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November 2011. A wedding is being held on the grounds adjoining the Devi Garh Hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan. A small group of onlookers watches in fascination as the couple circumambulates the sacred fire seven times, while a Hindu priest chants mantras. Why are they so intrigued?Â Because both those marrying are clad in smart sherwanis. Both [...]
Panaji, Feb 23: Famous Goan singer Elvis Goes rocked at the Carnival International de Victoria 2013 in Seychelles held recently.Â Rocking the Seychellois crowds with Konkani Music, Elvis Goes made thousands of people from all over the world that converged at Victoria to sing and dance to Goan music at its best at the Carnival festivities.
NEW DELHI, India – Multicultural India is planning to pitch faith tourism by developing more religious tourist circuits to attract foreign footfalls and encourage greater domestic traveling that has seen double digit growth in recent years benefiting the local economy.
BY AGHA IQRAR HAROON, ETN US CORRESPONDENT IN PAKISTAN | December, 2012 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan and India put into operation a new visa agreement on Friday when Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik and his Indian counterpart Sushil Kumar Shinde, operationalized the new regime, said a press statement issued by state-owned Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation [...]
Two years ago, the old city in Srinagar was the sort of place police would only venture into wearing body armour. A stronghold for violent separatists agitating for an independent Kashmir, it was at the centre of uprisings that left more than 100 people dead, buried along with dreams of peace in the mountainous north-Indian [...]
NEW DELHI: A massive power cut blacked out northern India Monday, leaving more than 300 million people without power, shutting down water plants and stranding hundreds of trains in the worst outage in a decade.Â Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the entire northern grid collapsed for six hours shortly after 2:00 am (2030 GMT Sunday), causing [...]
Following the Supreme Court ban, the Department of Forests has stopped all tourism activities in the core areas of tiger reserves in Bandipur, Nagarahole, Anshi-Dandeli, Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple (BRT) and Bhadra wildlife ranges.Â The departmentâ€™s order is valid till August 22, when the matter will come up for further hearing in the Supreme Court.
BURABURI, India – At least 103 people are dead after a passenger ferry capsized and sank in a remote part of northeastern India, according to local officials.Â The ferry sank Monday evening as it sailed along the Brahmaputra River in Assam, the state’s home commissioner Jishnu Barua said.
CHENNAI, India – Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala attracts more domestic tourists than any other spot in the country â€” scenic, religious or otherwise. According to statistics for 2010 released by the Union tourism ministry, Andhra Pradesh has gained the position of the most visited destination in the country recording 155.8 million domestic tourists thanks to [...]
New Delhi, India – Having visited countries they find safe and fun, foreign gay travelers are increasingly touring India to get an experience of this varied and beautiful travel destination, thanks to niche travel agencies and a mindset change.