himachal pradesh tourism

Himachal hotel gets heritage status


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) The Castle Naggar, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation's prime hotel in the the picturesque Kullu valley, has been given heritage status, an official said Thursday.The union ... Read more...

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Russian, Israeli tourists more of menace to Goa: Faleiro


August 14th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Tourists from Russia and Israel to India cause more menace than benefit to the tourism scenario in Goa, a former union minister of state for external ... Read more...

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Fifteen Himachal PSUs in red, cumulative losses of Rs.1,660 crore


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) Fifteen public sector undertakings (PSUs) in Himachal Pradesh, including the state electricity board and the tourism corporation, are in the red, with the cumulative losses of ... Read more...

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Himachal hotel gets national heritage tag


March 16th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Chail Palace hotel, built in 1891 and popularised in the blockbuster film "Three Idiots", has been granted national heritage status, an official said ... Read more...

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It’s snowing Valentine’s fun in Himachal


February 13th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) Moderate to heavy snowfall occurred at many places in Himachal Pradesh Monday, giving that extra nip to Valentine's Day celebrations.Shimla and its nearby popular destinations like ... Read more...

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More snow in Shimla, Manali (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's picturesque tourist resorts Shimla and Manali witnessed light to moderate snowfall Thursday, cheering up the hospitality sector as tourists started to pour in.While Shimla ... Read more...

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Nod for official audit of Shimla’s prized Wildflower Hall


July 15th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has given the nod for a special audit of the Oberoi Group's Wildflower Hall, a landmark luxury hotel ... Read more...

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Ansari’s wife, daughter on Himachal sojourn


July 9th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chail (Himachal Pradesh), July 9 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari's wife Salma and their daughter arrived in this hill resort in Himachal Pradesh Saturday for a day's sojourn, government ... Read more...

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Shimla’s Wildflower Hall hotel to face special audit


June 29th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 29 (IANS) Oberoi Group's Wildflower Hall, a landmark luxury hotel on the outskirts of this popular hill resort that is the preferred choice of high-value tourists, is ... Read more...

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13 tourists rescued from stuck Shimla lift


June 29th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Thirteen tourists, mostly belonging to Delhi, had a harrowing experience when they were stuck in a lift for around two hours in this Himachal Pradesh capital ... Read more...

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Himachal offers discount to Pakistani guests


March 30th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 30 (IANS) As a goodwill gesture, Himachal Pradesh Wednesday invited the Pakistani guests to visit the hills after the India-Pakistan cricket World cup semifinal match in Mohali.The state ... Read more...

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Himachal warms up to Christmas tourist rush


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 23 (IANS) It's not the snow, but the sun that is alluring the tourists to ring in the Christmas at most of the popular destinations in Himachal Pradesh.The Met Office ... Read more...

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Snow-clad mountains luring tourists to Himachal


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 19 (IANS) Chuckling snow-clad peaks on the horizon of Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations are luring visitors to the state's hills.Hospitality industry representatives say timely onset of winter ... Read more...

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Himachal pavilion to have 60 stalls at trade fair


November 12th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 12 (IANS) Clean and energy efficient technology would be the theme of Himachal Pradesh pavilion during India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2010 beginning Nov 14 in New Delhi, ... Read more...

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Dharamsala hotels lure CWG tourists with special packages


October 1st, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BhartiDharamsala, Oct 1 (ANI): Hotels in Dharamsala are introducing special packages to lure tourists to the region ahead of the XIXth Commonwealth Games."Being a Buddhist town, we are expecting tourists ... Read more...

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Himachal plans houseboats a la Kashmir


August 31st, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 31 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh plans to introduce houseboats on prominent lakes in the state on the lines of Jammu and Kashmir to attract more tourists. "Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has ... Read more...

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Leh floods dip foreign tourist footfalls in Himachal


August 18th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Manali, Aug 18 (IANS) The closure of the National Highway-22 due to the flash floods in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir has affected the tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh, with ... Read more...

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Shimla to hold half-marathon next month


August 18th, 2010 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Shimla will host the second edition of a half-marathon next month, an organiser said here Tuesday. Principal Secretary (Youth Services and Sports) V.C. Pharka told IANS that the half-marathon ... Read more...

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Himachal offers week-long hospitality for CWG record holders


August 16th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has announced that his government will provide free week-long boarding and lodging in its hotels to world record holding athletes ... Read more...

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Manali-Leh highway reopens


August 15th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Aug 15 (IANS) The strategic National Highway-22, which connects Manali town in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, has been reopened for light vehicles after it was shut due ... Read more...

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Himachal offers tourism sops to world record holding athletes


August 12th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal announced Thursday that the government will provide free week-long boarding and lodging in its hotels to world record holding athletes ... Read more...

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Himachal extends holiday package for top players


August 11th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) World record holders will get a week's free stay in Himachal Pradesh if they visit during the Commonwealth Games in October, an official said. "The Himachal Pradesh Tourism ... Read more...

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A book that chronicles Shimla’s glorious past (IANS Books)


August 11th, 2010 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) Shimla was a nondescript hamlet with shepherd hutments that became a flourishing town with palatial bungalows and hotels. Capturing this journey is a coffee table book, ... Read more...

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Bus services on Manali-Leh route resume


July 14th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, July 14 (IANS) The bus services between Himachal Pradesh's Manali town and Leh in Jammu and Kashmir have resumed, six months after they were halted due to heavy snowfall, an official ... Read more...

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State-run hotels in Himachal rain discounts


July 11th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) To lure tourists during the monsoon season, the Himachal Pradesh government has announced 10-35 percent discount in its hotels across the state. "We are offering discounts in all the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan president tours Shimla


June 10th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 10 (IANS) After wrapping up official talks in New Delhi, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday began a one-and-a-half day sojourn in this Himachal Pradesh state capital. "Rajapaksa along with ... Read more...

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Thousands headed to Himachal as mercury dips


June 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 4 (IANS) Nearly 40,000 tourists are expected to make a beeline for the hills of Himachal Pradesh the coming weekend as the state is likely to see more rains ... Read more...

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Shimla’s summer fest begins Wednesday


May 31st, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 31 (IANS) The summer festival of dance and music, a major event to boost tourism in this Himachal Pradesh capital, would begin Wednesday. "The five-day International Shimla Summer Festival would begin ... Read more...

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Environment notice to Wildflower Hall stayed


May 29th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday stayed the notice of the state pollution control board to Oberoi Group's Wildflower Hall hotel, issued earlier this week, for violating ... Read more...

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Himachal issues notice to Oberoi’s Wildflower Hall


May 23rd, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has issued a notice to Oberoi Group's Wildflower Hall hotel on the outskirts of this capital town for violating environment norms, an official ... Read more...

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‘Speed up ropeway construction between shrines’


May 1st, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Saturday urged his Punjab counterpart Parkash Singh Badal to speed up construction of an aerial ropeway connecting religious shrines in the ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall lures tourists to Himachal


April 23rd, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 23 (IANS) The sweeping heat wave across north India has once again driven tourists to various popular destinations in Himachal Pradesh to seek refuge in the cooler climes of ... Read more...

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Private Himachal firm to set up ski centre


April 1st, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has roped in the private sector for the first time to build a ski centre.Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh laid the foundation stone Sunday of ... Read more...

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Himachal wooing newly weds with special discounts


March 22nd, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) If you just got married and are heading for the Himachal hills for your honeymoon, the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) has a gift for you -- ... Read more...

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Tourists throng Himachal on New Year’s Eve


December 31st, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 31 (IANS) Thousands of tourists are making a beeline for popular hill destinations in Himachal Pradesh to ring in the New Year, bringing cheer to the hospitality industry. Most hotels were ... Read more...

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