state tourism

Rock climbing wall inaugurated in Srinagar


September 5th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 5 (IANS) An artificial rock climbing wall was inaugurated here Wednesday to encourage adventure sports enthusiasts, many of whom visit the state from other parts of the country.State ... Read more...

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Kerala to take ayurveda tourism to next level (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Kerala has now set its eyes on pushing tourism centred around ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and well-being, to the next level by promoting ... Read more...

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Complaint against Haryana Tourism for using elephant


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 20 (IANS) Wildlife activists have lodged an FIR against the owner of an elephant and the manager of the Haryana State Tourism Corporation's Dabchik restaurant complex at Hodal ... Read more...

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100,000 skilled workers to join tourism sector


July 5th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) A lakh (100,000) skilled workers trained under the tourism ministry's "Hunar Se Rozgar Tak" scheme will soon be joining the hospitality and tourism industry, Union ... Read more...

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Goa campaign against ‘water injustice’ (Letter from Goa)


June 29th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 29 (IANS) A British charity has joined forces with a Catholic Church-backed NGO here to put an end to abusive and unethical tourism practices allegedly over-exploitative of ... Read more...

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Ropeway to link Sikh, Hindu temple towns in Punjab, Himachal


June 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday approved a ropeway project that would link a prominent Hindu shrine in the state with a historic Sikh temple town in ... Read more...

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Dharamsala plans ‘home stay’ for IPL fans


May 16th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 16 (IANS) With fewer hotel rooms to accommodate thousands of Indian Premier League (IPL) fans, Himachalis will play good hosts by throwing open their doors for visitors for ... Read more...

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Sachin, Waugh, Deepika to be Kerala Tourism ambassadors?


May 7th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh, actress Deepika Padukone, and footballer Didier Drogba are possible names being considered as goodwill ambassadors for promoting Kerala Tourism ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism to hold first-ever road show in Saudi Arabia


May 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 (IANS) Kerala Tourism is holding its first-ever road show in Saudi Arabia from Sunday in a bid to attract more tourists from the Gulf kingdom to the ... Read more...

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Maharashtra, Andamans, keen to follow Goa’s lifeguard force


April 27th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 27 (IANS) Goa's unique beach management and lifeguard services innovation has spurred other state governments in India to emulate the example, an official said here Friday.Coastal states like ... Read more...

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Shoojit Sircar to release documentary on Big B (With Images)


March 15th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Director Shoojit Sircar is putting together a documentary on Amitabh Bachchan, which he says reveals the megastar in moods never seen before.The film is based ... Read more...

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‘Trinamool leaders, not Mamata, to attend Akhilesh, Badal’s swearing-in’ (Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not attend the swearing in ceremonies of the new state governments in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, a Trinamool ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh in Berlin tourism exhibition


March 8th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 8 (IANS) A delegation of senior officials of Madhya Pradesh tourism department have left for Berlin to participate in the International Tourism Exhibition (International Tourism Bourse-ITB) being held ... Read more...

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‘Jealous woman architect plotted Shehla Masood murder’


March 4th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 4 (IANS) The CBI probe into Madhya Pradesh RTI activist Shehla Masood's murder has hinted at arrested woman architect Zahida Parvez being the brain behind the killing ... Read more...

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Bengal hopeful of central funds for tourism development


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) West Bengal is hopeful of getting funds from the central government in the upcoming budget allocation for development of tourism, state Tourism Minister Rachhpal Singh said ... Read more...

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27 countries take part in Indian travel mart


February 25th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Travel industry delegates from 27 countries and 22 Indian states came together Friday to participate in the biggest travel industry fair in the country.Oneworld Travel ... Read more...

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Kerala records rise in tourist arrivals


January 19th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) Despite reports of a bleak global economic situation, the money spinning tourism industry in Kerala has recorded a growth both in revenue and in terms of ... Read more...

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Three MNS legislators suspended from Maharashtra assembly


December 13th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 13 (IANS) Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Dilip Walse-Patil Tuesday suspended two Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) legislators for the day after they waved objectionable banners inside the house. Later, they ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism ties up with Zapak Games to market state


November 5th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 5 (IANS) Kerala Tourism has tied up with India's largest gaming company, Zapak, to launch an interactive online game to unfold the state's tourism destinations to gamers around ... Read more...

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New look ‘Deccan Odyssey’ on tracks again


October 12th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Maharashtra's pride, the 'Deccan Odyssey' luxury train service, will resume operations in a new avatar from Wednesday, an official said. Launched in January 2004, the train -- ... Read more...

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Kovalam to get massive makeover


September 29th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 (IANS) The Kovalam beaches, which over the years have lost much of their charm due to poor management, are set to get a massive facelift at a ... Read more...

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Mayawati government to lease out hotels to private firms


September 15th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) In a quiet move, the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to give out most state-run hotels and tourist bungalows on long-term lease to ... Read more...

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Disney-style theme park, marina and ropeway proposed for Goa


September 5th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) A Disneyland-style adventure theme park, a marina and a ropeway for tourists are some of the major proposals before the tourism task force here, which ... Read more...

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Alappuzha to get Rs.400 crore central assistance


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) The centre will provide Rs.400 crore to boost tourism in Alappuzha district of Kerala, state Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar said Friday.The first Rs.50 crore would ... Read more...

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Kerala resort to launch solar-powered boats


August 31st, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 31 (IANS) Billed as a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Poovar Island Resort near Kovalam in Kerala is set to launch four solar-powered boats for its guests.The boats, costing Rs.3.5 ... Read more...

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Southern states’ tourism ministers meet in Kerala


August 19th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) Tourism Ministers from the southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and the union territories of Puducherry, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and ... Read more...

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Efforts on to attract more to coastal Bekal


August 14th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kasargode (Kerala), Aug 14 (IANS) Efforts are under way to make the historical Bekal, on the northern coast of Kerala, one of the more attractive beach destinations in South Asia.State ... Read more...

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Night vision cameras to monitor Goa beaches


July 25th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Beaches in Goa will get even safer for tourists round-the-clock this season, with the state's tourism department planning to install night vision cameras at more than ... Read more...

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Kerala five-star hotel has no water line for eight years


July 19th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) A five-star hotel in Kerala has been trying to get a water connection for the past eight years but without success, a hotel executive claimed Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Goa tourism to launch Rs.20 mn global ad campaign


July 7th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) Goa tourism will undertake a Rs.20 million TV advertising blitz in around 150 countries across Europe, Africa and Asia to lure foreign tourists to Goa's beaches, ... Read more...

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Bihar got over six lakh foreign tourists in 2010


June 9th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 9 (1ANS) Over six lakh foreign tourists came to Bihar in 2010, an official said here Thursday."The number of foreign tourists has increased from 63,321 in 2005-06 to over ... Read more...

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When in Goa temples, keep off beachwear


June 7th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) Beachwear and temples don't get along in Goa. Never mind if it's a top sun and sand holiday destination.The 450-year-old Mahalsa Narayani Temple has banned the ... Read more...

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Penguins, seals to feature in Konkan’s sea world project


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Penguins and seals brought from the Antarctic and Arctic regions and dolphins from the Arabian Sea shall be some of the highlights of an ambitious Rs.5.09 ... Read more...

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Ladakh indeed has worst sex ratio, says census office


April 27th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir census department Wednesday maintained that Ladakh's sex ratio of 583 girls against 1,000 boys, one of the worst in the country, was ... Read more...

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‘Develop tourism by public private partnerships’


April 26th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) State governments should develop tourism infrastructure through the public private partnership (PPP) mode to attract more investment to the sector, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant ... Read more...

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