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Senior citizens of Rajasthan will now be able to travel abroad under the Senior Citizens Pilgrimage Scheme. Senior citizens will be able to travel to Kathmandu, Pashupatinath in Nepal by air. Devastation Minister Vishwaendra Singh has sealed the decision at a meeting of the state level committee at the tourism hall. This year, 5,000 passengers will travel on pilgrimage by air and 5,000 by rail.
Two new circuits have been added in rail travel and three in air travel. In the Dehradun-Haridwar-Rishikesh circuit, the pilgrims will be airlifted to Dehradun and from there by buses. In the Gangasagar-Southeshwar Kali-Velur Monastery-Kolkata circuit, devotees will be airlifted to the shrines by air and from there by bus. In the Pashupatinath Kathmandu circuit, the passengers will fly to Kathmandu by air and will be taken by bus to Pashupatinath from there.
In fact, earlier air travel included 6 circuits, which have been increased to 9. Meanwhile, two additional circuits have been added to the proposed Senior Citizens Pilgrimage Scheme. The rail journey includes Shri Govardhan-Nandgaon-Barsana-Mathura-Vrindavan circuit and Ajmer (Dargah of Moinuddin Chishti), Delhi (Dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya) and Fatehpur Sikri Agra (Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chishti) circuit.
TripAdvisor – The travel and restaurant website has just released its list of World’s Hotels for best services. And, one of the hotels of India, in Rajasthan- Jaipur just made it to their list.
Jaipur is loved by travelers and tourists all over the world for its enchanting beauty, but one more thing that makes the Pink City stand out is its sincere warm welcome to everyone who stops in the city. Yet again Jaipur has proved its hospitality- the exquisite Oberoi Rajvilas has made it to the list of the hotels for best service and landed on the 21st position.
The Oberoi Rajvilas is an alluring property located in Jaipur, with its ethereal gardens spread over 32 acres, along with reflection pools, and majestic traditional architecture. The hotel will make you fall in love with its awe-inspiring interior which offers lavishing rooms and villas, crystal chandelier lit fine dining space, air-conditioned fitness centre, relaxing spa treatments and when the day ends the most breath-taking sunset experience.
So, next time you are in the Pink City, you know what will make your stay even more worth remembering as you will be treated like the Maharajas and Maharanis.
It’s sad for the entire heritage tourism fraternity to hear about the demise of Thakur Kesri Singh Ji Mandawa. A pioneer in Heritage Tourism, Thakur Kesri Singh had been ailing for some time. He was 75 years old.
Thakur Kesri Singh was responsible for putting Mandawa and the Shekhawati Region on the world tourism map. He was one of the founder members of the Indian Heritage Hotel Association. He was on the Board of Directors of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) for 4 years from 1995 to 1998. He was also awarded the Regional Tourism award for Northern India 6 times by the Government of India, Department of Tourism from 1994 to 1999.
Thakur Kesri Singh was also serving as the President of the Shardul Education Trust. He also served twice as the member of the Governing Body of the prestigious Ashok Club in Jaipur.
Survived by his wife and three children, Thakur Saab will be remembered for introducing the heritage tourism in Rajasthan.
The funeral was held today i.e. 5th June 2019 in Mandawa.
Good news for the frequent travellers between Jaipur and Delhi!
India’s popular airlines, IndiGo is prepared to begin new A321neo aircraft, Jaipur-Delhi. It is more fuel efficient, can fly a longer distance, and seat more people.
The new Airbus 321 Neo is set to take its first flight in mid-June. It’s a new plane and Indigo is the only airline company that uses it in the country.
Happy Flying 🙂