December 18 (TravelAndy): Indonesia’s flagship carrier, Garuda Indonesia, has started the first direct flight between India and Indonesia.
The thrice-a-week flight operates between Mumbai and Jakarta with a stopover in Bangkok on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Garuda, a member of the Skyteam airline alliance, operates a Boeing 737 on this route. Continue reading First direct flight between India & Indonesia
August 24 (TravelAndy): To make rail stations passenger friendly, Indian Railways is progressing with its drive to launch free Wi-Fi in the several rail stations across the country.
Under this initiative, eight new stations in Mumbai were made Wi-Fi enabled on Tuesday.
The eight new Wi-Fi enabled stations in Mumbai are Churchgate, Bandra, Bandra Terminus, Dadar Western Railway, Dadar Central Railway, Khar Road, Kalyan and Lokmanya Tilak. Continue reading 8 railway stations in Mumbai get free Wi-Fi
July 26 (TravelAndy): In order to attract more tourists during the monsoon season, India’s Maharashtra state is about to start ‘Mumbai Darshan’ tours in the state capital.
May 4 (TravelAndy): Stay safe while taking selfies. That’s what the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is trying to teach people visiting tourist spots in the west Indian state.
The move comes following incidents of people getting injured or even killed while taking selfies.
Some months ago, a teenaged girl was swept away while taking a selfie at Bandra in Mumbai and a man who jumped in to save her drowned as well. Again, a group of youngsters nearly died while taking a selfie on a cliff in the Sahyadris. Continue reading Safe selfie awareness drive in Maharashtra
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
February 13 (TravelAndy): Indian Railways will run its first fully air-conditioned local train in Mumbai, DNA reported.
The train is expected to be brought to Mumbai for its trial run in the first week of March.
It is expected to start operating later this year. Continue reading Mumbai to get air-conditioned local trains
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
January 17 (TravelAndy): Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) will resume its popular helicopter joyride over Mumbai from Monday.
The helicopter will fly at 700 feet above the sea level, allowing visitors a panoramic view of the Mumbai coastline.
A maximum of three persons will be allowed on the helicopter at a time, said the IRCTC website. Continue reading Copter ride over Mumbai from Jan 18
December 14 (TravelAndy): Jet Airways will start daily non-stop flights to Amsterdam in Netherlands from March 27, said reports.
Two daily flights will fly to Amsterdam, one each from Mumbai and New Delhi.
Tickets on these flights will be available on the Jet Airways website from December 15. Continue reading Jet Airways to fly non-stop to Amsterdam
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
October 8 (TravelAndy): Indian budget carrier Indigo is going to start daily flights to Udaipur in Rajasthan from New Delhi and Mumbai.
Four daily non-stop flights to Udaipur, two each from New Delhi and Mumbai, will start from November 1.
This new destination marks Indigo’s 34th destination in India and 39th across the world. Continue reading Indigo adds Udaipur to its air map
September 6 (TravelAndy): In what is good news for Nepal tourism, the Himalayan country’s flagship carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) resumed flights to Mumbai in India from Friday, said reports.
NAC had discontinued flights between Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and Mumbai in 2006 due to reported lack of aircrafts.
The airline is offering a promotional buy-one-get-one-free on tickets for Kathmandu-Mumbai and Kathmandu-Bengaluru routes. Continue reading Nepal Airlines resumes Mumbai flights