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Towering outdoor lift zips tourists up China’s ‘Avatar’ cliff

Towering more than 300 metres (1,000 feet) up the cliff face that inspired the landscape for the blockbuster movie "Avatar", the world's highest outdoor...

China bars travellers from Britain, India in COVID-19 clampdown

China has barred non-Chinese travellers from Britain, France, Belgium, the Philippines and India, imposing some of the most stringent entry curbs of any country...

Kaziranga National Park resumes elephant safaris after COVID shutdown

Elephant safaris have resumed at a famous national park in India's northeastern state of Assam, seven months after being forced to shut by the...

‘Astro-stays’ bring tourists and solar power to Himalayan villages

An Indian social business that leads Himalayan treks to set up solar micro-grids in remote mountain villages plans to expand its clean-energy work to...

Suspension of international passenger flights to India extended till end of November

The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till November 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)...

Marauding monkeys bring fear to tourist haven Shimla

Thousands of monkeys are menacing the historic Indian city of Shimla, where sterilisations and illegal poisonings have failed to blunt their frequent attacks on...

India restores all existing visas, barring electronic, tourist and medical categories

The Indian government on Thursday decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas, except electronic, tourist and medical categories, almost eight months after...

Thailand welcomes tourists back after April virus ban

Thailand received a group of tourists from China on Tuesday, its first such arrivals since commercial flights were banned in April to combat the...

Activists oppose plans to make Goa a coal transport hub

Indian activists and politicians in the southwestern state of Goa, known globally for its pristine coastline and dense forests, are opposing a plan by...

Tourism going to be next growth driver for India: FAITH

The tourism sector is going to be the next growth driver for India but to achieve that, it needs to survive the impact of...