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Vande Bharat Express To Be Inaugurated In South India
On November 11, Prime Minister Narendra will officially flag off the Chennai – Mysore Vande Bharat Express for the general populace. The train currently operates on, Delhi – Varanasi, Delhi – Katra, Mumbai – Gandhinagar, and New Delhi – Amb Andaura routes. This will be the 1st route of the Vande Bharat Express in the South Indian circuit and the 5th route all over India.
Switzerland Breaks World Record For World’s Longest Passenger Train
On the 175th anniversary of Switzerland’s first ever train system, the Swiss rail industry on November 5 broke the world record for the longest passenger train in the world. Built out of 25 Capricorn electric trains, this train had 100 cars, was 1,906 meter long, and weighed almost 2,990 tonnes. It covered a distance of 25 kilometres over the Albula Line from Preda to Alvaneu (which is also a UNESCO World Heritage) in an hour.
Previously Off-Limit Tunnel Below Niagara Falls Now Open For Visitors
Getting a chance to visit the Niagara Falls is the best part about any USA tour package. But now you’ve got a reason to book a Canada tour package to visit this majestic natural marvel. A century old, 2,198 feet long tunnel hidden below on the Canadian side of the waterfalls was recently opened for visitors. A part of the Niagara Parks Power Station tour this tunnel was a part of the Adams Hydroelectric Power Plant which used the free falling water from the waterfalls to generate electricity from 1905 up to 2006.
Ghibli Park Now Open In Japan
Ghibli fans rejoice! And also book your Japan tour package and keep your Japan visa ready because the Aichi Earth Expo Memorial Park or Ghibli Park was finally opened for the public on November 1. However, this is not your typical average park as it does not include any rides. It was built to provide the fans a chance to live their favourite Ghibli moments and encourage the visitors to “take a stroll, feel the wind, and discover the wonders” as per the park director Goyo Miyazaki.
World’s First Jumanji Themed Park To Come Up In London
The thrilling “World of Jumanji” will soon be a reality. And no, you won’t have to play the dreaded board game or go on a quest to save Alan Parrish. You will simply need a UK visa, a UK tour package, and flight tickets to London! As per reports, London will soon be home to “World of Jumanji”, the world’s first ever Jumanji theme park. This £17 million park will also include the Chessington Zoo and will be spread across 128 acres and also feature a 55 feet tall iconic Jaguar statue.
World’s Most Underrated Destinations – Scotland And Wales
In an industry report revealed at World Travel Market London 2022, 10% of the respondents claimed that Scotland was the most underrated tourist destination in the world while 8% of the respondents claimed it was Wales. Despite having a wide of range of attractions and unmatchable natural beauty these countries somehow don’t appear on the radar of frequent travellers as much as they should.
Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival Returns After 2 Years
In order to promote the tribal culture and traditions and also promote tourism, the Nagaland Government plans to host Hornbill Festival from December 1 to 10 this year. The festival was put on hold for 2 years due to COVID-19 pandemic. The locals proudly showcase their locally made products and display their traditionally woven textile art all throughout the festival.
Akasa Air Keeps On Growing
Starting from November 23, Akasa Air will be connecting two of the major IT hubs of the country – Pune and Bengaluru. The latest low cost domestic airline in India has recently announced that, due to the rise in demand they have decided to add Pune to their list of domestic destinations. With this, the air carrier will now be serving a total of 9 destinations: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kochi, Mumbai and Pune.
Chittorgarh Fort To Be Illuminated Year Round
The 8th century Chittorgarh Fort will be the first fort in India to be illuminated all throughout the year. The Government of Rajasthan will be spending a whooping INR 8 crore to light up this UNESCO World Heritage Site and will put in extra efforts to deter monkeys from causing any damage or creating a nuisance. This move was approved by the Union Ministry of Culture which believes it will aid in boosting tourism and offer visitors a different experience.
Kashmir To Be In Full Festive Mood This November
Pack your bags and book your Jammu and Kashmir packages because Kashmir is all set to host two festivals this November. The Saffron Festival and Houseboat Festival are hosted every year to celebrate the rich culture and age old traditions of Kashmir. During the 3 day long Saffron Festival visitors can visit the fields where the world’s most valuable spice – Saffron is grown and personally look at how the spice is cultivated. The Houseboat Festival is held to celebrate the traditional Shikaras and Houseboats that are a major source of tourism based income for the locals.
Air India Express And Air Asia India To Merge Soon
In a recent announcement by the airlines, it was revealed that Air India will be acquiring 100% shares of AirAsia India. After the acquisition, AirAsia India will be fully integrated with Air India Express, a subsidiary of Air India. With the integration of these two low cost carriers, Air India plans to adopt the best routes, systems, and practices of both the airlines and attract customers, generate revenue and enjoy other benefits too.
India’s First Ever International Indie Music Festival To Be Held In Kerala
Get your Kerala tour package and be ready to witness the first ever International Indie Music Festival to be held in India. Starting on November 9, this 5 days long festival will be held in the Kerala Arts and Crafts Village in Kovalam. The soon to be annual festival will showcase the talents of 21 national and international indie bands.
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