World renowned for her rich cultural heritage, ornate cathedrals and subtropical beaches, Russia is a favored attraction for many people from India. News today of a new visa-regime to assist travelers via an e-visa program promises even more popularity.
India Cracks Down on Outdoor Defecation
India isn’t exactly known as being one of the world’s cleanliest travel destinations. Visitors are routinely warned to be careful about eating street food and to only drink bottled water, while many of the streets and rivers in its biggest cities are literally overflowing with garbage.
Chiranjeevi Returns to Political Arena as India’s Tourism Minister
India is getting itself a new Minister of Tourism in the shape of legendary Bollywood actor-cum-politician Chiranjeevi, who returns following almost two years in the political wilderness.
Indian Ocean Tsunami Watch
A tsunami watch has gone into effect for the entire Indian Ocean after a massive magnitude 8.7 earthquake occurred 270 miles Southwest of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued the tsunami warning at 0845 local time, with predicted landing times for various regions should a tsunami occur.
Which Nations Are the Biggest Animal Lovers?
The UK was buoyed last week by the arrival of two very cuddly and very welcome visitors. Tian Tian and Yang Guang, two giant Pandas arrived on a flight from China on the 4th of December, ready for a new life in Edinburgh zoo, Scotland. The fanfare around the arrival of these two highly fashionable additions to the zoos repertoire was immense, with news channels closely following their ceremonious delivery, while huge crowds are expected in the Scottish capital upon the grand unveiling.
World’s Wackiest Festivals
Cheese rolling, baby jumping, tuna fish-tossing – these are just some of the crazy festivals celebrated around the world. We have taken it upon ourselves to scour the globe, drawing up a list of the world’s five wackiest celebrations to add to your calendar. Check out the world’s most mental festivals below! 5. The Tunarama […]
Expedia Aiming to Corner Indian Market
Already the world’s largest online travel portal in revenue terms, this hasn’t stopped Expedia from eyeing the Indian travel industry as its next big market. Can Expedia garner a significant share of this market? Only time and India travelers will tell.
The Holi Festival – A Celebration of Color
This weekend sees the vivid colors of the Holi Festival in India explode into life once more – a spectacular two week Hindi celebration that marks the triumph of good over evil. Beginning with a series of bonfires lit up across the nation on Holika Dahan, the eve of the Holi Festival, the real action kicks off the day after as revelers take to the streets in an orgy of dancing, singing and colored powder being thrown everywhere.
Tajpur Beach – An Indian Cure All
A trip to the secluded Tajpur Beach remedies what ails Kolkata dwellers. Someone once said; “salt water will cure almost anything,” and Anglophilia’s India correspondent Sharmistha Ray explains how. West Bengal holds thrills and relaxation for visitors to India.
The Seductive Silk Road & Memencho Lake
Argophilia’s Sharmista Ray talks about her trek along the Silk Route and to Lake Memoncho. What was an ancient link between the continents, can be an adventure for travelers and locals in India. A more secluded and beautiful landscape would be hard to find anywhere.