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Dhanaulti is fast emerging as the next big tourist hill station.(REUTERS Photo)

How a small Uttarakhand town is becoming a major tourist destination

Dhanaulti | By Indo Asian News Service
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.
(iStockphoto)
(iStockphoto)

Union Budget is not all good news for young homebuyers: experts

Hindustan Times | By Lavina Mulchandani
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.
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

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Navneet Rathore
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.
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

Dehradun | By Indo Asian News Service
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.
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

Hindustan Times | By Kunal Ray
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
The Indian Army said it rescued hundreds of tourists from Lachung Valley in north Sikkim on Wednesday night.(HT Photo)
The Indian Army said it rescued hundreds of tourists from Lachung Valley in north Sikkim on Wednesday night.(HT Photo)

Army rescues stranded tourists in Sikkim, second time in 12 days

Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 11:17 AM IST
A woman with a fractured hand was given immediate medical care among many others who complained of dizziness, breathlessness and other high altitude related symptoms, said the army statement.
Masunda lake, also known as Talaopali, will have a floating pathway from the Mahatma Gandhi garden till Jambli Naka market.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Masunda lake, also known as Talaopali, will have a floating pathway from the Mahatma Gandhi garden till Jambli Naka market.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

Thane lake to turn into tourist hotspot with 6-crore makeover

Hindustan Times | By Megha Pol, Thane
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2018 01:12 AM IST
TMC will construct floating pathway on the Masunda lake, light it up by LEDs
Unlike African tourist destinations such as Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania, Nigerian governments have invested little in nurturing the industry.(Unsplash)
Unlike African tourist destinations such as Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania, Nigerian governments have invested little in nurturing the industry.(Unsplash)

Nigerian millennials fuel domestic tourism

Reuters | By Reuters, Ikogosi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 05:46 PM IST
From lush forests sheltering waterfalls and warm springs in the west to the Alpine-like mountains of the east, from festivals to historical sites, attractions are in no shortage in the west African country.
The condition of roads worsens after a few spells of rain. It has become difficult to commute on the roads, say residents.(HT/File Photo)
The condition of roads worsens after a few spells of rain. It has become difficult to commute on the roads, say residents.(HT/File Photo)

Constituency watch: Potholed roads, stray dogs plague city of lakes Udaipur

Hindustan Times, Udaipur | By Sohail Khan
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Officials say roads have been damaged for development works, residents feel otherwise; they say pileups of garbage take sheen off beautiful sites
Gunmen with rifles and pistols killed three people on Friday and injured at least seven in a tourist plaza in downtown Mexico City, police said, adding that they were chasing three men dressed as mariachi musicians who fled on motorbikes.(AFP File Photo)
Gunmen with rifles and pistols killed three people on Friday and injured at least seven in a tourist plaza in downtown Mexico City, police said, adding that they were chasing three men dressed as mariachi musicians who fled on motorbikes.(AFP File Photo)

3 shot dead, 7 injured in Mexico City tourist plaza, ‘mariachi’ gunmen flee: Police

Mexico City | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 04:32 PM IST
Police blame much of the capital’s crime on retail drug dealing and protection rackets run by violent gangs, though the government says at least one of these has links to a major national trafficking group.
Patients and their family relatives stay at a makeshift hospital ward in Mataram on Indonesia's Lombok island on August 20, 2018.(AFP)
Patients and their family relatives stay at a makeshift hospital ward in Mataram on Indonesia's Lombok island on August 20, 2018.(AFP)

10 killed in multiple quakes in Indonesia’s Lombok island, relief efforts stepped up

AFP, Mataram | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 12:51 PM IST
Holiday island is already reeling from two devastating quakes on July 29 and August 5.
A paramedic gives treatment to injured people outside of a hospital after an earthquake hit Sembalun Selong village in Lombok Timur, Indonesia.(ANTARA FOTO/via Reuters)
A paramedic gives treatment to injured people outside of a hospital after an earthquake hit Sembalun Selong village in Lombok Timur, Indonesia.(ANTARA FOTO/via Reuters)

At least 14 killed as 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

Associated Press | By Reuters, Jakarta
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 03:08 PM IST
An emergency tent was set up on a street in Sembalun to treat the injured because the local hospital was damaged, and those in a critical condition were taken to other hospitals.
Bilbao has a long and proud culinary history, and Bilbao is now home to many restaurants that celebrate it.(Shutterstock)
Bilbao has a long and proud culinary history, and Bilbao is now home to many restaurants that celebrate it.(Shutterstock)

9 best restaurants you must visit in Bilbao, recommended by top chefs

Bloomberg | By Richard Vines, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 12:55 PM IST
Black pudding, grilled hake and scrambled egg with spring mushrooms are just some of the mouth watering options at some of the best restaurants in Bilbao.
Punjab tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu during his visit to Harike in Tarn Taran district on Monday.(HT Photo)
Punjab tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu during his visit to Harike in Tarn Taran district on Monday.(HT Photo)

Rs 50 crore eco-friendly project for Harike wetland, announces Navjot Sidhu

Hindustan Times, Harike Pattan (Tarn Taran) | By HT Correspondent, Harike Pattan (tarn Taran)
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 12:26 PM IST
He said that with this project, the wetland will become a state-of-the-art destination.
Shikara rides in Naini Lake, Nainital.(Shutterstock)
Shikara rides in Naini Lake, Nainital.(Shutterstock)

The British lady who pioneered tourism in Nainital 130 years ago

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 02:40 PM IST
Mary Jane Corbett, better known as the mother of environmentalist Jim Corbett, set up the first lodging facility for visitors in Nainital 130 years ago. Today, the bustling tourist hotspot and hill town seems to have forgotten all about the British woman.
Akal Wood Fossil Park, 18km from Jaisalmer.(HT Photo)
Akal Wood Fossil Park, 18km from Jaisalmer.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan govt fails to find consultant for fossil park

Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 10:30 PM IST
The forest department had chalked out a plan worth Rs 10.90 crore to convert the fossil park into a tourist destination.
A man pours water on his face during a hot summer day.(AP File Photo)
A man pours water on his face during a hot summer day.(AP File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh’s Khajuraho is hottest place in India at 47.5 degrees

Indo Asian News Service, Bhopal | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 05:39 PM IST
Country’s famed tourist destination of Khajuraho was hottest in the country on Thursday at 47.5 degrees Celsius
Ramesh Ganpat Kharmale, 42, a retired Army jawan(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Ramesh Ganpat Kharmale, 42, a retired Army jawan(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Responsible tourism should be encouraged, says Kharmale

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ashish Phadnis
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 05:04 PM IST
Ramesh Ganpat Kharmale, 42, a retired Army jawan started his own academy to coach tribal children for police and administrative exams. At the same time, he was contemplating about promoting his taluka as a tourist destination, and for this, he visited various places personally.
Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Shivaji’s birthplace far from becoming a tourist hotspot

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ashish Phadnis, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 03:15 PM IST
The Maharashtra Government will need to undertake massive infrastructure development if it wants to develop Junnar as a tourism destination. Merely declaring it as a “tourism destination” will not result in any magical results, even though this is the birthplace of the Maratha king, Shivaji
The 33-year-old victim decomposed and headless body was found from an isolated mangrove near Kovalam beach on April 21.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The 33-year-old victim decomposed and headless body was found from an isolated mangrove near Kovalam beach on April 21.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Drug peddler, tourist guide held for Latvian woman’s rape and murder in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 09:51 PM IST
The 33-year-old victim was reported missing on March 14 and her decomposed and headless body was found near the famous Kovalam beach on April 21.
(From Left) Sunil Limaye and Kishore Mishrikotkar during a press conference about forest tourism at Vanbhavan office in Pune on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
(From Left) Sunil Limaye and Kishore Mishrikotkar during a press conference about forest tourism at Vanbhavan office in Pune on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)

Eco tourism board to develop 320 villages as tourist destinations in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Maharashtra has six tiger reserves; Melghat, Tadoba, Pench, Bor, Navegaon-Nagzira and Sahyadri; along with 42 national parks. 
The project worth ₹300 crore will be funded by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.(Representative Photo/HT)
The project worth ₹300 crore will be funded by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.(Representative Photo/HT)

135 bridges to be built to ease traffic flow on Chardham route

Hindustan Times | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2018 10:07 PM IST
In a decision that will “help boost” high-end tourism in Uttarakhand, the government will build 135 cantilever bridges to ease volume of traffic that will register a hefty increase following completion of the Chardham all-weather road project by 2020
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