April 26 (TravelAndy): Air India’s subsidiary Alliance Air will operate a Delhi-Shimla-Delhi flight from April 27.
This initiative is taken to enhance tourist footfall in Shimla, the popular hill station in north India’s Himachal Pradesh state.
“On the Delhi-Shimla leg, we will carry 35 passengers while on the return only 15 passengers will be able to fly. The government will compensate for the loss with a Viability Gap Funding of about INR3,000 per seat,” Alliance Air CEO C.S. Subbiah told The Hindu. Continue reading Alliance Air to fly Delhi-Shimla from April 27
February 25 (TravelAndy): Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet will start direct flights between Delhi and Bangkok from April.
The airline now operates flights between the two capitals via Kolkata and Chennai.
Tickets are already on sale. Continue reading SpiceJet to fly Delhi-Bangkok direct
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
June 6 (TravelAndy): Indian Railways flagged off its first tiger circuit train from Delhi’s Safdargunj station yesterday.
“The train with a 5 days/6 nights itinerary will start from Delhi’s Sufdarjung railway station and travel via Katani, Jabalpur, Bandhavgadh, Kanha,” said the statement issued by Indian Railways.
This tourist train, with semi luxury facilities, will allow visitors entry to both Kanha and Bandhavgarh national parks in Madhya Pradesh. Continue reading Indian Railways launches tiger circuit train
May 21 (TravelAndy): Vistara, a Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines joint venture carrier, is set to start two Kolkata-Delhi flights every day from June 10, 2016.
The first will depart from Delhi at 7.20 and reach Kolkata at 9.30. The second daily flight will depart from Delhi at 17.55 and reach Kolkata at 20.10.
The return flights will leave Kolkata at 10.15 and 20.50 and reach Delhi at 12.50 and 23.15 respectively.
The flights will operate on all days of the week except Sundays.
Bookings for this route are already open.
April 5 (TravelAndy): Vistara, the joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, will start flight services to Chandigarh, from May 2, said reports.
The airline will operate daily flights to Chandigarh from Delhi and Hyderabad.
Direct flights will operate between Delhi and Chandigarh, whereas the Hyderabad-Chandigarh route will operate via Delhi. Continue reading Vistara set to connect Chandigarh
March 14 (TravelAndy): Jet Airways is all set to operate daily non-stop flight to Amsterdam from Delhi and Mumbai, from March 27.
The flight is scheduled to depart from Mumbai at 02.25 and arrive in Amsterdam at 08.15. On the return trip, the flight will leave Amsterdam at 11.20 and reach Mumbai at 23.55.
From Delhi airport, the flight will depart at 02.35 and reach Amsterdam at 08.00. The return flight will leave Amsterdam at 11.40 and land in Delhi at 23.20. Continue reading Jet Airways to fly Amsterdam from March 27
January 21 (TravelAndy): South Africa will host four road shows in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata to attract Indian tourists, said reports.
As a part of South Africa’s ‘Made for India in South Africa’ campaign, 50 off-beat destinations in South Africa will be promoted for the first time in India.
Access to adventure activities in Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani will be given all year round for Indians. Earlier, these places offered seasonal access. Continue reading South Africa woos Indian tourists
December 2 (TravelAndy): The Garhi Mandu forest in Delhi is set to become an eco-tourism destination, said reports.
Delhi’s environment minister, Imran Hussain, along with senior officers of Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC), inspected the forest situated in the bank of river Yamuna in Wazirabad village, Delhi.
More trails and foot paths are required to be built in an around the forest area, in order to attract travellers, Imran Hussain reportedly told the media. Continue reading Delhi to develop eco tourism destination
November 29 (TravelAndy): Indonesia is planning to start direct flights to India.
Garuda, Indonesia’s flagship carrier, is chalking out these flights from next year, said reports, quoting the country’s consul-general Saut Siringoringo.
“Indonesia’s national-carrier Garuda plans to operate direct flights between Jakarta and Delhi, and Bali and Mumbai,” Siringoringo said. Continue reading Indonesia plans direct flights to India
July 25 (TravelAndy): The Indian government has given an in-principle nod to Madrid-based locomotive makers Talgo to trial run their lighter and faster trains on the Mumbai-Delhi railway route.
If the plan works out, this could potentially decrease the train travel time between the two cities to 12 hours from the current 17.
The shipping process of trains from Spain to India awaits an official go-ahead from India, said Talgo CEO Jose Maria Oriol after a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Continue reading Spanish trains await India debut
July 21 (TravelAndy): Air Canada will begin non-stop flights between its hub in Toronto and New Delhi from November 1.
The airline will use its new Dreamliner aircraft on this route and plans to operate four flights a week initially.
The flight will depart from the Canadian city at 8.55pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and landing in the Indian capital at 9.15pm, the next day. Continue reading Delhi-Toronto direct flight from Nov 1