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Lighthouse tourism ready

Soon, lighthouses in Chennai, Mamallapuram, Rameswaram and Muttam in Kanyakumari would be developed into tourist destinations. “We are exploring the possibility of turning select lighthouses into tour

Nod for rural tourism in 4 Tamil Nadu villages

The coastal village of Devipattinam also known as Navabashanam with a temple dedicated to Devi, Theerthamalai – rife with spring and temples, Vadanemmeli where the crocodile bank is situated, and Tiru

Tigers, tourism can’t co-exist: SC

The Supreme Court has made it clear: tigers and tourism cannot co-exist. In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday banned all kinds of tourism activities across the 40 tiger reserves in the

Travel operators unhappy over ban on tourism in tiger sanctuaries


Ninety travel operators under the banner of Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT) have expressed their unhappiness at the Supreme Court order disallowing tourism activity in core areas of tiger reserves

Experts express reservations

Serious reservations are being expressed by forest and wildlife experts about the Supreme Court’s directive on Tuesday that there should be no tourism activity in the core areas of the tiger reserves.

Andaman Islands challenge Supreme Court move to end ‘human safaris’


A ruling by Supreme Court, which would have drastically curtailed the notorious ‘human safaris’ in the Andaman Islands is being ignored by the islands’ authorities.

Earlier this month, Supreme Court

Goa on top of Tamil Nadu tourists’ list

Despite the controversies rocking this picturesque coastal union territory in India, Goa’s beaches, culture, carnival and nightlife continue to drive a bulk of visitors from Tamil Nadu.

Besides Goa,

AP plans festivals to boost tourism

The state will host dozens of fairs and cultural festivals throughout the year to promote domestic and international tourism. A high-level committee has finalised the itinerary for fairs and cultural

City leads the world to stinkholes

Foreign delegates coming for the COP-11 international convention on biodiversity are to be taken around the worst-managed tourist spots in the city like Shamirpet Lake, Mir Alam Tank and Public Garden

Students guide cycling tours


The District Tourism Prom-otion Council is set to orga-nise day-long guided mon-soon cycle tours — conne-cting tourism spots in Kochi — for young tourists with the support of tourismstudents from Al-A

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