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Himachal bags Best Travel Destination State CNBC award

Himachal bags Best Travel Destination State CNBC award

The much awaited CNBC travel awards for the year 2009 have been announced. While Himachal Pradesh walked away with the honors of being Best Travel Destination state, Shimla city walked away with the Best Mountain / Hill Destination award despite traffic and water chaos in the city. Vijay Sharma, Asst General Manager, HPTDC received the […]

Kalka Shimla Toy Train

Kalka Shimla Toy Train

  Kalka to Shimla toy train journey is the one of the most sought after journey in the country. This track is now on the UNESCO’s world heritage rail site. This is one of the oldest hill railway track built by the British in India. While traveling from Delhi, one has to change train at […]

India Tourism to conduct trekking expeditions in Himachal Pradesh

India Tourism to conduct trekking expeditions in Himachal Pradesh

Government of Himachal Pradesh and India Tourism, in association with Mountaineering and Allied Sports in Manali, will conduct trekking expeditions on three different routes in the state in September and October 2009. The first expedition is on the route from  Manali to Beas Kund in Kullu district, which will take place from September 15 to […]

Himalayan National park on world heritage site shortlist

Himalayan National park on world heritage site shortlist

The Great Himalayan National Park may get global recognition, with UNESCO’s world heritage committee placing it in the latest shortlist of world heritage sites. With magnificent glaciers, lofty mountains and gurgling streams, the national park in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu valley is one of the richest biodiversity sites in the western Himalayas. “It is a matter […]

Cemetery tourism for foreigners

Cemetery tourism for foreigners

With many foreigners having been buried in Himachal Pradesh when Shimla used to be the summer capital of the British Raj, the government is planning ‘cemetery tourism’ to attract their kin to the hill state. The Department of Tourism is in the process of documenting cemeteries of Britishers across the state which would be compiled […]

Best Western launches hotel in Baddi

Best Western launches hotel in Baddi

Best Western India recently launched its first international hotel brand at Baddi in Himachal Pradesh. Branded as Best Western Royal Park this new 51 room property is spread across 2.5 acres and is part of the Best Western India’s expansion plans to become the largest hotel chain in the country. Baddi, an industrial township in […]

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Pathetic Hygiene issues at Himachal Roadways Food Stop

A video on social media has gone viral over pathetic condition of a dhaba, food joint, where Himachal Roadways (HRTC) buses stop for dinner when plying between Delhi and various tourists towns of Himachal Pradesh. Irony is that these food joints are approved by Himachal Roadways top management. After repeated complaints from the people about […]