Category Articles: Tourism

A list of major decisions taken in review meeting for lion conservation chaired by Chief Minister of Gujarat

June 19, 2018
A list of major decisions taken in review meeting for lion conservation chaired by Chief Minister of Gujarat

Gandhinagar: A review meeting was held by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in presence of minister and minister of state for forest to discuss the strategy for conservation of Asiatic lions. Following are the decisions taken in this meeting: - 109 square km government owned padtar/forest area of Amreli and Bhavnagar districts will be declared as conservation reserve. - At present, the total area of lions has been divided in three circles namely 1. wildlife circle Junagadh, 2. Junagadh regiona...Read More

Gir Sanctuary to close for tourists for 4 months from tomorrow as part of annual Monsoon closure

June 15, 2018
Gir Sanctuary to close for tourists for 4 months from tomorrow as part of annual Monsoon closure

Sasan Gir: The famous Sinh Darshan (Lion safari) in the around 110 square kilometer area of the total 1412 sq km Gir National Park and Sanctuary more commonly known as Gir forest, the only abode of Asiatic lions situated in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, meant for tourist activities will be stopped from tomorrow for four months as part of the annual closure of the sanctuary for tourist activities during Monsoon. A senior forest official today said that that the forest w...Read More

85% portion of Statue of Unity ready; Inauguration on 31st October

June 12, 2018
85% portion of Statue of Unity ready; Inauguration on 31st October

Vadodara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to dedicate the 182-meter tall Statue of Unity on October 31, the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The foundation of the statue was laid at Sadhu Bet, 3.32 km from Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river at Kevadia colony by Modi as then chief minister of Gujarat, on October 31, 2013. The statue is 85% complete. Fixing of outermost bronze layer parts is going on at present. The 'dhoti' part of statue is nearly complete with ...Read More

A giant Charkha to be installed at Sabarmati Riverfront

June 07, 2018
A giant Charkha to be installed at Sabarmati Riverfront

Ahmedabad: On the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a giant steel made Charkha installation will be put up on the bank of River Sabarati across the Gandhi Ashram. The task of installation of charkha has been assigned to Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC). After permission to Charkha installation received from Sabarati Riverfront Development Corporation, the construction of 4 ft high base platform made of granite at Riverfront park gate number 3 has been started. The chromium ...Read More

Fast unto-death for national status to Karamsad, native place of Sardar Patel, Bandh call for tomorrow

April 30, 2018
Fast unto-death for national status to Karamsad, native place of Sardar Patel, Bandh call for tomorrow

Anand: The residents of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's native place Karamsad in Central Gujarat, under the banner of Sardar Hitrakshak Samiti today sat on a fast unto death, demanding 'national status' for it. The outfit has also given a bandh call to press for their demand tomorrow on the foundation day of Gujarat. Over a dozen people were sitting on fast near Sardar Patel statue in Karamsad town of Anand district. One of them said that special status must be gi...Read More

Rupani to lay foundation stone for Rs 39 crore KabirVad – Shukla Tirth tourism project

April 26, 2018
Rupani to lay foundation stone for Rs 39 crore KabirVad – Shukla Tirth tourism project

Gandhinagar, Thursday: Gujarat’s Foundation Day state-level function will be held this year at Bharuch on May 1, 2018 in presence of Governor Mr. O.P. Kohli and Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani. In all, 1,450 development works worth Rs.191.76-crore for Bharuch have been lined-up for inauguration - launch on the occasion. As a part of celebration of ‘Gujarat Gaurav Din’ several entertainment programmes such as Laser Show, Mashal March, Sahitya Kala Sammelan, Kavya Sammelan will b...Read More

Rupani to open 4-day Sadakaal Gujarat event in Chhattishgarh capital

April 19, 2018
Rupani to open 4-day Sadakaal Gujarat event in Chhattishgarh capital

Gandhinagar:Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani will inaugurate a four-day long the ‘Sadakaal Gujarat’ programme and an exhibition organized at Raipur in Chhattishgarh between April 21 and April 24. The four-day programme will exhibit glimpses of Gujarati culture and its characteristics. The exhibition will have more than 43 stalls, Mr. Pradipsinh Jadeja, minister of state for NRG department, said in a press release here today. He said, the main function will be held at Pand...Read More

Changes in Aarti and Darshan timings of Ambaji temple in North Gujarat

April 19, 2018
Changes in Aarti and Darshan timings of Ambaji temple in North Gujarat

Ambaji: With effect from Wednesday, April 18, the time of darshan and aarti in Ambaji temple has changed. The new time table is between Akhatrij and Ashadhi bij. Instead of two aartis per day, now three aartis will be performed. Mangla aarti will take place at 7.00 am, Madhyahan aarti at 12.30 pm and Sandhya aarti will be done at 7.00 pm. Darshan in mandir will be available between 7.30 am to 10.45 am in the morning, 1 pm to 4.30 pm in the afternoon and upto 9.15 pm after Sandhya aarti...Read More

Gujarat to have Tiger and Leopard safaris: Ganpat Vasava

April 17, 2018
Gujarat to have Tiger and Leopard safaris: Ganpat Vasava

Gandhinagar: Environment and Forest minister Ganpat Vasava today said Gujarat will have three new safari parks. He said Mandvi in Surat district will have a 50 hectare safari while the Dangs will have 32 hectare leopard safari park. Vasava said, Tilakwada taluka in Narmada district of Central Gujarat will have a tiger safari park for which 8 tigers will be brought from other States. It should be mentioned here that construction of world's tallest status is underway in Narmada district a...Read More

Operation to remove around 200 honeycombs on and around Ambaji Gabbar hills begins

April 11, 2018
Operation to remove around 200 honeycombs on and around Ambaji Gabbar hills begins

Ambaji (Gujarat): The darshan in famous Mool Shaktipeeth/Gabbar Jot temple at Gabbar hills near Ambaji temple in North Guajrat and the 51 Shaktipeeth parikrama there has been halted for two days from today for clearance of around 200 honeycombs around it. However the puja and darshan at Ambaji temple situated at around 2 to 2.5 km from there was on as usual. Media Convener of Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devasthan Trust (SAAMDT) , Ashish Raval said th...Read More

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