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This Summer Make An Ideal Yatra to Imphal, Manipur

This Summer Make An Ideal Yatra to Imphal, Manipur

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We have already established that the Summer months are the undeclared travel months for most Delhiites. Travelling is an important aspect of human life and it is said that life is a book and those who do not travel keep on reading the same page again and again. All Delhiites are urged to make a regional, national or international trip this summer. We have already shared with you the international destination of the Green City-State Singapore. We now share with you a beautiful and unexplored Indian destination full of beauty and diversity. The travel destination we are introducing is Imphal, the capital of Manipur located in North-east India! Reaching Imphal is easy, easiest among all the other North-eastern state capitals. You can book a direct flight from New Delhi to Imphal. Yo...
Seven Monuments in Delhi You Need to Visit More Often

Seven Monuments in Delhi You Need to Visit More Often

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The history of Delhi is so rich that it astonishes us all. Yet there are many monuments in Delhi that are not included in the list of attractions meant for tourists. We all know that what is out of sight, gets out of mind. But what we also need to know is that what becomes out of mind could be lost in so many way. Indeed, many of long-forgotten monuments of Delhi need our urgent attention lest they will be lost to increasing urban pressures. Here are seven forgotten ruins in the heart of Delhi that are hardly visited by us. 1. Salimgarh Fort Almost always overshadowed by the Red Fort, Salimgarh Fort has its own historical importance. It even has some links with the Indian National Army (INA) which was led by Subash Chandra Bose and many of the relics of Salimgarh's past as well as ...
Now ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Smarak’ for Keeping Our Monuments Clean

Now ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Smarak’ for Keeping Our Monuments Clean

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The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma launching the ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Smarak’ initiative at a function in Delhi on December 26, 2014. The Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Dr. Lalit K. Panwar is also seen. The Ministry of Tourism has taken a cue from "Swachh Bharat",  and has now launched its Swacch Bharat Swacch Smark initiative for protecting and preserving the sanctity of monuments of national heritage. A Swachh Bharat Swachh Pakwan initiative has also been launched to upgrade the skills and hygiene standards of Street Food Vendors, so that they become a distinctive aspect of Indian tourism. The initiatives were launched as part of the Good Governance Day celebrations on 25th December, 2014.
Tourism Singapore Goes Green: Invites Indian Travelers to the City in a Garden

Tourism Singapore Goes Green: Invites Indian Travelers to the City in a Garden

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Singapore’s ‘The Holiday You Take Home with You’ campaign offers much to the evolved Indian traveller Singapore Tourism Board’s customised and differentiated marketing campaign for India: “Singapore - The Holiday You Take Home With You” recognises the travel habits of the sophisticated Indian traveller. In its latest phase, the campaign is now focusing on Singapore’s emergence as a City in a Garden and throws the spotlight on its latest attraction, the acclaimed Gardens by the Bay. It is now inviting visitors from India to “Go as parents, return as children” and is rooted in the attraction’s ability to engage, excite and captivate travellers of all age groups. Mr. Chang Chee Pey, Executive Director, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board, together with the r

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 30, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 30 (starting July 23, 2012) 2012. 1. Winter migratory birds on a hopping flight through Delhi Rare winter migratory birds like the Cotton Pygmy Goose, the Great White Pelican and the Greater Flamingo can be spotted at the capital's Okhla Bird Sanctuary. 2. Govt junks research body report on BRT The Delhi Government is determined to reduce the number of cars on the roads, it told the High Court. It also made it clear that the government stood by BRT projects aimed at encouraging more people to use public transport and give up private vehicles. 3. The 16th century surprise What is today the Capital's favourite joggers' park, a place frequented by the rich and famous as well as the common folk, w...
Tourism Ministry Holds National Workshop to Initiate Clean India Campaign in 2012

Tourism Ministry Holds National Workshop to Initiate Clean India Campaign in 2012

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Former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the Union Tourism Minister, Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, the Union Minister for Railways, Shri Dinesh Trivedi, the Minister of State for Tourism, Shri Sultan Ahmed and other dignitaries, at the All India workshop on Campaign Clean India organized by the Ministry of Tourism in New Delhi The Ministry of Tourism organized an All-India workshop in New Delhi today to initiate discussions on its forthcoming "Campaign Clean India". The objective of the campaign is to create awareness about hygiene and cleanliness at tourist destinations and monuments in order to promote these in an even more effective manner. Speaking during the workshop, the Union Minister for Tourism Shri Subodh Kant Sahai said, "Cleanliness and proper hygiene are universally
Delhi: Incredible India’s Urban Tourism Destination!

Delhi: Incredible India’s Urban Tourism Destination!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXNm4xP8zEE Delhi: the capital of choice of many an Emperors...and a destination of choice of rich at heart! Welcome to Delhi - one of the most fascinating and majestic cities of all times! Author's description: India has emerged as a global economic powerhouse in recent times, but many travellers the world over still remain fascinated by two things - India's rich cultural heritage and the diverse sights and sounds on offer. This photo montage captures the people and places that make India truly fascinating to a traveller, particularly in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Photos include those from Delhi's Red Fort, Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, Sarojini market, Qutb Minar, Lotus Temple (Baha'i faith), Humayu's Tomb and Jama Masjid to Jaipur's City Palace,...
Bhola Appeals to Restore Pride and Safety of the Indian Elephant

Bhola Appeals to Restore Pride and Safety of the Indian Elephant

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Bhola outside Dilli Haat in 2007: now fading into the mist of the night To, The Minister Tourism Department Government of India Sub: Appeal to restore my pride and safety Respected Madam, I take pride in writing to you, more so after being recently declared as the National Heritage Animal of India by the respected Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. I write to you with regard to the damage done to my image by your Ministry. I am blind but I did not expect the Ministry to be so blind that it would not be able to distinguish between me and my African cousin. A truck hit me last week as I walked the streets of Delhi, but I am more hurt by the act of negligence of publishing images of African elephants on stamps released by the Tourism Ministry of the Government of "Ind...
Health Advisory for Traveling in Delhi this CWG 2010

Health Advisory for Traveling in Delhi this CWG 2010

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Healthy body and healthy mind are the pre-requisites for a good journey Whoever said, "Prevention is always better than cure" must have had a bad experience while traveling! India is going to host its biggest sporting event ever: the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi from October 3-14 next month. Citizens from more than 85 countries will be visiting India during these  Games which will also attract tourists across the world. Delhi is still reeling under the dengue and swine flu outbreak. Here are some health precautions which participants and delegates must take while visiting India during the month of October for a better and more healthy experience. Wear appropriate clothing (long-sleeved shirts and long pants, for examples) especially when you are outdoors to avoid mosquitoe
World Tourism Day 2010 Calls for Biodiversity Conservation

World Tourism Day 2010 Calls for Biodiversity Conservation

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World Tourism Day (WTD) is celebrated each year on the 27th of September with an objective of fostering awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. The date marks an important milestone in world tourism the adoption of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Statutes on 27 September 1970 and is being celebrated since 1980. The timing of WTD is particularly appropriate in that it comes at the end of the high season in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of the season in the southern hemisphere, when tourism is of topical interest to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. If the world is indeed a book, and those who do not travel read only a page, India indeed has several chapters ...

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