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Government sanctions Rs 450 crore for development of beaches to attract more coastal tourism

In an attempt to woo a greater number of domestic as well as foreign tourists, the central government has geared up to promote the potential of coastal tourism by cashing in on the beauty of India’s pristine shoreline. The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) for the Swadesh Darshan Scheme in the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has recently approved projects ... Read More »

NASA chasing down asteroid to scoop up, bring back samples

NASA is going after an asteroid this week like never before. It’s launching a spacecraft to the exotic black rock named Bennu, vacuuming up handfuls of gravel from the surface, and then in a grand finale, delivering the pay dirt all the way back to Earth. The mission will take seven years, from Thursday night’s planned lift off from Cape ... Read More »

The other side of the Himalayas

A guide to lesser-known scenic hill stations and treks in the Himalayas Ninety per cent of visitors to the Indian Himalayas keep visiting the same 10 per cent of places, over and over again. Pilgrimages aside, the hill stations and treks attract those looking out for genuine Himalayan adventure. But these folks are restricted by the lack of awareness on ... Read More »

Zika Spreads To Miami Beach, US Expands Travel Warning

Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also suggested that pregnant women who are especially worried about exposure to Zika – which has been shown to cause the severe ... Read More »

Nepal man wins world’s highest marathon on Everest

A Nepali soldier has won the world’s highest marathon on Mount Everest. Bed Bahadur Sunuwar was one of more than 150 local and foreign runners in the race, which began at Nepal’s base camp. The annual run marks the anniversary of the first summit of the peak by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953. The winner completed the race, ... Read More »

Where to Go for a Summer Vacation in India ?

As the sweltering summer approaches, we start rejoicing in the anticipation of the imminent vacations. At least the scorching sun brings good news for someone! With schools and colleges closed, you have a good opportunity to travel with your family to a place that has little to do with constantly rising temperature and is free from many constrains of city ... Read More »