and some incidents of hooliganism.
Jan 1, 2007 - 12:57:20 PM

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