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Seven companies adopt 14 monuments
Seven companies adopt 14 monuments
Seven shortlisted companies were given ‘Letters of Intent’ for fourteen monuments under ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism at the closing ceremony of ‘Paryatan Parv’ at Rajpath Lawns, New Delhi. These companies will be the future ‘Monument Mitras’ who would associate pride with their CSR activities. 

Maharajas’ Express launches two new tour circuits Maharajas’ Express launches two new tour circuits

The Indian Railway PSU, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd has decided to start two new circuits of their flagship luxury train Maharajas’ Express, this year. These two new trips have been named as “Southern Sojourn” and “Southern Jewels” which will cover prominent destinations in West and South India. The Southern Sojourn will cover Goa, Hampi, Mysore, Ernakulam, Kumarakom and Trivandrum. The Southern Jewels will cover Chettinad, Mahabalipuram, Mysore, Hampi and Goa. Maharajas’ Express is known for recreating the royal journeys of yesteryears.
 
 
Bhitarkanika National Park closed for croc breeding Bhitarkanika National Park closed for croc breeding

With the onset of the breeding season of estuarine crocodiles, Bhitarkanika National Park authorities today clamped three-month-long prohibition on entry of tourists and visitors to the wetland sites of the park. The national park would reopen for visitors on August 1, said park officials. Prohibition is being imposed in view of the breeding season of salt-water crocodiles. Human interference would disturb the breeding animals, they said.
 
 
India ups its tourism ranking India ups its tourism ranking

India has moved 12 places up in Travel and Tourism Competitive Index (TTCI) of World Economic Forum from 52nd to 40th position. Rankings were released on 5th April 2017 and it was shared by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism & Culture with the media persons. The tourism sector in the country has been on a growth trajectory. India’s ranking in the above mentioned index moved from 65rd position to 52nd position in 2015.
 
 
Domestic Tourism in India Booming Domestic Tourism in India Booming

Domestic tourism in India is booming and now there are stats to confirm this. Ministry of Tourism compiles data on tourist arrivals and visits to States/ Union Territories (UTs) on the basis of details received from various sources namely Bureau of Immigration and States /UTs.
 
 
Registration of Pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra 2017 begins Registration of Pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra 2017 begins

The process of registration of pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra 2017 has started from 1st March. Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board chaired by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir has issued guidelines for registration of yatris through bank branches. The registration and issue of Yatra Permit (YPs) will be done on first-come-first-serve basis. As per guidelines registration of Yatris commenced from all the Bank Branches from March 01, 2017 onwards and one Yatra permit shall be valid for registering only one Yatri.
 
 
Pre-loaded sim cards for foreign tourists Pre-loaded sim cards for foreign tourists

Ministry of Tourism along with state owned telecom company BSNL has launched a pre-loaded Sim Card for foreign tourists arriving in India on e-Visa. The cards will be extended to all 15 airports in the country where the e-visa facility is available. The sim card has preloaded talk time so that the immediate needs of tourists can be met. Ministry of Tourism had also launched a 24 x 7 Tourist Helpline in Twelve foreign languages so that the foreign tourists can get the required information in their own language.
 
 
Registration starts for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2017 Registration starts for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2017

Registration for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra organised by Ministry of External Affairs has commenced on 1 February 2017. This year the Yatra is scheduled during the period 12 June to 8 September through two routes. Applicants for this Yatra must be at least 18 years and not more than 70 years on 1 January 2017 to be eligible to apply for this Yatra. Last date for registration is 15 March 2017.
 
 
World Wetlands Day celebrated at Bhoj Wetlands World Wetlands Day celebrated at Bhoj Wetlands

World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2 each year to mark the Day the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in the Iranian City of Ramsar in 1971. India is a party to the Convention since 1982 and committed to the Ramsar approach of wise use of wetlands. This year World Wetland Day is being celebrated in collaboration with the Government of Madhya Pradesh at Bhoj Wetlands, Bhopal, which is one of the 26 Ramsar sites that India has designated under the Ramsar Convention.
 
 
19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav begins 19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav begins

Offering a potpourri of plays from India as well as other countries, the 19th edition of National School of Drama's Bharat Rang Mahotsav began in New Delhi with much fanfare. The annual theatre extravaganza, slated to run through February 1-21, will see 14 foreign productions and participation of 12 countries. The audience will be able to feast their eyes on performances from England, Russia, Italy, Israel, Turkey, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Romania, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, along with performances from folk artistes from around India.