Day: October 9, 2013

Valley of Flowers national park to remain closed this yearValley of Flowers national park to remain closed this year

Valley of Flowers National Park — a World Heritage site — will remain closed this year even as the yatra to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, and Hemkund Saheb has been resumed. The national park opened on June 1 this year and closed on June 16 after incessant rains triggered landslips and destroyed a bridge near […]

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India to extend Visa on Arrival to all senior travelers, pensionersIndia to extend Visa on Arrival to all senior travelers, pensioners

In a decision that could increase foreign exchange earning from tourism for the country in future, the Planning Commission of India has recommended a comprehensive overhaul in the visa facilitation process for travelers intending to visit India. In a joint meeting of the officials of the related ministries of Home Affairs, External Affairs, Tourism, etc., it […]

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Venice, Bidar & Juna Mahal at riskVenice, Bidar & Juna Mahal at risk

Venice in Italy and a little-known Pokfulam Village in Hong Kong have one thing in common. Both are included in list of culturaal heritage sites at risk by World Monuments Fund (WMF). List also has places like the urban (Yangon Historic Center, Myanmar) and the remote (Gran Pajatén, in Peru); the ancient (Ancient Irrigated Terraces of Battir, […]

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