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E-tickets for Lucknow's heritage sites soon

Online tickets will now be made available for historical monuments and buildings here to improve facilities for tourists in the Uttar Pradesh capital city, an official said Thursday.

Goa minister blames Putin for drop in Russian tourists

Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Saturday said the steep fall in the number of Russian tourists visiting the state this season is due to Russian President Vladimir Putin`s guidelines to them.

India to hold special programmes in China to attract tourists

India on Tuesday said it will organise a series of special events across China this year as part of 'Visit India Year' programme to introduce its picturesque spots to Chinese tourists, who form a major chunk of global travellers.

40 tourists fall ill in Puri over suspected food poisoning

At least 40 tourists, hailing from West Bengal, fell ill over suspected food poisoning after having meal at an eating joint here, police said on Monday.

Tourists throng Shimla, hill stations to ring in the New Year

Thousands of tourists have thronged Shimla and other key tourist destinations of Himachal to ring in "2015" even as snowfall eluded the region.

Sun, not snow, luring tourists to Himachal

If the plains of northern India are shivering and dense fog is spoiling New Year celebrations, head for the hills of Himachal Pradesh. There will be a lot of relief as the long sunny days have rendered the hills unusually warm.

Govt to use 'Spiritual Tourism' to attract visitors

Blending spiritualism with tourism, the government is preparing a new programme to attract tourists, taking a leaf out of Italy and Saudi Arabia which are flocked by huge number of pilgrims every year.

Tourists stranded as monsoon floods hit Malaysian jungle

Malaysian authorities launched a major rescue operation Wednesday to evacuate tourists stranded at a resort by heavy monsoon flooding that has forced tens of thousands of residents to abandon their homes.

Govt has to make Goa drug free: Deputy CM

The government has to do better to ensure that drugs are not easily available in Goa and a lot more is to be done to make the state drug free, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza said Friday.

Over 600 tourists rescued after snowfall in Himachal Pradesh
Over 600 tourists rescued after snowfall in Himachal Pradesh

 More than 600 tourists struck in the hills overlooking the tourist resort Manali in Himachal Pradesh due to snow have been rescued, an official said Sunday.

Heavy snowfall traps tourists near Rohtang Pass

Many tourists are reportedly trapped near Rohtang Pass due to heavy snowing.

Visa-on-arrival registers over 62 percent growth

 Continuing the growth trajectory, a total of 2,968 foreign visitors availed the visa-on-arrival (VoA) scheme in Novemeber as compared to 1,824 during the same month last year, registering a growth of 62.7 per cent.

Domestic tourists inflow increases in Rajasthan by eight percent
Domestic tourists inflow increases in Rajasthan by eight percent

 Domestic tourists inflow in Rajasthan has increased by eight percent this year, indicating a good start of the tourism season in the desert state, authorities said today.

Kolkata worst in terms of sanitation facilities: Survey

'City of Joy' Kolkata, a major tourist magnet, has been ranked worst in terms of sanitation facilities for tourists, according to a survey.

Estonia expects rise in number of tourists from India

 European country Estonia is expecting the number of tourists from India to go up and also planning to boost bilateral trade and commerce ties.

Shimla's water ATM goes out of order

Less than three months after its installation, a drinking water ATM here, the first in Himachal Pradesh, has been lying defunct for almost a week, locals said Wednesday.

Thailand to give tourists `safety` wristbands

 Thailand on Tuesday announced plans to give tourists wristbands carrying their personal details, as the kingdom falls under intense scrutiny over visitor safety following the murder of two British holidaymakers. 

Heavy cancellation from Kolkata for Kashmir tours

Thousands of tourists who had planned their Durga Puja vacation in the Kashmir Valley next month are now rushing to cancel their trips due to the devastating floods in the state.

Profile of Israeli tourists visiting India is changing: Envoy

The profile of Israeli tourists visiting India is changing and more families from the country are arriving here, Israel`s Mumbai Consul General David Akov said here on Saturday.

Asians most addicted to gadgets on holiday; Thais on top

Asian tourists dominate a new list ranking the countries that are most addicted to their smartphones and tablets on holiday, with Thai, Korean and Japanese respondents expressing the highest amounts of separation anxiety at the prospect of traveling unplugged.