Category Articles: Tourism

Cruise based passenger ferry service between Surat and Mumbai begins

November 15, 2019
Cruise based passenger ferry service between Surat and Mumbai begins

Hazira (Surat): Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd (EBTL), a part of Essar Ports, said it has completed work on the Passenger Ferry Terminal that has paved the way for a cruise-based passenger ferry service, commencing today, between Hazira Port in Surat and Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. The Hazira-based terminal will also lead to ferry services being offered on other routes in the future.   A statement by the leading private port company today said that the Phase I of the terminal pro...Read More

Commercial start of Hazira – Mumbai cruise service on November 22

November 15, 2019
Commercial start of Hazira – Mumbai cruise service on November 22

Surat: Gujarat's first cruise service connecting Hazira in Surat to Bandra in Mumbai will begin its commercial start from Essar jetty in Hazira from November 22. A 250-passenger capacity cruise of Mumbai based SSR Marine Services has 3 decks with Indian and continental food available on board. Twin screw vessel has bow thruster for ease of journey. MV Sofia cruise liner will leave Bandra Worli Sea Link every Thursday at 5.00 pm and reach Hazira jetty in Surat at 9.00 am on Friday. In retur...Read More

Tourists Footfall in Diwali holidays increased by 50% at Statue of Unity fame Kevadia

November 11, 2019
Tourists Footfall in Diwali holidays increased by 50% at Statue of Unity fame Kevadia

Statue of Unity: Impact of newly developed tourists’ attractions at Kevadia - Tourists Footfall in Diwali holidays increased by50% Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited has, in an official Press Release, reported as follows : • Very high footfall of tourists has been observed since the dedication of Statue of Unity to the Nation on 31st October 2018. • Total 27,17,468no.of tourists visited Statue of Unity during its first year i.e. from 1st November 2018 to 31st October 2019....Read More

13 islands having tourism development potential identified in Gujarat; two of them shortlisted for in-depth study

November 11, 2019
13 islands having tourism development potential identified in Gujarat; two of them shortlisted for in-depth study

Gandhinagar: As many as 13 islands in Gujarat are identified by district collectors to have potential for development in Gujarat. They are Pirotan, Gandhiyakdo, Panero, Rozi, Ajad, Bhaidar, Shiyal, Nora, Piram, Valvod, Aliya and Kediya bet. Survey of these islands has also been conducted using drone technology with help of marine police and coast guard. A meeting of Island Development Authority, chaired by State Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was held today in capital Gandhinagar to discuss...Read More

Bloom Hotel Group opens its first property in Gujarat, plans 10 more hotels in 2 years

November 11, 2019
Bloom Hotel Group opens its first property in Gujarat, plans 10 more hotels in 2 years

Ahemdabad: Bloom Hotel Group has recently launched its first property in Gujarat, a 68 room hotel on SG Road in Ahmedabad. The hotel group is now planning to sign at least 10 more hotels within the next 24 months across leading markets including Surat, Baroda and GIFT city, among others. Sanjeev Sethi, COO Bloom Hotel Group said about the Gujurat entry of the brand “We are pleased to announce the launch of our first hotel in Gujurat and we see fantastic potential across the state with se...Read More

Kartiki Purnima fair of Somnath during 11-15 November

November 08, 2019
Kartiki Purnima fair of Somnath during 11-15 November

Prabhas Patan: Shri Somnath Trust today announced that with departure of Maha cyclone without any adverse impact, the Trust has decided to hold annual Kartiki Purnima fair as per schedule. The fair will begin in the evening of 11th of November and conclude on November 15. Apart from various rides and cultural programmes, the fair will have added attraction of exhibition of traditional turbans and another exhibition n 70 years of Somnath temple. Prisoners of Ahmedabad's Sabarmati jail will a...Read More

Gujarat govt. declares Uparkot wall and gate as State protected monument

November 07, 2019
Gujarat govt. declares Uparkot wall and gate as State protected monument

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat today said it has declared Uparkot fort wall and Uparkot gate in Junagadh as protected monument of State. According a note issued by the department of Sports, Youth and Cultural Affairs, Government of Gujarat, protected monument of Uparkot area wall and gate is spread over 2,73,733 square meter area. DeshGujaratRead More

Rupani opens several new attractions at Sardar Patel’s ‘Statue of Unity’ site

October 25, 2019

Statue of Unity: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today inaugurated additional centres of attractions for domestic and foreign tourists at the site of the worlds’ tallest statue, ‘Statue of Unity’, at the Kevadia Colony near the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) dam on the River Narmada. They are Gateway to Ekta Nagar, Arogya Van developed by the State Forest Department, affordable hotel and resort in the private sector. He also flagged off a cycle rally. Speaking at the function, ...Read More

“Statue of Unity – Breathtaking, Magnificent, Unbelievable”

October 23, 2019

Gandhiniagar: Lawyer Kartikeya Tanna has shared his thoughts on Statue of Unity after visiting the place. Presented here is the video he has made and a note he has penned down on Facebook: Breathtaking. Magnificent. Unbelievable. These are the feelings I got when I visited the remarkable Statue of Unity, a 182 metre tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the most instrumental freedom fighters in India's independence movement and the first Deputy Prime Minister as well as Hom...Read More

Chopper service at Statue of Unity stopped as noise used to disturb animals in Safari park

October 09, 2019
Chopper service at Statue of Unity stopped as noise used to disturb animals in Safari park

Kevadiya: The chopper services at the Statue of Unity here has been stopped for now. The paid service which used to give the users a 10 minutes scintillating areal view of the world's tallest statue (182 m tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel), the close-by Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam and other features has been stopped due to the disturbance caused by the noise during take off, landing and low rise flight to the newly brought animals in the Safari park being set up near the sculptor....Read More

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