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Meet the 2024 European Cultural Capitals

Published on Jan 03, 2024 02:27 PM IST

Bodo in Norway, Tartu in Estonia and Bad Ischl in Austria all share the European Capital of Culture title. Ai Weiwei and Conchita Wurst will be part of program.

Bad Ischl is a famous spa town in Austria. (DW/Joerg Hackemann/Panther Media/picture alliance)
By, New Delhi

Thailand aviation boom: 8 new airlines take flight as leisure travel rebounds

Eight new Thai airlines set to start services in Thailand this year amidst tourism resurgence

Thailand aviation boom: 8 new Thai airlines take flight as leisure travel rebounds (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA/AFP)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 04:00 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

The Taste With Vir: Why you should consider Bangkok or other Asian destinations

Domestic destinations did okay during pandemic when Indians could not travel abroad. But now that the Far East has opened up, places like Goa seem overpriced.

Why you should consider Bangkok or other Asian destinations over domestic tourist traps?(Freepik)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 02:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

China sees robust travel, tourism demand during New Year's Day holiday

Cold weather across large parts of the country did not deter people from flocking to music festivals and concerts, while group outings of families increased.

Travel in China flourished over the three-day New Year's holiday. (Freepik)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 01:03 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Beijing

New Year pilgrimage: Devotees throng Ajmer's Sufi shrine for spiritual harmony

On New Year's Day, a multitude of devotees flocked to Ajmer's Khwaja Garib Nawaz shrine, dedicated to Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.

A large number of devotees visited the shrine of Khwaja Garib Nawaz in Ajmer on the first day of the New Year. (ANI photo)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 12:40 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Ajmer

New Year's Eve: Tourists swarm Assam's Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve

Large gatherings reveled in Jeep Safaris, delighting in the company of family and friends at picnic spots and parks adjacent to Kaziranga National Park.

New Year's Eve: Tourists swarm Assam's Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve(File photo)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 03:28 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Nagaon

Tourists flock to witness last sunrise of the year in Kanyakumari

Situated at the southernmost point of the Indian subcontinent and mainland India, Kanyakumari is often dubbed as 'The Land's End.'

Renowned for its distinctive sunrise and sunset viewpoints, Kanyakumari holds a reputation for being the southernmost city on the subcontinent.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 11:26 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Kanyakumari

Year-end Travel: Have 1 lakh? Go to Qatar

If your holiday budget is ₹1 lakh, consider Qatar, a gem in the Middle East known for its modernity, cultural richness, and unique landscapes.

With a rich history and a futuristic skyline, Qatar has it all - dilapidated and abandoned villages, archaeological sites that give a little peak into the area’s history; inlets; islands; natural mangroves; golden sands; blue-green waters; and a lot more.(Freepik)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 10:50 AM IST
By, New Delhi

New Year long weekend: Shimla welcomes tourists with clear skies, good weather

Tourists from plains are flocking to the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh ahead of the New Year to enjoy the clear weather.

People at an ice-skating rink at Lakkar Bazar, in Shimla on Friday, December 29, 2023.(PTI)
Published on Dec 30, 2023 06:06 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, New Delhi

‘Tis the season to Ski away the blues

Seen as the prime time for sloping down snowy slopes, the northern regions beckon more keenly than ever, with skiing resorts and heliskiing infrastructure.

Snowfall begins frequently descending on the Himalayas and places like Jammu, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, bringing with it the finest scenery, quaint market towns and obviously the best layer of snow to sand and surf.
Published on Dec 30, 2023 04:22 PM IST

A definitive guide to the Crown Season 6 filming locations

St Andrews University and the Dartmouth House are just two of the many iconic places that served as the cinematic film set for the sixth and final season.

Filming took place in and around Scotland, England, Mallorca, Paris and more to recreate many pieces of Princess Diana’s personal story, and the cinematography received widespread acclaim, inevitably boosting footfall in the destinations.
Published on Dec 30, 2023 04:09 PM IST

Goa gears for grand New Year 2024 bash: Tourists flock to beaches, hotels full

Considering the heavy footfall of New Year tourists, Goa police form special teams to check the sale and consumption of narcotic substances at holiday parties

Goa gears up for grand New Year 2024 bash: Tourists flock to beaches, hotels reach full capacity (ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 06:46 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Panaji

Darjeeling hills to welcome tourists with enchanting year-end snowfall

With tourists flocking to Darjeeling and Kalimpong during the year-end break, snowfall on New Year will prove to be the true icing on the cake

New Year 2024 travel: Darjeeling hills to welcome tourists with enchanting year-end snowfall (PTI Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 03:42 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Kolkata

Solo and community travel trends set to inspire fresh wave of adventures in 2024

Year ender 2023: Tourism experts reveal all you need to know about solo and community travel trends and how it will shape the travel industry in New Year 2024

Year ender: 2023 solo and community travel trends set to inspire fresh wave of adventures in New Year 2024 (Photo by Fabio Comparelli on Unsplash)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 01:43 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

When is the Winter Solstice and how is it celebrated across the world?

Astronomically, the winter solstice is when the Earth’s axis of rotation is tilted (23.4 degrees relative to the orbit) and the farthest away from the sun.

The official celebration will take place on Friday 22 December and for those who cannot attend, it will also be livestreamed on the official English Heritage YouTube channel.
Published on Dec 29, 2023 12:48 PM IST

'Ratatouille' restaurant reopens with a view of Paris'24 Olympics and Notre Dame

Tour d’Argent, Paris's oldest restaurant, reopens with a view of Notre Dame's restoration and the 2024 Summer Olympics.

A waiter prepares tables at La Tour d'Argent restaurant in Paris, with Notre Dame cathedral in background, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023. The Tour d'Argent, which claims to be the oldest restaurant in the French capital, has a front-row view of the renaissance of Notre Dame Cathedral as artisans prepare the fire-ravaged monument for reopening next year. The high-end restaurant, which helped inspire the movie
Published on Dec 29, 2023 11:23 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Paris

Different New Year's traditions around the world

Froma daring ice-cold plunge in Scottish rivers to a glittery ball-drop in NewYor k, here’s howthework bids adieu to the old andwelcomes the newinunique ways.

Post Hatsuhinode, millions embark on visits to temples and shrines during the following three days, Fushimi Inari Taisho in Kyoto being one of them.
Published on Dec 28, 2023 10:57 PM IST

The ultimate ‘Archies’ itinerary for Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Unfolding against Ooty's scenic grandeur, the resort town faultlessly served to create Riverdale's enchanting backdrop.

According to data from the tourism department, approximately 3,359,298 tourists have been recorded till November.
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 05:52 PM IST

New Year 2024 in Shimla: One lakh tourists expected, here's what you should know

Rushing to the hills in Himachal Pradesh for winter carnival and New Year 2024 celebrations? Here's what tourists going to Shimla should know

New Year 2024 in Shimla: One lakh tourists expected, here's what you should know (ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 05:39 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Shimla (himachal Pradesh) [india]

Hong Kong Tourism Board promises largest New Year fireworks display ever

On 2024 New Year's Eve, Hong Kong will be transform for the largest "New Year, New Legend" fireworks extravaganza. Here's where to watch it LIVE

New Year 2024 celebrations LIVE: Hong Kong Tourism Board promises largest fireworks display ever, watch it here (Photo by Twitter/zhengniushi)
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 09:08 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi [india]

How is climate change affecting Europe's ski season?

A lack of snow is posing a growing risk for winter sports tourism. Ski resorts are trying to adapt.

Skiers took advantage of snow in the Alps in Bavaria in early December. (DW/Carsten Hoefer/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 10:06 AM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Year-end travel: Have 1 lakh? Check out Azerbaijan

Explore Azerbaijan on a holiday budget of ₹1 lakh. Remember, James Bond was here too in his high-tech BMW Z8 creating stir on the streets of Baku, the capital

Year-end travel: Have <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh? Check out Azerbaijan (Photo by Sevil Yeva on Pexels)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 06:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Mexico: Army-run Mexicana airlines' first flight takes off to Tulum

Mexico: Mexicana airline’s military-run holding company now operates about a dozen airports, hotels, trains, the country’s customs service and tourist parks.

Mexico: Army-run Mexicana airlines' first flight takes off to Tulum, aims to transform travel landscape (File Photo via REUTERS)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 05:27 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Mexico City

UAE: Sharjah bans 2024 New Year's eve fireworks in solidarity with Gaza

Travelling to Sharjah, UAE? Be ready for a peaceful New Year 2024 welcome with no fireworks, just ‘sincere expression of solidarity’ with Gaza Strip

UAE: Sharjah bans 2024 New Year's eve fireworks celebration in solidarity with Gaza (Photo by Abid Bin Nazar on Pexels)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 04:52 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Dubai

Year-end travel: Have 1 lakh? Head to Mauritius

Have ₹1 lakh as your 5-7 day holiday budget? Head to Mauritius for water sports in turquoise waters, unwind on white sandy beaches, enjoy delectable cuisine.

Year-end travel: Have <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh? Head to Mauritius (Photo by AFP)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 04:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Grand inauguration of light and sound show at Dhordo, Rann of Kutch

The light and sound show set against the backdrop of white desert and village-themed decoration at Dhordo to offer tourists a rich history and culture of Kutch

Illuminating the White Desert: Grand inauguration of light and sound show at Dhordo, Rann of Kutch (File Photo by Gujarat Tourism)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 03:16 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Gandhinagar (gujarat) [india]

Itanagar: Donyi Polo airport gains all-weather license for night operations

All-weather licence to Donyi Polo airport in Itanagar; night landing soon

Itanagar skyline set to shine: Donyi Polo airport gains all-weather license for night operations (Photo Source: Twitter/@mansukhmandviya)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 02:53 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Itanagar
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