According to the data compiled by the state tourism department, the first six months of the current year saw just 15,000 foreign persons, who came mostly for business and treatment purposes.
Agitators said that the monument can be utilised to house a museum, a photography or art gallery or a library which will help people connect with the culture and heritage of the land.
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Tourism is a key industry in Rajasthan with 1.6 million foreign and 45 million domestic tourists visiting it annually in pre-Covid times.
The other two Indian villages nominated for the award are Ladhpura Khas from Madhya Pradesh and Kongthong in Meghalaya.
Minister for Tourism Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao said all parties should sink their differences and join the agitation to protect the steel plant.
Vehicles with Himachal Pradesh registration are exempted from this ‘tax’. But those coming on vehicles registered in other states will have to pay.
The seaplane service connecting the Statue of Unity near Kevadiya in Gujarat’s Narmada district with Sabarmati Riverfront will resume soon.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Andhra Pradesh Tourism minister Muttamsetti Srinivas said that the tourism department had suffered huge losses due to the Covid pandemic.
The State government wants to explore the full tourism potential of Rushikonda, which has been accorded blue flag certification by the Foundation of Environment Education of Denmark.
The Ashok, and the adjacent Hotel Samrat are among the eight India Tourism Development Corp assets listed under the National Monetisation Pipeline announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Convenor of the foundation Jugabrat Kar said the programme aims to create awareness among the next generation about the pilgrim town and its existing heritage monuments.
Minister G Kishan Reddy assured that he would represent the issues to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and would see to the installation of Babasaheb’s statue.
The researchers aim to collect samples before a whale watching boat arrives and then afterwards, then compare the two samples to determine the direct impact of that encounter on stress levels.
MRPS leader Mandakrishna Madiga also implored Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to urgently take up the categorization of SCs with the Centre.