Category Articles: Tourism

Mandaviya asks SDCL and IWAI to commence Seaplane operation at Sabarmati and Statue of Unity route by October 2020

June 23, 2020
Mandaviya asks SDCL and IWAI to commence Seaplane operation at Sabarmati and Statue of Unity route by October 2020

New Delhi: Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping (I/C), reviewed the seaplane projects on Indian water bodies today and directed Sagarmala Development Company Limited (SDCL) and Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to join hands to commence the seaplane operation of the Sabarmati and Statue of Unity route by October, 2020. The Bathymetric and Hydrographic surveys of the seaplane routes to be undertaken by IWAI on behalf of Airport Authority of India will have to be done, latest...Read More

Statue of Unity, Gandhi Ashram, ASI monuments, museums, safari parks, zoo across Gujarat shut for visitors

March 17, 2020
Statue of Unity, Gandhi Ashram, ASI monuments, museums, safari parks, zoo across Gujarat shut for visitors

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has taken a decision to shut Statue of Unity and other nearby tourist attraction at Kevadiya in Central Gujarat till March 25 as preventive measure against coronavirus spread. The government had yesterday already ordered closure of all zoos, safari parks and sanctuaries for public visit for two weeks. The State government has also ordered closure of all museums across the State. Kankaria lake front, a public place in Ahmedabad which attracts large number of...Read More

Soon, a cruise ferry boat ride at Statue of Unity

March 11, 2020
Soon, a cruise ferry boat ride at Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity: The visitors to Statue of Unity, the tallest statue in the world will also be able to enjoy ferry cruise ride. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Central Gujarat is likely to inaugurate this attraction on March 21. Testing of cruise boat was done today in downstream area of Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam, for which water was released from upstream. It is learnt that the cruise ferry boat will be operated in 6 km area starting from Garudeshwar. Tribal dance and music wi...Read More

From Statue of Unity, a road to Maharashtra

March 08, 2020
From Statue of Unity, a road to Maharashtra

Rajpipla: District administration of Narmada has planned Rs. 27 crore road connecting Statue of Unity to Mathasar for which tenders will be out soon. The road will pass through reserved forest land for which government approval will be required. With construction of a road connecting Statue of Unity to Mathasar, access to Maharshtra will be easier because a road connecting Mathasar and Dumkhal is ready and just across Dev river in Dumkhal, Maharshtra limit starts. This would give opportunity to ...Read More

Jungle Safari Park near Statue of Unity to open later this month

February 16, 2020
Jungle Safari Park near Statue of Unity to open later this month

Statue of Unity: Narmada Jungle Safari park near Statue of Unity in Narmada district of Central Gujarat will be declared open for public visit anytime before 18 February. A 375 acre Jungle Safari park has 62 types animals and birds, 1000 in number. The decision to open the Safari park was taken after permission for the same arrived from Delhi based Central Zoo Authority. Timing of public visit to the park will be 8 am to 5 pm. Tickets will be available online as well as on the spot i...Read More

Bird census: Highest ever 3.15 lakh birds in Nal Sarovar, 57,000 in Thol, 5.50 lakh Flamingos in Rann of Kutch

February 15, 2020
Bird census: Highest ever 3.15 lakh birds in Nal Sarovar, 57,000 in Thol, 5.50 lakh Flamingos in Rann of Kutch

Over 3.15 lakh birds of 131 varieties have been counted in Nal Sarovar bird sanctuary during 2-day long census on 8-9 February which is highest ever, while over 57,000 birds of 87 varieties have been counted in Thol bird sanctuary. Both these bird sanctuaries are located near the city of Ahmedabad. According to State Forest department, during previous birds census in 2018, 122 species and 1,43,000 birds were counted in Nal Sarovar while 92 species and 40,000 birds were found in Thol sanctuar...Read More

Gujarat Tourism – ITDC sign MoU at Tourism Secretaries meet in Dhordo Tent City of Kutch

February 13, 2020
Gujarat Tourism – ITDC sign MoU at Tourism Secretaries meet in Dhordo Tent City of Kutch

Bhuj A MoU was signed today between Central govt arm ITDC and Gujarat Tourism Department in presence of Union minister of state for Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel and Gujarat Chief Minister Rupani for consultancy service develop innovative and decorative light and sound show on Gujarat’s major tourist places. The occasion was start of three-day All India Council of Tourism Secretaries, organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism and Culture in cooperation with Government of Gujarat, at Dhordo...Read More

Pavagadh Ropeway to remain closed for maintenance for a week later this month

February 13, 2020
Pavagadh Ropeway to remain closed for maintenance for a week later this month

Vadodara: Pavagadh ropeway which takes pilgrims from foothills of Pavagadh hill to Mahakali temple atop the hill will remain closed during 24 to 29 February due to maintenance. After a week long break for maintanance, the ropeway will again function with effect from March 1. DeshGujaratRead More

Union Culture Minister visits Lothal and Queen’s Stepwell in Gujarat

February 13, 2020
Union Culture Minister visits Lothal and Queen’s Stepwell in Gujarat

Visit to Vadodara based Fine Arts faculty Ahmedabad: Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel is on visit to Gujarat. He visited Faculty of Fine Arts of Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara, Lothal near Ahmedabad to visit the museum of Sindhu Sanskriti relics and Queen's stepwell in Patan which is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit to Lothal near Ahmedabad Visit to Queen's stepwell in Patan Read More

406 participate in national level Girnar ascending descending competition

February 09, 2020

Junagadh: 406 youths from across the country, participated in Girnar ascending - descending competition today. Of them 205 completed it in prescribed time limit. Bhumika Bhut, Lalabhai Parmar, Lalit Nishad, Tamsi Singh emerged winners. While boys had to step 5500 steps in 90 minutes up/down, the girls had to step 2200 steps in 75 minutes up/down. 406 participated in Girnar ascending - descending competition today.Of them 205 completed it in prescribed time limit.Bhumika Bhut, Lalabhai Parmar...Read More

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