Karnataka

  • Corona spells unsure future for Karnataka tourism

    Published on : Thursday, July 23, 2020

    Corona pandemic is still distancing visitors from tourist destinations and stakeholders are facing a bleak future. Increase in corona cases across Karnataka with the extended lockdown in Bengaluru has affected tourism revival hopes and this is evident in very small …

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  • Karnataka Tourism Minister tests positive for corona virus

    Published on : Wednesday, July 22, 2020

    Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, is a high-tech hub popular for its shopping and nightlife. To the southwest, Mysore has lavish temples including the Mysore Palace, former seat of the region’s maharajas. Hampi, once the medieval Vijayanagara Empire’s capital, showcases …

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  • Opposition of Archaeology department fully with Tourism department in Karnataka

    Published on : Thursday, May 14, 2020

    Unless the Karnataka state government fails to take control, one of the oldest archaeological departments in the country established in 1885 meeting the highest standards of excavation and conservation, may lose its identity or even cease to exist. There is …

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  • Karnataka planning board pushes for development of coastal tourism

    Published on : Saturday, March 7, 2020

    The Karnataka Planning Board will focus on tourism development across coastal areas, according to BJ Puttaswamy, the Deputy Chairman of the Karnataka State Planning Board.   At a workshop on ‘economic development of coastal Karnataka’, held by the Coastal Development …

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  • Karnataka in India will celebrate Kalyana Karnataka Utsav to promote culture & heritage tourism

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    To preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage and to develop historical sites in the six districts of Kalyana Karnataka region, the State government would celebrate Kalyana Karnataka Utsav from the next year, Minister for Tourism and Kannada and Culture …

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  • At Vadodara, Karnataka introduces its roadshow

    Published on : Friday, November 15, 2019

    With a target to perk up the number of tourists from Gujarat, the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka had recently arranged a Roadshow on November 13th at Tropicana, Vivanta, Vadodara to encourage tourist places, hotels, resorts, homestays and service providers …

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  • Karnataka third largest Indian market for Oz tourism despite no direct flights

    Published on : Thursday, September 12, 2019

    In 2018-19 over 35,800 tourists travelled from Karnataka to Australia, thus making it the third largest Indian market for inbound tourism, after Maharashtra and New Delhi. Karnataka is followed by Punjab and Tamil Nadu in terms of the number of …

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  • Karnataka to find place in world tourism map

    Published on : Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    Karnataka is the sixth largest state in India. It has been ranked as the third most popular state in India. Hampi in Bellary District has ruins spread over an area of 125 km². With around fifty-four world heritage monuments and placing tourism as a priority policy, Karnataka …

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  • Karnataka gearing up to infuse fresh funds into tourism sector

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    The tourism sector in Karnataka is set to be revamped with the government planning to push factors like connectivity, hospitality and provision of basic amenities with an infusion of fresh funds.   Tourism minister CT Ravi said on Thursday that …

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  • Karnataka has ambitious plans to promote 41 tourist destinations

    Published on : Friday, August 30, 2019

    Destinations in Karnataka have attracted travellers for a long time, as the state is quite famous for its verdant hills and idyllic coastal towns. Karnataka Tourism is now planning to further develop tourism in the state. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa …

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  • Karnataka prepares list of tourist spots after the PM eulogizes

    Published on : Friday, August 23, 2019

    After Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India declared on August 15th that people should visit 15 domestic destinations a year, the state tourism department and travel agencies are all set to prepare a list of the best destinations to …

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  • Tourists rescued from flood-hit Hampi in Karnataka

    Published on : Friday, August 16, 2019

    Around 365 tourists, including 100 from overseas, were rescued from the world-famous Hampi heritage site in Karnataka, with heavy rains and flash floods keeping them confined over the last 2-3 days.   An official said, “The Indian Air Force (IAF) …

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  • Tourism Secy.: “Best way to discover Karnataka is to see its idiosyncratic jatras (regional-drama)”

    Published on : Monday, March 18, 2019

      Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World, interacts with T.K. Anil Kumar, Secretary, Tourism Department, Government of Karnataka, at ITB Berlin 2019, where he explains Karnataka’s vast tourism opportunities and its legacy of art and culture.       …

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  • Karnataka targets 3 European cities to hike tourist footfalls

    Published on : Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    Foreign tourists to Karnataka generally originated from Europe. Karnataka’s Tourism Department in order to promote tourism in the state, organised a set of exclusive marketing meets in three European cities namely Amsterdam, Brussels and Dusseldorf.   Europe is the primary …

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  • Karnataka moots tourism varsity to boost sector

    Published on : Thursday, July 5, 2018

    In an effort to give the tourism sector a boost, the Karnataka government is keen on leveraging human resources and has proposed the setting up a tourism university at Hampi at a cost of Rs 3 crore, for training them. …

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  • Hahn Air pays tribute to top performing agents in Karnataka, India

    Published on : Friday, April 13, 2018

    Hahn Air, the German scheduled airline and the leading provider of airline distribution services and ticketing solutions, recently acknowledged its top performing travel agency partners across Karnataka for the year 2017.   The top three agencies were Riya Travel and …

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  • TTF, India’s biggest travel show network opens in Bengaluru

    Published on : Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Facilitating the travel trade to meet and market their tourism products, TTF, the biggest travel show network in India for 29 years, is all set to provide the right opportunity to the travel industry from across India to connect and …

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  • South India’s temple town Hampi will develop as Karnataka’s cultural heritage destination

    Published on : Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    The central government of India will develop South India’s Hampi as ‘Iconic Tourism Site’ and will be one of the 10 tourist destinations across India.     In the Union Budget presented on February 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said …

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  • Karnataka government to host ‘largest’ B2B travel event in India

    Published on : Wednesday, January 3, 2018

    Yesterday the government of Karnataka has declared that it would be hosting the Karnataka International Travel Expo (KITE) from 28th February, claiming it would be the ‘largest’ B2B travel event in the nation.   This three-day event would witness nearly …

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  • Virgin Hyperloop One signs MoU with Karnataka, Maharashtra for potential routes

    Published on : Friday, November 17, 2017

    On Thursday Virgin Hyperloop One has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka Urban Development Department (KUDD) and the Maharashtra government with an aim to identify potential routes to nurture mobility in both the states and connect high …

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