Category Articles: Tourism

Will bring Indian envoys here for annual meet, this is start of New India: EAM S Jaishankar at Statue of Unity

September 15, 2019

 New Delhi: External Affairs minister S. Jaishankar who also represents Gujarat in Rajya Sabha, today visited Statue of Unity and Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam. Jaishankar after visit to Statue of Unity, Narmada dam, Valley of Flowers and other attractions at Kevadia Colony in his brief talk with media persons said he was hopeful to bring all Indian envoys here for annual conference of Ministry of External Affairs in coming months. Jaishankar said we talk about New India and here is new India...Read More

Excellent news that ‘Statue of Unity finds spot in Time Magazin’s 100 greatest places 2019 list: PM

August 28, 2019
Excellent news that ‘Statue of Unity finds spot in Time Magazin’s 100 greatest places 2019 list: PM

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took note of Statue of Unity's mention in Time magazine's 100 greatest places of year 2019 list. The PM tweeted: Excellent news vis-à-vis the ‘Statue of Unity’- it finds a spot in the @TIME 100 greatest places 2019 list. And, a few days back, a record 34,000 people visited the site in a single day. Glad that it is emerging as a popular tourist spot! Excellent news vis-à-vis the ‘Statue of Unity’- it finds a spot in th...Read More

IRCTC launches Kutch Rann Utsav package from Mumbai

August 22, 2019
IRCTC launches Kutch Rann Utsav package from Mumbai

Mumbai: IRCTC West Zone Mumbai has launched Rann Utsav – Rail Tour packages for 4 Nights / 5 Days ex Mumbai for the year 2019 – 2020 starting from November 2019 to February 2020. The package includes confirmed Train reservations from Mumbai to Bhuj and back. Rann Utsav is visited and enjoyed by more than 8000 tourists from all over the world. Rann Utsav Rail Tour Package starting at Rs. 15,585/- launched by IRCTC, West Zone include confirmed train tickets either in Sleeper Class or in...Read More

Free wifi facility launched at Statue of Unity; World Forest, Safari, Cactus Garden, some of the upcoming tourist attractions here

August 17, 2019
Free wifi facility launched at Statue of Unity; World Forest, Safari, Cactus Garden, some of the upcoming tourist attractions here

Bharuch: A free wifi internet service was launched today at Statue of Unity site in Narmada district where the tallest statue of the world featuring Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is located. The service was launched by Chief Minister Rupani. The service has become possible with cooperation of Reliance Jio. The Chief Minister while speaking to media persons said the government was developing a 'Vishwa Vann' (world forest) here which shall have varieties of plants from allover the world. He...Read More

River rafting, a new attraction at Sardar Sarovar – Statue of Unity tourism circuit

August 17, 2019
River rafting, a new attraction at Sardar Sarovar – Statue of Unity tourism circuit

Bharuch: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today inaugurated Gujarat's first river rafting activity at Khalwani near Kevadiya colony in central Gujarat. Khalwani is located near Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam and Statue of Unity. The Government of Gujarat is in process to add number of new tourist attraction in this area. According to the government, river rafting activity will be possible during entire year due to regular 600 cu sec flow of water at Khalwani. The facility will open for public...Read More

Ginger opens its first Lean Luxe hotel at Sanand in Gujarat

August 07, 2019
Ginger opens its first Lean Luxe hotel at Sanand in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: GINGER today announced opening of a 104-room Lean Luxe hotel in Sanand. With this hotel, the brand will have a total of nine operating hotels in the state of Gujarat and two more in the pipeline. Located 35 kms from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, GINGER Sanand is based in the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation area which houses major industries such as Automobile, Pharma and FMCG. The National Highway-17 connects the city to a network of roadw...Read More

142nd Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra underway in Ahmedabad with sea of devotees and intermittent showers

July 04, 2019
142nd Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra underway in Ahmedabad with sea of devotees and intermittent showers

Ahmedabad: The 142nd annual edition of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra from historic Jagannath temple in the city is being held today amid tight security and intermittent showers and a 'sea of devotees' on the route. CM Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel jointly performed Pahind ritual (symbolic cleaning of the route with golden broom) before start of the rath-yatra at around 7 am. Prior to that Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah participated in the Mangala Aarti in the temple with...Read More

A 52-hectare Dinosaur and fossil park to open soon near Balashinor in Gujarat

May 28, 2019
A 52-hectare Dinosaur and fossil park to open soon near Balashinor in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TCGL) will soon open a 52-hectare dinosaur and fossil park at Balashinor, the State government said today in a statement. According to Tourism minister Jawahar Chavda, a museum here will be third biggest showcasing dinosaur's habitat, its habits, its food and life. Time machine, artistic exhibition of relics of dinosaurs, fossil eggs and bones, 5D theater, 3D film show, Mesozoic period atmosphere, museum, fast food centre, souvenir shop, drinking ...Read More

L&T-built Statue of Unity enters the prestigious 2019 World Architecture News Awards

May 28, 2019
L&T-built Statue of Unity enters the prestigious 2019 World Architecture News Awards

Mumbai: Constructed by Larsen & Toubro, the technology, engineering and construction conglomerate, in a record time of 33 months, the world’s tallest statue – the Statue of Unity – has entered the prestigious and internationally acclaimed 2019 World Architecture News Awards in the Mixed Use category. The World Architecture News Awards showcase the best international design in both current and future projects. “This is a significant and deserving recognition of India’s engineering sk...Read More

Construction of jetty to operate transparent capsule boats commences at Statue of Unity

April 03, 2019
Construction of jetty to operate transparent capsule boats commences at Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity: Construction work for a jetty in river Narmada has been commenced close to the Statue of Unity. The jetty will be used for operation of capsule boats to Statue of Unity. In order to operate the boats, a reservoir between Narmada dam to Garudeshwar weir dam will be filled with water. It will be a 12 km long and 35 metre deep reservoir with Narmada ghat on its both sides. The attractions to be offered here include speed boating, scooter boating, pedal boating, tube boating ec. Ca...Read More