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New advance Rail ticket booking period reduced to 2 months from today

The advance booking period for train tickets will be reduced from existing four months to two months from Wednesday as part of the Railways’ efforts to prevent touts to corner bulk tickets. “The reduction of advance reservation period to 60 days will be a deterrent for touts who book bulk tickets in advance. We hope […]

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Amarnath registration to start on March 18th

The process of registering pilgrims for this year’s Amarnath pilgrimage will commence from March 18 for both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes through over 400 designated bank branches, said a shrine board spokesman Thursday. A health certificate will be mandatory. According to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) spokesman, pilgrims can register at registration counters […]

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Interim ban on tourist activities in core areas of Project Tiger forests

We reproduce the Time of India Report on interim ban on all tourist activities in core areas of Project Tiger forests. Popular destinations inside tiger reserves like Dhikala in Corbett will soon be out of bounds for tourists as the Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed an interim ban on all tourist activities in core areas […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Tadoba on Red Alert

Bringing the spotlight back on the serious crime of tiger poaching, the state government has issued a red alert, following an intelligence input that international smugglers have paid an advance to the Baheliya community to poach around 25 tigers in Maharashtra. According to senior forest officials, field officers have already been asked to keep a […]

Friday, May 18th, 2012

The forgotten Silk Route – Jelep La

This article is contributed by Korak Basu, holidayhomeindia expresses its sincere gratitude to Mr. Basu East Sikkim is a place of virgin beauty. Most of us are unaware of the rich flora and fauna and wildlife of this region. So there we were- a group of enthusiastic travel-men ready to trace the forgotten silk route […]

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

National Park Status for Jaldapara

The Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to famous one horned Rhino and many other varied and endangered willife species has bagged the status of a “national park” as issued in a notification by the Union Forest and Environment Ministry. The State Wildlife advisory board had sent the proposal to the central Wildlife advisory board […]

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Bouddha Bihar discovered at Dantan

The ruins of a Bouddha Bihar and many a relics of the late Gupta era have been excavated out in Dantan of West Midnapore district of West Bengal recently. The relics include a two metre long 10th century Buddha idol, a map of the Bouddha Bihar and a dozen other figurines. Experts of Calcutta University […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Melanistic Leopard Cat

In continuance to yesterday’s news of the rare find of Melanistic Leopard Cat, TOI today reported its find and published the image captured by camera traps in the Sunderbans. Bengal Forest Officials had sent the two picturs taken by camera traps to the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) three days ago and got a reply […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Melanistic Leopard Cart found in Sunderbans

24 ghanta channel reported today that cameras at Sunderbans National Park has recorded images of very rare Melanistic Leopard Cat which is heard for the first time in India. A very good news for wild life enthusiasts indeed.

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Greater Flamingo’s dies electrocuted

Almost 400 Greater Famingos, who came from Siberia after covering thousands of miles to breed in the warm marches of the Khadir region in Kutch have been electrocuted to death as reported by the TOI today. Although the Official counting stood at 130, the locals estimated the death to be much more than that. Mostly, […]

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Vibrant Vijaywada

Vijayawada is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh and is located on the banks of the famous Krishna River. It is an important transport hub and a major transit point. It is also one of the busiest railway junctions in India. The Praksam Barrage, built accross the river Krishna, at Vijayawada, has created a […]

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Tripura at a glance

The Princely State of  Tripura acceded to the Indian Union in 1949. This ancient land of mysterious past, located in the North Eastern Region of Indian is bounded on the North , West, South and South East by the international boundary of Bangladesh. In the east it has a common boundary with  Assam and Mizoram. […]

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Vidisha – A Rich Historical Legacy

Bhopal, capital of  Madhya Pradesh is the ideal base for discovering  the rich historical and cultural legacy of the state . Close to the city and easily accessible by road  and rail  are ancient sites of great dynasties, forts, monuments and cave sculptures, some of the finest example of  Indian art and architecture, chronicled in […]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Simlipal Reserve Forest

Thick and evergreen forests, extensive grassy land and meadows, cloud kissing peaks, precipitous and sparkling waterfalls, meandering rivers, roaring tigers and trumpeting tuskers, fleeing deer and flying squirrels, talking myna and dancing peacocks et al makes Similipal  a dreamland of nature in the wilderness and an irresistible destination. Covering a vast area of 2750 sq. […]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Shantiniketan – Tagore’s Abode of Peace

The picturesque setting where Rabindranath Tagore built his world university Visva Bharati was discovered by his father, Maharshi Debendranath Tagore, when he broke his jouney there on his way to the prosperous village of Raipur. He liked it so much, he set up an Ashrama there and named it Shantiniketan, the Abode of Peace ( […]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011