Category Articles: Tourism

Statue of Unity among 8 wonders of SCO countries

January 13, 2020
Statue of Unity among 8 wonders of SCO countries

New Delhi: Statue of Unity in India is amongst the 8 wonders of SCO (Shanghai Corporation Organization), tweeted External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in reference to his meeting with Secretary General of SCO Vladimir Norov. Jaishankar in his tweet said: Appreciated the #SCO’s efforts to promote tourism among member states. The “8 Wonders of SCO”, which includes the #StatueofUnity, will surely serve as an inspiration. Jaishankar in linked tweet said: Received Secretary General...Read More

4 tents with luggage of NRI tourists gutted by fire at Dhordo tent city

January 09, 2020
4 tents with luggage of NRI tourists gutted by fire at Dhordo tent city

Gandhinagar: Four tents along with the luggage of tourists were gutted by fire at Dhordo based tent city today. The tent city located next to Great Rann of Kutch is set up every winter for tourism festival called 'Rann Utsav'. Three of four tents that gutted by fire were allocated to NRIs (Non Resident Indians) while one tent was vacant. Cloths and luggage of tourists in three tents are destroyed in fire. A video of family arguing and expressing his problems is viral. Fire broke out in D ...Read More

1.15 lakh visitors at white Rann of Kutch in less than one month

January 08, 2020
1.15 lakh visitors at white Rann of Kutch in less than one month

Bhuj: 1,15,357 visitors visited white Rann of Kutch since 11 November this year. In less than one month, the district administration has earned Rs. 1.2 crore as entry permit fee from visitors at Bhirandiyara and Dhordo check posts. Highest number of visitors visited the white Rann of Kutch during 22-26 December. Rann Utsav this year is going to continue till Holi. Compared to previous year, this year so far the total number of visitors are lesser by 35%. DeshGujaratRead More

CM Rupani inaugurates 31 st International Kite Festival in Gujarat

January 07, 2020
CM Rupani inaugurates 31 st International Kite Festival in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: CM Vijay Rupani today inaugurated the 31st International Kite Festival of Gujarat at the Sabarmati riverfront here today. Over 140 kite flying experts from more than 40 countries and around 800 from Gujarat and almost 200 from 12 other states are participating in the festival which is simultaneously being organized at 9 places across the state including Kevadiya, Surat and Vadodara. The high commissioners of 18 countries would also attend the festival. ...Read More

AMC Flower Show 2020 begins; smart parking through app, Rs. 20 to 50 entry fee

January 04, 2020

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Rupani today opened the 8th edition of Flower Show by Amdavad Municipal Corporation at Sabarmati Riverfront event ground and flower garden. Spread over 88,500 square meter space the annual flower show will remain open for public till January 19. Flower Show 2020, according to a note issued by the State government showcases more 750 varieties of one million plants, 200 ft green wall, various flower sculptures and more. Smart parking facility for Flow...Read More

Ahmedabad Flower Show 2020 by AMC during 4-19 January

January 02, 2020
Ahmedabad Flower Show 2020 by AMC during 4-19 January

Ahmedabad: Flower Show by AMC for year 2020 will be held at Sabarmati Riverfront between 4 - 19 January. According to a statement issued by the State government, the flower show 2020 will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. Year 2020 edition of Flower Show will be having a theme dedicated to 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The venue will have Gandhiji with spinning wheel, Dandi march, salt satyagrah and other installations. In order to create awareness against deng...Read More

Thousands join Pavagadh Parikrama

December 28, 2019
Thousands join Pavagadh Parikrama

Godhra: Thousands of pilgrims joined annual Pavagadh parikrama which started from Vagheshwari Mata mandir chowk in Champaner in the foothills of Pavagadh hill on Friday. As many as 8,000 pilgrims have registered their names for fourth parikrama - a walk around Pavagadh hill. The parikrama route starts at Vagheshwari Mata mandir and covers Taplav Hanuman mandir, Kotkali mata, Narayan Bapu's Tajpura dham(night halt), Medi-Madar based Siddhanath Mahadev temple(next day in the morning), Dhaba D...Read More

Entry fee scam in Diu

December 24, 2019
Entry fee scam in Diu

Diu: A video of corruption in entry fee of tourist island Diu has been in circulation on social media. While the prescribed entry fee for a tourist is Rs. 140, a viral video shows how police men collect Rs. 200 per person and pocket Rs. 60 per each entry. The corrupt practice was captured in video when a bus full of children from a school in Jasdan taluka of Rajkot district was entering Diu. Read More

IntrCity by RailYatri launches first air-conditioned lounge for bus travelers in Gujarat

December 20, 2019
IntrCity by RailYatri launches first air-conditioned lounge for bus travelers in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Leading multi-modal Intercity mobility network, IntrCity by RailYatri, the Delhi-NCR based company which is into rail-ticketing, on train e-catering and bus services today said that It has planned to expand the size of its bus segment by almost 10 times in next two years. On the occasion of the launch of its first boarding lounge for bus passengers in Gujarat in Paldi area here, Chief Business Officer of the company Swapnil Tripathi today said that the brand was currently run...Read More

International hotel Grand Mercure opens in GIFT city

December 18, 2019

Gandhinagar:The first international hotel in the GIFT City, the first smart city cum IFSC in India near Gandhinagar, was opened today. Inaugurated by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Grand Mercure Gandhinagar GIFT City, which will be at-least a four star or above rated property (as the star classification is still awaited) features 151 well-equipped guestrooms. The nine-floor hotel, amidst GIFT City, is built to cater to the demands of seasoned frequent travellers looking for quality accommod...Read More

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