Archive for the 'General' Category

Gopalpur on sea

Hardly 16 km from Berhampur, the hub of Southern Orissa, is the tiny town of Gopalpur on the Bay of Bengal. Enjoying the reputation of being a popular Beache Resort of Orissa, the deep and clear blue waters instantly provoke those who are good swimmers. The temptation of bathing here is irresistible. Not- so-good swimmers […]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Chandipur – the stretched beach

The vast endless stretch of clear blue water, stunningly silent at times and rising and falling with loud roars the next moment, the setting sun filling the evening sky with a lovely crimson colour , the golden sands along the sea watching the playful children and relaxing couples…….the beauty of the sea beaches of Orissa is simple […]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Bishnupur – Where every brick tells a story

Bishnupur is a town in the Bankura District of West Bengal about 132 km, from Kolkata. It is famous for its terracotta temples and baluchari saris. The town has a glorious past that is reflected in its rich architecture, music and handicrafts such as pottery and weaving . It prospered in the 17th and early […]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Pattiseema Dindi

Exploring Andhra Pradesh is an exhilarating experience with each new destination offering something unque to the traveller. Pattiseema, a small town on the banks of the River Godavari , located 30 kms from Rajahmundry closer to Kovuru , surprises you as “Dakshina Kashi” considered to be one of the Pancha Kshetras, the other four being […]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011


If you are looking for a place off the beatan track for your next holiday ,  Bhitarkanika could well be your destination, for sea, sand, wildlife and adventure . Pristine isolated beaches, exotic birds, tens of thousands of giant turtles, fearsome crocodiles, narrow creeks that meander past deltaic islands, Wildlife and not a soul around, […]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011


At one time the capital of Bengal Suba , Murshidabad formerly known as Makhusabad, is named after Nawab Murshid Kuli Khan, a Diwan of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa under Emperor Aurangzeb . Murshidabad , on the eastern bank of the Bhagirathi ( Ganga ) is intimately related to events that ultimately changed the history of […]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011


Malda has many medieval historical relics. The nearby Gour which came into prominence as a kingdom during the reign of Sasanka was once the capital of ancient Bengal for several centuries . In the 12th century A.D. and it is during the reign of Senas that Gour became known all over India as a seat […]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Darjeeling – What next?

So, we witnessed a historical treaty today and everyone is hoping for the best. This writeup is not meant to discuss the if’s and but’s, neither we are going to go into the Tarai – Dooars controversy. The most important thing is everyone is hoping for the best. Here stands and lies the basic question, […]

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Govt. of India Tourist offices in India

AGRA 191, The Mall, Agra-282001 Uttar Pradesh Tel: 363377/363959 AURANGABAD Krishna Vilas, Station Road Aurangabad-431005 Maharashtra Tel:31217 BANGALORE KFC Building, 48 Church Street Bangalore-560001 Karnataka Tel: 5585417 BHUBANESWAR B-21 BJB Nagar, Bhubaneswar-751014 Orissa Tel: 432203 CHENNAI 154, Anna Salai Cheenai-600002 Tamil Nadu Tel: 8269685 GUWAHATI B.K.Kakati Road, Ulubari Guwahati-781007 Assam Tel: 547407 GOA Communidate Building […]

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Accommodation at Kanha

A) Govt. Lodging – 1. At Kisli – MP Tourisms Baghira Log Hut – Rates – Two bedded A/C Rooms – 4290/- Two bedded Deluxe ( including food-lodging & Tax) -5290/- In tourist Hostel 24 bedded Dormitory is also available @ Rs.890/- per head with food. 2. At Mukki – MP Tourisms Kanha Safari Lodge […]

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Minister helps saving tigers

TOI reported that the Rajasthan State Tourism Minister Beena Kak on Thursday spotted a Tigress and two cubs with the help of a powerful camera, when she noticed a would in the hind portion of the mother which was life-threatening. “The tigress was restless inside a pond. I zoomed in and saw a red mark […]

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

HP govt to make tourism key revenue earning sector by 2015

According to a PTI report, Himachal Pradesh which received a record number of 1.33 crore tourists during 2010 is planning to make tourism a key revenue earning sector by 2015. “The growth of tourism sector has been phenomenal during past three years and if the same tempo is kept up, this sector is set to […]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Foreign tourists arrivals in India up 9.3 pc in 2010

Arrivals (FTAs) in the country during 2010 grew by 9.3 per cent at 55 lakh visitors as compared to 51 lakh during 2009, an official statement said today. The 9.3 per cent growth rate in FTAs for 2010 over 2009 for the country is much better than UNWTO’s projected growth rate of 5-6 per cent […]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Opening of core areas in wildlife parks to tourists

Speaking at the ‘Billy Arjan Singh Memorial Convention’, organised by NGO Tiger and Terrain on the noted wildlife enthusiast’s first death anniversary here, Salman Khurshid, Union Minister for Corporate and Minority Affairs said that opening of core areas to tourists would go a long way in curbing poaching. He, however, noted that “entry to core […]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Tiger Straying in Sunderbans

A Collaborative study on problems of tiger straying in the villages of  the Sunderbans was conducted by Nature Environment and Wildlife Society (NEWS) and their observations are as under: A Collaborative study on problems of tiger straying in the villages of  the Sunderbans was conducted by Nature Environment and Wildlife Society (NEWS) and their observations are as […]

Friday, December 10th, 2010