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OPINION: Why High Court decision to ban Rafting in Uttarakhand is Godsent

OPINION: Why High Court decision to ban Rafting in Uttarakhand is Godsent

Past week Uttarakhand high court banned paragliding, white water rafting and other water sport activities throughout the hill state, until the administration puts in place...
Rafting banned in Uttarakhand until administration adopts a policy: High Court

Rafting banned in Uttarakhand until administration adopts a policy: High Court

Uttarakhand high court has banned paragliding and white water rafting and other water sport activities throughout the hill state, until the administration puts in place...
Good news! Adventure tourists can now scuba dive at Tehri lake

Good news! Adventure tourists can now scuba dive at Tehri lake

Uttarakhand government's ambitious project to turn Tehri lake into one of the popular tourism destination in the country received a major boost. Scuba diving is...
Soon, seaplane services to be introduced at Tehri lake to boost tourism

Soon, seaplane services to be introduced at Tehri lake to boost tourism

In order to attract more tourists, including foreigners, a seaplane services will be started at Tehri Lake along with host of other water sports activities....
Enjoy! Tehri Lake festival scheduled from 25th to 27th May, 2018

Enjoy! Tehri Lake festival scheduled from 25th to 27th May, 2018

Much awaited 3-day water sports and cultural event at Tehri Lake, popularly known as Tehri Lake festival is scheduled to take place from 25th to...
Tourism in Uttarakhand gets industry status, cabinet meets over Tehri lake

Tourism in Uttarakhand gets industry status, cabinet meets over Tehri lake

In a cabinet meeting that took place in floating marina over Tehri lake, the Uttarakhand government have decided to give tourism an industry status. With...
Indonesia’s Bali state to sign MoU with Uttarakhand as ‘sister cities’

Indonesia’s Bali state to sign MoU with Uttarakhand as ‘sister cities’

The state of Uttarakhand will sign memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesia's Bali state which will declare them as sister cities. Twin towns or sister cities are a form...
Pithoragarh’s Darma valley thriving with homestay tourism for last two months

Pithoragarh’s Darma valley thriving with homestay tourism for last two months

Located on the Indo-China border on the trekking route of Panchachuli Glacier, the picturesque Darma valley in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand has been buzzing...
New tourism hotspots earmarked for ’13 districts, 13 destinations’ scheme

New tourism hotspots earmarked for ’13 districts, 13 destinations’ scheme

In order to encourage tourism in the state, the Uttarakhand government have decided on particular themes for 13 new destinations which would be promoted under...
Homestay Scheme in Uttarakhand to encourage rural tourism

Homestay Scheme in Uttarakhand to encourage rural tourism

In order to improve the rural economy in the state and provide livelihood to the people, Uttarakhand government has given green signal to the ambitious...
5th Uttarakhand Spring Festival to be held in Dehradun, Haridwar

5th Uttarakhand Spring Festival to be held in Dehradun, Haridwar

The fifth Uttarakhand Spring Festival will take place from March 9-11 at two locations in the state - Thano reserved forest in the Dehradun district...
UDAN Scheme: Low-cost flights from Dehradun-Pantnagar approved by Centre

UDAN Scheme: Low-cost flights from Dehradun-Pantnagar approved by Centre

The central government on Friday included Uttarakhand in its regional air connectivity under the UDAN scheme. With this scheme, Uttarakhand hopes to boost tourism as...
Will restore Naini lake to its former glory at any cost: Uttarakhand Govt

Will restore Naini lake to its former glory at any cost: Uttarakhand Govt

The government of Uttarakhand is determined to not let famous Naini lake to dry up and would take stringent action for its protection. While addressing a...
Good news! Two new entry gates to be opened at Jim Corbett from Kotdwar side

Good news! Two new entry gates to be opened at Jim Corbett from Kotdwar side

The world renowned Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand will soon have two additional entry points from the Garhwal side. During a press conference on...
New road construction in Hemkund Sahib to shorten the trek distance

New road construction in Hemkund Sahib to shorten the trek distance

The arduous 16-km trek to the revered Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand will soon be reduced considerably - thanks to the ...
Rejoice! Uttarakhand to host international skiing tournament at Auli in January 2018

Rejoice! Uttarakhand to host international skiing tournament at Auli in January 2018

In order to promote winter sports in Uttarakhand which will subsequently improve the tourism in the state, the Uttarakhand government have found some success, it...
UDAN Scheme: Govt. to start cheaper helicopter services to start in Uttarakhand

UDAN Scheme: Govt. to start cheaper helicopter services to start in Uttarakhand

In order to provide benefits of the UDAN scheme to the hill states where there aren't adequate flights and airports, the government has decided to...
Get, Set, Vroom! Royal Enfield kickstarts its first ever tour of Uttarakhand

Get, Set, Vroom! Royal Enfield kickstarts its first ever tour of Uttarakhand

The world's oldest motorcycle brand still in production - Royal Enfield - have announced its first ever tour of Uttarakhand which will commence on September...
Devotees! Now you can get a glimpse of sacred Mount Kailash from Lipulekh in Pithoragarh

Devotees! Now you can get a glimpse of sacred Mount Kailash from Lipulekh in Pithoragarh

No need to travel to China anymore for Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra. Now devotees can get a glimpse of sacred Mount Kailash from the Indian soil itself....
Uttarakhand seeks help from France for ski resorts, ropeways and winter tourism

Uttarakhand seeks help from France for ski resorts, ropeways and winter tourism

In order to attract foreign as well domestic tourists towards Uttarakhand,  the tourism department is exploring various ways to improve the tourism infrastructure in the...