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‘Travel & tourism snippets’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

A view from the Bara Imambara, Lucknow-

Hangar No.7 at Salzburg airport in Austria is a museum, dinning place, art gallery and a concert venue. So next time that you are at the Salzburg airport, do take a look. But do keep in mind that it is a good 15 minutes walk from the main terminal!

travel helps senior citizens live longer lives believes  geriatrician and author Dr. David Lipschitz: http://www.independenttraveler.com/travel-tips/senior-travel/six-savings-secrets-for-senior-travel

Return of the great Indian traveller by Hugh and Coleen Gantzer http://www.tribuneindia.com/2012/20121216/spectrum/main1.htm

Sit Tight. The latest way to squeeze more people into planes:http://world.topnewstoday.org/asia-pacific/article/3688775/

IAS ofrficer on Kurukshetra’s spiritual odyssey: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-12-24/chandigarh/35991025_1_kurukshetra-ias-officer-bhagavad-gita

Malaysia Airlines bans kids in first class (Source: Time, August 22, 2011)

Celeberating the city:  Madras day (now Madras Week) is celeberated in august each year to mark the august 1639 when Francis Day, Beri Thimappa and Andrew Cogan struck a deal for a piece of land with the local Nayak rulers…Times of India, 8.1.2013.

Tourism Corporation of Gujarat: website: gujarattourism.com; email: tihahd@yahoo.com

‘Good Indian fare on global routes: From ordinary aloo-gobhi to exotic Goan prawn curry, foreign airlines are offering desi-delights on flights other than those to and from India…’.http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-12-02/special-report/35547754_1_indian-food-indian-meals-indian-cuisine

Roadhouse Loos: Karnataka State Road Transport Corpn. is all set to introduce aircraft style toilets and a pantry onboard its buses…   …(www.openmagazine.com, 7 May,2012)

Visa on Arrival: India launched its Visa on arrival scheme for the citizens of the following countries in 2010- Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Phillipines, Singapore, Finland, Vietnam, Luxembourg, Mynammar, Cambodia & Laos. Consequently the arrivals from tese countries seem to be on the increase.

Glasses that prevent insomnia: In a good news for frequent flyers, researchers have developed a new ‘time control’ spectacles which they claim reset the body clock…  …Business Standard, 22.11.2012. http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/now-glasses-that-prevent-jet-lag-and-insomnia-112112200353_1.html

A Perfect Day in St. Petersburg: The locals tell you how to spend it…http://www.time.com/time/travel/article/0,31542,2094440,00.html?xid=rss-travel

A Dead Cert: how Copenhagen does halloween with flair:  http://style.time.com/2012/10/11/a-dead-cert%E2%80%A8-how-copenhagen-does-halloween-with-flair/

Delft delights by Nivedita Chaudhuri http://www.tribuneindia.com/2012/20121216/spectrum/main4.htm

The great Indian traveller by Rohan Joshi: Indians are good at a lot of things. Travelling is not one of them…. http://www.mid-day.com/columnists/2012/jun/300612-opinion-The-Great-Indian-Traveller.htm

Shigmo festival, Goa: It is the festival of farewell to winter celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalguna (March), the last month of the Hindu calendar. The festival continues for 14 days. This year the Shigmo parade will commence from 28th March and continue till 10th April in different parts of Goa. http://www.goatourism.gov.in/festivals/other-celebrations/207-shigmotsav

 Visa on arrival: Minister of State for Tourism K. Chiranjeevi on Wednesday said a proposal to grant visa-on-arrival (VoA) to tourists from Germany, Russia, France and South Africa was under his Ministry’s active consideration. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/germany-16-other-nations-on-possible-visaonarrival-list/article4482594.ece

Photo by K.J.S.Chatrath

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I am happy to share with you about the starting of another website by me:       www.gravematters.in 

Grave matters….matters of graves…graves and cemeteries….tombs and graves…cemeteries and graveyards….photos of gravestones from all over the world…inscriptions from all over the world…sad, inspirational and some with a sense humour… I look forward to receiving your encouragement and advice.

 

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