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India has immense potential in the coastal tourism segment. However, the development of coastal tourism is tied to the concept of sustainable tourism. We need to understand the complexity of the linkage between social and natural systems. Our focus is to promote local tourism in Indian coastal belt along with awareness campaign for conservation of natural flora and fauna. Read more about Coastal tourism India goals & initiatives.

According to recent study over 40% of the Indian coastline is eroding. This is a major cause of concern. We need to address basic issues like coastal environment degradation due to a host of human activities like pollution, unauthorised constructions abutting the coast. We can only address these issues thorough awareness and participation of multiple stakeholders including locals, administration & hotel owners. Raise your voice and work for a sustainable future.

We also invite local Tourism organisations, travel agents, restaurants, cabs & taxis, hotels, airlines to list their services on Coastal Tourism India web platform for free of cost to encourage more visitors to visit your State and avail your quality travel services.

IRCTC to operate Margazhi special train from Madurai to Puri

IRCTC will operate a Margazhi Bharat Darshan special tourist train from Madurai to pilgrim centres like Bhadrachalam, Konark and Puri on December 21.

The 6 days package tour will include reserved non-AC train travel in a special IRCTC coach and will cost Rs 4,970 per person.

Passengers from Madurai, Trichy, Dindigul and Villupuram can book this package as the train would stop at these places…

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Puri temple

Central Govt Backs Odisha Fishermen Mobile Advisory Services

Odisha’s “Empowering fishermen through mobile advisory services and toll free call centers for fisheries extension service”, a scheme which has been popular amongst fishermen earned appreciation at the Union government level and an award at a national workshop on good practices in rural development sector.

The Ministry of Rural Development had organised a national workshop under the “Saansad Ad…

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Empowering fishermen through mobile advisory services and toll free call centers for fisheries extension service

“Mumbai Metro Darshan” Tourism Package

The Mumbai Metro operator has announced a combo tourism package called “Mumbai Metro Darshan” wherein visitors are taken on day-long tour of Mumbai’s major destinations (primarily South Mumbai), and one day they visit destinations in and around the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro alignment through self guided tour.

“The combo package being offered in collaboration with a local tour operator, is…

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“Mumbai Metro Darshan” Tourism Package

Central Govt to Invest Rs. 450 core to Develop Tourism facilities in Chilika Lake

Central government to invest Rs. 450 core to develop tourism facilities in Chilika Lake and the periphery of Chilika Lake. This was informed by Odisha BJP spokes-person Samir Mohanty.

Thorough this initiative local livelihood, ecology and culture will be promoted and protected. Through this fund tourism infrastructure will be developed in the areas like Satapada, Barakula, Rambha, Khalikot, M…

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dolphins in Chilika Lake

AI to start International flight operation from Bhubaneswar to Abu Dhabi

National carrier Air India has decided to start international flights from Odisha ahead of Nabakalebara.

The first flight will operate between Bhubaneswar and Abu Dhabi via Hyderabad by July 10. This was revealed following a meeting between Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma at New Delhi on Saturday.

To popularise the festiva…

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Bhubaneswar international airport

Odisha Govt to Develop Talsari Beach in Balasore

The Odisha government has decided to constitute a development authority to attract more tourists to Talsari beach in Balasore district by developing basic amenities.

More than 36 villages near Talsari, Chandaneswar and Bhusandeswar will be covered by the development authority. The decision was taken at meeting chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik. Balasore collector will be chairman of the …

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Talsari Beach in Balasore

Web Ratna Award for Kerala Tourism

Kerala Tourism has been conferred the national Web Ratna Award for 2014 for ‘exemplary e-governance initiative through the Internet.’

The website (www.keralatourism.org) won the Golden Icon award in the ‘Outstanding Content’ category of Web Ratna Awards, instituted by the Union government.

The website, designed and maintained by Invis Multimedia, is among the top tourism portals in the worl…

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Web Ratna Award for Kerala Tourism

India Outbound tourism to touch 50 million by 2020

The tourism intelligence and marketing study conducted by Stark Tourism Associates corroborates United Nations World Tourism Organization’s prediction that outbound tourism from India will touch a whopping 50 million by 2020. The study was unveiled at the India Forum session of Internationale Tourismus Bourse (ITB) Berlin 2015, world’s leading travel trade event.

More importantly perhaps, it r…

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India Outbound tourism

Around 69,772 Olive turtles arrive in Odisha to lay eggs

Around 69,722 Olive Ridley sea turtles, mainly found in the warm waters of Pacific and Indian Oceans, have arrived at the Gahirmatha beach to lay eggs. An estimated 69,722 female turtles were spotted digging pits on the sandy nesting ground for laying eggs in the past 48 hours.

It is an annual feature that thousands of these turtles descend on ashore here from the Bay of Bengal to lay eggs. Loc…

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Olive turtles in Gahirmatha beach

Karnataka tourism guidelines will be reviewed

Karnataka’s Tourism Department appears to have diluted its stand on the controversial guidelines it had drafted for music festivals and other events being organised in the State. A recent statement said the guidelines could be reviewed if they “proved to be an obstacle to the growth of the tourism sector in the State”.

The guidelines had raised a hue and cry over clauses such as video-graphing…

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St. Mary’s island

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