Prahlad Singh Patel reviews the progress of ongoing conservation projects

Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (IC), Prahlad Singh Patel visited the Red fort to review ongoing conservation work & development of public amenities at the Monument in Delhi today. He was accompanied by officers of Archaeological Survey of India and Ministry of Tourism. The Minister inspected the new booking counter near T5 … Read more

Karnataka International travel expo inaugurates on an optimistic note

Karnataka International Travel Expo (KITE), sponsored by Karnataka Department of Tourism and Karnataka Tourism Society, gets inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa. This year, KITE has over 400 registered buyers and sellers from 29 countries seeking opportunities in the Karnataka tourism eco-system and to discover the state of Karnataka. The three-day event is … Read more

Gujarat aims to leverage upon Border Tourism

At the recently held 9th ADTOI Convention-cum-Exhibition, SJ Haider, IAS, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Government of Gujarat said  that the CM’s new initiative to promote Border Tourism, a maiden initiative any Indian state has taken, is intended to connect benefits of tourism with the socio-economic life of the locals.  Vasan Ahir, Minister of State for Tourism, Gujarat … Read more

The much-awaited Saputara Monsoon Festival kickstarts

Gujarat’s much awaited Saputara Monsoon Festival began with great fervor from today. The month-long festival, which concludes on September 9, was inaugurated by Minister of Tourism, Jawahar Chawda at Saputara. While inaugurating the festival, Minister said that Gujarat is witnessing the growth of tourist footfalls at an average of 14 per cent per annum.  The … Read more

Ministry of Tourism appoints Rupinder Brar as the new Additional DG

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Rupinder Brar, IRS as the new Additional Director General (Tourism) of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India with immediate effect at Joint Secretary level for a tenure of five years or until further orders, vice Meenakshi Sharma IAAS. Brar is 1990 batch Income Tax … Read more

Projects worth INR 550 cr sanctioned under Swadesh Darshan and Prashad Schemes for Kerala

Ministry of tourism has sanctioned the following projects to Kerala under Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD schemes: (Rs. in crore) S. No. Scheme/ Year of Sanction Name of the project Amount Sanctioned 1. Swadesh Darshan 2015-16 Development of Pathanamthitta- Gavi- Vagamon- Thekkady under Eco Tourism Circuit in Idduki and Pathanamthitta Districts 76.55 2. Swadesh Darshan 2016-17 … Read more

Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurates the architectural illumination of the historic Safdarjung Tomb

Minister of State for Culture (I/C) Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the illumination of the historic Safdarjung Tomb in New Delhi yesterday. With the illumination the architectural beauty of the 17th century Mughal era monument will display its historic reflection on Delhi after sunset. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that India is full of … Read more

Film Facilitation Office set up by the Government for ease of filming in India

The Ministry of Tourism has recognised films as a powerful tool for the development and promotion of destinations under Niche Tourism Product. Several destinations have gained in terms of tourist inflow by being the venue/location of popular domestic and international films. ‘Film Tourism’ provides exposure and promotion to the filmed destinations, which thereby brings job … Read more

India gets its 38th WORLD UNESCO World Heritage Site as Jaipur

In yet another landmark achievement, India’s nomination of the Jaipur City, Rajasthan got inscribed today on the World Heritage List of UNESCO during the 43rd Session of the World Heritage Committee held at Baku, Azerbaijan.  The nomination of Jaipur City has successfully been done by complying with the various UNESCO guidelines of 2017. With Successful … Read more

Delhi Tourism’s participates at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival

Promoting Delhi as a film-friendly shooting destination, Delhi Tourism participated in the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, in association with Confederation of Indian Industry. At Festival de Cannes, Delhi Tourism showcased the capital’s numerous offerings as a creative canvas, its multitude of stories worth telling with the corporation as the facilitator, which enables creators to craft … Read more