Category Articles: Tourism

Visitors at Khuniya waterfall near Pavagadh injured due to landslide

July 16, 2017
Visitors at Khuniya waterfall near Pavagadh injured due to landslide

Vaoddara:Over two dozen visitors suffered injuries today due to landslide at Khuniya Mahadev waterfall near Pavagadh. At least one is critically injured while less than ten are seriously injured. This tall seasonal waterfall attracts thousands of visitors most of them from Vadodara every monsoon. Today is Sunday and there was extra rush of visitors here. Those injured are taken to Vadodara for medical care. Update:Two seriously injured identified as Ramzan Sattar Ghanchi and Saru Sabar Pathan h...Read More

Gujarat govt forms Saputara Area Development Authority (SADA)

July 14, 2017
Gujarat govt forms Saputara Area Development Authority (SADA)

Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government has today formed the Saputara Area Development Authority(SADA) for "integrated development" of Gujarat's only hill station Saputara in tribal populated district Dang in South Gujarat. The decision to form SADA has been taken by the Chief Minister according to a statement issued by the government. The authority will carry out planned development in 419.12 ha area of Saputara for tourism purpose. The authority will be chaired by Tourism secretary. Manag...Read More

Vadodara to have Gujarat’s tallest flag mast on this 15th August

July 11, 2017
Vadodara to have Gujarat’s tallest flag mast on this 15th August

Vadodara:The city of Vadodara will have the tallest flag mast in Gujarat. It will be hoisted on upcoming 15th of August - Independence day for the first time at Sama talav here. The flag mast will be ready at a cost of Rs 42 lakh according to municipal commissioner Dr. Vinod Rao. He said the flag mast will be 62 meter tall. Procedures to receive permissions from competent authorities are going on. At present the tallest flag mast in Gujarat is at Mundra in Kutch which is 60 meter hig...Read More

Heritage festival to be celebrated in Ahmedabad during 1-15 August

July 10, 2017
Heritage festival to be celebrated in Ahmedabad during 1-15 August

Ahmedabad:The Gujarat government will organise heritage festival between August 1-15 to celebrate the declaration of Ahmedabad as World Heritage City by UNESCO. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced this after holding a meeting with officials of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and senior government officials here, an official release said today. As part of the programme, heritage walks will be organised in the walled city of Ahmedabad with the chief minister appealing to people cutting...Read More

Ahmedabad city inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage City

July 08, 2017
Ahmedabad city inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage City

Ahmedabad: The city of Ahmedabad has been declared India's first World Heritage City by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO in Paris Ruchira Kamboj conveyed this news on Twitter. UNESCO too announced this on its twitter and said: Just inscribed as UNESCO world heritage site - Historic City of Ahmadabad. The World Heritage Committee is assessing the nomination of 33 sites for inscription on...Read More

Launch of 3D Light and Sound show at Fort Diu from next month

July 08, 2017
Launch of 3D Light and Sound show at Fort Diu from next month

Diu: The tourists visiting the union territory of Diu, adjoining Gujarat, would be able to see a magnificent 3D light and sound show at the world famous Fort Diu there from next month which will initially be in English in the voice of noted actor Kabir Bedi while the Hindi version will follow soon in the voice of superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Collector of Diu P S Jani today said that the show would be a part of a bigger project of developing the site of the fort which was among o...Read More

Australia based hospitality group to open a new luxury hotel in Ahmedabad

June 25, 2017
Australia based hospitality group to open a new luxury hotel in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Australia-headquartered StayWell Hospitality Group has signed its 12th property in India in Gujarat “We have just signed our 12 property near Ahmedabad,” StayWell Hospitality Group Managing Director in India Rohit Vig told here. The hospitality group is looking at expansion of both brands – Park Regis and Leisure Inn in India Talking about its just signed Ahmedabad property, Vig said, its a 150 room hotel spread across seven acres in the vicinity of an amusement park...Read More

Password protected lockers with charging facility for mobile phones to open at Somnath

June 24, 2017
Password protected lockers with charging facility for mobile phones to open at Somnath

Somnath: Visitors at Somnath mandir will have new option to keep their mobile phone safe outside. For security reasons, one can not take mobile phone inside the Somnath temple campus. At present there's a facility of general locker room in which people put their mobile phones. While the present facility is safe and there has been never a complain regarding it, Shri Somnath Trust in order to offer even better facility is going to open a new password protected digital locker setup in which you ...Read More

Surya Palace hotel in Vadodara rebrands to Grand Mercure

June 21, 2017
Surya Palace hotel in Vadodara rebrands to Grand Mercure

Vadodara: Surya Palace, the iconic hotel in the city of Vadodara has been rebranded to Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace. For 30 years, Surya Palace has set impeccable service standards and has established a benchmark for hospitality in the city. Strategically located in proximity to Vadodara’s business district and corporate hubs, the hotel is the first Grand Mercure to launch in the state of Gujarat. Featuring 146 guest rooms including five suites, Azure an all-day dining restaurant, V...Read More

Gir Sanctuary to close for tourists for 4 months from tomorrow

June 15, 2017
Gir Sanctuary to close for tourists for 4 months from tomorrow

Shashan Gir (Gujarart), Jun 15 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 will be stopped from tomorrow. This would be because of the annual closure of the sanctuary for tourist activities during Monsoon. ACF of Gir Sanctuary Naval...Read More

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