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The Thai Government Discourages Indians To Get Thailand Visa On Arrival
To avoid long queues at the Bangkok airport, the Thailand Embassy in India is urging Indians to get a pre-approved Thailand visa. With a pre-approved Thai visa, you can easily clear immigration and start enjoying your Thailand tour package as soon as you land in the country.
India Is The Best Tourism Market – Vietnam
The CEO of Vietravel, a Vietnam based travel company was quoted saying, “India is the best tourism market for us”, during a special event held at the Vietnam Embassy in Delhi. As many Indians are opting to apply for a Vietnam visa and visit Vietnam instead of Thailand, the CEO of Vietravel mentioned they are planning to provide the best services to Indian tourists visiting Vietnam.
UNESCO Recognizes Byculla Station As Indian Railways Oldest Station In Use
Recently, Mumbai’s Byculla railway station was awarded the UNESCO Asia Pacific Cultural Heritage Conservation Award. Over the past three years, the station was undergoing restoration work that was carried out by an NGO called “I Love Mumbai”, headed by the famed social worker and fashion designer Shaina NC and The Bajaj Group Charitable Trust.
Air India To Connect Mumbai With Paris, Frankfurt And New York
Starting from February 2023, Air India will be launching new flights that will connect the metropolitan city of Mumbai to other major cities around the world such as Paris, New York and Frankfurt. In addition to this, non-stop connecting flights from Delhi to Milan, Vienna and Copenhagen will also be resumed.
Rashtrapati Bhavan To Be Open For Public Viewing
From December 1, commoners like us could visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the residence of the current President of India as it will be open for public viewing. According to the official statement, people can visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan between Wednesday and Sunday except on holidays, for 1 hour during designated time slots between 10 am to 4 pm.
Germany Relaxes Schengen Visa (Germany Visa) Appointment Rules
Good News for Indian tourists from the authorities at the German Missions in India. Indian tourists can now book Schengen visa (Germany visa) appointments as per their convenience at any of the VFS Global Visa Application Centers located in the major cities of the country.
RT-PCR Test Mandatory For Non-Fully Vaccinated Travelers Flying To Port Blair And Leh
Visitors to Leh – Ladakh or Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands might have to undergo an RT-PCR test upon their arrival at the airport or must provide a negative RT-PCR test report, wherein the test must have been conducted between 48 to 96 hours. This rule is applicable only to unvaccinated or non-fully vaccinated travelers.
Pre-Historic Rock Paintings In Aravalli Hills Attracting Hordes Of Tourists
Hajipur Dadikar, previously a quiet town in Rajasthan’s Alwar district is now a key attraction of Rajasthan tour packages. Tourists and historians alike are flocking towards this town to marvel at the pre-historic rock paintings on the Aravalli Hills that feature animal figures, hunting and dancing.
Tamil Nadu’s First Biodiversity Heritage Site – Arittapatti Biodiversity Heritage Site
Spread over an area of 193.215 hectares, in the Madurai district, the two villages of Arittapatti and Meenakshipuram will be notified as Arittapatti Biodiversity Heritage Heritage Site under the Biological Diversity Act of 2002. With this addition, the total number of Biodiversity Heritage Sites in India is now 19.
Air India Express Will Soon Start Services To Bahrain, Dammam
On November 30 and December 1, Air India Express will be starting its services from Thiruvananthapuram to Bahrain and Dammam respectively. Flights to Bahrain will operate twice per week and Flights to Dammam will operate thrice per week. So far only Gulf Air operated flights to these sectors.
Indigo Partners With Turkish Airlines
India’s favored low-cost domestic airline, IndiGo partnered with Turkish Airlines and plans to launch 19 new connecting flights via Turkey to Portugal and Switzerland under this partnership. This partnership will add new routes and increase connectivity between India and Europe, which will help those who are planning a Europe holiday from India.
Ladakh To Host Pangong Frozen Lake Marathon In February
Ladakh will be hosting the first of its kind Pangong Frozen Lake Marathon, nicknamed “The Last Run” on February 20, 2023. This 21 km long marathon will be the first marathon in the world to take place at an altitude of 13,862 feet and is organized by the Adventure Sports Foundation of Ladakh to raise awareness about climate change.
Kolkata To Introduce Integrated Tourist Pass Soon
Enjoying your Kolkata tour packages will get much easier. The city plans to introduce a single entry provision for multiple tourist spots with which you will no longer be required to wait in long lines for an entry ticket. This Integrated Tourist Pass will give you access to 30 popular tourist spots such as Victoria Memorial, Nicco Park, Science City, etc.
Mussoorie To Host Winterline Carnival 2022 In December
Here’s one more reason to book our Mussoorie tour package this December. After a gap of 2 years, Mussoorie will be hosting the Winterline Carnival 2022. A variety of events are being organized for the carnival such as, paragliding, bungee jumping, heritage walks, nature walks, star-gazing, etc. The Waterline Phenomenon happens when a false horizon is formed around sunset due to the refraction of light; it can be witnessed from certain mountainous regions of Switzerland and Mussoorie.
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