Monday, November 12, 2018
“Tis’ the season to be jolly”
India is a land of celebration. And it’s that time of the year again when everyone in India is prepping up for Christmas. Every mall is decked up with Christmas tree, the sound of tinkling bobbles all around, and the sweet smell of plum cakes and candy wafting out of bakeries are tempting us all top turn this festive season into a merry fair.
Goa is the party hub of India. On Christmas, night long parties go on the beaches; cocktails are savored by the people for all night long, cathedrals are decorated with lights and flowers, and midnight mass in churches with little children singing melodious carols. One will get various options for fun and festivities in Goa during Christmas.
There is a misconception that North-East doesn’t have a good place to celebrate Christmas. However, the matter of the fact is there are a large number of Catholic populations in Shillong. Christmas is celebrated here with great zeal and enthusiasm just like any other metropolitan city in India; and it often turns out to be the best Christmas in India.
As considered to be one of the party hubs of India, people are often tend to flock to Goa every Christmas. However if you seek serenity, then you can take a trip to Kerala on Christmas and sing carols at the midnight mass, witness the Christmas play, indulge on some local feast or have a bonfire on the beaches for a more-than-merry experience
If you fancy all that we see on movies, then Mumbai is the place for you to be on Christmas. At the time of Christmas the streets of Bombay is illuminated with bright Christmas lights and props, and the delicious scent of fruit cakes and date rolls hanging in the air this Christmas.
Also known as city of joy, this city always celebrates every festival irrespective of their caste or religion. Light and sound exhibitions, rock and performances, glittering décor and heavy discounts on merchandise, you name it and Kolkata has it.
Plan your next trip to India at the time of Christmas and make sure to check out the above mentioned places for a vacation. However a visa is required in order to visit India. If you wish to apply for visa and avoid the queue, you can apply for e-visa with us.
Friday, November 2, 2018
Another MoU has been signed by between India and Romania in the field of tourism. The MoU was signed in September, 2018 during the visit of the Vice President of India to Romania.
What are the objectives of the Memorandum of Understanding?
ü Top expand relationship between the two countries in the tourism sector
ü It also helps exchanging information and data related to tourism. To encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders including Hotels and Tour Operators
ü Investment in the Tourism and Hospitality Sectors
ü To exchange visits of Tour Operators / Media / Opinion Makers for promotion of two way tourism
ü To exchange in the experiences in the areas of promotion, marketing, destination development and management
ü Foster bilateral cooperation through film tourism for promoting the two countries as attractive tourism destination and
ü To promote safe, honorable and sustainable tourism
ü Facilitate the movement of tourism between the two countries
Romania is considered to be a potential tourism markets for India. As per the reports India has received approximately 11844 tourists from Romania in 2017. The signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Romania will be instrumental in increasing arrival from this source market.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) has been signed between India and Korea in order to strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism.
What are the Objectives of the Memorandum of Understanding?
Below is the list of objectives between MoU between India and Korea:
ü In order to expand bilateral cooperation in tourism sector
ü It also increases exchange of information and data related to tourism
ü It will also encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders including Hotels and Tour Operators
ü In order to establish exchange programs for cooperation in Human Resources Development
ü In order to encourage investment in the Tourism and Hospitality sectors
ü To exchange visits of Tour Operators/ Media / Opinion Makers for promotion of two-way tourism
ü To exchange experience in the areas of promotion, marketing destination development and management
ü To encourage participation in travel fairs/ exhibitions in each other’s country and
ü Promoting safe, honorable and sustainable tourism
Visit India for an enriching experience. To apply for an e-Visa, visit our website www.indiaonlinevisas.org.in/
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Diwali, also known as the ‘festival of lights’ is one of the biggest festival in India. It’s a five day festival which honors the victory of good over evil, and it is also an occasion for prosperity and family togetherness. If you’re planning to visit India, Diwali is one of the best times to pay a visit during the celebration.
In this article, we have listed out top 5 destinations to visit in India during Diwali.
Also known as pink city of India, Jaipur is one of the best places to visit during Diwali. During this time, the entire town is illuminated and every year a competition takes place for the best decorated and most brilliantly lit up market. It’s a dazzling display that attracts visitors from all over the India.
In Goa the focus of Diwali celebration is on the destruction of demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna. At the time of Diwali, competitions are held in every village and city to see who can make the biggest and scariest figure. And these effigies are burn at dawn on Narakasura Chaturdashi, the day before the main day of Diwali.
Varanasi is a beautiful city in India, no matter what time you visit the city. However, it becomes even more beautiful at the time of Diwali with a constant stream of firecrackers and fireworks going off all night. To get the best experience of Varanasi, try to get a riverside hotel in Varanasi.
If you’re planning to visit India from abroad during Diwali, it is highly recommended that you stay at an Indian home so that you can be a part of traditional Diwali family rituals and get a real insight into Indian culture.
Ladakh is situated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is the largest town of Ladakh. The word Ladakh stands for ‘Land of High Passes’. This is one of the top tourist attractions in India. This place holds an exceptional beauty and there are many sites to visit for the travelers. Amongst various other sites in Ladakh Pangong Tso glacial lake at the foothills of the Karakoram Range is the stunning site. Similar to this place, we have prepared a list of top 5 places in Ladakh to visit:
1. Khardung La in Ladakh
Khardungla in Ladakh also pronounced as ‘khardzong La’ which is also known as the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’. It’s also the highest motorable road in the world. It’s a gateway which leads to Nubra and Shyok valleys.
Best Time to Visit – during the summer season, between May to September
2. Nubra Valley
This place is promoted as one of the top 5 places in Ladakh; which is a tri-armed valley towards the northeast. The sand dunes of the Nubra valley offers the tourist Arabian night like experience.
Best Time to Visit – during the autumn season, between the months of July to September
3. Magnetic Hill – Defy Gravity
Magnetic hill is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh. There is a science behind this phenomena which is unknown but it has been observed that if you leave your vehicle at the base of the hill with the brakes unlocked, it will start moving uphill slowly on its own.
4. Hemis Monastery
Hemis Monastery is one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries in India which is also popular for its annual mask festival. It’s a two day spiritual celebration which takes place on Tse Chu, the tenth month in Tibetan calendar. The festival is celebrated in the memory of Guru Padmasambhava, who is believed to be the Gautam Buddha’s reincarnation.
5. Spituk Gompa – Monastery at The Hill Top
Monks and Monasteries are synonymous to Ladakh. It is one of the many tourist places to visit in Leh Ladakh. It’s famous for its beautifully carved location at the top of a hill.
If you wish to travel to this wonderful land, get in touch with us for e-Visa India by visiting our website www.indiaonlinevisas.org.in/and we shall assist you for the same.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
In India, the Environmental Day celebration reaches the nook and corner of the country. Heritage Walks, Cultural Evenings and competitions being organized to promote tourism
The celebration of Paryatan Parv i.e. Environmental Day was organized by Ministry of Tourism has reachedpeople widely all over the country, with a series of activities and events in Rajpath Lawns, New Delhi and across the country. The events were being organized by the India Tourism domestic offices, Central / State Government organizations and other Stakeholders.
Here are some of the glimpses of the celebration:
Recently the Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Uzbekistan for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Uzbekistan for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. The MoU will be signed during the VIP visit from Uzbekistan to India on 1st October 2018.
What are the Benefits of this association?
Here are the following benefits of this association between India and Uzbekistan:
ü Signing of the MoU in the field of Tourism will help the two countries in creating an institutional mechanism for enhancing cooperation in the tourism sector
ü It will also help in increasing foreign tourist arrivals from Uzbekistan to the country. This in turn will result in economic development and employment generation
ü The MoU shall create favorable conditions for long-term tourism cooperation for the mutual benefits of all stakeholders within the broader framework and areas of cooperation
ü Also it shall explore to incorporate the best practices in order to implement the measures that will realizes the objectives set out in it
To get e-Visa to India visit www.etaindia.org/ or www.indiaonlinevisas.org.in/ and get visa without any hassle.