Travel & Food

Cards over cash, online booking tops travel trends of 2016

New Delhi: From online hotel bookings rising exponentially, people opting for card over cash for going on vacation solo, the year 2016 witnessed some changes in the travellers behaviour.  ....

Priyanka Chopra named brand ambassador for Assam Tourism

Guwahati: Bollywood star and "Quantico" fame Priyanka Chopra will now promote Assam under the brand entity "Awesome Assam", it was announced on Monday.   Assam Tourism Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said....

Orange Festival of Adventure & Music underway in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar: Northeast state Arunachal Pradesh's tranquil village Dambuk, known for its orange orchards, came to life with the roaring sound of modified Gypsies and Jeeps and the high octane rock....

Vienna attracts 30% more Indians this year

New Delhi: The city with fabulous castles, lakes and palaces -- Vienna is turning into a favourite city among Indians with 30.4% increase in visitors, according to Vienna Tourist Board....

Holiday plans take a hike, as all roads lead to banks

New Delhi: The war on black money has taken a toll on the hospitality industry, as the ongoing cash crunch has compelled many to pack up their holiday plans for....

Homestays, ropeway to change the face of Manipur tourism

Imphal: If you want to explore the raw beauty and rich culture of Manipur, one of the eight northeastern states, but are unsure about where to stay, here's some good....

Kerala voted best leisure destination in India

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has been voted as India's best destination for leisure at the Conde Nast Traveller readers' awards this year.   The state, popularly referred to as 'God's Own Country',....

10-day Hornbill Festival kicks off in Nagaland

Kisama: The Hornbill Festival, the Festival of all Festivals in Nagaland, got off to a grand start on Thursday as tourists, including foreigners, descended here. The 10-day festival, which also....

Diwali celebrations begin now in parts of Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: In some interior areas of mountainous Himachal Pradesh, Diwali celebrations have begun only now, almost a month after the country celebrated the Festival of Lights.   The reason: Some....

Arunachal Pradesh to soon become adventure tourism hotspot

Mechukha (Arunachal Pradesh): Encouraged by a 50% growth in tourist arrivals over the past few years, Arunachal Pradesh is seeking to promote the strategic border state as an adventure tourism....

Tourism activities exempted from Kerala shutdown against demonetisation

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's ruling LDF, which has called for a statewide shutdown on Monday against demonetisation of high-denomination notes that has left the cooperative banks in turmoil, decided to exempt the....

Switzerland Tourism launches winter campaign

New Delhi: Aiming to consolidate and further boost the double digit growth of 16% in tourism, the Switzerland Tourism on Wednesday launched its winter campaign.   Ritu Sharma, Deputy Director....

Don’t use law to ban beef consumption: Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said that if beef is part of someone's cuisine, the law should not be used to ban its consumption, adding that as the....

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary to reopen on Sunday

Gurugram: The Sultanpur National Park in Gurugram, which was shut down as a precautionary measure in the wake of the bird flu outbreak in parts of the country, is all....

AirAsia begins End-of-Year sale; avail tickets at Rs.999 on booking before November 20

New Delhi: Low cost airline AirAsia India has announced end-of-year Big Sale. Customers can now avail flight tickets at just Rs. 999 which will include all fares.    The offer....

Researchers find faster way to predict flight delays

New York: The last-minute information about delays of your scheduled flight may soon become a thing of the past, thanks to a new computer model that could lead to more....

Must-visit amusement parks around the world

New Delhi: The exciting world of theme parks offers perfect destinations for families with children. But it is important to pick an amusement park which has something for everyone, says....

Switzerland Tourism names Ranveer Singh their brand ambassador

Mumbai: Bollywood's livewire actor Ranveer Singh has been named the Indian ambassador for Switzerland Tourism. "I had such a great time on my trip to Switzerland this summer! I did....

A year on, Paris rises Phoenix-like to continue its love story

Paris: With love and symbols of love at almost every nook and corner of the French capital, it's hard to imagine that Paris, a romantic-at-heart city, was hit by a....

Tiny Kerala island in NatGeo’s list of world destinations

Thiruvananthapuram: Kakkathuruthu Crows, a tiny island in Kerala's Alappuzha district has been listed in National Geographic's 'Around the World in 24 Hours', a photographic tour of travel-worthy spots across the....

Gangtok conferred ‘Cleanest Tourist Destination’ honour

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Tourism has conferred Gangtok, capital of Sikkim, the ‘Cleanest Tourist Destination’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 30 handed over the award in New....

Indians love to travel during festive season: Survey

New Delhi: Most Indians prefer to travel abroad during Eid, Dusshera, Christmas, New Year or summer vacations and youngsters are now going solo to explore newer places, a survey revealed....

Thailand closes beaches after jellyfish scare

Bangkok: Thailand has issued warning to swimmers and snorkelers against venturing into the oceans following the appearance of poisonous marine life that washed ashore after the recent storms.   According....

4 spiritual getaways to satisfy the wanderlust in you

New Delhi: Whether you want to explore your spiritual side or go on a soul-searching trip, you can try going to Ladakh, Goa or Ajmer on a wanderlust.    ....

Oman expects double-digit surge in Indian travellers in 2016

Kolkata: Nearly three lakh Indian travellers visited Oman in 2015, a 17% jump from 2014, with the Gulf nation expecting a double-digit increase in the numbers this year as well,....

Yatra.com offers ₹1000 off on domestic, 10% off on international flights

New Delhi: The online travel space Yatra.com has come up with some excited offers for the air travellers, both domestic and international. The travel agency is giving Rs 1000 off....

1.24 km river ropeway between Panaji and picturesque Reis Magos planned

Panaji: A 1.24 km long ropeway, linking Panaji to the picturesque Reis Magos village and home to one of the most popular Portuguese-era fort, is being planned over Mandovi river,....

A walk through the ‘Ghost Town’ of Dhanuskodi

New Delhi: Fifty-one years after a deadly cyclone wiped it out completely, Dhanuskodi, the lost town of south India still lives to tell its tale. In 1964, a cyclone destroyed....

Women’s edition of the Royal Enfield’s Himalayan Odyssey debuts

New Delhi: The 13th edition of Royal Enfield’s Himalayan Odyssey — a women's only ride — was flagged off on Saturday from Delhi’s most iconic landmark, the India Gate.  ....

40,000 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in three days

Jammu: Since its beginning on July 2, 40,000 pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra as another batch of 1,924 pilgrims left Jammu for the Valley on Tuesday.   An official....