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Meeting at the heart of Kashmir

Imagine holding your meetings and conferences in a picture perfect destination! Jammu and Kashmir helps you do exactly that. The Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar, one of the most modern convention facilities in the country, will play host to TAAI’s 64th Annual Convention. TT Bureau Where the great …

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Odisha of Buddhism and Beaches

The eastern Indian state of Odisha is going all out to promote its Buddhist circuit and beaches along with wildlife sanctuaries, apart from the already popular destinations of Puri, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Buddhism in Odisha Buddhist tourism in Odisha has observed the opening up of some new vistas by recent …

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Gujarat drives heritage & culture circuit

Gujarat Tourism has undertaken projects to enhance its heritage and cultural resources. With new circuits like Dandi Heritage Circuit, Buddhist Circuit and initiatives like border tourism underway, the state is striving hard to become the most favourable tourist destination in the country. ANKITA SAXENA In the year 2017, Gujarat received …

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Adventure tourism on the anvil

Goutam Deb, Minister-In-Charge—Department of Tourism, West Bengal, shares details about a flurry of developmental activities the state is undertaking to boost tourist numbers. AMRITA GHOSH FROM SILIGURI Taking pride in the number of visitor arrivals to West Bengal from across the country and the world, Goutam Deb, MIC—Department of Tourism, …

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When Paradise on Earth summons

Priya Sethi, Minister of State for Tourism, Government of Jammu & Kashmir, is all geared up to take tourism to the next level in the state which is often dubbed ‘Paradise on Earth’ by encouraging travel agents and associations to hold events and conventions in the state. KANCHAN NATH Buoyed …

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Adventure and Ayurveda in Kerala

Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Co-Operation, Tourism and Devaswom, Government of Kerala, reveals their plans to develop new tourism products in Kerala and the way forward to bring in more tourists. NISHA VERMA What kind of growth did Kerala tourism witness in the last year? Kerala hosted 14,673,520 domestic tourist arrivals …

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Himachal Pradesh, Haven for adventure lovers

Himachal Pradesh is endowed with a plethora of natural resources from rivers in deep gorges and placid mountain lakes, thick forests to mountainsides draped in snow. The array of terrain in the state present ample possibilities for a wide range of outdoor activities, sports and adventure Equipped with the right …

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Madhya Pradesh, amalgamation of nature, culture and adventure

Madhya Pradesh is home to dense forests resplendent in flora and fauna; where nature is outlined with cultural experiences at various sites. If you are looking for an adventure, visit the heart of India and indulge in a refreshing and holistic holiday. From wildlife, nature, birding to historical and cultural …

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Publicity is key to attract tourists

After signing actor Priyanka Chopra as its brand ambassador, Assam is focusing majorly on publicity and marketing its offerings, reveals Jayanta Malla Baruah, Chairman, Assam Tourism Development Corporation. NISHA VERMA Tourism in Assam is moving beyond wildlife and rhinos as the tourism board is exploring more offerings in the state, …

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Tourism for economic growth

The 53rd FHRAI Convention is slated to take place in Lucknow. Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Minister of Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh, shares with TRAVTALK initiatives and plans to grow tourism in the state. KANCHAN NATH Stating plans to augment tourism in the state, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Minister of Tourism, Government …

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