HPTDC launches VOLVO service to Kalka & Chandigarh

HPTDC launches VOLVO service to Kalka & Chandigarh

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) has launched a new VOLVO bus service to cater to passengers traveling by Paschim Express and Shatabdi express at Chandigarh and Kalka railway stations. HPTDC Managing Director Vineet Kumar said the new VOLVO service will cater to Paschim Express passengers and carry them to Kalka and Chandigarh from […]

Govt. finalizes heli taxi operators in Himachal

Shimla: Director, Tourism Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Arun Sharma today said that the state government has reached an agreement to provide heli taxi services in the state to high end tourists. He said three heli taxi operators, Simm Samm Airways, Shiva Heli Services and Mesco Airlines will soon operate taxi services in the state. He said […]

Snow struck tourists recount their tale of horror in Himachal

Kolkata: Over two dozen snow-struck tourists from Bengal arrived in Howrah from Himachal Pradesh on Monday wearing the stress and fatigue of a holiday gone horribly wrong, reports Calcutta daily, The Telegraph. Tears flowed as family members and relatives waiting on the platform greeted the tourists, many of them carrying injuries suffered during the long, […]

Dhumal announces tourism initiatives at investor meet in Delhi

New Delhi: Addressing an investment meet organised by Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation at hotel Lalit in New Delhi yesterday Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said the government would request Railways ministry to start heritage trains on Shimla-Kalka and Pathankot-Jogindernagar narrow gauge railway line for tourists visiting states. He said 10 more […]

Bengal tourist dies of cold in Himachal

Kalpa: A tourist from West Bengal, Debyani Chowdhury reportdly died due to bad weather and cold at Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh, as per media reports. Debyani, 51, a resident of Konnagar in Hooghly district in West Bengal was visiting Kalpa where she died of cold and breathing problems. Tourists from West Bengal were currently holidaying […]

40 Bengal tourists stranded at Rohtang Pass due to snowfall

Manali: The West Bengal government was in touch with its counterparts in Himachal Pradesh to rescue about 40 tourists from the state, stranded at Rohtang Pass following landslide, Civil Defence Minister Srikumar Mukherjee said. "Three vehicles, carrying about 40 tourists from West Bengal, are stuck at Rohtang Pass following landslide and snowstorm. We are in […]

Himachal Tourism to hold road show in Delhi

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh tourism department will be organising a two-day road show in the national capital from Saturday to promote the state as a favoured tourist destination. The show to be held on October 23 and 24 would start with a business meet of ‘Unforgettable Himachal’, where tourism potential of the state, strategy to be […]

Shimla’s Barista to close by month end

Shimla: The well known Barista coffee shop located in the heart of Shimla is closing down by the end of this month after around nine years. Located on the Mall opposite the historic Gaiety theatre, the Barista outlet has been a popular haunt with locals as well as Indian and foreign tourists who throng this […]

Himachal not among top ten states on domestic tourism front

Shimla: Contrary to the popular belief, Himachal Pradesh does not even figures in top ten preferred destinations among domestic travellers in India. In recently released data, the market research division of the Union tourism ministry said that during 2009, the number of domestic tourist visits to various states was 650 million (65 crore), as compared […]

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