Friday, September 21, 2018

Religious Tourism

Religious Tourism

Centre plans AC train for Buddhist circuit from 2015

BODH GAYA The Centre announced a slew of measures including launching an air-conditioned train in Buddhist circuit from next year and putting signboards in languages...

Decks cleared for Hemkund Sahib ropeway project

DEHRADUN The Uttarakhand Empowered Group of Ministers has given the go ahead to the much-awaited Hemkund Ropeway Project in Chamoli district to connect Gobindghat to...

Railways to run six pilgrim special trains from Oct 25

BANGALORE To promote Rail Tourism, Indian Railways has finalised six pilgrim special tourist train packages in the first phase of launching its rail tourism packages...

‘More than 23k devotees visit Kedarnath’

DEHRADUN Over 23,000 devotees from across the country have visited the Kedarnath shrine since its opening on April 21 to pay obeisance to the deity,...
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Guruvayur included in PRASAD scheme

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Guruvayur, where the Sreekrishna temple is located, has been included in the Union Tourism Ministry’s Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD). Of the eight...

First winter Chardham yatra begins in Uttarakhand

DEHRADUN In a move aimed at popularising Uttarakhand as a round-the-year tourist destination, the first winter chardham yatra (pilgrimage) began on Sunday from Mukhva, a...

20% increase in travel bookings to Maharashtra for Ganeshotsav

MUMBAI: Ahead of Ganeshotsav commencing Friday, travel portals recorded an increase in flight bookings to Mumbai and surrounding areas. Travel bookings witnessed a 20...

Hoteliers hail govt efforts on tourists to Char Dham Yatra

MUSSOORIE Members of the Uttarakhand Hotel Association in a press meet here have hailed the decision of the state government for setting a target of...

India, Pak look to facilitate religious tourism

DELHI The India-Pakistan joint statement covers the big issues you’d expect from such a statement that seeks to resume dialogue. There’s terrorism and Mumbai, there’s...
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300-year-old temple chariot in Kerala to get a makeover

PALAKKAD The 300-year-old chariot being used for the famous annual car festival of Kalpathy in Palakkad will get a makeover this year with the Kerala...