Category Articles: Tourism

Bhadarvi poonam mela in temple town Ambaji begins, drone surveillance and RFID for children for the first time

September 19, 2018
Bhadarvi poonam mela in temple town Ambaji begins, drone surveillance and RFID for children for the first time

Ambaji (North Gujarat): Special focus has been kept on cleanliness and plastic-free theme during the week long Bhadarvi Poonam Mela of the world famous Ambaji temple in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat which began today. Several first-time measures including deployment of drone cameras for surveillance and provision of Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) for preventing any possibility of missing of a children in the highly crowded fair and easy tracking in such cases h...Read More

Ahead of Bhadarvi Poonam fair, Amabji traders hold bandh, protesting plastic ban

September 15, 2018
Ahead of Bhadarvi Poonam fair, Amabji traders hold bandh, protesting plastic ban

Ambaji (Gujarat): Days before the famous Bhadarvi Poonam mela in Ambaji pilgrimage town in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat, local business community and street vendors today organized a bandh and also clashed with police to protest against the complete ban on use of plastic in the town. Police has also detained around half a dozen demonstrators. After closing their shops, the business community members also tried to block the road near Jodi Vakli circle by keeping burnin...Read More

Somnath Trust receives Rs 5.13 crore donation during Shravan, 20 lakh visitors

September 10, 2018
Somnath Trust receives Rs 5.13 crore donation during Shravan, 20 lakh visitors

Somnath: Rs 5.13 crore around donation/revenue was received/earned during 30-day Shravan month this year, said Shri Somnath Trust in a statement adding that approximately 20 lakh pilgrims visited Shri Somnath temple during the month of Shravan. Around 1.70 crore people had online darshan during the month via various social media platforms. DeshGujaratRead More

Travel and Tourism Fair 2018 opens in Ahmedabad

September 07, 2018
Travel and Tourism Fair 2018 opens in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Over 665 exhibitors, 19 state tourism boards and representatives from 6 countries opened up new horizons for travel trade and tourists at the Travel and Tourism Fair, Ahmedabad, ahead of the peak travel season around Diwali. Being organized from September 7-9 at the Gujarat University Exhibition Hall, the TTF, which is a big favourite among exhibitors, was graced by the presence of dignitaries such as Sanjiv Agarwal (Chairman Fairfest Media Ltd.), Mahendra Vakharia (President, OTOAI a...Read More

Kutch Rann Utsav 2018 to begin from November 18

August 25, 2018
Kutch Rann Utsav 2018 to begin from November 18

Bhuj: Kutch Rann Utsav 2018 - 19 will be organized during November 18 this year to January 19 next year. This decision was taken in a meeting chaired by district collector and core committee chairman Remya Mohan. Tourist facilities, law and order, vehicle parking, plot allocation by DRDA to needy handicraft artists, BSNL network, water supply, emergency services, VIP convoy, rest house for cops and officials on duty, food arrangement, pending payment to BSNL, cleanliness etc issues were ...Read More

Sarovar Hotels to open properties in Morbi and Junagadh in Gujarat

August 20, 2018
Sarovar Hotels to open properties in Morbi and Junagadh in Gujarat

New Delhi: Hospitality chain Sarovar Hotels will open 15 hotels across the country and overseas by the end of 2019 as part of its expansion plans, a top company official said.The eight hotels that will be opened in 2019, will be in Dahisar in Mumbai, Dibrugarh, Morbi, Junagadh, Dalhousie, Bodh Gaya and Jalandhar in India and in Auxum in Ethiopia. The company plans to open hotels at locations such as Jaisalmer, Gorakhpur, Katra, Dehradun and extension of a hotel in Agra in 2018. The hospitality f...Read More

Temples in Dwarka to dress permanent lighting decoration under Rs 3 crore project by Centre

August 19, 2018
Temples in Dwarka to dress permanent lighting decoration under Rs 3 crore project by Centre

Dwarka: Under the PRASAD scheme of the Government of India, permanent lighting will be installed at several important temples in pilgrim town Dwarka. The new decorative high-quality lights are likely to be installed by upcoming Navratri and Diwali festivals. Total cost of the project will be Rs 3 crore, of which Rs 1.28 crore will be spent for Dwarkadish teple, Rs 30 lakh for Rukshmaniji temple and Rs 33 lakh for Samudranarayan temple. Tender process in this regard is in advance stage. ...Read More

IRCTC announces ‘Khushboo Gujarat Ki’ package tour to Saurashtra

August 02, 2018
IRCTC announces ‘Khushboo Gujarat Ki’ package tour to Saurashtra

New Delhi: The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in a statement today announced launching of "Khushboo Gujarat Ki" package tour to Gujarat.The all-inclusive Rs 19,990 per person tour package of six nights and seven days on a twin-sharing basis will cover Porbandar, Somnath temple, Diu, Dwarka and Nageshwar. The package will include the train journey and three-star hotel accommodation at Somnath and Dwarka. All transfers and sightseeing by air-conditioned buses, on-board...Read More

10th Ginger hotel in Gujarat to start in Bharuch by next year, contract signed

July 26, 2018
10th Ginger hotel in Gujarat to start in Bharuch by next year, contract signed

Bharuch/Mumbai:Ginger Hotels, operated by Roots Corporation Limited- a subsidiary of Taj Hotels owning Indian Hotels Company Limited- that runs a chain of branded economy hotels across the country, today announced the signing of a contract for its 10th hotel in Gujarat located in Bharuch city to be functional by next year. So far Ginger hotels are present in 6 cities in the state namely Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Vapi with hotels under development in Surat and Sanand. With this n...Read More

Ranki Vav of Patan to be on new Rs 100 currency notes: report

July 17, 2018
Ranki Vav of Patan to be on new Rs 100 currency notes: report

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to release a new Rs 100 note in violet colour by next month. The new note will house the impression of Gujarat's Rani Ki Vav (stepwell), said a Dainik Bhaskar report, adding that the size of this currency will be smaller than the present one. However, it will be slightly bigger than new Rs 10 note. Ranki Vav or Rani Ki Vav which is also known as Queen's stepwell is seven storey deep stepwell with hundreds of sculptures. It was built by medieval e...Read More

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