October, 2012

By Aashima On 31 Oct, 2012 At 02:33 PM | Categorized As International, Need to Know | With 0 Comments
Thousands of passengers have been left stranded due to the cancellations

As megastorm Sandy wheels away from the US East Coast, it is going to be a struggle to bring back things to normal, not least of which will be the restoration of flight operations. Eleven airports, from Norfolk to Boston, had cancelled as many as 90 percent of their flights on Monday and New York’s [...]

By neeraj On 26 Oct, 2012 At 05:12 PM | Categorized As Celeb Spotting, India | With 1 Comment
Bigg Boss house

  Leading Hindi GEC Channel is all set to cash on the popularity of the Salman Khan hosted Bigg Boss show, as they have launched what is being known as the ‘Bigg Boss Tour’. In this full day trip, registered visitors will be riding from Mumbai to the Bigg Boss house in Lonavala in a [...]

By Aashima On 18 Oct, 2012 At 05:41 PM | Categorized As India, Need to Know | With 0 Comments
Tiger reserves across the country are set to reopen after tourism ban is lifted

On Tuesday, October 16, the Supreme Court lifted the ban it had imposed upon tourism in the core areas of 41 tiger sanctuaries across the country. The interim ban had been imposed by the apex court on July 24. The permission to resume tourism activities was given after the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) framed [...]

By Aashima On 18 Oct, 2012 At 05:50 PM | Categorized As Far-Out, International | With 0 Comments
China’s Communist Party is developing destinations that celebrate events from the country’s history in what is dubbed as ‘red tourism’

  Malan, once the top-secret base where China’s first atomic bomb was developed, is soon to be thrown open to tourists. Located in the remote Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of northwest China, the now deserted base preserves the dorms and laboratories that were used by the country’s nuclear scientists as they worked to build the [...]

By Aashima On 11 Oct, 2012 At 03:33 PM | Categorized As Getting Around, India | With 0 Comments
On its launch, the most 'royal' of all luxury trains

Traversing the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh on the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels - heralded as India’s most luxurious train - is bound to be a journey like no other. A joint venture between Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and the Indian Railways, the train is as exclusive an experience as you [...]

By Aashima On 11 Oct, 2012 At 03:20 PM | Categorized As India, Travel Tech | With 0 Comments
You can discover the exact geographical location of your train using RailRadar

Carrying 23 million passengers daily, Indian Railways is one of the largest rail networks in the world. With more than 10,000 trains running every day across the length and breadth of the country, it is not always easy for a passenger to track the process of his or her specific train. Recognizing the need to [...]

By Aashima On 4 Oct, 2012 At 02:51 PM | Categorized As International, Need to Know | With 0 Comments
Tourists can no longer eat around many of the monuments in the 'centro storico' or historic centre of the Eternal City

If you’re visiting Rome sometime soon, make sure that you don’t find yourself eating a slice of pizza sitting around any of its popular sites. The city has passed an ordinance forbidding visitors to eat, drink or “camp out” near the Italian capital’s historic monuments. According to news reports, the new regulation issued by the Rome [...]

By Aashima On 4 Oct, 2012 At 02:50 PM | Categorized As India, Mixed Bag | With 0 Comments
Rajasthan Tourism Minister Bina Kak inaugurated the tunnel

An escape tunnel connecting Amber Palace with Jaigarh Fort, that is said to date back to the 18th century, was reopened in Jaipur last Sunday. Believed to have been constructed to allow the royal family and others to flee from the palace to the security of the fort in the case of an attack, the [...]