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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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Himachal likely to get 50,000 weekend tourists


August 9th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, Aug 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is expected to get nearly 50,000 tourists during the three-day weekend starting with the Janmashtami holiday Friday, officials said Thursday.According to tourism department estimates, ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to host coffee festival


July 27th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) Chandigarh will host its first Coffee Sipping Festival from Saturday where people can taste different flavours of the beverage.The two-day weekend fest would be held at ... Read more...

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BJP dislikes minorities: Vaghela (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dislikes minorities and would like them to go to Pakistan, Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela said Wednesday, a day after ... Read more...

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BJP dislikes minorities: Shankarsinh Vaghela


July 4th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dislikes minorities and would like them to go to Pakistan, Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela said Wednesday, a day after ... Read more...

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Himachal profits from Kashmir tourist overflow


May 28th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, May 28 (IANS) No bookings in the Kashmir Valley? Head for the hills of Himachal Pradesh for your vacation.The hospitality industry here says that with hotels in Srinagar valley ... Read more...

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Railways, ITDC jointly offer tourism services


May 24th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Indian Railways and the Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) joined hands Thursday to improve tourism services offered by the two entities, drawing maximum advantage ... Read more...

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‘Clean India’ campaign takes off at Qutub Minar


May 20th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A "Clean India" Campaign was begun Sunday at the capital's landmark Qutub Minar."Since the Qutub Minar gets as many as 25,000 footfalls on a weekend, ... 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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First state-run water park opens in Lonavala (With Images)


May 7th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lonavala (Maharashtra), May 7 (IANS) A swank, modern and affordable water park, which opened near this hill station, marks the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation's (MTDC) maiden foray into the amusement ... Read more...

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Double tourist inflow, Sahay urges northeastern states


April 10th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Tuesday asked the northeastern states to step up their efforts to bring in more foreign and domestic tourists to ... 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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BJP MLA to be put through lie detector test in Masood murder case


March 9th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 9 (IANS) In a significant development, a special court has granted permission to CBI officials to conduct polygraph test of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Dhruv Narayan ... 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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Bad roads hampering Bihar’s tourism potential


January 17th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Good road building was said to have helped Nitish Kumar win a second term in office in the 2010 Bihar assembly elections. Bad roads connecting ... Read more...

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‘Discover Bihar’ roadshow launched


January 13th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Bihar tourism department Friday launched its second edition of the 'Discover Bihar' roadshow in the capital to promote tourism in the state.Exhibiting the culture ... Read more...

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Tourism ministry steps up promotion campaign (With Image)


December 14th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The tourism ministry has set up an inter-ministerial coordination committee for the sector, under the chairmanship of the principal secretary to Prime Minister, to facilitate ... Read more...

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Andhra tourism hit by ‘impression’ about Telangana agitation


December 9th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) The tourism industry in Andhra Pradesh has been hit due to the "impression" of a law and order problem in the Telangana region, a senior ... Read more...

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Odisha protests its tourist site on Andhra website


November 10th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 10 (IANS) Odisha Thursday protested the inclusion of one of its prominent tourist sites in the website of Andhra Pradesh's tourism department and urged its neighbour to correct ... Read more...

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Green groups see red over Tomatina in Goa


October 29th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 29 (IANS) Goa's November date with 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" style Tomatina festival of Spain is in peril as environmental groups say it was not good for a ... Read more...

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28 countries, 400 buyers to participate in Goa travel mart


October 19th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Travel and tourism industry stakeholders from 28 countries will participate in the second edition of the Goa International Travel Mart (GITM), which kicks off here ... 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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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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Kerala tourism authority blamed for 2009 boat tragedy


August 25th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 (IANS) A commission that probed the 2009 Thekkady boat tragedy that left 45 people dead has indicted the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) for grave lapses which ... Read more...

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Chandigarh gets ready for hotel boom


August 19th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Chandigarh is all set to roll out the red carpet for visitors with a number of hotels being planned or opening in and around the city, ... Read more...

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Spanish flavour for ‘dahi-handi’ festival this year


August 19th, 2011 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) This year's popular 'dahi-handi' festival next week will have a dash of Spain in the celebrations that attract millions of youth, including girls, all over ... Read more...

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Himachal hotels booked for weekend bonanza


August 18th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) The tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh is expecting a huge rush of tourists with an extended weekend as Janmashtami holiday falls on Monday.Tourism industry representatives said ... Read more...

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Telangana replacing Andhra, at least on boards


August 13th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Telangana state may be a distant dream given the centre's reluctance to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh but the people seeking it are giving expression to their ... Read more...

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Thailand, Goa join hands to promote tourism


August 13th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) Thailand and Goa, both top beach tourism destinations in Asia, will join hands at mutually promoting each other during the Goa International Travel Mart (GITM), ... Read more...

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Homestay high: Himachal expects 100,000 weekend tourists (With Image)


August 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) For Indians, there's a long weekend ahead and nearly 100,000 tourists are expected to make their way up to Himachal Pradesh. But while driving away from ... Read more...

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Aero Formula-1 air race coming to Mumbai


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Around the year-end, Mumbai will witness the spectacular Aero-Grand Prix, which is popular as the Aero Formula-1 race by light aircraft, an official said.The Aero-GP-2011, ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to shine bright at night (With image)


July 31st, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Having had the reputation of a 'sarkari' city that goes dead at night, Chandigarh is all set to give itself an image makeover after darkness falls. ... Read more...

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The new ’spicy’ face of Goa’s monsoon tourism


July 24th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Now you can 'spice' up your trip to Goa in the monsoons - not by going to a beach but by heading for a spice farm ... 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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