April 10 (TravelAndy): Four women from Hyderabad in India recently completed a 17,000km road trip on motorcycles that saw them travel through 15 Indian states and six foreign countries.
With the objective to promote tourism and road trips in India, Shilpa Balakrishnan, Piya Bahadur, Shanti Susan and Jai Bharathi had left Hyderabad on their Bajaj Dominar motorcycles on February 11, said reports.
Apart from India, the four travelled through Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam as part of the trip, which was named Road to Mekong. Continue reading Four women bike 17000km through SE Asia
March 27 (TravelAndy): India’s youngest state Telangana has decided to develop heliports to facilitate conveyance for tourists, said reports.
The areas identified as heliports are Dundigal, Hakimpet, Nadirgul in Hyderabad, Basanthnagar in Karimnagar, Nagarjunasagar, Nalgonda, Alair (Yadagirigutta), Warangal and Kagaznagar (Sirpur).
Most of these areas are popular tourist spots — Nagarjunasagar, Nalgonda and Yadagririgutta temple in Alair. Continue reading Telangana push for helicopter tourism
August 9 (TravelAndy): India’s youngest state Telangana is all set launch jail tourism in its Sanga Reddy heritage jail and museum, said reports.
This is going to be an innovative thing, where visitors will be able to rent a cell inside the 219 years old heritage jail, for accommodation. Moreover, tourists accommodating in the prison will be served the same food, which is served to the prison inmates.
Additionally, the tourists will follow the same schedule followed by prisoners, during their stay. This will give them the real feel of staying in a jail. Continue reading Telangana plans tourist accommodation inside a jail
August 1 (TravelAndy): India’s youngest state Telangana will celebrate its first Krishna Pushkaralu, the holy festival along the river Krishna, from August 12.
This festival is celebrated along the bank of the river once every 12 years. It continues for 12 days at a stretch. Krishna Pushkaralu is celebrated along the course of the river in the staes of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.
This year, the Krishna Pushkaralu will be celebrated from August 12 to August 23. Continue reading Krishna Pushkaralu fest from August 12
March 11 (TravelAndy): Hyderabad, the capital of India’s newest state Telangana, is set to start its first seaplane service from April 15, said reports.
After the success of helicopter tourism, Telangana is banking on their new venture of seaplane tourism.
The state government also plans to launch amphibian buses, which will be able to operate in both land and water. Continue reading Seaplane in Hyderabad from April 15
March 3 (TravelAndy): In order to promote tourism in the state, India’s youngest state, Telangana has recently launched two luxury yachts in Hussain Sagar lake.
The yachts would ferry 12-15 tourists per ride, at a cost of INR100 per person.
The yachts would also be available for party packages at a total cost of INR2000, from 8.30 pm to 12am. Continue reading Telangana starts yacht services for tourists
December 26 (TravelAndy): Telangana, India’s youngest state that came into being in 2014, is planning to introduce boating facilities in Warangal to attract tourists.
The two places that will be transformed into boating areas for tourists are Chinna Waddepally tank, situated along Deshaipet Road in Warangal and Katakshapur tank, around 25km from Warangal on the Hyderabad-Bhopalpatnam national highway.
Warangal is located 145km northeast of Hyderabad. The major tourist attractions in this district are Thousand-Pillar Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, Warangal fort, Khush Mahal and Ramappa Lake. Continue reading Plan on for boating facilities in Warangal
December 8 (TravelAndy): Telangana is planning to introduce helicopter tourism in Hyderabad, the state capital, The Hindu said.
Arrangements are also being made for hot air balloons and sea plane facilities, which are going to allow the tourists to enjoy a panoramic view of this four hundred year old Indian city.
A. Chandulal, the state’s minister of tourism and tribal welfare, said that plans of promoting eco-tourism and tribal tourism along the catchment areas of Godavari and Krishna rivers are also on the cards. Continue reading Telangana: Helicopter tourism on the cards
July 14 (TravelAndy): Godavari Pushkaram, touted as the Kumbh Mela of South India, begins on Tuesday. The festival takes place every 12 years.
The “mela”, meaning fair, will be celebrated in the two South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It will continue for 12 days.
The western bank of Godavari river at Rajahmundry and the eastern bank at Kovvuru will see thousands of pilgrims taking ritualistic dips. Continue reading Godavari Kumbh Mela begins