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Himachal’s snowy peaks pull in tourists

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh’s popular tourist resorts like Narkanda and Manali are wrapped up in a blanket of white, with snowfall turning the hill stations more picturesque and magnetic for holidaymakers. Hospitality industry representatives say the timely onset of snowfall is a good indication of bountiful business ahead. They said last week’s snow has suddenly increased

Capturing 100 years of Delhi in colours

New Delhi: The making of Delhi is the focus of two major art expositions to be held in the capital over the next few days. A cultural exposition ‘Dastan-e-Dilli’ will commemorate 100 years of Delhi being the national capital with an exhibition ‘Timeless Delhi’ Dec 14. Delhi was declared the national capital Dec 12, 1911,

More Americans choose Mexico for retirement

Mexico City: More than two million retired Americans have chosen Mexico as their new home, a figure that continues to increase thanks to the pleasant climate and favourable economic conditions, Tourism Secretary Gloria Guevara said. During Friday’s inauguration of the 1st National Forum for Retired Americans: Expectations and Solutions of Life in Mexico, the official

Postcard from Bali

Nusa Dua (Bali): The stylised figures from Hindu mythology and gnomes, fanged demons and animals, some towering, some not so – exquisitely crafted stone sculptures are as much a part of this Indonesian island, where Balinese Hindus comprise the majority of the island’s population in this Muslim-majority nation, as the famed sun, sand and sea

India is World’s Leading Destination for Tourism

London: India won two major awards at the World Travel Mart here. The country received the award for being the leading destination for tourism. In a ceremony held in the city, India won two awards for World’s leading Destination and World’s leading Tourist Board, Incredible India. Indian Minister for Tourism, Subodh Kant Sahay, received the

Australia responds to Kerala Tourism roadshows

Indian state of Kerala is a popular tourist destination for visitors from across the world. However, the state continues to promote tourism. Kerala Tourism Department recently kicked off a marketing drive targeting the emerging global markets. It held roadshows at Sydney and Melbourne, which was well received. “Both the roadshows proved to be good quality

“The ‘Incredible India’ campaign needs to be reinvented”

Panaji: If experts are to be believed, the ‘Incredible India’ campaign that is run by the Indian government to attract tourists has completed its life. According to them, the campaign needs to be revamped. “The campaign has lived its life and it needs to be reinvented,” said Arjun Sharma, Managing Director, Le Passage to India,

Germany to woo Indian tourists

Germany wants to promote itself as popular tourist destination for Indian travellers. The German National Tourist Office India Pool plans invest 1 million euros over three years towards this goal. “We are here to reinforce Germany as a leisure destination. Germany has so much to offer to Indian tourists,” German National Tourist Office Director Marketing

A Visit to Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat

Bollywood can make a star out of anything. Ever since the release of Indian movie with the same name, ‘Dhobi Ghat’ has become an increasingly popular sight to see. Tucked away amid the noise of Mahalaxmi Station, there is an open-air laundromat where your camera can take various tales in the soap suds. Moving further