Himachal tourism woos Arab Sheikhs as potential tourists

Shimla: Sheikhs from Arabia may end up being the high end tourists in Himachal Pradesh soon. The state tourism department is trying to sell Himachal Pradesh as a tourism destination to the Sheikhs in the Gulf. According to a press release of the Toursim department, entire top brass of the department is in Dubai attending […]

Shimla to host travel agent conference

Shimla: A four-day long international travel agents conference will be held here in November, Chairman of the Shimla travel agents association said today. Travel agents from Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai will also be invited to attend the conference and travelogue writers of repute, especially those who have highlighted the tourism potential of Himachal Pradesh, […]

Honeymoon discount announced in Himachal hotels

Shimla: Battling the off season slump in tourist arrivals in the state the govt run HPTDC today announced a special discount of 30 percent in its hotels for honeymoon couples visiting Himachal Pradesh. The special Honeymoon package is being offered at Hotel Holiday Home Shimla, Palace Hotel Chail, Hotel Manimahesh Dalhousie, Hotel Devdaar Khajjar, Hotel […]

Himachal Tourism hotels to start in-house organic farming

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) would soon offer organic fare in it’s hotel and restaurants by constructing poly-houses on experimental basis. HPTDC will build poly-houses at it’s Palace hotel at Chail and at Barog and will cultivate vegetables for it’s in-house consumption. This was stated by Prof Dhumal in the 124th Board of […]

Losar festivities at Palampur in Himachal

Losar, the Tibetian New Year was celebrated in Dharamshala / Palampur area on February 14, 2010. On the traditional Tibetan calendar it was 2136 being bid a fond farewell and 2137 being greeted. The Tibetan calendar is based on a lunar cycle of 60 years. It consists of 12 animals (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, […]

Himachal government seeks investments for 5 star hotels

In order to promote high end tourism in the state, Himachal government is seeking investments from luxury hotel chains and has invited major hotel groups for setting up luxury five-star hotels in the state. As per reports few major hotel chains namely the Hilton, Marriot and Taj have responded to the offer. Infrastructure companies like […]

Srikhand Mahadev Yatra – Part Two

Continued from part one of the article. After Singh gad the next destination is Barahatti or Sangam, where a  temple of van devta Yachdoo is situated and is meeting point of two khadds (rivulets) which can be reached from two ways, one by crossing hill in a  zigzag way and is about app. 6-7 km […]

Shimla hotels slash rates on New Year eve as arrivals dip

Hoteliers in Shimla had high hopes for the Christmas and New Year season but were left disappointed with an abrupt drop in arrivals in the city. It is 31st December,  the premium night for hoteliers in Shimla but many hotels reported vacancy at the time of filing of this report. Dip in arrivals in the […]

Season’s first snowfall in Narkanda

It was snow time in Narkanda today. Narkanda experienced 2 inch of snow during the day. The weather took a U turn today and it started raining in the morning heavily. By 10 in the morning, the peaks around Hatu and Narkanda were in deep fog and the temperature fall down considerably.

Rains in lower areas have come as a respite as it broke the dry spell for the past 30 days. October had gone dry without any rains. Snowflakes could be seen in Thanedhar in the morning and the day looked set for a date with snowfall.

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