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Somnath-Puri special train from May 13

rp_IMG_2383-300x30011.jpgApril 29 (TravelAndy): A pair of special trains will run between the pilgrimage destinations of Somnath in west Indian state of Gujarat and Puri, situated on the eastern coast of the country in Odisha.
Train No. 09207 Somnath – Puri (Weekly) Special train will leave Somnath at 07.20 every Saturday and reach Puri at 10.05  the next Monday from May 13 to July 1, 2017.
In the return direction, Train No.09208 Puri – Somnath (Weekly) Special train will leave Puri at 19.45 every Wednesday and reach Somnath at 21.00 hrs the next Friday from May 17 to July 5, 2017.
The train will have AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, sleeper class and general second class coaches.
The train will halt at Veraval, Keshod, Junagadh, Jetalsar, Virpur, Gondal, Bhakti Nagar, Rajkot, Wankaner, Surendra Nagar, Ahmedabad, Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Nandurbar, Amalner, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Malkapur, Shegaon, Akola, Badnera Jn, Wardha Jn, Nagpur, Gondia Jn, Raj Nandgaon, Durg, Raipur, Mahasamund, Kariar Road, Kantabanji, Titlagarh, Kesinga, Rayagada, Vizianagaram, Ichchapuram, Brahmapur, Balugaon and Khurda Road stations in both directions.
This will be the only train running between Somnath and Puri.

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Ahmedabad runway closure to affect flights

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Following the closure, private airline Indigo has announced cancellation of 14 flights flying to and from the capital of India’s state of Gujarat.

Indigo, which currently flies 24 flights to and from Ahmedabad has announced in a statement that flights between Ahmedabad and Delhi, Goa, Kolkata, Pune, Indore, Bangaluru, Mumbai will be non-operational during this phase. Continue Reading →

Stage set for Rann Utsav

Logo squareNovember 18 (TravelAndy): The annual Rann Utsav is set to begin at the end of November in Kutch, which is situated in the west Indian state of Gujarat.

Around 400 tents would be set up to accommodate for visitors from across the globe.

Along with Rann Utsav, a first ever  international beach festival, christened as  ‘Festa Di Diu’ is slated to begin in India’s union territory Daman and Diu from December 1. Continue Reading →

From lighthouse to tourist attraction

LighthouseOctober 14 (TravelAndy): The Indian government is chalking out a plan to transform 78 lighthouses across India, into tourism centres.

The identified lighthouses for this are located in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, said an official statement.

There are plans to using land adjacent to the light houses to develop hotels, resorts, viewing galleries, maritime museums and heritage museums, adventure sports facilities, thematic restaurants, souvenir shops, laser shows, spa and rejuvenation centres, amphitheatres and other facilities to attract tourists. Continue Reading →