June 8 (TravelAndy): The government of India plans to build airports at several popular tourist spots in the country under a regional connectivity scheme.
According to reports, the government is looking at popular tourist destinations such as Agra, the city of Taj Mahal, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, Hampi in Karnataka, Kaziranga in Assam and Colva beach in Goa. Continue reading Air connect for more Indian destinations
October 22 (TravelAndy): Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is organising a special tour this Diwali.
A special tourist train will leave Madurai in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state, on October 25 at 00.05.
The train will travel touch Gaya, Varanasi, Allahabad, Delhi, Mathura and Agra. Continue reading IRCTC announces special tour on Diwali
May 12 (TravelAndy): To encourage eco-tourism, India’s Uttar Pradesh state has decided to construct a 197 KM long bicycle highway from Taj Mahal in Agra to Lion’s Safari in Etawah, said reports.p
The first of its kind in India, this bicycle highway along the Agra-Etawah main road will cover many important tourist spots.
Beginning from the eastern gate of Taj Mahal, it will run along tourist spots including Raja Bhoj ki Haveli, Bateshwarnath Temple, Mela Kothi Jarar, Naugava ka Quila and village areas that lead to the lion safari in Etawah. Continue reading Bicycle highway to connect Agra and Etawah
April 9 (TravelAndy): India’s Uttar Pradesh state is set to develop its Holipura village as a tourism hub, India Today said.
Holipura in Agra of Uttar Pradesh has the potential to attract tourists with its Chambal safaries and crocodile sanctuary. It can also become a destination for adventure tourism, said the state’s tourism officer Dinesh Kumar.
The old buildings will also be restored to their past glory to attract tourists, he said. Continue reading UP promotes Holipura as rural tourism hub
November 24 (TravelAndy): Indian Railways is launching two special trains to boost desert and heritage tourism in the country.
Operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), both the semi-luxury trains will depart from New Delhi. The train designated for the desert circuit will cover the popular tourist cities of Jaiselmer and Jaipur in Rajasthan. The train assigned for the heritage tour will cover Varanasi, Khajuraho and Agra.
The desert circuit train will begin service by mid-December and conclude by April 21. The heritage circuit train will begin service on December 20. It’s last trip of the season will begin on April 24. Continue reading Railways to run special winter tours