Issue no - July / 2020

QUEST ~ rediscover yourself in India
States of India Lifting Tourism Ban
As we are going through the phase Unlock 2.0, here's a round up of all the States that have decided to opened their borders for visitors so far. But we strongly recommend to follow the Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) issued by the respective Tourism Boards or the State Government websites to get the latest updates on COVID - 19 guidelines. The states that have lifted bans are Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

India To Get First Private Jet Terminal

Indira Gandhi International Airport is all set to introduce the country's first dedicated private jet terminal which is expected to operate from end of July. According to a report from Hindustan Times, this facility promises faster turnaround of business jets and chartered planes, shielding them from the clutter of general passenger terminals. The terminal is designed to accommodate a parking space for 65 jets of all sizes with a tremendous capacity to handle a maximum of 150 business jet movements a day. Moreover it is equipped with state-of-the-art features and facilities that include world class passenger lounges, retail, food and beverage.

New Destination Wedding Venue
Located in the isle of Sadhu-Bet in river Narmada and surrounded by breathtaking Vindyachal and Satpuda mountain ranges, the Statue of Unity Tent City - 1 offers a perfect destination wedding spot which is natural and iconic. You will experience luxurious hospitality in unique cottage accommodations combined with delectable cuisines and other amenities. The wedding venue offers an arrangement for 50 people with 17 rooms triple occupancy stay and a royal cottage for the newlywed couple. In a nutshell, the venue can take care of all the wedding arrangements.

Upcoming Events & Festivals 
October 2020 

The Grand Durga Puja - West Bengal

Among the most significant festivals of India, Durga Puja stands apart due to the grandeur and involvement of millions of people all around the country and outside. For five days the state transforms into a destination of supreme art and culture inviting visitors to explore something they have never seen before. The visitors will experience decorated pandals, unique light arrangements, sound of rhythms and chants all over as they will visit the City of Joy - Kolkata and other districts. This year Durga Puja will take place from 22nd to 26th October.

International Folk Festival - Rajasthan

Jodhpur RIFF or the Jodhpur International Folk Festival is one of the fascinating cultural festivals that takes place in Rajasthan in October. It is celebrated in Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur and patronized by Gaj Singh of Marwar. It is an international cultural gig that showcases Rajasthani traditional folk dances, music, and artwork. The event has been declared as the People’s Platform for Creativity and Sustainable Development by UNESCO. This year the event will take place from 29th October to 2nd November.
EVACUATION FLIGHTS UPDATE
We are constantly updating the evacuation flights status in our website and incorporating more and more information to the respective sections. As per the latest schedule, evacuation flights are being operated presently by Air India, Air India Express, Lufthansa, Emirates, Indigo and SpiceJet. Presently they are flying to destinations like US, Europe, 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 SCENIC SAMSING

Famous for its scenic landscape, green tea gardens, hills and forests in the North Bengal region, Samsing is one of the must visit places of India. Perched at an elevation of 3000ft and 82kms far from Siliguri, Samsing offers the most exotic mountain ranges with a heavenly view of shimmering Murti river. Some of the awe inspiring sightseeing spots are Lali-Guras, Rocky Island, and Suntaley Khola. Samsing is also considered the gateway of nature endowed Neora Valley National Park, a popular destination famous for pristine scenic beauty and rich bio diversity.

The Neora Valley National Park is home to many animal species like Red Panda, Himalayan Tahr, Black Bear, Sambar, Barking Deer, Goral, Leopard, Chinese Marmorata, Pangolin, Wild Boar and Malayan Giant Squirrel. It is also a birder's paradise as they can spend hours watching grey nightjar, greater racket-tailed drongo, orange-bellied leafbird, maroon oriole, grey chinned, short-billed minivets, slaty-backed forktail, ashy bulbul, yellow-vented, golden-spectacled and chestnut crowned warblers, white-napped, black-chinned yuhinas and much more.

If you wish to explore this destination, please connect with us.

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