Category Articles: Tourism

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

CISF to give security cover to Statue of Unity from 1st September; Induction ceremony held

August 25, 2020

Statue of Unity: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has taken over security of the Statue of Unity, the tallest statue of the world featuring Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Iron man of India. An induction ceremony was organized today on this occasion at the site of Statue of Unity. As many as 272 CISF jawans have already arrived here to take over security arrangements of Statue of Unity from State Reserve Police unit of Gujarat. The Government of Gujarat had requested Centre to grant C...Read More

Ambaji included among Centre’s ‘PRASAD Yojna’, after Somnath and Dwarka

August 01, 2020
Ambaji included among Centre’s ‘PRASAD Yojna’, after Somnath and Dwarka

Gandhinagar: Gujarat’s top pilgrimage centre Ambaji has been included under the Central Government’s Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) Scheme of the Union Ministry of Tourism. The Ambaji yatradham situated in north Gujarat region was among the five new such pilgrimage centres added to PRASAD across the country. According to a note by the State government, this development took place after Gujarat Tourism Corporation (TCGL)'s request to the Union Ministr...Read More

TCGL plans alternate employment for Doliwalas at Girnar in post rope-way situation

July 31, 2020
TCGL plans alternate employment for Doliwalas at Girnar in post rope-way situation

Gandhinagar: Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TCGL) today in a note said, it is planning to set up alternate employment facility for Doliwalas at Girnar at a approximate cost of Rs 1 crore which includes setting up of 104 shops and other basic facilities. It should be noted that a rope-way project is in final stage of completion and it is likely to be inaugurated later this year. Doliwalas who would carry pilgrims in 'Palkhi' might face unemployment after start of rope-way service. TC...Read More

World Heritage Status: UNESCO team to examine Dholavira in upcoming September

July 16, 2020
World Heritage Status: UNESCO team to examine Dholavira in upcoming September

New Delhi: Union Culture minister Prahlad Singh Patel today said, a team of United Nations (UNESCO) will be visiting Dholavira in Gujarat in upcoming month of September. Patel suggested that Gujarat government should complete the road connectivity works to Dholavira before September to complement the efforts for World Heritage status to Dholavira and other benefits. Patel was speaking in a virtual function from Delhi for inauguration and ground breaking of Rs. 125 crore tourism development ...Read More

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