rajamala

Nilgiri tahr population decreases at Eravikulam National Park

Munnar: The preliminary survey report by the forest department at the Eravikulam ..

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Waterfalls, snowy mountains and much more… the abandoned tourism of Vithura
Fjaðrárgljúfur, Iceland
Blame it on Bieber: Iceland canyon too popular with visitors
Rann Of Kutch
A full moon in the Rann of Kutch; when salt changes to snow!
Waterfalls

5 best waterfalls of Kerala you shouldn’t miss

Kerala has numerous majestic waterfalls. These scintillating cascades are famous tourism destinations round the year. Athirappilly ..

Manali

This trio toured Manali on cycles

Manali, the name itself conveys coolness. A trip to Manali is worth looking forward to, that too if on a cycle, is double enjoyment, ..

Slovakia

Slovakia's ice church draws visitors closer to heavens

Hrebienok (Slovakia): A young nun breathes deeply as she peers up at a statue of an angel bathed in softly coloured light streaming ..

Fjadrargljufur

Icelandic canyon made famous by Justin Bieber shut to tourists

Reykjavik: Iceland has blocked the millions of tourists who descend upon the volcanic island each year from visiting a canyon that ..

Malabar Gray

A wildlife photographer’s journey in search of hornbills

The rumbling noise of steam engine was heard from far away. The wing beat of Great Indian Hornbills are similar to those of the sound ..

ITB Marriage

Music, dance, baraat and bidaai… A unique Indian wedding at Berlin

The wedding venue was decked up with exquisite floral decorations. Lots of flowers and lights added to the décor looking royal ..

neyyattinkara

Rock park to come up in Erattinpuram in Neyyar

Neyyattikara: After years of wait, the Erattinpuram tourism project at Neyyar is all set to take off. Rs 2.5 crore has be approved ..

Chadar River

Chadar: Trekking on a frozen Himalayan river

Ever walked in a river? A river-walk is indeed a wonderful experience as the cold water caresses your feet and fish kiss your soles ..

Kerala tourism

First phase of barrier free Kerala Tourism project takes off

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism Monday launched the first phase of its ambitious Barrier-free Kerala tourism project, making 70 ..

Kovalam

Kerala giving importance to implementing ecofriendly tourism projects

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government Monday said it was giving importance to implementing eco-friendly projects in tourism centres ..

Saudi Arabia

Saudi cabinet approves tourism visa for foreign travellers - media

Dubai: Saudi Arabia's cabinet has approved electronic visas for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts, local ..

boat

Putting an end to controversies, Kappil tourism takes off

Varkkala: Just 7 km away from Varkkala, Kappil beach is a confluence of sea, river and backwater. It received a makeover recently. ..

Mathews

Meet the globetrotting man on a bicycle

Mathews Saraic had only one thing to prove to the world. That money is never a constraint when it comes to travelling. He set off the ..

maria

French woman travels 2000 km on scooter to learn Indian heritage

Tirur: Deep passion for the culture and heritage of India made French woman Maria trek a different path. She travelled 2000 km on a ..

Karlad

Explore the unexplored waters of Karalad in Wayanad

There is an underrated, unexplored tourist spot in Wayanad – Karalad Tourism Centre – the lake and its premises. Karalad ..

The view of western ghats from Kalamkunnu

Raft boating, trekking, jungle camping and much more.. Shendurney eco-tourism to woo tourists

For an added extra experience, the visitors arriving at Thenmala can now enjoy the serene beauty of nature at Shendurney. With its ..

Hot air ballooning

Araku set to become ballooning, 'glamping' destination

Experience the exhilaration of flying in a hot air balloon while enjoying the panoramic view of a picturesque valley, stay in luxurious ..

munnar

Chilly mornings, frost welcome tourists in Munnar

Munnar: With the onset of winter, the mornings in Munnar are ice-cold. Thousands of tourists arrive here to experience the wintry mix ..

Alphons Kannanthanam

Rs 85 cr package to develop 133 religious institutions in Kerala: Kannanthanam

Thiruvananthapuram: Union Minister Alphons Kannathanam on Monday said that spiritual tourism takes up 60 per cent of all tourism activities ..

tourists

After floods, tourists flock Wayanad again to celebrate vacation

Ambalavayal (Wayanad): For the first time after the devastating floods, tourist places here in the district has been witnessing high ..

TRAIN

Now, captains will be in charge of trains in India

Thrissur: From now on, captains will be in charge of trains in India. The facility, deployed on six trains in the southern railway ..

tourists

English tourists spellbound by Mannarasala serpent temple's charm

Haripad (Alappuzha): When a team of six tourists from England saw the serpent gods’ temple surrounded by large shady trees, they ..

mermaid

Matsyafed all set to attract tourists with ‘Pravahini’ and ‘Bhoomika’

Vaikom: The new aqua tourism package of Matsyafed has started in Vembanad lake which provide the tourists an opportunity to experience ..

Waterfalls

A waterfall featured in 'Adventure Tourism Map' loses charm after floods

Karuvarakundu (Malappuram): The bed at the base of a waterfall that was a major centre of attraction for tourists was dumped with rocks ..

alphons kannanthanam

Kannanthanam at Beijing meet talks about beef ban, mob lynching

Beijing: Union Minister of State for Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam opined that mob lynching cases will disgrace the image of India. ..

laser show

Laser show at Rajendra Maidan to pull crowds again

Kochi: The laser show at Rajendra Maidan which was stopped a while ago will restart soon. The laser show was started in the period ..

life guards

The life of Life Guards - struggling to make themselves safe in life

Shangumugham: “We have been working as life guard for daily wage for the past 20 years. Job is not permanent. We have no insurance ..

marigold

Flower farms in Gundlupet attract tourists

Nilambur: Perfecting the picturesque, flowers bloomed on the sides of the roads near Gundlupet in Karnataka is attracting tourists ..

Lakkam

Tahr census: No entry to Lakkam waterfalls

Marayoor: The Forest department has restricted entry to Lakkam waterfalls following the census of Tahrs (Varayadu)at Eravikulam national ..

kadakampally

Tweet inviting Karnataka MLAs to Kerala benefitted - Minister

Thiruvananthapuram: Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said that the Tourism Department’s tweet inviting MLAs of Karnataka ..

cycle

KMRL launches Metro Cycle project for roaming around city in bicycle

Kochi: Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is arranging a facility to roam around the city in bicycles. KMRL Managing Director Muhammed ..

skyway bus

Bekal Fort - Ranipuram Skyway bus service proposed by Jose Kochikunnel

Rajapuram (Kasaragod): A skyway bus project connecting Bekal Fort and Ranipuram, the two major tourist spots in the district, has been ..

boating

Hydel Tourism: Boat service to start soon in Kallarkutty dam

Kallarkutty (Idukki): The power department’s hydel tourism project in Kallarkutty dam is going to be realized soon. The pedal ..

kochi

Roam around Kochi for one day; ‘Kochi City Tour’ a huge success

Kochi: The City Tour Programme initiated by Ernakulam DTPC (District Tourism Promotion Councils) to visit the nook and corner of Kochi ..

Thikkodi

First drive-in beach in Kozhikode remains on paper

Thikkodi (Kozhikode): The Thikkodi drive-in beach project, the first one in the district and the second one in the state to be included ..

Chaturangapara

Chaturangapara allures tourists during summer holidays

Idukki: From the beautiful landscapes of western ghats to the panoramic view of Tamil Nadu, Chaturangapara is attracting travellers ..

toruists

Kerala autos going places; tourists take a auto drive to Shillong

Fort Kochi: Autorickshaws in Kerala are no more a laymen’s vehicle. This vehicle is going to make history with a unique trip ..

Exploring Thekkady

Trekking in Thekkady resumes today

Thodupuzha: Trekking in Periyar Tiger Reserve, which was banned in the backdrop of Kurangani wildfire, will resume from Thursday. ..

Bloggers

30 bloggers from 28 countries assemble in Kannur; depict beauty of Kerala to world

Kadachira: Bloggers from different countries arrived in Kannur to introduce the God’s Own Country to the world. The team consists ..

Tourists

Responsible tourism: Foreigners delve into beauty of villages

Palakkad: Palakkad District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) has started implementing responsible tourism in the district. As part ..

Vettikottuchal

Rs 1.4 cr to renovate Vettikottuchal tourism project

Charummoodu (Alappuzha): The Tourism Project in Vettikottuchal has been granted Rs 1.4 crore by various administrative bodies, informed ..

Caravan

Caravan with three luxury cabins brought to Kerala for the first time

Kottarakkara (Kollam): A caravan with three luxury cabins was registered at Kottarakkara. The vehicle was registered by a Pallikkal ..

catamaran

Water Sports begins in Cherai beach; Catamaran ride adds to fun

Cherai: Water Sports Adventure Programmes commenced at the Cherai beach. Cherai Water Sports organises various entertaining events, ..

Max Re Born

Max all geared up to explore the beauty of Idukki, relish tapioca and parotta

Nedumkandam: German tourist Max Re Born came to India not just for celebrating holidays by visiting South Indian tourist places. It ..

wayanad

Entry of tourists in WWS banned from Feb 15 to April 15

Wayanad: Entry of tourists in the eco-tourism zones in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) has been banned from tomorrow to April 15 due ..

eco cottage

Work on eco-toursim project near Idukki dam progressing

Cheruthoni (Idukki): Kerala Tourism Department is constructing eco-cottages in Idukki without damaging the landscape for facilitating ..

tourists

Kottayam is all set to promote village tourism

Kottayam: Enjoying the breeze and sunset in paddy fields, tourists can spend their holidays in villages in Kottayam. Large number of ..

Tourism

Rs 3 crore worth tourism project in Chirayinkeezhu remain still

Chirayinkeezhu: The tourism project planned to be implemented in Chirayinkeezhu a year ago still remain on paper. The new projects ..

tourism

Green Protocol implementation to be over by Dec 15

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Tourism department will complete the implementation of Green Protocol in 78 locations in the state by ..

Kakkathuruthu

‘Island of Crows’ in Nat Geo must-visit list yet to explored by tourists

Aroor: The travel lovers have not yet fully explored the beauty of Kakkathuruthu island, though it has found a niche in the world travel ..

goa

Visitors cautioned against jellyfish on beaches in South Goa

Panaji: A lifeguard agency here has advised the people not to venture into the sea along the Betalbatim and Velsao beaches where it ..

Thiruvalluvar

Thiruvalluvar statue at Kanyakumari to get ready soon for visitors

Nagercoil: Popular Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar’ s statue situated at Triveni Sangamam in Kanyakumari will be open for visitors after ..

Punathil

Punathil’s first foreign trip with SK Pottekkatt

Dr. Punathil Kunjabdulla went on his first ever foreign trip with the eminent writer and traveler S K Pottekkatt. They stayed together ..

Ambanad

Welcome to Ambanad Hills, nature lovers’ `Mini Munnar'

Anchal: Ambanad, the eastern hillside area of Kollam district, becomes a favourite spot of tourists and nature lovers. The visitors ..

tourism

Kerala’s own Cruise Tourism Project to be launched in Tejaswini river

Kasaragod: Tejaswini river, also known as Karyankodu river, will be a favourite spot for tourists with the launch of various projects, ..

CM

CM inaugurates Responsible Tourism Mission

Kumarakom: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today launched its 'Responsible Tourism Mission' and said waste management ..

Mahesh Sharma

Centre to take steps to ensure infrastructure facilities at historic tourist destinations

Kochi: The Centre would take steps to ensure infrastructure facilities at the historic tourist destinations of Kerala under the Archaeological ..

Neelakurinji

Munnar gears up for Kurinji season, 8 lakh tourists expected

Thiruvananthapuram: With hill town Munnar gearing up for another blooming season of 'Neelakurinji,' the Kerala government is ..

tourist

‘PEPPER’ tourism project to explore Kerala

Kottayam: The Kerala State Government has launched a new tourism project to connect the rural areas with tourist spots in Kerala. The ..

Kerala

Kerala tourism expects sharp increase in arrivals this year

Coimbatore: With Kerala shifting into high gear with a new and assorted fare of tourism products, the state expects a sharp increase ..

Kerala tourism

TN, Kerala received highest foreign tourist footfall in 2016

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu received the highest footfall of foreign tourists in 2016, followed by Kerala, across all states in India, Parliament ..

kayaking

Chalippuzha turns adventurous with Kayakers

Thamarassery: Flowing from the mountains of Thusharagiri, Chalippuzha is one of the best white waters in south India. The calmly flowing ..

Adavi

Adavi eco-tourism project attracts huge crowd, mints money

Konni: As the Karkkidaka rain pours down, Adavi, an eco-tourism destination here, is attracting tourists with its serene natural beauty ..

boat race

Payippad Chundan gets ready for Nehru Trophy Race

Veeyapuram: Snake boat Payippad Chundan floated out ahead of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The ceremony was held on Thursday morning ..

Delhi Zoo

Delhi zoo celebrates 10th birthday of white tiger Vijay

New Delhi: There was a special birthday feast of his favourite meat, a cake and no disturbance from the crowd for Delhi zoo inmate ..

biodiversity museum

Century-old Travancore boat jetty to turn biodiversity museum

Thiruvananthapuram: A century-old boat jetty here, once a busy trade centre during the royal era, will soon become a biodiversity museum ..

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andamans, a mix of history, culture and tranquility

Most of the travellers, who arrive in Port Blair, visit the Cellular Jail first. The jail stood as a silent witness to the torture ..

Las Vegas

Las Vegas and Grand Canyon - two wonders eons apart

There is something about Las Vegas besides gambling, fine dining, entertainment shows, and nightlife that attract me to this ‘city ..

Beechanahalli

A summer in Beechanahalli

Traversing the teak forests, we finally reached Bavali. There was no crowd there. The bridge built by the Mysore Lion Tipu Sultan to ..

Ezhumanthuruthu

Ezhumanthuruthu getting decked up for visitors

Kaduthuruthy: The Tourism Department has started making arrangements to attract more visitors to Ezhumanthuruthu. The government has ..

jatayu para

Jatayu Park to become an imprint of Kerala in global tourism map

1-km-long cable car ride to reach the world's largest bird sculpture Epic Ramayana is depicted interestingly inside the bird ..

Akkulam Tourist Village

Akkulam Tourism village to get makeover

Thiruvananthapuram: Akkulam Tourism Village, the prominent tourist centre in the district, is set to get a new lease of life. Minister ..

Kadakampally

Kerala tourism to benefit from new liquor policy: Kadakampally

Kochi: The new liquor policy announced by the LDF government will upgrade Kerala's status as a prominent tourism destination, state ..

kolli hills

Views from a Tamil village atop Kolli Hills

If you are planning to spend your next vacation away from the hustle and bustle of city life, a serene village atop a hill awaits you ..

munnar

Munnar wins Lonely Planet's'Best destination for Romance' award

Thiruvananthapuram: Munnar, the popular hill station with sprawling tea plantations and winding lanes, has won the award for 'Best ..

Dubai

Dubai, UK and Singapore top list of vegetarian-friendly destinations for Indians

Dubai, the United Kingdom and Singapore have topped the list of most preferred Vegetarian-Friendly destinations for Indian Vegetarian ..

HolidayIQ Better Holiday Award

Kerala Tourism Receives HolidayIQ Better Holiday Award

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism was voted as 'India's favorite Waterfront Destination' for Alleppey by the HolidayIQ ..

 44th Annual Vegetable Show

Efforts to introduce chopper service between Coimbatore & Ooty

Udhagamandalam: Efforts are being made to introduce helicopter services from Coimbatore to here to attract more tourists, Tamil Nadu ..

malayatoor

Neglected Malayattoor tourist place crying for attention

Kalady: Though Malayattoor is a tourist destination, it looks the tourism potential are not exploited fully. The main reason behind ..

Ponmudi Tourism

Ponmudi: Of mesmerising sights and memorable experiences

It was the end of the week. I was yearning to take a break from the hectic life at work. No sooner had the thought struck me, than ..

New York

Indians likely to travel to NY, Dubai, Bangkok in 2017

Mumbai: Most Indians are likely to travel to New York, Dubai and Bangkok in the first half of the current calender year, according ..

Nagara Fort Shimoga

Are you on your way to Mookambika? Then don’t miss Nagara Fort!

It was in a dusky evening that we started our journey from Shimoga to Kollur. The villages in North Karnataka seemed typical countryside ..

Fiji

From the land of ‘world's first newspaper’

Six parliamentarians were selected to represent India at Fiji, under the leadership of Saifuddin Soz, a senior member of Parliament ..

Kerala tourism

Kerala govt to use live streaming tech for tourism promotion

Kochi: The Kerala government is planning to use its own live streaming technology to tap tourists’ experiential accounts of the ..

bhohol

The long lost twin of God's own country: Bohol in Philippines

Sharing coordinates may not be much of a deal but what if you land in a tiny island that just rose up from the sea and has everything ..

Marigot Bay

St. Lucia’s Drive-through Volcano

These days, drive through fast food restaurants, pharmacies, and banks are common and a convenient feature of modern life. However, ..

Kerala Kundu Waterfalls Malappuram

Beat the heat at this natural pool in Keralamkundu

“Hold on tight. A bumpy ride is waiting us ahead.” We paid little attention to driver Mani chettan’s warning as ..

munnar

Israeli tourist's one-wheeled cycle with no handle or break hits Munnar

Munnar: Don’t know if one can call it a bicycle because it has no breaks or handle and has only one wheel. The cycle belongs ..

Dubai

Steeped in luxury, Dubai will awe you in more ways than you can think of

Dubai: Board an Emirates flight and all the complaints that one is accustomed to in most budget airlines are instantly sidelined. Comfort ..

Yellowstone

The wonders of Yellowstone National Park

As the US National Park Service turned 100 years, celebrations are ongoing. It manages a wealth of over four hundred diverse properties ..

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Feel the wind on your face at Ramakkalmedu

When I set off on my journey to the mighty Western Ghats, 3500 metres above the plains, my mind was filled with the roar of the incessant ..

Majuli Assam

To the island of Majuli through Brahmaputra

As I was trying to find a bit of comfort under the blanket to escape the chilly weather of Tawang, Kishore told me about Majuli. “It's ..

Phantom rock

Phantom rock, the faraway rock

Ambalavayal: Despite its prominent place on the tourist maps, Phantom rock is far away from the tourists. The magnificent natural rock ..

Demonetisation

Demonetisation: Tourists, foreigners face extreme hardship

Dharamshala: A tour to the hills is supposed to be rejuvenating but not when the sunrise brings the news of demonetization. The reporter ..