Monthly Archives: July 2013

New flights for Tourism in Jodhpur

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Jodhpur Airport

With the onset of Rajasthan’s tourist season in October, airline operators will introduce two new flights from Jodhpur. According to the Civil Airport Director Mr. S.N. Borker, Spice Jet will run a flight between Delhi, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, while Jet Airways would run special additional flights between Delhi and Jodhpur.  Bookings are already open for these two flights starting from October, 2013

We are also glad to share that Jodhpur is awarded with the best Airport among 52 Airports in the country during Traveler’s Satisfaction Survey conducted last month.

Jaipur by Nite: Celebrating the spirit of Jaipur

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A two-day weekend festival called ‘Jaipur by Nite’ is going to be held to promote Jaipur as an all-year destination on July26 and 27, 2013.

The colorful event in its second edition will see the main historical monuments all decorated and illuminated in their splendor; and the famous bazaars situated within the city walls will be open till late night. Included in the entertaining itinerary are two cultural evenings showcasing live music, fashion show, sound and light show, shopping, food and drinks at the City Palace and Hotel Clarks Amer. Playback singers Krishna Beura and Shweta Pandit will grace the event with performances. Dances will include Ghoomar, chari dance and Gair dance along with parrot card reader, puppet shows, performances by Rajasthani troupes, a lacquer bangle stall and even a safawalla.

 

With the embassies of France, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey, Botswana and Singapore among others, agreeing to participate in the event, the initiative will also comprise several performances by renowned international artists.

Organised by the Department of Tourism, Confederation of Indian Industry and Young Indians, the two day event can be attended by anyone once they have registered for it. So if you are interested, visit http://www.jaipurbynite.

 

Application to update Jaipur Airport flyers

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For the first time in country, the Airport Authorities of India (AAI) is bringing in an app that will cut short all your travel hassles.

Jaipur-airport

The facility will first start at Jaipur Airport, which will become country’s first smart airport, from July 18’ 2013. Later, it will be extended to other airports of the country. Now, you can get live updates of the flight’s arrival and departure. You can remain in touch with airport authorities 24/7 and can air your complaints, feedback and suggestions through your smart phone.

You can avail the facility by downloading a code in your smart mobile phone. Then, the app will update passengers on everything they want to know. The application will also be helpful to international flyers, as these flights land at Jaipur airport early in the morning and leave in a few hours.

In recent times, there has been a sharp increase in complaints of missing baggage. The application will inform you about luggage you can carry or charges levied on extra weight. The problem of missing luggage and theft at airports can also be addressed. Moreover, if you are confused about carrying gold ornaments, it will tell you the exact weight of gold you can carry without duty or customs duty to be levied. During winter months, domestic or international flyers face problems like change in flight timings or cancellation. This app will prove a great help to them also.

In the last few months, Jaipur airport has taken several measures to improve safety and comfort of the passengers and notably, this smart facility is part of the modernization project of AAI.

New look for the luxury trains of Rajasthan

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The popular luxury trains of Rajasthan – Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels are soon going to get a major makeover.  Being sensitive towards the expectations of the travelers, the Indian Railways and RTDC have decided to refurbish the trains with new heritage look adorned by the finest trappings one can expect from a luxe train.

All the facilities  in the trains are being modernized including water purifiers in washrooms aside from superior communication and entertainment devices. Even the dining cart, the bar and lounge will be given a new look. The spa and health club will also get major upgrades.

As for the RROW makeover, the wooden floors would be covered with exquisite carpets to minimize noise. Further, new doors will replace existing ones. Besides, the train speed will also be increased so that guests spend less time on wheels and enjoy more time at the destinations. However, the itinerary and tariffs for the trains will remain same in 2013-14.

Bon Voyage…

National Parks in Rajasthan to be closed for Monsoon

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With arrival of monsoon, National Park across Rajasthan will remain closed for three months from today i.e. Monday, July01, 2013.

 

The parks will be closing from July 1 and will reopen for wildlife tourism from October 01, 2013 with possibly no change in opening period till now. The officers concerned and staffers under the Forest Department of Ranthambore and Sariska are ready with their enlisted plans to be carried out during this closing period along with taking up of afforestation and restoration works.

With onset of monsoon, mating period of wild animals begins. These four months of rainy season from July to October are considered most crucial for mating of wildlife animals. During these months the wild animals turn aggressive and need complete isolation. These aspects along with other maintenance works of the Forest Department are necessary for closing of parks across the State.

Rajasthan to have 4 New Airports

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Already a tourist hotspot, Rajasthan has got more reasons to cheer after the Central government gave nod to four low-budget airports, which will come up at Ajmer, Kota, Alwar and Bhilwara.

The Union government on Friday decided to set up 51 new low-cost airports with an aim to give a boost to the civil aviation sector and increase air connectivity to various destinations.

Ajmer, a global tourist spot due to the dargah and proximity to Pushkar, needed an airport to give travelers the option to directly reach the city. It will be of great help to pilgrims coming to Ajmer and Pushkar.

 

Kota which has emerged as a coaching hub in the country will benefit hugely from the decision. A majority of students in Kota are from different states who often travel in and out of the city. Alwar, Kota and Bundi are also popular among foreign tourists for their art. Alwar is popular for Sariska wildlife, Silliserh and beautiful palaces. “Kota and Bundi are already big tourist destinations for their miniature paintings and artworks and many foreign tourists are forced to take the road route to reach these places. Airports in all the four cities (or towns) will help tourists cut down their travel time and have a delightful journey.