Articles tagged under: Gujarat Tourism

Gujarat bags comprehensive development of tourism award

September 27, 2017
Gujarat bags comprehensive development of tourism award

New Delhi: Gujarat was named the best state for Comprehensive Development of Tourism at the National Tourism Awards presented by President Ram Nath Kovind today. The award in the Hall of Fame category was received by Gujarat's Minister of Tourism Ganpat Singh Vasava and Principal Secretary S J Haider at a function at Vigyan Bhavan. Gujarat was followed by Madhya Pradesh. The Hall of Fame Awards were introduced this year and given to states, organisations and agencies which have won the ...Read More

30-day long Monsoon Festival kicks off at Sasan Gir

September 04, 2017
30-day long Monsoon Festival kicks off at Sasan Gir

Junagadh: A 30-day long monsoon festival at Sasan Gir kicked off on Sunday. The festival has been organized at helipad ground between Sasan and Bhalchhel. Cultural programmes will be presented every evening during the festival at this place. Popular TV serial Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashmah actors Natukaka, Abdul, Sundar, Bagho and Bavri remained present on this occasion. Large number of local people gathered to see the actors. DeshGujaratRead 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

Rs 43 crore spent for utsavs in 3 years by Gujarat govt, participated by 245 foreign tourists

February 27, 2017
Rs 43 crore spent for utsavs in 3 years by Gujarat govt, participated by 245 foreign tourists

Gandhinagar: Congress MLA from Sidhpur and whip in Gujarat Assembly, Balvantsinh Rajput today said the Gujarat government spent Rs 42.67 crore for Rann Utsav, Patan Utsav and Navratri Mahotsav in last three years but could attract only 245 foreign tourists. Rajput shared these figures based on the reply given to him by government. He interpreted the figures in a way to state that in last three years, Rs 17.42 lakh amount was spent for each foreign tourist in these three festivals organiz...Read More

Akhilesh Yadav crosses limits of decency; targets Gujarat with donkey remarks

February 20, 2017

Ahmedabad: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today crossed all limits of decency and political decorum by targeted Gujarat in reference to TV advertisement featuring tourism at wild ass sanctuary with Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism. Akhilesh in his speech at Raibareli targeted film-star Amitabh Bachchan, Gujarat and 'donkeys of Gujarat' quoting entire script of Gujarat Tourism TV advertisement featuring Amitabh Bachchan for promotion of Wild Ass sanctuary in...Read More

International Kite Festival to be held at Sabarmati riverfront from January 8

January 05, 2017
International Kite Festival to be held at Sabarmati riverfront from January 8

Ahmedabad: Over 180 expert kite fliers including more than 100 from 31 countries will participate in the annual International Kite Festival to be held here at the Sabarmati riverfront from January 8 to 14. Governor O P Kohli and Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will jointly inaugurate the week long festival organized by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited on the occasion of Uttrayan each year. As many as 2000 students from the schools run by the Ahmedabad Municipal Co...Read More

Now visit Indo-Pak border in Gujarat in weekends; Border Viewing Center to open on Dec. 24

December 20, 2016
Now visit Indo-Pak border in Gujarat in weekends; Border Viewing Center to open on Dec. 24

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government today announced 'Seema darshan' programme and opening of 'Border Viewing Center' on Indo-Pak border in North Gujarat. The initiatives will be launched at Nadabet in Rann of Kutch. Nadabet is located at 20 km distance from Suigam village of Banaskantha district on December 24 by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. According to a statement released by the state government, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd(TCGL) has developed selfie zone, sitting arrangements,...Read More

Airbnb, Gujarat pact to enhance travel experience of tourists

September 23, 2016
Airbnb, Gujarat pact to enhance travel experience of tourists

New Delhi: Home-share booking site Airbnb has partnered with Gujarat government to enhance travel experience of the tourists, both domestic and international, visiting the state and also boosting the tourism sector there. "Gujarat ranks among the top states in India for us, both in terms of listings and growth. We will work together to bring homestays and travel options in the state onto an international platform," Airbnb India Country Manager Amanpreet Bajaj told PTI. He added that the tw...Read More

Gujarat bags National Tourism Awards under 3 categories

July 30, 2016
Gujarat bags National Tourism Awards under 3 categories

New Delhi/Gandhinagar: Gujarat has been adjudged the winner under three categories of the National Tourism Awards 2014-15 which were distributed by Loksabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Minister of State for Tourism (Independent charge) Mahesh Sharma at a function held for the purpose at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Gujarat minister of state for Tourism Jayesh Radadia and Commissioner of tourism N. Srivastava (IFS), Commissioner of Tourism on behalf of the state received the awards...Read More

Rs 4,135 crore investment intentions/strategic partnerships achieved during travel mart: Gujarat govt

February 22, 2016

Gandhinagar Gujarat government today claimed Rs 4,135 crore investment intentions during Vibrant Gujarat International Travel Mart held in Gandhinagar last weekend. According to Tourism Minister Saurabh Patel 85 investment intentions/ strategic partnership offers worth Rs 4,135 crore were received during the mart. The proposals will realise in next five years which is the period of existing tourism policy. 67 intentions/strategic partnerships will materialize as Rs 3110 crore invest...Read More

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