Religious Tourism

Religious Tourism

Railways to offer 6 pilgrim train packages from Oct 25

DELHI To promote rail touris, the Indian Railways will run six pilgrim-special trains on different routes from October 25 and offer packages including fare, boarding,...

Vizag heritage sites can do with better attention

VISAKHAPATNAM There are 32 Buddhist heritage sites in the three north coastal districts. The excavation work at many places has been stopped three years ago...

IRCTC offers Ramayana tour to Sri Lanka + tours to Singapore,...

PATNA: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will offer a tour package with air travel to Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka in October and November....

Religious tourism fest on in Ayodhya

AYODHYA With an aim to promote religious tourism in the temple town, an event comprising 'Ayodhya Heritage Walk', 'Salvation Boat Tour' and 'Saryu Aarti' was...

Haj applications available from Jan 24

BHUBANESWAR The state Haj committee has started preparations for the annual pilgrimage this year. The application form for the purpose will be available for free...

Puri gets Rs 22 crore to develop infrastructure

BHUBANESWAR Puri has been included in the Union government's Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (Hriday). The decision will give a boost to the city's image,...

Nod for Rs. 45-cr worth projects at Sabarimala

PATHANAMTHITTA: The High Power Committee (HPC) for implementation of the Sabarimala master plan will launch development projects worth Rs. 45 crore at Sabarimala, Pampa,...
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Ancient Varanasi to get new smarts

Varanasi to spend Rs.2,520 cr on rejuvenation of ghats, infrastructure and e-governance and turn smart VARANASI: Among the most ancient cities in the world, Varanasi now wants to...

Festival that brings Pandits back to Valley

Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits, who migrated from the Valley after the 1989 armed rebellion, have converged on Kashmir to be part of the annual...

Govt overlooked religious tourism

Uttarakhand’s two shrines where most pilgrims are stranded — Badrinath and Kedarnath — have witnessed almost a four-fold increase in visitors in a decade,...