Category Articles: Tourism

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

Lothal to have a National Maritime Heritage Museum complex; PM Modi lays foundation stone

March 04, 2019

Ahmedabad: Harappan era excavation site Lothal near Ahmedabad will have a national maritime heritage museum. The Government of India will allocate grant and implement this project. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid foundation stone for the project in a function held at Civil hospital campus in Ahmedabad. DeshGujarat Read More

Night Safari, Ropeway among suggestions received by NTAC for ‘Statue of Unity’ site

February 22, 2019
Night Safari, Ropeway among suggestions received by NTAC for ‘Statue of Unity’ site

Statue of Unity: The National Tourism Advisory Council (NTAC) and other stakeholders met with Gujarat Tourism officials at Tent City, Statue of Unity, Kevadia in Gujarat on 21st February, 2019, to chalk out a strategy for bringing five million tourists to the Statue. The Council came to the conclusion that the number of tourists visiting the Statue would touch three million in 2019, taking into consideration the footfall during the last two months. Further, to reach the goal of five mi...Read More

Pond – 3, an ideal water body for seaplane operations at Narmada dam

February 06, 2019
Pond – 3, an ideal water body for seaplane operations at Narmada dam

Statue of Unity: Sea plane operation requires at least 6 ft depth of water and 900 meter span of water body. As per the feasibility report by Airport Authority of India(AAI) ad department of Civil Aviation, pond number 3 was found perfect for sea plane operation at Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam. Pond - 3 is also called Panchmuli pond. It was used for boating once upon a time for visitors. In year 2013, in an unfortunate incident, a boat with 60 visitors stuck in pond and crocodiles surrounded it. ...Read More

Statue of Unity visiting hours increased ahead of beginning of summer

February 05, 2019
Statue of Unity visiting hours increased ahead of beginning of summer

Rajpipla: Chief Administrator of Statue of Unity site in Kevadiya has taken a decision to increase the visiting hours of Statue of Unity by two hours with effect from 5th of February, 2019. The Statue of Unity will now remain open for public visit during 8 am to 6 pm as per this decision. The decision has been taken in view of upcoming summer season, according to Chief Administrator who is also Collector of Narmada district. 'So far maximum 6,000 persons were able to visit the viewi...Read More

SpiceJet awarded 36 new sectors including Bhavnagar of Gujarat under UDAN III scheme

January 25, 2019
SpiceJet awarded 36 new sectors including Bhavnagar of Gujarat under UDAN III scheme

Gurugram: SpiceJet, the private sector airliner was today awarded 36 new sectors including Bhavnagar in Gujarat under the third round of bidding for the Government of India's UDAN Scheme. Out of these 36, 02 will cater to the unserved markets of Ghazipur and Jharsuguda whereas 09 will be for underserved markets of Adampur, Agra, Belagavi, Bhavnagar, Durgapur, Gwalior, Kishangarh, Pantnagar, and Tanjore, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet Ajay Singh informed today. “UDAN has been a ...Read More

Gujarat CM announces separate authority for pilgrim town Ambaji, special fund to it

January 25, 2019

Ambaji: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today announced formation of a separate authority for pilgrim town Ambaji. Speaking at Ambaji today afternoon, Rupani said, 'lakhs of people visit Ambaji for darshan(of Goddess Amba). In order to ensure overall development of Ambaji town be it roads, water, light, gutter and other facilities, I make announcement of formation of separate authority for Ambaji.' Rupani said, 'gram panchayat has its own limitation, the government will give special fund to au...Read More