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Aurangabad leaders demand monuments, tourist sites to remain open amid Covid-19

Aurangabad leaders demand attendance cap of 50 per cent at monuments and tourist sites in place of a complete shutdown
Aurangabad leaders demand monuments, tourist sites to remain open amid Covid-19  (HT_PRINT)
Aurangabad leaders demand monuments, tourist sites to remain open amid Covid-19  (HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jan 11, 2022 09:15 PM IST
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Afghanistan's blue mountain lakes deserted as tourists stay away

The  regime change in Afghanistan has dimmed tourist activity in Afghanistan's blue mountain, "It used to be very good, there were skiing programmes and competitions in the winter," says a tourist guide.
The skiers and cyclists on the slopes and roads, as well as the thousands of picnickers and sightseers enjoying the natural beauty offered a vision of carefree peace in stark contrast to the violence elsewhere.
The skiers and cyclists on the slopes and roads, as well as the thousands of picnickers and sightseers enjoying the natural beauty offered a vision of carefree peace in stark contrast to the violence elsewhere.
Published on Jan 04, 2022 12:41 PM IST
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Vijayanagara declared as Karnataka's 31st district, here's all you need to know

Karnataka's 31st district, Vijayanagara, comes into being. Hospet will be its administrative capital. The district is already a major tourist destination as all the important sites of the Vijayanagara dynasty are located here.
Vijayanagara declared as Karnataka's 31st district, here's all you need to know(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Vijayanagara declared as Karnataka's 31st district, here's all you need to know(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Updated on Oct 03, 2021 12:45 PM IST
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In pics: 7 places in India that resemble foreign destination

Instead of burning a hole in your pocket by booking expensive flight tickets to foreign destinations, you can just go places in India and get the same experience. Here is a list of seven beautiful destinations in India that will make you feel like you are abroad.(Instagram) 8
Instead of burning a hole in your pocket by booking expensive flight tickets to foreign destinations, you can just go places in India and get the same experience. Here is a list of seven beautiful destinations in India that will make you feel like you are abroad.(Instagram)
Published on Jul 31, 2021 04:05 PM IST
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Village along Indo-Nepal border to be developed as tourism spot

A village in Indo-Nepal border dominated by the Tharu tribe will be developed as a tourist destination under the Uttar Pradesh government's "One District, One Eco Tourism Spot" scheme, a forest official said on July 22.
A Tharu tribe dominated village along the Indo-Nepal border here will be developed as a tourist destination.(Unsplash)
A Tharu tribe dominated village along the Indo-Nepal border here will be developed as a tourist destination.(Unsplash)
Published on Jul 22, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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7 Indian destinations you didn't know you could take a flight to

You can now plan your last-minute trips without having to worry about how to get there. All you need to do is pack your bags, book your flight tickets and travel. Here are a few Indian destinations you probably didn't know you could take a flight to.(Unspalsh) 8
You can now plan your last-minute trips without having to worry about how to get there. All you need to do is pack your bags, book your flight tickets and travel. Here are a few Indian destinations you probably didn't know you could take a flight to.(Unspalsh)
Updated on Jul 14, 2021 05:12 PM IST
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7 countries with lower currency value than Indian Rupees

Well, if you are one of them then you need to check out these places that will not burn a hole in your pocket.(Unsplash) 8
Well, if you are one of them then you need to check out these places that will not burn a hole in your pocket.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 29, 2021 12:10 PM IST
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Top caves in India you need to explore if you love adventure

If you are someone who loves adventure and thrill then you should definitely add these astonishing caves to your bucket list.(Instagram) 6
If you are someone who loves adventure and thrill then you should definitely add these astonishing caves to your bucket list.(Instagram)
Published on May 29, 2021 10:44 AM IST
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Rain accompanied with high velocity wind brings down mercury in Shimla, Manali

Tourist destinations near Himachal’s state capital such as Narkanda, Kufri got snow on Tuesday
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)
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)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 12:46 PM IST
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Tepania Eco-park becomes adventure spot for tourists in Tripura

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 02:42 PM IST
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Agartala | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale

AP: Government comes up with new tourism policy

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.
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)
Published on Dec 19, 2020 09:57 AM IST
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Amaravati | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale

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

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.
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)
Published on Dec 16, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Live life full of self-reliance and self-dependence: Dr. Kiran Bedi

Dr. Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, was conducting an online lecture, which was organized as a part of the Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Lecture Series.
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.
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 01:42 PM IST
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Met predicts heavy snowfall in Himachal on December 12

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
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)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | By, Shimla

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

Mansar and Surinsar are the most sought after tourist destinations
(PTI File)
(PTI File)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 09:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | By, Jammu

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

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

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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Updated on Oct 01, 2020 12:49 AM IST
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Damaged British-era Durmi-Gauna lake in Uttarakhand to be revived after 5 decades

A cloudburst in July 1970 that triggered a landslide covered much of the lake with debris.
A view of Durmi-Gauna valley in Chamoli of Uttarakhand.(HT PHOTO)
A view of Durmi-Gauna valley in Chamoli of Uttarakhand.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 09, 2020 09:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haridwar | BySandeep Rawat

For tourism, here is an Incredible India 2.0 plan

The pandemic has affected the sector. But it has the potential to become the biggest employment generator
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)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 11:15 AM IST
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ByAmitabh Kant

Attari: Thousands on way to witness retreat ceremony sent back

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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Updated on Mar 07, 2020 11:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Attari (Amritsar) | ByAnil Sharma, Attari (amritsar)

Direct flight to Goa from Chandigarh starting from February 20

Mohali Come February 20, you can fly directly to Goa from Chandigarh in less than three hours. To be operated by IndiGo daily, this will be the first non-stop flight to the tourist destination. The airline has introduced the A-320 Airbus, with a seating capacity of 180, on this sector.
Indigo will operate the non-stop flight daily.(HT PHOTO)
Indigo will operate the non-stop flight daily.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 18, 2020 01:03 AM IST
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Hawaii, Jaipur, Bora Bora and more: Top 7 wedding destinations for 2020

Not only is it about the couples, it is also about giving the best experience to the guests are part of the memorable occasion.
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)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 01:22 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 06:15 AM IST
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Chandigarh Municipal Corporation conducts city’s biggest vendors’ eviction drive amid tight security

The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh on Friday started its biggest eviction drive of street vendors from their vending places to designated sites amid tight security. The drive started at 7am with MC teams relocating vendors mainly from the city’s business centre of Sector 17, which has now been declared a no-vending zone, and the first six sectors of Chandigarh, including tourist destinations of Sukhna Lake and Rock Garden.
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)
Updated on Dec 06, 2019 02:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Chhattisgarh government to promote tourist sites linked to Lord Ram

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.
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.)
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 11:55 PM IST
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Arunachal Pradesh CM goes on a motorcycle ride to promote tourism

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu rode a motorcycle from Yingkiong to Pasighat on Sunday to showcase the state’s natural beauty.
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)
Published on Oct 14, 2019 09:49 PM IST
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HT Tourism Conclave 2019: ​Increase in demand for women-only trips, says Deep Kalra ​

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.
Indians are travelling more domestically and internationally these days.(Unsplash)
Indians are travelling more domestically and internationally these days.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 12:55 PM IST
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Thrust on ecotourism as Himachal cabinet okays new policy

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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Published on Sep 16, 2019 11:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | By, Shimla

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

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
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)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 12:33 PM IST
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73rd Independence Day 2019: PM Modi’s 5 appeals to the nation on Independence Day

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 06:08 AM IST
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