Wednesday, May 20, 2015

India to extend e-Tourist Visa to Chinese nationals



During his three-day visit to China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced e-Visas for Chinese tourists to India. This will attract a larger numbers of tourists from China.
Subhash Goyal, President, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) has conveyed his happiness on the announcement of e-Tourist Visa facility for Chinese nationals as announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This announcement will give a major boost in the tourist arrivals from China which is a growing market for India.
Goyal stated, “We had been pleading for extending e-Tourist Visa facility for nationals from China, UK, Italy, Poland, etc. as these countries provide tourists round the year and these countries were not included in the earlier announcements. It is really a positive step and exemplifies the working style of the Prime Minister to move the things forward especially for tourism purpose. We are confident that in the next phase all other countries like UK, Italy, Poland, etc. will also be added, which I am sure will increase the growth of tourism to double digit in next two years.”
He also added that we have requested the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Tourism of allowing multiple entry under e-Tourist Visa so that members who want to visit neighbouring countries along with India can also apply for e-Tourist Visa.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bundi-Kota-Jhalawar A circuit of great historical significance

A circuit of great historical significance
Bundi and Kota once belonged to a single principality ruled by the Hada Chauhans. Later, two branches of the Hadas formed two separate states on either side of the Chambal-Kota and Bundi.
Bundi is classic example of a fortress town bounded on all sides by hills.

It is famous for its intricate paintings and murals. Kota, today, is a modern town throbbing with activity and progressive industrialisation. It boasts of Asia's largest fertilizer plant, precision instrument unit and an atomic power station.
The Princely State of Jhalawar was created in 1838 AD after being separated from Kota by the British. It got its name derived from Jhalas, the Jhala clan of Rajputs, also the rulers of Jhalawar