Category Articles: Tourism

PM to inaugurate Ro-Pax terminal at Hazira and flag off Hazira – Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry service

November 06, 2020
PM to inaugurate Ro-Pax terminal at Hazira and flag off Hazira – Ghogha  Ro-Pax ferry service

New Delhi: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Ro-Pax terminal at Hazira and flag off Ro-Pax service between Hazira and Ghogha in Gujarat on 8th November 2020 at 11 AM via video conferencing. This marks a big step towards the Prime Minister’s vision of harnessing waterways and integrating them with the economic development of the country. Prime Minister will also interact with local users of the service during the event. Union MoS for Shipping and Chief Minister of Gujarat w...Read More

Girnar Ropeway Online Ticket Booking Service Launched

November 03, 2020
Girnar Ropeway Online Ticket Booking Service Launched

Junagadh: Passenger ropeway firm Usha Breco, which has built the 2.3 km ropeway at Girnar, has launched online ticket booking for the newly inaugurated Girnar ropeway from November 1. Tickets for Girnar ropeway can be booked on the website www.udankhatola.com. The users also have the option of choosing the time slot for the ropeway travel. “The online booking facility for Girnar ropeway tickets is aimed at the convenience of passengers, especially those coming from other cities and states....Read More

First glimpses of how Lothal National Maritime Museum would look like

October 29, 2020
First glimpses of how Lothal National Maritime Museum would look like

Gandhinagar: Indian Port Rail and Ropeway Corporation Limited (IPRRCL) has invited bids for Design and Construction of National Maritime Heritage Complex at Lothal in Gujarat through Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode. Total cost of the project is estimated at Rs. 340 crore. Completion period of the project is 30 months as per the RFQ (Notice for Request For Qualification) document. Lothal site is located at about 76 km distance from Ahmedabad city. At present, the site has ol...Read More

Tent City-Kutch to open from November 12

October 28, 2020
Tent City-Kutch to open from November 12

Bhuj: The ‘Tent City-Kutch’ in the White Rann of Kutch will open to welcome guests from November 12, i.e. just two days before Diwali. “The Tent City-Kutch is spread over 5 lakh sq mt and will open for guests from November 12 to February 28. It comprises more than 350 tents, which have been set up at Dhordo village near the White Rann,” said Bhavik Sheth, Finance and Operation Manager, Lallooji & Sons. The Tent City-Kutch comprises air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned tents. The...Read More

SpiceJet announces Gujarat SeaPlane service ticket fare, schedule, booking details

October 28, 2020
SpiceJet announces Gujarat SeaPlane service ticket fare, schedule, booking details

Gurugram: SpiceJet, India’s largest regional player in airline sector today announced the launch of its seaplane service between Ahmedabad (Sabarmati riverfront) and the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat. The flights will be operated by SpiceJet’s fully-owned subsidiary, Spice Shuttle. To begin with, SpiceJet will operate two daily flights on the Ahmedabad-Kevadia route effective 31st October. The all-inclusive one-way fares will begin from as low as Rs. 1500/- under the UDAN scheme and...Read More

Tips to Travel Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic

October 27, 2020
Tips to Travel Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic

Mumbai: People locked down for months are now craving some fresh air and a change in their lifestyle. With many restrictions still in place, airports and railways have started opening up. As the Coronavirus cases continue to rise throughout the world, anyone traveling abroad may have concerns about their safety. Coronavirus has impacted our way of traveling to a great extent.  People are now being forced to reconsider and rethink where to go, how to get there, and the safety measures they ar...Read More

Statue of Unity to reopen for visitors from October 17

October 13, 2020
Statue of Unity to reopen for visitors from October 17

Statue of Unity:World's tallest statue, the Statue of Unity in Gujarat will be reopened for visitors from 17th of October, the first day of nine-night festival Navratri, said a note by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd today. In order to maintain social distancing, daily only 2500 visitors will be allowed inside the Statue. Of them only 500 will be taken to 193-meter level viewing gallery. The tickets will be available in two-hour slots onine at www.soutickets.in . Visitors will be allowe...Read More

2.3 km Girnar Ropeway to have capacity to carry 8,000 persons per day; One of cabins to have glass-floor

October 07, 2020
2.3 km Girnar Ropeway to have capacity to carry 8,000 persons per day; One of cabins to have glass-floor

Junagadh: A 2.3 km long Ropeway at Girnar, which is expected to become operational from next month will have the capacity to carry 800 people in one hour, or 8,000 in a day. Usha Breco, the company that operates similar ropeways in Pavagadh and Ambaji, besides Haridwar, Kerala, and Odisha is executing the project of the Girnar ropeway. The Girnar ropeway includes nine towers. Twenty-five cabins, each of them with a capacity of eight passengers, will be a part of the ropeway. One of the cab...Read More

No entry in Polo forest for visitors during weekends in October

October 02, 2020
No entry in Polo forest for visitors during weekends in October

Idar: Sabarkantha district administration has decided to ban entry of visitors to Polo forest in North Gujarat during all weekends in current month of October. The decision has been taken in view of Covid-19 pandemic and needs for physical distancing. A notification in this regard has been issued by district collector office. Local Congress MLA Ashwin Kotwal had on last Sunday blocked a road to Polo forest with his supporters demanding that visitors from outside should be disallowed as they ...Read More

Gujarat government announces its first Heritage Tourism Policy

September 11, 2020
Gujarat government announces its first Heritage Tourism Policy

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government has today announced State's first Heritage Tourism policy. In a meeting chaired by Chief Minister, final touches were given to this policy which makes provision to permit use of pre 1950 historical buildings such as heritage palaces and forts, as heritage hotel, heritage museum, heritage banquet hall an heritage restaurants, provided that basic heritage structure is not disturbed. This decision paves a way for creating tourism attraction in unused historical build...Read More