Issue no - August / 2020

QUEST ~ rediscover yourself in India
Air Suvidha For International Passengers To India
International passengers arriving in India are now required to fill up a mandatory Self Reporting form. Applications are being accepted on behalf of the Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. Of India. Also the travelers can request for an Exemption Request form and the applications will be accepted on behalf of the State Government. This form needs to be applied at least 72 hours prior to flying. For more details please visit the Travel Essentials section under COVID-19 Update in our website.

Taj Mahal And Agra Fort Opening Soon

As the inter state borders have reopened, travellers can now make plans to pack their travel bags post COVID-19 lockdowns. Good news seems to be coming from Northern States as the Agra District Administration is planning hard to reopen the Taj mahal and Agra Fort for tourists from mid September. However it is also speculated that prominent ASI protected monuments in the region like Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandara Tomb are likely to open from end of August.

Welcome Vistadome Buses

Travelling will be more exciting as Himachal Pradesh has planned to operate luxurious, glass ceilinged Vistadome Buses from the month of September. As you take the journey from Manali to Leh, you will experience the breathtaking views of beautiful mountains and valleys on your way. Certainly a great step from the Himachal Pradesh Government that will provide an unique experience to the travellers.

The State government will operate these buses inside the Rohtang tunnel which will be inaugurated in September. According to Outlook India, few reports have indicated that travel time will be reduced to five and a half hours comparing to the eight hours taken earlier due to the reduction of distance from 474 kms to 428 kms. 

Upcoming Events & Festivals 
November 2020 

Rann Utsav - Gujarat

This is one of the biggest white desert festival of India that takes place every year. This grand desert carnival takes place in Kutch, Gujarat and this year it will start from 11th November'20 and will extend till 28th February'20. You will get to experience the indigenous dance, folk music, stalls exhibiting beautiful handicrafts, adventure sports, local food stalls, excursions and much more. You will be amazed to view the full moon from the desert during the festival days and you get to relax in the luxurious tents on the desert sand. 

Pushkar Camel Fair - Rajasthan

This is a traditional and very interesting camel fair that takes place in a desert town called Pushkar in Rajasthan. More than 30,000 camels are showcased for trading. Camel racing, camel parade, fairs, stalls and many other interesting events take place among which Camel Beauty Contest is the best of all. A new addition to this celebration is the international balloon celebration. This balloon festival attracts numerous international tourists to this desert town every year. The fair takes place from 22 - 30 November 2020. 

MORE EVACUATION FLIGHTS
More flights have been updated in the Evacuation Flights section of our website under COVID-19 Update button. As per the latest schedule, evacuation flights are being operated presently by Air India, Air India Express, Lufthansa, Indigo, United Airlines, Emirates, Vistara, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Presently they are flying to and fro destinations viz. UK, US, Canada, Australia, UAE and Germany. 

However, travelers who are planning to book tickets are requested to check quarantine guidelines, E-pass and / or any regulations of the city / state / country they are travelling to. This information is readily available in our website, please click the below links to know more.

THE PLATEAU OF PURULIA

Purulia, a town close to the western border of West Bengal is famous for its natural beauty, lush green landscape, verdant hills and dense forests all combined to make the land a photographer's paradise. One can also find Kangsabati, Panchet and Saheb Bandh water reservoirs which can be explored for fishing and boating. The tourism of Purulia revolves around its beautiful hills, forests, folk dances, songs and many archaeological excavations with relics of ancient buildings and temples.

One of the major attractions is Ayodha hills which is popular among young mountaineers to learn the basics of rock climbing. Another is Garh Panchakot located in north east corner of Purulia. The Hilltop offers picturesque and panoramic view where bird watching is a treat for the travelers. Apart from that you will also experience the famous Chhau Dance, an exclusive local dance form with colourful masks and costumes. This dance is very popular all around the world. Also you must visit Baranti, a quiet and scenic place located between two hilllocks - Muradi hill and Baranti hill.

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