Airlines may hike flight ticket prices due to GST: reports

Mumbai—Indian air carriers, who have been struggling with falling returns, claimed that the newly rolled out Goods and Services Tax (GST) could lead to significant rise in operations costs and a rise in airfares. According to an article by the Economic Times, airlines claim new levies under GST will saddle the industry with a burden […]

All This Pandit Girl Found in Kashmir Was Abundance of Love

Snower Sania Vasudev is a Kashmiri Pandit who is an International celebrity styl­ist, independent designer and a motivational speaker. She has been styling for celebrities like Shahid Afridi, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhat, Manisha Koirala, Kunal Khemu, Rajiv Khandewal, Shreyas Talpade and many more. She is an alumnus of the Milan Marrangoni School of Fashion. She […]

Airlines Slammed For Fare Hike

Srinagar—The airfare between New Delhi and Srinagar on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha has skyrocketed as passengers accuse private airlines of having a field day. Many passengers planning to travel home from New Delhi and other destinations for celebrating Eid with families said that the flight operators have arbitrarily increased the fare to Srinagar. “I had […]

Gurez, a feast for the eyes

For a traveller, the lovely valley of Gurez is the essence of Switzerland. It sits picture-perfect on the river Kishenganga, below a beautiful panorama of the mighty Himalayas. Ask just about any traveller who’s been there and you will be regaled with descriptions of spectacular scenery, mountain villages & the great hospitality of the peace […]

Court Rejects Bail Plea of Fake Haj,Umrah Operators

Srinagar—A local court Friday rejected the bail application of two accused persons who had duped people by running a fake travel agency and cheating Hajj aspirants for booking their travel to holy pilgrimage to Mecca. While hearing the bail application, the Additional Munsif Srinagar Abdul Bari, said that the accused persons through their travel services […]

JK awarded at Travel Trade Fair Kolkata

Kolkata—The J&K Tourism Department has walked away with the Group Participation Award at the award ceremony of the 3-day Travel Trade Fair (TTF) which concluded on Sunday at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. Over 20 travel agents and hoteliers from Jammu & Kashmir had participated in the travel mart which began on July 7, 2017. Deputy […]

China issues safety advisory for citizens travelling to India

Beijing—Amid bilateral tensions over the Sikkim standoff, China Saturday issued an advisory for its citizens travelling to India, asking them to take necessary precautions for their personal safety.  “It is not a travel alert. It is an advisory asking Chinese travellers to be careful,” an official of the Chinese Foreign Ministry told PTI here. The […]

Indians flying abroad not to fill departure card from tomorrow

New Delhi: Indians flying abroad will not be required to fill departure cards from Saturday. However, those going out of the country via rail, seaport and land immigration checkposts will have to fill the embarkation card. “It has been decided to discontinue the practice of filling up of departure card by Indians at all international airports […]

7 things you should never do on an airplane

You’re all booked and prepared to take your dream vacation and while that may be good news, the bad news is that you could potentially experience loud passengers, cramped seats, crying babies and a germ-infested aircraft before you arrive at your destination. While you may know the basic tips for travelling in comfort — carrying earplugs, […]

Houseboats A Rich Heritage Of Kashmir: Houseboat Owners

Srinagar:  For last four decades successive governments have been making various plans to restore the Dal Lake but nothing concrete has been done in this regard except the creation of J&K Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA). The LAWDA has failed to restore the beauty of these lakes. Over Rs. 500 crores have already been […]