Tourism

Revival of pandemic keeps tourists to Lakshadweep at bay

Revival of pandemic keeps tourists to Lakshadweep ...

April 13, 2021

The year 2020 was the toughest on record for tourism industry across the world. In India, the big and popular destinations got a big blow and were most talked about. However, many small destinations that completely depend on tourism had to take the maximum brunt. One such destina...

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Exploring the monoliths of St Mary’s Island

Exploring the monoliths of St Mary’s Island

April 6, 2021

Numerous rock monoliths make St Mary’s Island, a quaint island just off the coast at Udupi in Karnataka, great ecological wonder and a mesmerising place to be in. About 7 km into the Arabian Sea, the island is a geological treasure and hosts some of the most beautiful beaches i...

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Coronavirus robs tourist guides of their livelihood

Coronavirus robs tourist guides of their livelihoo...

March 31, 2021

“Even though we are not frontline workers fighting against the pandemic, we are the frontline workers of the tourism industry, but our plight was completely ignored by the government,” Gopal Sharma, a French speaking tourist guide operating in Rajasthan, tells Media India Gro...

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Dawki: A divine discovery in Meghalaya

Dawki: A divine discovery in Meghalaya

March 24, 2021

When Deepak Kumar, a second-year student of Psychology at the University of Delhi, visited Dawki in January this year, he felt it was nothing less than a fairy-tale in real life. “A boat takes you along the gleaming stream that has different kinds of fish and snakes floating be...

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Signs of revival for tourism in Kashmir

Signs of revival for tourism in Kashmir

March 16, 2021

The owners of Srinagar’s famous shikaras (boats) on the equally famous Dal Lake are optimistic about the year 2021, after having spent the past two years waiting for the rare tourist who had ventured into the valley. The shikara operators hope that finally 2021 will mark a turn...

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Thomas Cook-SOTC to tap booming women travellers’ segment

Thomas Cook-SOTC to tap booming women travellers...

March 8, 2021

A report released by Thomas Cook India & SOTC, Second Holiday Readiness Report (December 2020), says that Indian women travellers are displaying a strong appetite for holidays. It says 65 pc of women respondents are keen to travel in the next six months and a significant 72 ...

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Haunted homes of Rajasthan’s Kuldhara

Haunted homes of Rajasthan’s Kuldhara

March 2, 2021

Ghost stories have a very different kind of charm to lure readers with old forts, ruins of castles, deserted alleys, sinister houses and abandoned spirits. Lying 21 km from the Golden City of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, Kuldhara a large village has a similar story to tell. Straight ...

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Caravans: Tourism on wheels drives ahead in India

Caravans: Tourism on wheels drives ahead in India

February 24, 2021

The Covid19 pandemic has given birth to or boosted several niche segments of tourism across the world and here in India. The latest buzzwords of tourism to have emerged from the pandemic range from staycation or workation to virtual tourism. One of the lesser heard forms of touri...

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Voluntourism in India: Travel to transform lives

Voluntourism in India: Travel to transform lives

February 10, 2021

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”  Naveen Godiyal quotes Mary Anne Radmacher, a famed writer and an artist based in the United States while talking about his experience of volunteering across different places in India as a backpac...

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Tourism industry no destination for Budget 2021-22

Tourism industry no destination for Budget 2021-22

February 6, 2021

When she presented her budget for the next fiscal year, 2021-22, India’s finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman once again left the Indian tourism industry bitterly disappointed. For the past 10 months, the tourism industry has been crying out for emergency relief from the governm...

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