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Posts tagged ‘India’

  • January 21, 2011
    India’s #2 airline to go international

    Come August, Indian budget airline IndiGo will start flying daily to Bangkok, Singapore and Dubai from Mumbai and New Delhi, and Muscat from Mumbai. The five-year-old airline based in Gurgaon and run by InterGlobe General Aviation Pvt. Ltd is India’s second largest airline offering 221 daily flights connecting 24 destinations. The new international routes are set […]


  • April 23, 2010
    The Oberoi, Mumbai reopens

    Since the 2008 terror attacks shook Mumbai to its core we’ve witnessed the determination and drive of the city gradually restore those areas most shook, including its grandest hotels. What began with the opening of the Taj Mahal Palace last year will be completed this week by the grand opening of The Oberoi, Mumbai. The […]


  • December 22, 2009
    Air Arabia’s exclusive package to Goa, India

    Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, unveiled today a range of value-for-money package holidays to Goa, India. These four-night getaway packages – available at a range of three, four and five-star hotels – include flights, transfers, accommodation, breakfast and tours. Air Arabia provides roundtrip flights three […]


  • September 15, 2009
    Airlines in India slash rates by 50%

    If you’re traveling to India or in India now then you are in midst of the ongoing airfare war in India which is heating up with drop in rates by 50%. After the Jet Airways strike is over, all major airlines are offering competitive prices on airfares across the country for 5 days. Jet Airways […]


  • July 23, 2009
    Photos: Mandu, India

    Click here to see the photos Mandu is home to India’s finest examples of Afghan architecture, clinging to the edges of a ravine-riddled 20-sq-km plateau overlooking the hazy plains. With monuments on every corner – from Rupmati’s Pavilion, scene of India’s Romeo and Juliet, to obscure ruins such as the wet nurse’s tomb, and of […]


  • July 21, 2009
    Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, India

    Built in 1679 as a mausoleum for Aurangzeb’s wife, Rabia-ud-Daurani, the Bibi-qa-Maqbara (Tel: +91 240 2400620; Indian/foreigner Rs 5/US$2; dawn-10pm) is known as the ‘Poor mans Taj’. This is a slightly ironic comparison considering it was Aurangzeb’s father who built the original shortly before being overthrown and imprisoned by his son on account of his […]


  • July 21, 2009
    Air tickets in India to get costlier

    Air tickets in India to get costlier as Government proposes User Development Fee (UDF) at nine airports in the country. “A proposal to impose UDF at Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Amritsar, Varanasi, Vishakhapatanam, Jaipur, Trichy and Mangalore has been received from the AAI (Airports Authority of India), which is under examination,” Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel […]


  • July 14, 2009
    Nek Chand Sani Rock Garden, Chandigarh

    The Rock Garden is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden, after its founder, Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of forty-acre (160,000 m²), it is completely built of industrial & home […]


  • July 7, 2009
    Air India launches multi-user four coupon ticket for economy travel

    Air India, as part of its ongoing marketing initiatives targeting the corporate sector, has launched “Quick Returns” – a four-coupon multi-user ticket booklet for economy class travel on the domestic sectors at an attractive price of Rs 22,916, inclusive of all taxes. The tickets are being made available for sale from July 4 till July […]


  • June 30, 2009
    Bandra-Worli Sea-link opens in Mumbai

    After 10 years of expectations, delays and, of course, hardcore planning and labour, the spectacular Bandra-Worli Sea Link is set to open at midnight on Tuesday. Come Wednesday morning and a new day will dawn for Mumbai’s rush-hour motorists, with the Rs 750-crore link offering a new route between the island city and the western […]


  • June 18, 2009
    Jet, Kingfisher hike air fares, Air India to follow soon

    Air travellers in India will have to shell out more for their tickets from Wednesday with Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and their no-frill subsidiaries hiking fuel surcharge by Rs 400 each on all domestic sectors and Air India indicating it will soon follow suit. The rise in fuel surcharge came in the wake of a […]


  • June 1, 2009
    Photo of the day: Jain Temples, Palitana, India

    The Palitana temples are considered the most sacred pilgrimage place (tirtha) by the Jain community. There are more than 1300 temples located on the Shatrunjaya hills, exquisitely carved in marble. The main temple on top of the hill, is dedicated to 1st tirthankar lord Adinath (Rishabdeva). No one is allowed to sleep overnight including the […]


  • May 21, 2009
    The Indian village where there are 220 sets of twins has doctors baffled

    Source: DailyMail.co.uk Baffled doctors are trying to unravel the mystery of an Indian village boasting more than 220 sets of twins born to just 2,000 families. Experts who have visited the remote tropical village of Kodinhi, in Kerala, have been left scratching their heads over the phenomenon that has seen almost six times as many […]


  • May 20, 2009
    Public Transport System in Mumbai, India

    Public Transport in Mumbai involves the transport of millions of its citizens by train, road and water. Over 88% of the commuters in Mumbai use public transport (suburban trains or buses). It is the most convenient, efficient and cheap form of transport to a population largely without sufficient income to afford cars. Mumbai has the […]