Sikkim gets its first railway station after 49 years! 

After a remarkable 49 years, Sikkim is celebrating its first railway station in Rangpo, marking a significant milestone in the state's connectivity and accessibility. This much-anticipated development is set to boost tourism, trade, and overall economic growth for the region. From West Bengal's Sevok to Sikkim's Rangpo, the railway line will have five stations stretching nearly 45 kms.

The connection will also include four open crossing stations which are Sevok, Riyang, Melli and Rangpo. From Sikkim you can visit Yumthung valley (the valley of flowers), Gurudongmar lake (highest lake in India), Peling (a picturesque town), Namchi ( a spiritual hub) and much more interesting places.

Gupteswar Forest declared as 4th Heritage Site

Odisha comes with good news as the pristine Gupteswar Forest, which lies adjacent to the Gupteswar Shiva temple in Odisha's Koraput district, has officially been designated as the 4th Biodiversity-Heritage Site (BHS) in the state. It is spread over a vast area of 350 hectares where the site features sacred groves revered by the local community and is endowed with a diverse range of flora and fauna.

Gupteswar forest is home to a diverse range of species like 28 variants of mammals, 18 species of amphibians, 188 species of birds, 48 species of reptiles, 141 species of butterflies, 45 species of fishes, 43 species of moths, 41 species of odonates, 30 species of spiders, 20 species of lower invertebrates, and 6 species of scorpions.

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Chennai Airport introduces Digi Yatra

 

On a recent report on escalation of Digi Yatra, the Ministry of Civil Aviation, India has announced the launch of the app in Chennai airport from March 31, 2024. The app uses Facial Recognition Technology for contactless and seamless movement of passengers at various checkpoints inside the airport. The app was launched in December '22, available in 13 airports in India so far and slowly gaining popularity.

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Bengaluru BBP set to start Leopard Safari

 

Leopard safari at Banerghatta Biological Park (BBP) is poised to start soon as green signaled by Forest, Environment and Ecology Minister of India. In 20 hectares of land, the safari will be implemented in a carefully designed enclosure where 12 leopards have been accommodated with a capacity of 20. All leopards available are under one year of age rescued within first two months of life. 

The Holi 2024: Festival of Colours

One of the biggest festivals of India, widely known as the Festival of Colours,"The Holi" is celebrated all across Indian states with utmost enthusiasm and energy. It is celebrated not only by Indians but also by thousands of foreign tourists who visit India at the spring season to celebrate and immerse into the colours of life.

The festival starts with "Holika Dahan" - a ritual that takes place a day before Holi. A big fire is arranged where you symbolically sacrifice your inner demons and start afresh. The ritual is a symbolic victory of good over evil powers. On the next day people come out on the streets and play with various water colours and powder colours as they colour their friends, relatives and families. The entire India plays Holi commemorating the divine love of Radha & Krishna. If you wish to participate in this beautiful festival, connect with us today at +91 98368 37372 for early bookings.

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