STATES

MP creates buzz with festivals

The state of Madhya Pradesh has created an events calendar that will help tourists immerse themselves in local cultures through its many festivals. Yuvraj Padole, Deputy Director – Events, Marketing and Film Tourism, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, shares details of what the state has in store for the tourists. Hazel …

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‘Replicate Thenmala model in India’

Nestled in the dense woods of Kollam district in Kerala, Thenmala, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers plenty of tourism opportunities. The destination, with its winding roads dotted with rubber and tea plantations, is a haven for nature lovers and an ideal spot for tourism stakeholders to attract travellers from …

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M!CE biz grows in North-East

With significant improvement in the North-East’s infrastructure, travel to the region has become easy. Moreover, both governments and private entities have been promoting the region for M!CE and weddings. TRAVTALK speaks to experts to get a better picture. Hazel Jain Increased attention from the Union government, including enhanced air connectivity, …

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Madhya Pradesh Tourism Day: Celebrating a Record-Breaking Year of Growth and Achievement

On 24 May, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Day, the state celebrates welcoming over 11 crore visitors in 2023, surpassing pre-COVID levels. Key destinations like Ujjain saw significant tourist influx, highlighting the state’s appeal in spiritual tourism. Improved infrastructure and strategic initiatives have boosted Madhya Pradesh’s standing as a top travel destination. …

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Goa earmarks green attractions

Goa has earmarked green attractions and activities to attract eco-tourists. It will do this through its ‘regenerative tourism’ campaign to its less explored hinterlands. The state is now looking for stronger environmental protection and safeguarding its communities as well as visitors through safety mechanisms in place. Hazel Jain This round-the-year …

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‘Our priority is air service to key cities’

Madhya Pradesh recently launched PM Shri Tourism Air Service and PM Shri Religious Tourism Heli Service for the pilgrims, tourists and locals. The state will be expanding air service to religious and other tourist destinations of the state on priority. After Ujjain and Omkareshwar, air service will also start for …

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‘Paris of Gujarat’ hogs limelight

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding bash sets tone for Gujarat’s Jamnagar to shine on the world stage. The three-day event grabbed eyeballs not only from India but from the world, making Jamnagar a must-visit place in India. Surbhi Sharma The pre-wedding celebrations of Anant Ambani, youngest son of Reliance …

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‘Rural experiences our forte’

Bhavik Sheth, COO, Evoke Experiences, talks about Rann Utsav Tent City at Dhordo village, a 400-tent accommodation which can cater up to 1,100 guests on a daily basis and even offer triple occupancies during weddings and festivals. TT Bureau Evoke Experiences manages and curates a temporary project, known as Rann …

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Making Maharashtra sustainable

Girish Mahajan, Minister of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra, says the government is keen to provide optimal facilities for tourists. He emphasizes on the need for green and sustainable tourism, urging collective efforts to make Maharashtra a sustainable destination. TT Bureau The Directorate of Tourism (DoT), Government of Maharashtra, in association …

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Kerala bets big on heli-tourism

Kerala has unveiled a number of groundbreaking products, including heli-tourism, at Kerala Tourism B2B Partnership meeting, held in Delhi recently. Sky Escapes, the heli-tourism project, will connect top destinations in the state to promote tourism. The initiatives are part of the government’s aggressive approach to increase domestic tourist footfall in …

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