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River Cruise from Kolkata to Bangladesh and Northeast from March 2019 As cruise tourism gains momentum in India after a successful trial of cargo movement to Bangladesh via the inland waterways protocol route, a trans-boundary river cruise operation is expected to start from Kolkata in March next year through Sunderbans to Bangladesh first, and then towards the Northeast, a senior official said. The river cruise will cover about 1,539 km, providing night navigation facility. India would be funding 80 per cent of the dredging cost within the Indo-Bangla protocol route. Mobile Audio Guide App for Five Iconic Sites: MOT Resbird Technologies will develop a mobile audio guide app under the ‘Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’’ project for five iconic sites: Amer Fort (Rajasthan), Kaziranga (Assam), Colva Beach (Goa), Kumarakom (Kerala) and Mahabodhi Temp Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair Declared an Authorized Immigration Check post Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair, has been opened for direct international flights and declared an immigration check post, as per a press release by the PR & Tourism Department of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It will serve as an entry/exit po Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair Declared an Authorized Immigration Check post Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair, has been opened for direct international flights and declared an immigration check post, as per a press release by the PR & Tourism Department of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It will serve as an entry/exit po Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair Declared an Authorized Immigration Check post Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair, has been opened for direct international flights and declared an immigration check post, as per a press release by the PR & Tourism Department of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It will serve as an entry/exit po

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Dayal Bagh Temple, Agra under construction for over a century, finally opened its doors at Agra on November 06, 2018 on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of the Radha Soami cult founder Shiv Dayal Saheb or ‘Swamiji Maharaj’, whose remains lie here in a samadhi (memorial tomb). Set amidst lush green open gardens, its architectural brilliance fills one with wonder. This 110-foot-high, intricately carved and pillared structure made from marble acquired from Makrana’s famous marble quarries in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, with accents of Jaisalmer yellow stone and Baroda’s green stone, and portraying fine pietra dura (marble inlay) work, is nothing short of splendid. As per legend, Swamiji Maharaj had a vision in 1861 to build a temple at the most fertile spot in the city. Over the last 100 years, generations of workers and sect leaders converted this dream into reality, purely through donated funds. The Radha Soami sect believes in the concept of sewa (service) and community living. It is devoted to several charitable causes, educational institutions, hospitals, small scale industries and healthcare services. Dayal Bagh Temple, Agra under construction for over a century, finally opened its doors at Agra on November 06, 2018 on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of the Radha Soami cult founder Shiv Dayal Saheb or ‘Swamiji Maharaj’, whose remains lie here in a samadhi (mem Dayal Bagh Temple, Agra under construction for over a century, finally opened its doors at Agra on November 06, 2018 on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of the Radha Soami cult founder Shiv Dayal Saheb or ‘Swamiji Maharaj’, whose remains lie here in a samadhi (mem Dayal Bagh Temple, Agra under construction for over a century, finally opened its doors at Agra on November 06, 2018 on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of the Radha Soami cult founder Shiv Dayal Saheb or ‘Swamiji Maharaj’, whose remains lie here in a samadhi (mem Dayal Bagh Temple, Agra under construction for over a century, finally opened its doors at Agra on November 06, 2018 on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of the Radha Soami cult founder Shiv Dayal Saheb or ‘Swamiji Maharaj’, whose remains lie here in a samadhi (mem

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The Postcard Hotel The Postcard Hotel chain announced the launch of 3 luxury hotels in Goa offering unique, exciting and transformative experiences with a focus on supporting local communities: The Postcard Moira, The Postcard Velha, and The Postcard Cuelim, with a 350- year- old chapel, offering flexible hours for breakfast, no buffets, and no sugary welcome drinks, emphasising instead, authentic local cultural experiences, and self- check- in and check-out hours. The brand has 50 hotels in the pipeline in Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Dharamshala, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Sundarbans and Kanha National Park. Taj Aravali Resort & Spa, Udaipur Sprawled over 27 acres of the Aravali foothills, Taj Aravali Resorts & Spa, on the outskirts of Udaipur, called the ‘Venice of the East’, borrows heavily from traditional nomadic tribal abodes in its exteriors. On offer are 92 rooms that spell luxury Taj Aravali Resort & Spa, Udaipur Sprawled over 27 acres of the Aravali foothills, Taj Aravali Resorts & Spa, on the outskirts of Udaipur, called the ‘Venice of the East’, borrows heavily from traditional nomadic tribal abodes in its exteriors. On offer are 92 rooms that spell luxury Taj Aravali Resort & Spa, Udaipur Sprawled over 27 acres of the Aravali foothills, Taj Aravali Resorts & Spa, on the outskirts of Udaipur, called the ‘Venice of the East’, borrows heavily from traditional nomadic tribal abodes in its exteriors. On offer are 92 rooms that spell luxury Taj Aravali Resort & Spa, Udaipur Sprawled over 27 acres of the Aravali foothills, Taj Aravali Resorts & Spa, on the outskirts of Udaipur, called the ‘Venice of the East’, borrows heavily from traditional nomadic tribal abodes in its exteriors. On offer are 92 rooms that spell luxury

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Attukal Pongala Festival Attukal Pongala festival is a grand and exuberant celebration of womanhood. Celebrated over 10 days during the month of Makaram- Kumbham as per the Malayalam calendar) with great pomp and splendor at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, this is a unique, all women festival (one of the few women-only festivals in the world). Women gather here in humongous numbers from all over the country and especially from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, irrespective of caste, creed or religion, to worship the presiding deity, Goddess Attukal Amma or Supreme Goddess Parvathy, Lord Shiva’s consort. As per popular myth, the goddess stopped here on her way to Kerala from the ancient city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The event even finds mention in The Guinness Book of World Records for the largest women-only gathering. On the night of the 9th day of Attukal Pongala, women devotees pay obeisance to the Mother Goddess Attukal Amma during a grand ritual ceremonial offering of Pongal (literally meaning ‘to boil over’), symbolic of sacrifice. Pongal is a rice porridge prepared in an earthen pot with sweet brown molasses, grated coconut, nuts and raisins in clarified butter or ghee), called Kuruthitharpanam. Attukal Pongala Festival Attukal Pongala festival is a grand and exuberant celebration of womanhood. Celebrated over 10 days during the month of Makaram- Kumbham as per the Malayalam calendar) with great pomp and splendor at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, this is a unique, all w Attukal Pongala Festival Attukal Pongala festival is a grand and exuberant celebration of womanhood. Celebrated over 10 days during the month of Makaram- Kumbham as per the Malayalam calendar) with great pomp and splendor at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, this is a unique, all w Attukal Pongala Festival Attukal Pongala festival is a grand and exuberant celebration of womanhood. Celebrated over 10 days during the month of Makaram- Kumbham as per the Malayalam calendar) with great pomp and splendor at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, this is a unique, all w Attukal Pongala Festival Attukal Pongala festival is a grand and exuberant celebration of womanhood. Celebrated over 10 days during the month of Makaram- Kumbham as per the Malayalam calendar) with great pomp and splendor at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, this is a unique, all w

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Attukal Pongala Festival Attukal Pongala festival is a grand and exuberant celebration of womanhood. Celebrated over 10 days during the month of Makaram- Kumbham as per the Malayalam calendar) with great pomp and splendor at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, this is a unique, all women festival (one of the few women-only festivals in the world). Women gather here in humongous numbers from all over the country and especially from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, irrespective of caste, creed or religion, to worship the presiding deity, Goddess Attukal Amma or Supreme Goddess Parvathy, Lord Shiva’s consort. As per popular myth, the goddess stopped here on her way to Kerala from the ancient city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The event even finds mention in The Guinness Book of World Records for the largest women-only gathering. On the night of the 9th day of Attukal Pongala, women devotees pay obeisance to the Mother Goddess Attukal Amma during a grand ritual ceremonial offering of Pongal (literally meaning ‘to boil over’), symbolic of sacrifice. Pongal is a rice porridge prepared in an earthen pot with sweet brown molasses, grated coconut, nuts and raisins in clarified butter or ghee), called Kuruthitharpanam. Attukal Pongala Festival Attukal Pongala festival is a grand and exuberant celebration of womanhood. Celebrated over 10 days during the month of Makaram- Kumbham as per the Malayalam calendar) with great pomp and splendor at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, this is a unique, all w Attukal Pongala Festival Attukal Pongala festival is a grand and exuberant celebration of womanhood. Celebrated over 10 days during the month of Makaram- Kumbham as per the Malayalam calendar) with great pomp and splendor at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, this is a unique, all w Attukal Pongala Festival Attukal Pongala festival is a grand and exuberant celebration of womanhood. Celebrated over 10 days during the month of Makaram- Kumbham as per the Malayalam calendar) with great pomp and splendor at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, this is a unique, all w Attukal Pongala Festival Attukal Pongala festival is a grand and exuberant celebration of womanhood. Celebrated over 10 days during the month of Makaram- Kumbham as per the Malayalam calendar) with great pomp and splendor at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, this is a unique, all w

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