Foreign Tourist Arrivals during February 2017

13% growth in foreign tourism arrival in February 2017

The number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) recorded in February, 2017 stood at 9.56 lakh f 8.47 lakh in February 2016 and 7.61 lakh in February, 2015. Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of...

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Olive Ridleys

Mass nesting of Ridleys begins in Rushikulya

Olive Ridleys, the rare and endangered marine turtle species of the world, have started mass nesting at Rushikulya rookery in Ganjam district. After sporadic nesting in the last week of January, over 8,000 turtles...

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Puri temple

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...

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coastal pollution

Half of the coastal pollution due to sea traffic, finds study

A new study has revealed that pollution has been increasing due to the shipping. Sea traffic alone contributes to half of coastal pollution as per a study. Sea traffic comes majorly from the ships...

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

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...

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“Mumbai Metro Darshan” Tourism Package

“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...

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dolphins in Chilika Lake

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,...

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Bhubaneswar international airport

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...

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Talsari Beach in Balasore

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...

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Web Ratna Award for Kerala Tourism

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...

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