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Tourists flocked to Shimla’s Ridge on Wednesday, hoping to find snow but they had to contend with a rainy and windy morning.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Rain accompanied with high velocity wind brings down mercury in Shimla, Manali

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:46 PM IST
Tourist destinations near Himachal’s state capital such as Narkanda, Kufri got snow on Tuesday
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After months of a shutdown during Covid-19 lockdown, the log huts are again opened for the tourists. The tourists coming to stay in these huts can order food in the rooms or they can also dine in restaurants.(ANI)
After months of a shutdown during Covid-19 lockdown, the log huts are again opened for the tourists. The tourists coming to stay in these huts can order food in the rooms or they can also dine in restaurants.(ANI)

Tepania Eco-park becomes adventure spot for tourists in Tripura

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:42 PM IST
After months of a shutdown during Covid-19 lockdown, the log huts are again opened for the tourists. The tourists coming to stay in these huts can order food in the rooms or they can also dine in restaurants.
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The Andhra Pradesh government came up with a new policy to revamp the outlook and give a paradigm shift to tourism in the state, with a theme- based approach, so as to make it a premier world-class destination.(Unsplash)
The Andhra Pradesh government came up with a new policy to revamp the outlook and give a paradigm shift to tourism in the state, with a theme- based approach, so as to make it a premier world-class destination.(Unsplash)

AP: Government comes up with new tourism policy

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | Amaravati
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:57 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh government came up with a new policy to revamp the outlook and give a paradigm shift to tourism in the state, with a theme- based approach, so as to make it a premier world-class destination.
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Tourists enjoying a pony ride at Kufri near Shimla on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Tourists enjoying a pony ride at Kufri near Shimla on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

It’s back on track for Kufri’s pony owners as snow draws tourists to Himachal

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Hit by the lockdown, the pony owners hope to earn enough to repay loans, feed their animals and end Covid year on a better note.
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Dr. Bedi gave valuable advice to students on how to attain success with one’s own actions.
Dr. Bedi gave valuable advice to students on how to attain success with one’s own actions.

Live life full of self-reliance and self-dependence: Dr. Kiran Bedi

UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:42 PM IST
Dr. Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, was conducting an online lecture, which was organized as a part of the Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Lecture Series.
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Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti district was coldest in the state at minus 1.3°C.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti district was coldest in the state at minus 1.3°C.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)

Met predicts heavy snowfall in Himachal on December 12

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:38 AM IST
State meteorological department director Manmohan Singh said snowfall and rainfall was also likely to take place in the higher and middle hills of the state on December 9
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(PTI File)

Mansar rejuvenation plan will increase tourist influx, says J&K L-G

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 09:47 PM IST
Mansar and Surinsar are the most sought after tourist destinations
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This undated photo released by Corbett Tiger Reserve shows a tiger at the park.(AP)
This undated photo released by Corbett Tiger Reserve shows a tiger at the park.(AP)

In a first, Corbett Tiger Reserve to have women nature guides

By Mohan Rajput
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 07:13 PM IST
CTR officials said seven women have been selected by the Corbett administration after holding a guide recruitment test on Wednesday
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Post Art 370, J&K witnesses surge in domestic tourists

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:49 AM IST
There has been a corresponding steep decline in the number of foreign tourists visiting to the tourism-dependent Union Territory of Ladakh
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A view of Durmi-Gauna valley in Chamoli of Uttarakhand.(HT PHOTO)
A view of Durmi-Gauna valley in Chamoli of Uttarakhand.(HT PHOTO)

Damaged British-era Durmi-Gauna lake in Uttarakhand to be revived after 5 decades

By Sandeep Rawat | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 09:30 AM IST
A cloudburst in July 1970 that triggered a landslide covered much of the lake with debris.
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Travel and tourism has employed more than 42 million people in India or accounted approximately for 8.1% of the total employment opportunities. Last year, it contributed 9.3% to India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and received 5.9% of total investments(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Travel and tourism has employed more than 42 million people in India or accounted approximately for 8.1% of the total employment opportunities. Last year, it contributed 9.3% to India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and received 5.9% of total investments(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

For tourism, here is an Incredible India 2.0 plan

By Amitabh Kant
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 11:15 AM IST
The pandemic has affected the sector. But it has the potential to become the biggest employment generator
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Attari: Thousands on way to witness retreat ceremony sent back

By Anil Sharma | Hindustan Times, Attari (Amritsar), Attari (amritsar)
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 11:16 PM IST
The retreat ceremony was closed for public in view of the coronavirus scare on Indian side; Pak continue to entertain crowd
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Indigo will operate the non-stop flight daily.(HT PHOTO)
Indigo will operate the non-stop flight daily.(HT PHOTO)

Direct flight to Goa from Chandigarh starting from February 20

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 01:03 AM IST
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Bora Bora, the tiny French Polynesian island has vast blue beaches and is nature at its best for a destination wedding setting.(Unsplash)
Bora Bora, the tiny French Polynesian island has vast blue beaches and is nature at its best for a destination wedding setting.(Unsplash)

Hawaii, Jaipur, Bora Bora and more: Top 7 wedding destinations for 2020

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 01:22 PM IST
Not only is it about the couples, it is also about giving the best experience to the guests are part of the memorable occasion.
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A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island(AP)
A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island(AP)

New Zealand recovers six bodies from volcanic island in high-risk mission

By Reuters | Whakatane/Wellington
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 06:15 AM IST
Military personnel worked as quickly as possible after using helicopters to land on White Island, which experts have said still has a 50-60% chance of another eruption in the coming hours.
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An aerial view of Chandigarh’s Sector 17, the commercial centre of the city, wears a deserted look on Friday afternoon. The vendors are conspicuous by their absence, while security personnel keep guard as the eviction drive is underway.(HT Photo)
An aerial view of Chandigarh’s Sector 17, the commercial centre of the city, wears a deserted look on Friday afternoon. The vendors are conspicuous by their absence, while security personnel keep guard as the eviction drive is underway.(HT Photo)

Chandigarh Municipal Corporation conducts city’s biggest vendors’ eviction drive amid tight security

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 02:45 PM IST
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The decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday.(HT PHOTO.)
The decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday.(HT PHOTO.)

Chhattisgarh government to promote tourist sites linked to Lord Ram

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 11:55 PM IST
In the first phase, eight of the selected places falling on the forest route taken by Lord Ram during his exile will be developed as tourist destinations, the statement said.
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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu during his ride from Yingkiong, the headquarters of Upper Siang district, to Pasighat, the headquarters of East Siang district on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu during his ride from Yingkiong, the headquarters of Upper Siang district, to Pasighat, the headquarters of East Siang district on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Arunachal Pradesh CM goes on a motorcycle ride to promote tourism

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2019 09:49 PM IST
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu rode a motorcycle from Yingkiong to Pasighat on Sunday to showcase the state’s natural beauty.
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Indians are travelling more domestically and internationally these days.(Unsplash)
Indians are travelling more domestically and internationally these days.(Unsplash)

HT Tourism Conclave 2019: ​Increase in demand for women-only trips, says Deep Kalra ​

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 12:55 PM IST
HT Tourism Conclave 2019: Unlike previous decades, Indians are taking more breaks and going for travel unlike earlier when there was more focus on savings said Deep Kalra, CEO, MakeMyTrip.com.
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Thrust on ecotourism as Himachal cabinet okays new policy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 11:18 PM IST
The new policy lays special emphasis on ecotourism, agro-organic tourism, snow tourism, lake tourism, adventure tourism, religious tourism, cultural and heritage tourism
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

73rd Independence Day- Visit 15 tourist destinations by 2022: PM Narendra Modi appeals to improve tourism sector

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 12:33 PM IST
Prime Minister Modi said that he was aware that there were many tourist destinations which do not have hotels or other infrastructures. “But visiting such places will boost tourism in these areas and automatically lead to better facilities,” he added
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the nation on its 73rd Independence Day.(ANI/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the nation on its 73rd Independence Day.(ANI/Twitter)

73rd Independence Day 2019: PM Modi’s 5 appeals to the nation on Independence Day

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 06:08 AM IST
73rd Independence Day : PM Modi touched upon the steps his government has taken since his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came back to power with a huge mandate for the second time.
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The Delhi government wants to replace its struggling Hop-on Hop-off (HoHo) tourist bus service with a revamped system by purchasing 25 new buses with partially open decks.(File photo for representation)
The Delhi government wants to replace its struggling Hop-on Hop-off (HoHo) tourist bus service with a revamped system by purchasing 25 new buses with partially open decks.(File photo for representation)

Open-deck buses to be added to Delhi’s HoHo service

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2019 07:34 AM IST
The new service, likely to be started by the end of the year, will also introduce inter-change stations in order to provide a flexible public transport network for tourists visiting different sites across the Capital.
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Travel to the Kashmir area, including Srinagar, is not advised, it said.(HT Photo)
Travel to the Kashmir area, including Srinagar, is not advised, it said.(HT Photo)

After UK, Germany issues advisory against travel to J-K

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:33 PM IST
The state government has advised the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists to leave the valley keeping in view of the “latest intelligence inputs of terror threats”.
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It was important to tell the human stories that would prevent our soldiers from becoming statistics, and would remind Indians that these were individuals combating real attachments — parents, girlfriends, children — to place duty above loss(Manish Swarup/HT Archives)
It was important to tell the human stories that would prevent our soldiers from becoming statistics, and would remind Indians that these were individuals combating real attachments — parents, girlfriends, children — to place duty above loss(Manish Swarup/HT Archives)

The Kargil war: ‘Izzat’ and honour for the soldier, after the headlines fade

UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 10:12 AM IST
The 20th anniversary of the war is a good time to internalise issues that have alienated the military
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Dhanaulti is fast emerging as the next big tourist hill station.(REUTERS Photo)
Dhanaulti is fast emerging as the next big tourist hill station.(REUTERS Photo)

How a small Uttarakhand town is becoming a major tourist destination

By Indo Asian News Service | Dhanaulti
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 10:10 AM IST
When one reaches Dhanaulti - a picturesque site in the Garhwal region of ‘Devbhoomi’ (Gods’ abode) Uttarakhand - one can not but feel the fresh breeze gushing through deodar trees and emitting an earthy, woody aroma.
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Union Budget is not all good news for young homebuyers: experts

By Lavina Mulchandani | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 01:41 PM IST
Renting may be easier. Paperwork simpler. But taxes and land reforms are still stuck in the past.
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On an average, at least 4,500 tourists vehicles enter Manali and 5,000 vehicles enter Shimla everyday.(Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)
On an average, at least 4,500 tourists vehicles enter Manali and 5,000 vehicles enter Shimla everyday.(Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)

Roads leading to Shimla, Manali choked due to heavy tourist influx

By Navneet Rathore | Hindustan Times, Shimla
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 12:37 PM IST
On Saturday evening, long traffic jams were witnessed on the roads leading to Shimla from Shoghi and Kufri from Dhali tunnel.
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Wrapped in a saffron robe, Modi had meditated there for nearly 17 hours. His photos have gone viral on the social media.(HT Photo)
Wrapped in a saffron robe, Modi had meditated there for nearly 17 hours. His photos have gone viral on the social media.(HT Photo)

Kedarnath Cave, where PM Modi meditated all night, set to become spiritual destination

By Indo Asian News Service | Dehradun
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 09:21 PM IST
Within a few days, the “Dhyan Kutia” where Modi stayed to meditate on Saturday has virtually been rechristened as the “Modi cave” by a large number of people who are enquiring about its booking.
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Children at the corner of Rue Lally Tollendal in the French quarter of Pondicherry in a photograph clicked in 1997.(Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Children at the corner of Rue Lally Tollendal in the French quarter of Pondicherry in a photograph clicked in 1997.(Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Review: Beyond the Boulevards – A Short Biography of Pondicherry by Aditi Sriram

By Kunal Ray | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 05:32 PM IST
The city, which remains the perennial tourist destination in the larger Indian imagination, offers a combination of spirituality with the mirth of the sea
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