Uttarakhand News

Tourism News

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...
Tehri Lake festival scheduled from 20th to 22nd April, 2018

Tehri Lake festival scheduled from 20th to 22nd April, 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 20th to...
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...
Good news! Govt to appoint state-level licensed tourist guides for tourists

Good news! Govt to appoint state-level licensed tourist guides for tourists

Keeping in mind the tourism development as well as unemployment in the state, the government, for the first time, will appoint state-level tourist guides for tourists...
Army Chief Bipin Rawat to help stop migration, will encourage home stay projects in Uttarakhand

Army Chief Bipin Rawat to help stop migration, will encourage home stay projects in Uttarakhand

General Bipin Rawat has come forward to help the Uttarakhand government to prevent migration from the hills. Rawat, who is the 27th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army,...
Good news! Foreign tourists allowed to stay at Harsil, can also visit Nelang valley

Good news! Foreign tourists allowed to stay at Harsil, can also visit Nelang valley

In a major decision to boost the tourism in Uttarakhand, the Home Ministry have removed Harsil valley from the Inner Line region, thus allowing foreign...
Uttarakhand HC orders sealing of 50% rooms in parking-less hotels in Nainital

Uttarakhand HC orders sealing of 50% rooms in parking-less hotels in Nainital

Amidst the incessant entry of tourist vehicles and subsequent traffic jam in Nainital during the peak season, the Uttarakhand High Court ordered the closure of 50%...
For the Safety of Elephants now Sensors will be Installed on the Railway Tracks

For the Safety of Elephants now Sensors will be Installed on the Railway Tracks

For the safety of elephants crossing the railway tracks, the Rajaji Tiger Reserve will now install sensors on the railway lines stretching from Kansaro to...