Category: Vibrant Cities

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Karnataka based travel agents eyes on election tourism

Prashanth said India has great scope for election tourism but little has been done to tap its potentiality. Our plan is to take foreign tourists to election campaigns, events and rallies in Mysuru and show them how elections in India are fought. They will also be taken to villages nearby to give them a real […]

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Punjab Tourism collaborates with NFDC on new film tourism policies

With new initiatives like Amritsar Heritage Village, Amritsar City hop on hop off buses, recently opened War Museum and Partition Museum based on the story of partition in 1947, Punjab Tourism is on the verge of a total revamp.

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TUDA proposes sector-wise development plan for urban areas

The Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA) is drafting a comprehensive sector-wise development plan of several regions falling under its purview in order to expand the urban areas across the temple city. Giving details of the master plan and the upcoming developmental activities in Tirupati, G. Narasimha Yadav, Chairman of TUDA, highlighted that in cities like […]

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Kerala Tourism Minister inaugurates Handicraft Heritage Tour

Artisans from villages like Aranmula (known for the renowned Aranmula Mirror), Thazhava (known for unique mats), Perumbava (renowned for the manufacture of Mridangam and Maddalam), Vellinezhi (known for the decorative accessories used in Kathakali A?make up), Aruvacode (famous for clay products), Cherppu (known for wooden handicrafts items) A?and Kunhimangaalam (famous for the manufacture of metal […]

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Proposal floated to declare Ganga as UNESCO World Heritage Site

Recently, the Kumbh Mela was formally recognised on UNESCO’s representative list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

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Taj Mahal named second best UNESCO World Heritage site

The survey lists the UNESCO Cultural and Natural heritage sites best rated by travellers around the globe. “You can find hundreds of tours and experiences to visit this mesmerizing site, from a private tour with the guide and visit at sunset or sunrise, to a visit including a home cooked meal at a local home […]

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Old Jammu to be revamped as heritage city

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said the government will develop old areas of Jammu as heritage city through a string of projects initiated for traffic decongestion, sanitation and cleanliness. The target is to divert over one crore visitors coming every year to pay obeisance at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine to the […]

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Government promotes tourism in India through Paryatan Parv

India is abundant with rich cultural heritage and pristine natural beauty which not only attracts foreign tourists, but also domestic tourists. India is promoted as a tourist destination by the central government as well as different states to attract tourists within the country. Thus, tourism has emerged as a major contributor to the economy and […]

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IARI develops water treatment plant using farm waste

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), has collaborated with four universities from India and Canada, who are working to develop a cost-effective water treatment plant that uses agricultural waste to remove heavy metals and other pollutants. Apart from the IARI, 4 universities -Lovely Professional University in Punjab, Amrita University in Tamil Nadu along with McGill […]

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