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Check out the latest news and updates about the travel and tourism industry from around the world.
Free Entry To The Taj Mahal For All
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, and a key highlight of our Agra tour package – the Taj Mahal is giving free entry to all! No entry fees will be collected from visitors from February 17 to February 19, to commemorate the 368th death anniversary of the Mughal Emperor – Shah Jahan. The graves of Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz – for whom this monument was built, will also be open for public viewing during these days.
Cherry Blossom Season To Arrive Early This Year
Japan is all set to be covered in a blanket of pink and white Cherry Blossom flowers – Sakura. The Japanese Metrological Agency has predicted that the Cherry Blossom trees will start flowering early due to the temperature being higher than usual in the country. Many foreigners flock to Japan each year between March and April to witness this breathtaking view which lasts only for a few weeks. So, if you too want to experience the Cherry Blossom bloom, apply for your Japan visa now.
Goa Carnival Is Back With A Bang
From February 18 to 21, the Goa Carnival 2023 will take place in Panjim, Mapusa, Margao, and Vasco. This phenomenal event is Goa’s most well-known annual carnival and people from all around the globe attend to have the time of their life! The main event is the parade led by the Carnival King Momo, which includes elaborate floats, dance performances, skits, etc. The carnival is a great way to experience the true Goan spirit so you better book your Goa tour package now and better not miss out!
Saudi Arabia’s NEOM Project Will Have An Outdoor Ski Resort
The highly anticipated NEOM City Project of Saudi Arabia will have a ski village by the year 2026 called TROJENA. This first of its kind winter wonderland will include an outdoor ski resort that will offer a wide range of sports and activities along with “Vault”, a vertical village filled with retail stores, restaurants and several other facilities.
World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farm Opens In Abu Dhabi
The industrial area of Musaffah in Abu Dhabi recently saw the opening of the World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farm for Research and Development (R&D). This 65,000 square feet facility is equipped with a grow chamber, speed breeding room, and an R&D environmental growth chamber and focuses on bringing innovative research and development to the region.
New Luxury Camping Experience In Sharjah
Here’s another reason to get your Sharjah visa and plan a holiday in Sharjah – a new glamping site in Mleiha set up by the Tourism Authority of Sharjah. Located at the base of Al Faya Mountain, this glamorous camping (glamping) site will provide visitors with a chance to spend the night in the desert, have dinner under the clear starry sky, sleep in yurt-style tents, and also witness the sunrise over the desert along with complimentary access to the Mleiha Museum.
12 More Cheetahs To Arrive In Kuno
Here is a new reason to visit Kuno National Park with our Madhya Pradesh tour packages. Madhya Pradesh’s Head of Forest Force, Ramesh Gupta released a statement on the upcoming batch of 12 Cheetahs from South Africa. This group of 7 male and 5 female cheetahs will later be released in a quarantine enclosure by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav.
Fiji Drops All COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
From February 14, the tropical island destination of Fiji has dropped all the travel restrictions that were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier travellers aged 16 and above were required to have travel insurance and provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. But, as per the recent travel guidelines, these requirements are no longer mandatory.
Sikkim To Host Bhumchu Festival
On March 7, the Tashiding Monastery in West Sikkim will be hosting one of the major religious festivals in Sikkim – The Bhumchu Festival. Every year on the day of this festival, the Lama will open the sacred pot and reveal the destiny of the state for the ongoing year. The pot contains the holy water collected from the Rathong Chu River/Rathong Glacier which is then distributed among the attendees once the ceremony concludes.
Hampi Tourism Circuit To Include Old City Of Lakkundi
Located approximately 100 km away from the World’s Largest Open Air Museum – Hampi is the old city of Lakkundi. If reports are to go by, Karnataka State Government plans to develop it as a tourism hub by including it in the Hampi Tourism Circuit, which currently includes Badami, Hampi, and Vijaypura. Lakkundi is home to 50 Hindu and Jain temples dating as far back as 1000 CE and several other stunning ancient structures.
Lack Of Snow Results In The Cancellation Of Winter Games In Auli
The Ski and Snowboard Association of Uttarakhand released a statement announcing the cancellation of the annual Winter Games in Auli. The Secretary of the Association, Mr. Praveen Sharma mentioned that due to the rising temperatures, and low snowfall in the region, the games were postponed twice before deciding to cancel them. The Winter Games were scheduled to take place from February 23 to 26.
Lawayankala In Prayagraj To Be Developed For River Tourism
If you wish to experience what life on the ghats of the Ganga River is like, all you need to do is visit Lawayankala with our Prayagraj tour package. Located just 21 km away from the Sangam in Prayagraj, Lawayankala is home to the Gangetic Dolphins which are a major tourist attraction. Currently, under the Ganga Dweep Project, it is being developed as a destination for River Tourism, wherein tourists can enjoy a Vedic tent city, houseboats, floating jetties, and catamarans.
Tourist Police Stations To Be Set Up In Andhra Pradesh
On February 14, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy announced that 20 important religious and tourist destinations in the state will have Tourist Police Stations. Headed by a Sub Inspector or an ASI these security kiosks will attend to complaints of the tourists and would have 6 specially trained personnel including women constables and will be linked to a local police station.
Soon You Will Be Able To Reach Yamunotri Shrine In 10 Minutes Instead Of 5 Hours
If reports are to go by, the Ministry of Environment and Forests have finally given clearance to the ropeway that will connect the Shrine of Yamunotri to the village of Kharsali. This 3.7 km long ropeway will reduce the travel time from 5 hours to 10 minutes. The construction for this project will start this summer and will be spread over 3.8 hectares of land.
SpiceJet To Connect Delhi And Shillong With Bi-Weekly Flights
The capital city of Delhi and the northeastern city of Shillong will soon get better connected. Starting from February 24, Spicejet will be operating bi-weekly non-stop flights between Delhi and Shillong.
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