Uttarakhand Tourism woos tourists with new and old strategies

Last month Uttarakhand Tourism took a number of steps to woo tourists that skipped the State after 2013 natural disaster. Here are some of the steps taken for promoting adventure, cultural, and religious tourism: 1. The Ultimate Uttarakhand Himalayan MTB Challenge 2015   Uttarakhand Department of Tourism and Cycling Federation …

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Dull dinners at Chamba Hotel and Restaurant in Thiksay

I had dinner at this well-maintained restaurant twice in July 2014. The food was fresh and clean. But the taste was just okay. The vegetables I ordered had small or large amount of cottage cheese, which was boring. This cheese obsession is common in India. I have observed that the …

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VCSGPSY: a small prescription for ongoing profits

VCSGPSY is an acronym for Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Paryatan Swarozgar Yojana introduced in June 2002. The government of Uttarakhand launched the first self-employment scheme to make tourism a major source of employment and revenue generation. The prime focus was on developing transport facilities within the State. Tourism activities   …

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Types of Mountaineering Peaks

Types of mountaineering peaks

Mountaineering is not a rare holiday activity anymore because of three reasons:   Faster easier access to the mountains and related information Various training options Availability of relatively cheaper gear   Peaks now-a-days are therefore not out of bounds of common persons. The mountainous countries have realized commercial value of …

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Phyang in Autumn

Stok Kangri

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Phyang, a hamlet in Leh district, affords views of  the Ladakh (north) and Stok (south) ranges. The hamlet is home to Lotsawa Lhakhang and Phyang Monastery. Interestingly, Phyang does not have a common funeral ground.    Today we take you on a virtual tour of the village. Help: Click any image …

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