What Is India News Service
Thursday, August 11,  2005


 Tourism Stories Newsletter


                                                                                                    From August 03, 2005 - August 10, 2005

Centre's Nod For Cruise Services

The Union Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways on Thursday gave a green signal for operating cruise services by a Cruise liner on two sectors ó Mumbai to Lakshadweep (Kadmat Island) and Mumbai to Goa.

A Steam Odyssey

Once the Darjeeeling toy train won its spurs, it was only a matter of time before the Nilgiri Mountain Railway would have to be internationally acknowledged in the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

Teej: The Festival Of Swings

A popular festival in Rajasthan, Teej is devoted to goddess Parvati, celebrating her reunion with lord Shiva, says Abha Sharma.

Mooning Over Matheran

Trudge along the red-gravel kutcha road or the tiny railway track. If you donít have the stamina to walk, opt for the palanquin or rickshaws hand-pulled by wiry mountain men in Matheran, writes Susheela Nair.

Reclaiming Lost History

As new excavations unearth more temples and monasteries at Sirpur, there is speculation rife on what caused the end of the civilisation, says G Manjusainath.

Where The Aroma Of Spices Lingers On...

Set in the tranquil environs of tea and cardamom plantations is Carmelia Haven at Vandanmedu.

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