Himacal Pradesh chief secretary Dr Shrikant Baldi on Wednesday reviewed the progress of important tourism projects of Himachal Pradesh and directed officials to complete them within stipulated time period as they are of top priority of the state government. He said the government has sanctioned works worth Rs. 18.18cr for development of Janjehli area and

माॅनसून पूर्व तैयारियों को लेकर जिला स्तरीय बैठक आयोजित                                 जिले के किसी भी भाग में किसी भी प्रकार की आपदा से निपटने के लिए सभी विभागों को उपयुक्त तालमेल के साथ एक टीम की तरह कार्य करना चाहिए। आपदा के दौरान क्षति को कम करने तथा राहत व बचाव कार्यों में प्रत्येक विभाग और व्यक्ति

As the general elections have ended, tourists who gave a miss to hill stations in May have started to make a beeline to Manali to get respite from the scorching heat of the plains. The elections have badly hit the summer tourism of Himachal as hoteliers claim they have never seen such a poor business

Following increasing cases of accidents in adventure tourism activities in Kullu, the district administration has ordered to seal the unauthorized paragliding sites and take strict action on illegal river rafting in Beas. Kullu deputy commissioner Yunus ordered SDMs and district tourism and development officer to destroy the paragliding infrastructure at Dobhi, Talogi, and Bijli Mahadev.

Come May month, uni-directional traffic system would be imposed on Manali-Rohtang highway in an effort to combat one of the worst traffic jams on the hill roads of the world. The rise in temperature is forcing people to rush to the hill stations. Lakhs of tourists will head to Manali, particularly snow points of Rohtang,

While the growing tension between India and Pakistan has badly affected tourism in Kashmir, there is no impact on tourism in Himachal where tourists are thronging to see snow and hoteliers are claiming to have observed satisfactory business in winters after many years. Despite lean season and advisory for avalanches and landslides, tourists are visiting

MANALI: Distracted by heat and din, over 1.5 crore tourists visit Himachal every year to relax in cold and calm atmosphere, but not all of them return home safely as nature’s beauty proves lethal for few of them. Negligence, ignorance, improper safety arrangements, hurriedness, rescue response delay, week communication and medical services are few of

MANALI: A seminar on “role of media in tourism development” was organized by Himachal Pradesh Journalist Union (HPJU) here today which was sponsored by Manali Hoteliers’ Association. Detailed discussion was held on various ways of promotion of tourism in Himachal Pradesh. It was decided that a vision document for development of tourism will be prepared

SHIMLA/MANALI: Battered by unexpected slowdown in tourism industry, all the trades beginning from hotel industry to taxi or adventure industry of Himachal have dropped their service charges up to 50% to be able to breathe in the suffocating atmosphere of recession. Manoj Kumar, a hotel contractor from Garhwal, broke his lease with two hotels two

MANALI: Early arrival of monsoon and news about stranding of tourists after landslides in various parts of north India is set to take toll on tourism industry of Himachal, with tourists concerned about the present condition in hill state. Tourists are contacting hoteliers and travel agents to know if it is safe to visit Himachal