The Delhi Katra Shri Shakti Express, one of the latest India tourism developments, has already been inaugurated to facilitate access to the Mata Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu & Kashmir. Visit to the Vaishno Devi shrine is one of the most sacred pilgrimages for Indians and NRIs. Inauguration of the Shri Shakti Express has eased the journey to Katra Railway Station, at the foothills of the shrine.
Indian has been in the travel Industry news for the initiative, “Office on Wheels” for business travelers. Indian Railways has proposed to convert a few AC Express trains into “Office on Wheels” by installing fully-equipped workstations in some cabins. The workstations will comprise computers, printers and other accessories. Free Internet facility will be provided to professionals traveling in these special cabins, on a few popular railway routes in the country.
The trail of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Agra is known for heritage tourism in India. This northwest heritage region of India receives lakhs of foreign arrivals every year. The Government of Rajasthan has proposed to promote heritage tourism by reducing luxury tax from 14% to 5%. As a result, accommodation at heritage properties and hotels has become cheap. Heritage lovers in the United States have already stared booking cheap flights to Rajasthan for Indian holidays in winter.
Most foreign tourists take fancy to traveling by trains while in India. The move by Indian Railways to develop 10 major stations in compliance with international standards has hit the travel industry news. Enhancement of travelers’ comfort and convenience is the main purpose of this India tourism development plan. In addition to this, the initiative to introduce high speed bullet trains in the most popular tourist zones is under development. Two of these trains will be running between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Delhi and Agra, to offer time-efficient, cozy journeys to travelers.
Kerala tourism has recently launched “She Taxi” to ensure security of women travelers and tourists from all over India and abroad. “She Taxi” is a women-only cab service provided by women drivers. The taxis are equipped with GPS devices and LCD screens. Kerala tourism is all set to fetch women backpackers for solo travel in India.
These tourism development plans have inspired travelers across the United States to book cheap flights for Indian holidays in the coming months.
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