Amarnath Yatra 2022 started on 30th June.

The 43-day-long journey to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath was flagged off on Thursday (30th June 2022) by the Deputy Commissioner, Piyush Singla. The inaugural yatra witnessed a batch of 2750 pilgrims leaving the Nunwan base camp in the Pahalgam district of Anantnag. Located at the height of 3880 meters above sea level, the cave shrine houses the shivling naturally formed with ice. There … Continue reading Amarnath Yatra 2022 started on 30th June.

Hot air baloon now in Kashmir.

The Department of Jammu & Kashmir Tourism announced on its Twitter account about the hot air balloon services which were integrated on 2nd April 2022. The hot air balloon services can be availed at the Zabarwan Park located in Srinagar. The hot air balloon can accommodate 4 passengers along with the captain taking care of all the safety measures. Now tourists can get a bird’s … Continue reading Hot air baloon now in Kashmir.

Meghalaya’s entry to UNESCO’s tentative list.

Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridges have made to the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The news was declared by the Chief Minister of the state, Conrad K. Sangma on his Twitter handle. There are a total of 72 living root bridges, locally known as Jingkien Jri, spread across the state of Meghalaya. As mentioned on the official website of UNESCO’s tentative list, ‘Besides playing … Continue reading Meghalaya’s entry to UNESCO’s tentative list.

A massive blaze engulfs Sariska Tiger Reserve.

A forest fire has been creating havoc for a couple of days in the Sariska Tiger Reserve located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. The blaze, which started on 27th March, has been brought under control, as confirmed by the officials. The firefighting operations are been carried out ever since the fire broke out. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has supported the operations with their … Continue reading A massive blaze engulfs Sariska Tiger Reserve.

Andaman to open all tourist spots.

Good news for travelers! The administration of Andaman and Nicobar Islands has decided to resume all tourism activities with immediate effect. The light and sound show in the Cellular Jail, museums and Ross Island/Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Island have already resumed for tourists to enjoy. However, the COVID-19 protocol has to be strictly followed, and a negative COVID-19 test report taken 48 hours before departure … Continue reading Andaman to open all tourist spots.

India gets 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2 days.

On July 25th, 2021, Ramappa Temple in Telangana was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. 2 days later, on July 27th, 2021, Dholavira, an ancient village from the Harappan era in Gujarat received the UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. Dholavira was declared the most remarkable and well-preserved urban settlement in South Asia. There are 40 world heritage sites in India. 32 of them … Continue reading India gets 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2 days.

Taj Mahal all set to welcome tourists after 61 days.

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has announced that all the centrally protected monuments will be opened to tourists from 16th June 2021. Strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place for visitors. There are some restrictions that tourists must keep in mind. 1. Entrance without mask is not permitted. 2. Tickets have to be booked online. 3. Sanitization is mandatory 4. 650 visitors will be allowed … Continue reading Taj Mahal all set to welcome tourists after 61 days.

Sikkim mandates COVID negative reports for tourists.

April 7 onwards, tourists have to carry RT-PCR negative reports conducted 72 hours prior to their arrival to Sikkim. As per the new guidelines, homestays, hotels, and travel agents have to conduct the test on tourists arriving without the COVID negative report. The movement of vehicles between 10:30 PM to 6:00 AM has been restricted. Vehicular movement for emergency purposes will be allowed. Last month, … Continue reading Sikkim mandates COVID negative reports for tourists.

COVID negative report mandatory for entering Rajasthan

New guidelines have been issued for travelers visiting Rajasthan. Tourists will have to present the RT-PCR negative report which should be valid for 72 hours at airports, railway stations and bus stands, or else face a 15-day quarantine period. This will be in place from 25 March 2021. Earlier this month, the government of Rajasthan mandated the negative report for people coming from Kerala, Maharashtra, … Continue reading COVID negative report mandatory for entering Rajasthan

Hotel Shangri-La Regency, Darjeeling’s famous hotel gutted in a fire.

According to the fire officials, almost fifty percent of the structure has been destroyed. The fire broke out at 11:50 hours on 4th March (Thursday) and ravaged the interiors. The reason behind the fire is yet to be investigated. The fire was brought under control within an hour with the help of 4 fire tenders. Fortunately, the evacuation was carried out on time and no … Continue reading Hotel Shangri-La Regency, Darjeeling’s famous hotel gutted in a fire.