Travelers of all ages traveling can benefit from a pre-travel medical appointment, ideally four to six weeks before departure. The doctor will perform a physical exam and assess the health risks associated with travel plans.
What are the main common travel issues how can be treated?
Middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS)
It is a viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed a severe acute respiratory illness. They had a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About half of these people died.
Older adults may have more severe jet lag and take longer to recover. Travelers can minimize jet lag by shifting to the local schedule as soon as possible. Travelers may be able to avoid jet lag by adjusting sleep schedules a few days before traveling.
Contaminated food or water or anxiety and jet lag can contribute to traveler’s diarrhea. It often strikes abruptly and causes four to five loose or watery bowel movements. In most cases, the traveler’s diarrhea will go away in a day or two without medical treatment. Most doctors don’t recommend preventive medications such as antibiotics or bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol), except in special circumstances. The best prevention is good hand hygiene and food and water safety. International travelers should drink only bottled beverages or liquids that have been boiled.
Travelers susceptible to motion sickness should consult a physician about over-the-counter or prescription medications. Some natural remedies have been shown to reduce symptoms, too. Options include acupressure wristbands, ginger tea or dietary supplements, or aromatherapy.
Is caused by dry air, a decrease in oxygen, and low barometric pressure when travelled to a higher altitude than you’re used to. As a result, you may have problems, such as headaches, dehydration, and shortness of breath. Some people are affected at 5,000 feet (1,524 meters), but others aren’t affected until they reach altitudes of 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) or more.
What to do in case of for protection against ticks and mosquitoes:
Use a repellent that contains 20% or more DEET for protection that lasts up to several hours. Always use insect repellent as directed
About Isolation and Quarantine:
Isolation and quarantine are public health practices used to stop or limit the spread of disease.
Isolation is used to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy.
Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill.
The quarantine can apply to humans and animals as part of border control, as well as within a country.
Ho to get medical care while traveling
Carry a list of local doctors and hospitals at the destination. Review health insurance plan to determine what medical services it would cover during the trip. Consider purchasing travel health and medical evacuation insurance.
Carry a card that identifies, in the local language, your blood type, chronic conditions or serious allergies, and the generic names of any medications take. Some prescription drugs may be illegal in other countries. Call the embassy to verify that all of your prescription(s) are legal to bring with you. Bring all the medicines (including over-the-counter medicines) you think you might need during your trip, including extra in case of travel delays. Ask your doctor to help you get prescriptions filled early if you need to.
What are the vacinations required
Immunizations largely depends upon the area you are travelling. Specific vaccinations are required for specific countries and conditions. These include:
Common vaccinations include are:
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Vaccination for travelers with special needs Some additional vaccinations are recommended for travelers who are at risk of infection or other health problems. This includes people with asthama , respiratory and cardiac conditions, metabolic conditions (such as diabetes) and anyone over 65 years of age. Vaccinations include:
Vaccination for young travelers Young people are also routinely offered vaccination against:
Cholera vaccination is no longer recommended by the World Health Organization for any country.
Vaccination for specific diseases
Information for hepatitis A includes:
This is the most common vaccine-preventable disease in travelers.
It is spread by contaminated food or water.
The cause is a virus.
Symptoms include fever, lack of energy (malaise) and jaundice (yellow skin color).
Hepatitis A is rarely fatal.
Symptomatic treatment is the only treatment available.
Vaccination is safe and extremely effective.
Information for hepatitis B includes:
This is spread by body fluid commonly through sexual intercourse or shared syringes but also by accident.
It is caused by virus.
Symptoms include fever, lack of energy (malaise) and jaundice (yellow skin color).
Around half of all cases worldwide result in death.
Vaccination is safe and extremely effective.
Information for typhoid includes:
This is common in developing countries.
The cause is a bacterium.
Symptoms include fever, weakness, headache and sometimes a rash.
Typhoid can be treated successfully with antibiotics.
Vaccinations must be completed at least one week before travelling.
Information for rabies includes:
This is common to North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
The cause is a virus passed on by a bite or scratch from an infected dog or any mammal that carries the virus.
Symptoms include headache and fever, then convulsions and death.
A three-dose vaccination is given over 3–4 weeks prior to travel.
All animal bites and scratches should be immediately and thoroughly washed with soap and water for at least 10 minutes.
Treatment after a bite from a possibly rabid animal involves a course of five vaccines and, if previously unvaccinated, an injection of immunoglobulin.
Information for meningococcal meningitis includes:
The cause is a virus spread by aerosol droplets.
Symptoms include headache, fever, confusion and neurological damage.
Treatment can only ease the symptoms.
Vaccination is a legal requirement for some countries.
Information for tuberculosis includes:
This is common in developing countries.
The cause is a bacterium spread by aerosol droplets.
Symptoms include persistent cough and fever.
Treatment involves a prolonged course of antibiotics.
Vaccination is recommended only for some travellers to high risk areas for prolonged periods and must be preceded by a special skin (Mantoux) test.
Information for Japanese encephalitis includes:
This is present throughout Asia.
The cause is a virus spread by infected mosquitoes.
Symptoms include headache, fever, confusion and neurological damage.
Treatment can only ease the symptoms.
Three doses of vaccine are required well before you travel.
This is present in tropical South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
The cause is a virus spread by infected mosquitoes.
Symptoms include fever, headache, bloody vomiting, jaundice and death.
The vaccination gives immunity for around 10 years.
Vaccination is a legal requirement for some countries and certification can only be given by an authorized travel health clinic.
Infectious diseases for which there are no vaccines
Infectious diseases are generally transmitted by food, water, or a lack of personal hygiene (for example, ‘gastro’, traveler’s diarrhea, giardiasis, and amoebic dysentery) or by insects (for example, malaria and dengue fever). They can be life-threatening. Your doctor will advise you on measures and medications that should be taken to help prevent these diseases.
What is the cause of travel diarrhea?
Unclean food and water can cause travelers diarrhea and other diseases. This can reduce by drinking safe water and safe food habits. Some of do and don’ts about good food habit are:
Food that is cooked and served hot
Fruits and vegetables should be clean and washed.
Pasteurized dairy products
Food served at room temperature
Food from street vendors
Raw or soft-cooked (runny) eggs
Raw or undercooked (rare) meat or fish
Unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables
Unpasteurized dairy products
Bottled water that is sealed
Water that has been disinfected
Hot coffee or tea
Tap or well water
Ice made with tap or well water
Drinks made with tap or well water (such as reconstituted juice)
Talk with your doctor about taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs with you on your trip in case you get sick.
How to prevent bites?
Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats.
Use an appropriate insect repellent
Use permethrin-treated clothing and gear (such as boots, pants, socks and tents). Do not use permethrin directly on skin.
Stay and sleep in air-conditioned or screened rooms.
Use a bed net if the area where you are sleeping is exposed to the outdoors.
What types of Insects repellent
For protection against ticks and mosquitoes: Use a repellent that contains 20% or more DEET for protection that lasts up to several hours. Always use insect repellent as directed.
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WHICH COUNTRIES ARE OPEN FOR TRAVEL & TOURISM? WHEN WILL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS RESUME 2021
Saudi Arabia Extends Travel Ban, Border Closures To May 17
Saudi Arabia is extending its travel-restriction period and shift the date for reopening the Kingdom’s borders from March 31 to May 17 due to delays in delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, authorities said on Friday. Source: Arab NewsMarch 1
Malaysia Aims To Resume Leisure Travel With Neighbours By 1Q2021
Tourism Malaysia is hopeful that cross-border tourism for leisure will reopen in stages sometime in the first quarter of 2021. Source: TTG AsiaMarch 1
Cayman Islands To Reopen Borders By March
Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced that the British overseas territory will be reopening its border to tourists in March. Source: Jamaica Observer2020December 28
Sri Lanka Welcomes Tourists After 8-Month-Long Coronavirus Interruption
A group of Ukrainian tourists on Monday became the first batch of holidayers to visit Sri Lanka in more than eight months after the island nation put curbs on international travel due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Source: Tribune IndiaDecember 1
Oman To Restart Issuing Tourist Visas
Tourist visas will only be issued to those whose visits are organised by hotels or tourism companies. Source: Gulf BusinessDecember 1
The British Virgin Islands Is Reopening For Tourism In December
The beloved Caribbean archipelago will reopen to visitors on Dec. 1, according to British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew A. Fahie. Source: Caribbean JournalNovember 13
Venezuela Plans November Reopening For Tourism
Venezuela will reopen its tourist attractions “gradually” starting in December after registering a “sustained trend” of decreasing Covid-19 infections in the country, President Nicolás Maduro announced Wednesday. Source: The Tico TimesNovember 13
South Africa Has Opened For International Travel – But Other Countries Are Still Closed
Government has relaxed South Africa’s level 1 lockdown rules around international travel, allowing visitors from any country provided they follow health and safety guidelines. Source: BusinesstechNovember 6
Singapore To Allow In Visitors From Mainland China Ahead Of Travel Bubble With Hong Kong
From November 6, the island nation is also lifting border restrictions for travellers from the Australian state of Victoria as it looks to boost its battered tourism sector. Source: SCMPNovember 1
Botswana To Allow Chartered Int’l Flights From November 1
Botswana will allow direct chartered international flights to some of the country’s premier tourist resorts with effect from November 1, Tourism Minister Philda Kereng has said. Source: journalducameroun.comNovember 1
Philippines Lets Foreigners In, Eases Travel Rules For Citizens
The Philippines will welcome back foreign nationals starting Nov. 1 and allow Filipino travelers to leave without Covid-19 antigen tests as the Southeast Asian nation continues to reopen. Source: BloombergNovember 1
Costa Rica To Welcome Tourists From Anywhere In The World Starting November 1
Tourists from anywhere in the world will be allowed to visit Costa Rica starting November 1. Source: The Tico TimesNovember 1
Saudi Arabia To Gradually Lift Ban On Performing Umrah
Saudis and foreign residents can make pilgrimage from Oct. 4, while Muslims abroad will be allowed entry as of Nov. 1. Source: Andalou AgencyNovember 1
Argentina To Restart International Flights, Some Tourism After Ban
rgentina will resume commercial international flights from November and allow tourists to enter from bordering countries, the government said on Friday, as it aims to lift coronavirus restrictions after one of the strictest lockdowns in the world. Source: ReutersOctober 31
St Kitts And Nevis To Reopen For Tourism On Oct. 31
St Kitts and Nevis has revealed that the twin-island federation will reopen for tourism on Oct. 31. Source: Caribbean JournalOctober 26
Indonesia, Singapore Agree On Business Travel Corridor
2 countries to start accepting travel applications on Oct. 26, says top Indonesian diplomat. Source: Andalou AgencyOctober 25
Delta Brings Back More Flights Across Atlantic And Pacific This Winter And Summer 2021
As Delta works to restart service in line with the lifting of travel restrictions, potential vaccine availability and the gradual return of demand, customers will see more trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific flights to top business and leisure destinations for the winter 2020-2021 and summer 2021 seasons. Source: DeltaOctober 20
Thailand Welcomes First Tourists Since March
Thailand has welcomed its first group of tourists in seven months, as part of an experiment aimed at testing if a wider opening is possible as the coronavirus cripples the kingdom’s economy. Source: Asia TimesOctober 16
The Australia-New Zealand Travel Bubble Is Finally Here — But It’s Only One-Way For Now
Australia will put in place a travel corridor with New Zealand to allow quarantine-free tourism, with flights likely to begin within weeks — but there’s a catch. Source: CNNOctober 12
Guyana To Reopen Airports On October 12
The Guyana government says it will re-open the country’s borders to international traffic on October 12 even as it also announced an extension of the seven-hour curfew to the end of the month. Source: Caribbean National WeeklyOctober 12
Panama Plans October 12 Reopening For International Flights
Starting October 12, Panama will welcome international tourists from across the world, the government announced via executive order. Source: The Tico TimesOctober 8
Singapore To Allow Visitors From Australia And Vietnam From Oct 8
Singapore will unilaterally lift border restrictions to visitors from Australia – excluding Victoria state – and Vietnam from Oct 8. Source: Straits TimesOctober 1
Mauritius To Reopen Borders In Three Phases
The prime minister of Mauritius has announced a three-phase reopening of the country’s borders for international travel. Source: Lonely PlanetOctober 1
Oman To Restart International Flights On October 1
Oman will restart international flights on October 1, state news agency ONA said on Twitter, after they were suspended in March as part of coronavirus precautions. Source: Khaleej TimesOctober 1
Belize Reopens Borders To International Travel October 1
Prime Minister Dean Barrow, speaking during a virtual news conference, said the Phillip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) will reopen on that date, coinciding with the start of the 2020 tourist season. Source: Jamaica ObserverOctober 1
Uganda Says To Re-Open Airport And Resume International Flights On Oct. 1
Uganda said on Thursday it would reopen its sole international airport to commercial flights on Oct. 1, more than five months after its closure as a measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the East African nation. Source: ReutersOctober 1
Peru To Resume International Flight Operations From October 1 With Stringent Safety Measures
Peru has approved the resumption of international flights starting from October 1, but under strict safety measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister of Transport and Communications Carlos Estremadoyro said. Source: News18October 1
Oman Air Returns To Scheduled Service On 1 October
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will return to scheduled service on 1 October with flights to 16 cities in 12 countries. Source: Oman AirOctober 1
Zimbabwe To Open For Tourism On 1 October
According to the Zimbabwe Ministry of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services, Zimbabwe will open its borders for international travel on 1 October. Source: The South AfricanSeptember 29
Vietjet To Resume Some International Flights
Vietjet said it will reopen some of its regular international flights from Vietnam to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from 29 September. Source: Asian AviationSeptember 23
Zimbabwe Resumes Domestic, Regional Flights
Zimbabwe’s state-owned Air Zimbabwe announced Wednesday it will resume domestic and regional commercial flights later this month after the government decided to re-open the country’s skies following coronavirus lockdowns, local media reported. Source: Andalou AgencySeptember 21
Nepal To Resume Domestic Flight Operations From Sept 21
The Nepal government has decided to allow resumption of domestic flights and long-haul public transportation services from September 21. Source: Northeast NowSeptember 18
Japan To Resume Short Biz Trips With Singapore On Sept. 18
Japan and Singapore have agreed to resume short-term business travel between the two countries on Sept. 18, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Friday. Source: Nippon.comSeptember 18
Guatemala’s International Airport To Resume Flights On Sept. 18
Guatemala’s Aurora international airport will reopen to commercial flights on Sept. 18, the government announced late on Monday, as the Central American country relaxes its coronavirus lockdown. Source: ReutersSeptember 8
Jordan To Resume Regular Commercial Flights From Sept. 8
Jordan will resume regular international flights from Sept. 8 to help revive an economy badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, after delaying the move several times over the past month, officials said on Wednesday. Source: ReutersSeptember 8
Japan’s Travel Bubble Will Extend To Five Asian Countries And Regions On September 8
Reciprocal travel for long-term residents from Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Taiwan will soon be available. Source: Time OutSeptember 5
Nigeria To Resume International Flights From Sept 5
Nigeria will resume international flights from Sept. 5, the head of the aviation regulatory body said on Thursday, marking a week-long delay to the resumption date previously announced by the government. Source: ReutersSeptember 3
China Will Gradually Resume Direct International Flights To Beijing
China’s aviation regulator said on Wednesday it will resume direct flights to Beijing from eight countries including Thailand, Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Sweden and Canada from Sept. 3. Source: ReutersSeptember 1
Singapore To Ease Restrictions On New Zealand, Brunei Travel
Singapore will allow general travel to and from New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam, as the city-state eases border control measures to take into account countries where the virus situation is under control. Source: BloombergSeptember 1
Ghana’s Airports To Reopen On September 1
Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has announced plans to re-open the country’s air borders. Source: Premium TimesSeptember 1
Australia Set To Open Borders To International Students, Other Visa Holders May Have To Wait Longer
South Australia is preparing to bring back the first batch of the state’s nearly 7,000 students stranded offshore. Source: SBS.com.auSeptember 1
Namibia Welcomes Tourists In September
Namibia’s borders will reopen to international travellers via Hosea Kutako International Airport only from 1 September 2020. Source: allAfricaSeptember 1
Singapore Airlines To Resume Flights To Taipei In September
Singapore Airlines announced in a news release on Tuesday (Aug. 4) that it will resume three regular flights between Singapore and Taipei in September. Source: Taiwannews.comAugust 30
Cuba Will Allow Tourism In Late August But Havana Will Be Off-Limits
Despite the rest of the Caribbean reopening in June and July for tourism, Cuba is taking its time, first allowing Cubans to travel domestically at the end of this month before welcoming international tourism in phase two. Source: Time OutAugust 24
Saudi Land Borders Opened For Families Of Citizens
JEDDAH: The Saudi General Directorate of Passports has opened four land border crossings into the Kingdom for families as part of an easing of restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Source: Arab.newsAugust 21
Anguilla Is Reopening Its Borders. Visitors Will Have To “Apply” For Entry
Anguilla Tourism Secretary Quincia Gumbs-Marie announced on Aug. 14 that Anguilla will launch the first phase of its reopening plan on Aug. 21. Phase One will run through at least Oct. 31. Source: Caribbean JournalAugust 17
Indonesia, South Korea Reopen Borders For Business From Monday
Indonesia announced Thursday it has agreed with South Korea a travel corridor arrangement for essential business trips between the two countries from Monday. Source: Nikkei Asian ReviewAugust 17
Kazakhstan To Resume Flights With Seven Countries On August 17
Kazakhstan is planning to gradually resume flights with seven countries starting from mid-August, including some holiday hot spots, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development has said. Source: Caspian NewsAugust 17
Nepal To Resume Domestic, Int’l Flights From Aug 17
The Nepal government has decided to resume domestic and international flight operations starting from August 17, nearly four months after they were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: MENAFNAugust 15
Honduras To Reopen Domestic And International Flights In Mid-August
Honduras announced Tuesday it will reopen its airports to domestic and international flights in mid-August, after a nearly five-month closure due to the pandemic. Source: ReutersAugust 10
International Flights Resume In East Africa
This month, Kenya and Rwanda lifted a ban on international flights, joining Tanzania and Ethiopia. Source: pri.orgAugust 10
SriLankan Airlines Operates Flights To Selected Destinations As Travel Restrictions Relax
SriLankan Airlines is now offering services to passengers who are eligible to travel under the respective country travel advisories to London, Tokyo (Narita), Melbourne and beyond. Source: SriLankan AirlinesAugust 9
Pakistan Allows To Resume International Flights
International, domestic flights to resume Aug. 9, says aviation ministry. Source: Andalou AgencyAugust 7
Dominica Is Now Open For Tourism
The Caribbean’s “Nature Island” officially reopened its borders to international travelers (including those from the United States) on Aug. 7. Source: Caribbean JournalAugust 3
International Flights To And From Many African Nations Resume Following COVID‐19 Halt
Kenya is one of several African countries that are recommencing international flights suspended since March because of the COVID‐19 pandemic. Source: Africanews.comAugust 1
Sri Lanka To Reopen Some Tourism In August With Restrictions
Sri Lanka plans to reopen its tourism sector on Aug. 1 by allowing only small groups of visitors to begin with, a tourism official said on Sunday. Source: ReutersAugust 1
British Airways’ August Schedule Sees Return To More Destinations
Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 remains felt across the globe. Source: British AirwaysAugust 1
Kenya Airways Resumes International Flights After Virus Curbs Lifted
Kenya Airways (KQNA.NR) resumed international flights on Saturday, heading to about 30 destinations for the first time since the routes were suspended in March due to the coronavirus. Source: ReutersAugust 1
Russia To Resume Some International Flights From Aug. 1
Russia plans to resume some international flights from Aug. 1, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Friday, but the list of destinations will initially be limited to Tanzania, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Source: ReutersAugust 1
Grenada Reopens August 1 With Tiered Traveler Restrictions
Rules for entry and freedom of movement once inside the country will be based on the current transmission levels and epidemiological data corresponding to visitors’ origin points. Source: Travel PulseAugust 1
Kuwait To Resume Commercial Flights In August
Flights are allowed to operate with a rate of 30%. The Kuwaiti Council of Ministers approves a three-stage plan to operate commercial flights from and to Kuwait from August 1, 2020 according to Kuwait news agency KUNA. Source: GulfnewsAugust 1
EasyJet To Resume Flights To Hundreds Of Destinations
EasyJet has announced it will be resuming flights to almost three quarters of its network by August. Source: The TelegraphAugust 1
Rwanda To Reopen Airports On August 1
Rwanda on Saturday announced that its airports will reopen for scheduled commercial flight operations at the start of August. Source: CGTNAugust 1
Kenya To Resume International Flights From August 1
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced that all international flights shall resume from August 1. Source: The Star KenyaAugust 1
Seychelles Opens Border For International Flights
Seychelles, the popular holiday destination in the Indian Ocean with a population of less than a hundred thousand inhabitants, as of August 1, 2020 will open its borders to commercial schedule flights, hence provide flexibility for visitors to travel to the islands. Source: FTN NewsJuly 31
Vistara Hopes To Resume International Flights By Q3-Q4, 2020
Full service carrier Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, hopes to resume international flight operations by the end of this year, a senior official of the airline said. Source: LivemintJuly 30
Kyrgyzstan Plans To Resume International Flights
Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister said his country is preparing to resume international flights that have been suspended since May 20 due to the novel coronavirus. Source: Andalou AgencyJuly 26
Libyan Airliners Resume Flights, Starting With Turkey
Libyan airlines resumed flights on Sunday starting with renewed service to Turkey, after months of closure due to Coronavirus pandemic. Source: Libyan ExpressJuly 23
Iraq To Reopen Airports For International Flights July 23
Iraq’s airports will resume international commercial flights on July 23 as the country begins to ease coronavirus lockdown measures, local daily Baghdad Post reported. Source: Arab NewsJuly 22
Sierra Leone On The Ready To Reopen Airport To Passenger Flights
Sierra Leone’s International Airport will reopen to commercial flights effective 22 July 2020 after it was closed in March this year to all international passenger flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: AllAfricaJuly 22
Turks And Caicos To Reopen For Tourism July 22
In a statement, the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board said it “encourages travelers to consider the vacation destination as the play vacations for late July 2020 onwards.”. Source: Caribbean JournalJuly 20
Virgin Atlantic Set To Resume Passenger Flights To US And Asia Starting July
Services from London Heathrow to New York JFK, Los Angeles, Orlando, Hong Kong and Shanghai set to resume from 20 and 21 July 2020, with more destinations set to be announced in the next two weeks for the month of August. Source: Virgin AtlanticJuly 18
India To Resume International Flights, Confirms Air Corridors With US, France, Germany
During a press conference on Thursday, Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri confirmed the establishment of “air bubbles” between India and the US, France and Germany. Source: CNNJuly 15
The Maldives Is Now Open To All Global Tourists. Here’s How They’re Doing It.
Though border restrictions and quarantine measures are keeping people from visiting many of the world’s most popular travel destinations at the moment, one country famed for its natural beauty is now welcoming all guests — the Maldives. Source: CNNJuly 15
French Polynesia To Welcome Tourists Again In July
The South Pacific island of French Polynesia said it will reopen to international travel next month to try to salvage its vital tourism industry. Source: RapplerJuly 12
Barbados Is Reopening To Tourists On July 12
Barbados is the latest Caribbean island planning to reopen to international tourists, welcoming back visitors on July 12. Source: Travel + LeisureJuly 10
Sudan Reopens Airport To Flights From Egypt, UAE, Turkey
The airport will now receive flights from Turkey, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, the state-run Sudan News Agency reported yesterday. Source: Al-MonitorJuly 7
Flydubai Resumes Flight Schedule And Opens For Sale
Flights to resume initially to 24 destinations increasing to 66 destinations over the summer. Source: FlydubaiJuly 1
Thailand Reopens To International Flights, But Only Some Tourists Can Visit
Medical tourists, overseas students and foreigners working in Thailand will be allowed into the country from July 1. Source: The NationalJuly 1
Georgia Aims To Open To International Tourism In July
The Georgian government announced that domestic tourism can resume from 15 June while borders could open to foreign tourists as early as 1 July. Source: Lonely Planet July 1
France To Start Reopening Non-Schengen Borders From July 1
The borders were shut in mid-March to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but the European Union recommended on Thursday that the bloc reopen to some countries in the Balkans from July 1. Source: France24July 1
Malta To Reopen Its Airport On July 1
Malta will reopen its airport to passenger flights on July 1, Prime Minister Robert Abela said on Sunday, as the Mediterranean island rolls back restrictions introduced in March to halt COVID-19 infections. Source: ReutersJuly 1
Turkey To Reopen All Tourism Facilities As Of July
As of July, Turkey will resume all those tourism facilities planned to be reopened as part of the normalization process, said the country’s culture and tourism minister on June 10. Source: Hurriyet Daily NewsJuly 1
Bahamas To Resume Commercial Travel By July 01 (Tentative)
The government is looking to open commercial travel on or before July 1, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced during a national address on Sunday. Source: thenassauguardian.comJuly 1
Qantas Airways Ltd Could Restart 40-50% Of Its Domestic Capacity In July If States Relax Border Controls
The airline will introduce measures on board from June 12 such as providing masks and cleaning wipes to ensure safe travel and give passengers peace of mind during the pandemic, but will not leave middle seats empty. Source: ReutersJuly 1
Egypt To Reopen All Airports On July 1, Aviation Minister Says
Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1, the civil aviation minister said on Sunday, after suspending regular commercial flights in March because of the coronavirus outbreak. Source: ReutersJuly 1
Aruba Is Reopening For Tourism In July
On July 1, visitors from Canada, Europe and the Caribbean will be able to return to Aruba. Source: Caribbean JournalJuly 1
Bermuda To Reopen To Air Travelers On July 1
Bermuda will resume international commercial air service for visitors starting July 1, the island territory’s government announced on Friday. Source: Travel Pulse July 1
Dominican Republic To Reopen For Tourism July 1
The entire country of the Dominican Republic will open up for international tourism beginning July 1, according to Lucien Echavarria, director at the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic. Source: Caribbean JournalJuly 1
Lebanon To Re-Open Beirut International Airport From July 1
Lebanon will re-open Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport for commercial flights beginning July 1, but will keep air traffic at 10% of capacity from a year ago, a statement from the prime minister’s office said on Friday. Source: ReutersJune 27
Denmark To Reopen For Majority Of European Countries
Denmark’s government has decided to reopen its borders, from June 27, for the majority of European Union countries, except for Portugal and Sweden, asserting the current Coronavirus situation permits for such a step to be taken. Source: Schengen Visa InfoJune 27
Tunisia Plans To Reopen Borders To Tourism On June 27
Tunisia has announced it is ready to resume tourism safely and will be reopening its borders on June 27. Source: The TelegraphJune 25
Morocco To Resume Domestic Flights Starting June 25
Morocco will resume domestic flights starting June 25, the state news agency said on Sunday, citing the ministry of tourism, air transport, handicrafts and social economy. Source: ReutersJune 22
St Barth To Reopen For Tourism On June 22
The French Caribbean island of St Barth is reopening for travel and tourism on June 22, according to Bruno Magras, president of the island’s territorial council. Source: Caribbean JournalJune 21
Spain To Reopen Borders On June 21
Spain will open its borders to members of the EU’s Schengen Zone and the UK on June 21. The border was originally due to remain closed until July 1. Source: The TelegraphJune 18
Turkish Airlines To Start Flights To Europe On June 18
Turkish Airlines (THY) is set to resume flights between 16 cities in six European countries, including Germany, the Netherlands and Austria and Turkey, on June 18, the flag carrier’s senior official has announced. Source: Hurriyet Daily NewsJune 15
Switzerland To Open EU Borders From June 15th
The Swiss government said Friday it will accelerate plans to open its borders, allowing people travelling from all European Union countries and Britain to enter from June 15th. Source: thelocal.chJune 15
France To Lift Border Controls For EU Travellers On June 15
France will lift restrictions at its borders for EU travellers on June 15, the French Interior and Foreign ministries said in a statement on Friday. Source: ReutersJune 15
Greece Ready To Open To Tourists, PM Says Safety Is Top Priority
International flights to and from the country’s main airports will resume on June 15, after a nearly three-month lockdown. Source: ReutersJune 15
Georgia Opens Up For Domestic Tourism From June 15th
From June 15th, domestic tourists will be able to receive appropriate services. Georgia will be ready to open up for foreign tourists from July 1st. Source: traveldailynews.comJune 15
Iceland To Open To Tourists Again On June 15th
At a press conference held just moments ago, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced some up-coming changes to the travel restrictions to Iceland. Source: Grapevine.isJune 15
Brussels Airlines To Resume Operating Round Trips To 59 Destinations In Europe, Africa And The US Starting 15 June 2020
The gates to the sky are finally reopening! We couldn’t be happier to announce our summer network, with 59 destinations in Europe, Africa and the US gradually opening between 15 June and 31 August. A network to meet our customers’ needs. Source: brusselsairlines.comJune 15
Austria, The Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary And Slovakia Could Open Their Borders To Each Other As Of Mid-June
“We think we could create a mini-Schengen allowing people to travel without border checks, tests or subsequent quarantine in mid-June,” Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek said after talking to his Austrian and Slovak counterparts. Source: macaubusiness.comJune 15
Austrian Airlines Plans To End Flight Suspension On June 15
Austrian Airlines has therefore temporarily suspended regular flight operations as of March 18, 2020. From June 15, 2020, Austrian Airlines will take off again and slowly but steadily increase its flight operations. Source: Austrian AirlinesJune 15
Lufthansa To Resume Flights To 20 Destinations From Mid-June
The destinations include Mallorca, Crete, Rhodes, Faro, Venice, Ibiza and Malaga, the spokeswoman said, adding flights would depart from the airline’s main hub in Frankfurt. Source: ReutersJune 15
Jamaica Is Reopening For Tourism On June 15
In a major move for the Caribbean tourism sector at large, the island of Jamaica is reopening its borders for travelers beginning June 15. Source: Caribbean JournalJune 15
Germany To Lift Travel Warning To Most European Countries From June 15
Germany introduced an unprecedented warning against all foreign travel in mid-March. But with new infections sharply down, the government is looking for ways to restart the economy. Source: France24June 9
Malaysia Airlines Increases Domestic, International Connectivity
Malaysia Airlines will resume limited flight operations across the network for domestic from June 2020 and international services from July 2020 until October. Source: Malaysia AirlinesJune 9
Cyprus To Open Airports Again On June 9
Cyprus will reopen its airports on June 9 as it gradually lifts restrictions imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus, the island’s Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios said on Wednesday. Source: ReutersJune 3
Philippines To Resume Limited Domestic, International Flights
Country’s major airlines announce plans to resume flights from June 3, 2020. Source: Gulf NewsJune 2
Vietnam Airlines Resumes All Domestic Flight Services
No date has been set for the resumption of international flights, which were suspended in late March, but Vietnam could open its skies sooner than other Southeast Asian nations. Source: Nikkei Asian ReviewJune 2
Singapore To Allow Transit Passengers From June 2
Travellers will once again be allowed to transit through Singapore’s Changi Airport from June 2 as the city-state prepares to ease some coronavirus restrictions and gradually reopen its borders. Source: Straitstimes.comJune 1
Flynas To Resume Operation Early June
Flynas’ Chief Commercial Officer on his LinkedIn page announced the news that the Saudi Arabian budget airline is set to resume scheduled operations shortly. Source: LinkedInJune 1
Korean Air To Restart Some International Flights In June
Korean Air is reopening flights to international destinations in North America, Europe and Asia in June, as it prepares for Covid-19-related travel restrictions to ease. Source: flightglobal.comJune 1
Italy To Reopen Borders To European Union Tourists In Early June
Italy will reopen to European tourists from early June and scrap a 14-day mandatory quarantine period. SourceJune 1
Serbia To Open Borders For Select Countries In June
Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dačić announced (20-May-2020) plans to open borders to visitors from Montenegro, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania from 01-Jun-2020. Source: centreforaviation.comJune 1
Poland’s Flagship Airline To Resume Domestic Flights As Of June 1
As of June 1, passengers will be able to fly from Warsaw to seven cities in the country as well as between Gdansk and Krakow, a total of 30 flights per day. Source: aviationpros.comJune 1
Singapore Airlines And SilkAir To Increase Flight Schedules In June And July
Singapore Airlines and SilkAir are increasing the number of destinations that will be covered by their passenger network, as well as the frequencies on some existing services, in June and July 2020. Source: Singapore AirlinesJune 1
Hong Kong Said It Will Reopen Its Airport To Transiting Passengers On June 1
Hong Kong said it will reopen its airport to transiting passengers on June 1, joining rival Singapore which made a similar announcement last week, as governments in the pair of regional hubs look to boost their local airlines as the global pandemic eases. Source: CaixinMay 31
Saudi Arabia To Resume Domestic Flights On 31st May 2020
GACA announces the resumption of domestic flights, starting on Sunday, 31st of May 2020. General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announces the issuance of its kind approval for the resumption of domestic flights starting on Sunday, 8 of Shawwal 1441, Corresponding to May 31, 2020, by the national air carriers. Source: General Authority Of Civil Aviation.May 30
Pakistan To Resume Outbound International Flights
Pakistan will allow outbound international flights to resume from Saturday, an aviation official said, after largely closing its airspace to commercial flights to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Source: ReutersMay 25
India Domestic Flights Resume: The Government Has Allowed Airlines To Resume Flights From Monday
But there will be restrictions and strict procedures: flights will run at only one-third of pre-lockdown capacity; passengers, airlines and airports will need to follow standard operating procedures issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Source: indianexpress.comMay 22
Ukraine To Reopen Borders With EU Countries And Moldova
The Ukrainian government will reopen 66 border checkpoints with European Union countries and Moldova for the first time after it closed most of them to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in March. Source: kyivpost.comMay 22
Air Canada Resumes Operating Flights To United States And Plans For More
Air Canada will begin by resuming flights to the United States as of May 22, with six destinations being served by May 25, including New York-LaGuardia, Washington-Dulles, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. Source: freshdaily.caMay 21
Albania To Open Borders In May, Prepare To Welcome Back Tourists
Albania will re-open its borders this month and prepare to welcome back tourists, Prime Minister Edi Rama told parliament on Thursday, with the country reporting no new coronavirus deaths for more than three weeks. Source: ReutersMay 20
Cambodia Lifts Entry Ban On Visitors From 6 Nations
Cambodia has lifted a ban on entry of visitors from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the United States that had been put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Source: SkiftMay 16
Pakistan Resumes Domestic Flights, Insists On Masks And Empty Seats
Pakistan resumed domestic flights between major cities for the first time in nearly two months on Saturday with the requirement that face masks be worn and vacant seats left between passengers, officials said. Source: ReutersMay 15
Slovenia Calls End To Coronavirus Epidemic, Reopens Borders To EU Citizens
Slovenia is reopening its road, air and sea borders to foreign nationals, the Slovenian government said, officially declaring an end to coronavirus epidemic in the country. Source: seenews.com
Rating: 5 out of 5.
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I would like to share, a traveler checklist that will help us to pack those items that we will use in traveling, unwanted luggage, or extra luggage that will create a lot of trouble with you while you on a business or holiday trip.
Traveler checklist that will help every traveler carrying all the important items that they need on their trip. Even the smartest traveler some times either forget important items or carry a bit more. So it is important for every traveler to pack your baggage smartly, so the checklist will help you to arrange it.
It is also important that your luggage have to safe from unwanted elements or thief while you will travel. If your luggage is compact so that will easy for you to save and protect your luggage.
Check-List For Important documents for travel
Tickets ( Airlines, Bus, Train, boat)
List Of Medications, Letter prescriber
Hotel Voucher for accommodation
Credit Card, Debit Card
Jacket, Coat, Raincoat
Track Pants, Night Pants
Jeans, Trousers, Shorts
Shoes, Belt, Ties
First aid kit
Medications, Pain revelaers
Travel Tools / Gear
Itinerary, Map and directions
Travel pillow, Sleeping mask, Earplugs
Luggage tags, Pens, and paper
Swiss army knife, Rope
Headlamp and Batteries (1 set in the headlamp and one in spare)
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The scenic view Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh is no stranger to heritage and history, by a notification dated 9th December 1997 the State Government has classified Pragpur as a “Heritage Zone.”
India’s first village Pragpur is ideal for Village land nature Tourism and is being promoted as an example of community involvement in tourism. The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage jointly with the government of Himachal Pradesh is developing and preserving Heritage Village Pragpur.
History of the village
This village was established in the memory of princesses Parag Devi of the Jaswant royal family at that time by Kuthiala Sood. Parag pur village has been appreciated for its cultural roots that still hold with them since 1997, with its winding cobbled lane, mud-plastered walls, and slate-roofed houses, give an authentic look to the village. That you will not see anywhere else.
As per the folk story that the wealthy Kuthiala Sood community arrived and settled here in Parag in the early 19 century. These merchants travel all over the world that is why you see a lot of architectural significance techniques from, Rajput, British, Portuguese, and even Italian, they build mansions, schools, and hospitals in architectural styles that matched what they observed during their visits.
How the wealthy Kuthiala Sood community had developed in this village?
While per the folk story that the wealthy Kuthiala Sood community arrived and have settled here in Parag, in the early 19 century. these merchants had traveled all over the world that is why you see a lot of architectural significance style inspired by, Rajput, British, Portuguese, and even Italian, they built mansions, schools, and hospitals in architectural styles that matched what they observed during their visits.
Best Places of interest heritage village Paragpur.
Village Tour: Heritage Village Pragpur is ideal for Village land nature Tour and is being promoted as an example of community involvement in tourism. The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage jointly with the government of Himachal Pradesh is developing and preserving Heritage Village Pragpur.
Jwalaji Mata: this temple is a famous religious place, 23 km from Pragpur.
Bagulamukhi temple; Devoted to the goddess Bagulamukhi. President of India Sh. Pranav Mukherjee has also paid his obedience to this temple.
Baba Sidh Chano temple: Sidh Chanu Temple: a famous pilgrimage place in Pragpur.
Dehra: A small town situated near Pragpur.
Chhinmastika Dham: also known as Chintapurani Mata Mandir; a famous religious place; 27 km from Pragpur.
Nearby markets: Garli, Dhalihara, Neharan Pukhar.
Accommodation in Pragpur village.
The Judges Court is a resort built in a typical Anglo-Indian style of architecture. It stands in 12 acres of greens and is just a short walk from the village core and the Taal. Apart from the Judge’s Court, which was built in 1918, Mr. Lal has restored his 300-year-old ancestral house. The Judge’s Court’s elegant accommodation comprises 10 Double Rooms 3 of which are suites inclusive of the cottage in the ancestral courtyard.
The property is classified as “Heritage” and this makes it India’s first classified Heritage Country Manor with an ambiance reminiscent of the turn of the 20th Century.
Climate through out the year.
Spring Season: About mid-February to mid-April; the winter starts losing its bite around mid-February.
Summer Season: mid-April to the end of June; it is hot in summer and light cotton is recommended. Rainy season: July to September; still quite warm and humid; lots of rain.
Autumn Season: October to November; days are pleasantly warm; nights are cool; one may need light woolens at night or early mornings. Winter Season: December-January; it is quite pleasant during the day and one may get by with one layer of woolens; the winter nights are cold and an extra layer of woolens is required.
How to reach this beautiful heritage village?
By Air: Pragpur is well connected by air, rail, and road. Gaggal is the nearest airport, around 55 km away. Pathankot is another airport, about 100 km away.
By Train: It is connected by the narrow gauge Kangra Railway, which starts at Pathankot. Nearest rail hubs are Guler or Jwalamukhi, both about 20 km away.
By Bus: 6 km from Kalhoa on National Highway 70, connecting Amb to Hamirpur.
Pragpur is well connected with all the advanced communication networks. BSNL and all other network companies have their network here. Nationalize banks, India post has their branches here. Many local administrative offices also situated here.
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Today I would like to share with my readers India is a country that has several unique temples famous for its cultural heritage, various wildlife sanctuaries and it is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Himalayas, the Bay of Bengal, and the Arabian Sea.
If you are thinking of how you can enjoy the beauty of international destinations via domestic travel? You have to visit The Chitrakote Falls in Chhattisgarh.
About Chitrakote Falls In Chhattisgarh
The Chitrakote Falls (also spelled Chitrakote, Chitrakot, and Chitrakoot; Hindi: चित्रकोट जलप्रपात) is a natural waterfall on the Indrvati River, located approximately 38 kilometers (24 mi) to the west of Jagdalpur, in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The height of the falls is about 29 meters (95 ft). It is the widest fall in India, reaching a width of nearly 300 meters (980 ft) during the monsoon season. Because of its width and its widespread horseshoe shape during the monsoon season.
It is often called the “Niagara Falls of India”.
Just from the lush green cover of the forest to the presence of mystic caves, Jagdalpur is surprisingly filled to the brim with places that are of interest to travelers.
The best part is, the destination is relatively unexplored right now and offers travelers a very unique chance of exploring an offbeat destination
While Chhattisgarh may have a bad rep when it comes to safety (for women and generally) while traveling, Jagdalpur is a serene and peaceful town that is perfectly safe for visitors, including women.
While it may look tempting, swimming at Chitrakoot waterfalls is extremely dangerous and thus, prohibited.
Tourism , Chitrakote Falls In Chhattisgarh
Since tourism is a freshly growing industry, Chitrakoot is currently facing a scarcity of restaurants that serve decent food.
There have also been reports of shops near the falls selling expired goods such as biscuits and wafers. For this reason, it is strongly recommended to carry your own food and water when you visit Chitrakoot Falls.
Best Time to Visit Chitrakote Falls In Chhattisgarh
The later months of monsoon (September and October) are best suited for exploring Jagdalpur. At this time, the weather is pleasant and thanks to the recently passed monsoon showers, the waterfalls in the area are flowing in all their glory. Keep in mind that this is the peak season of visiting the area and thanks to the combination of high tourist footfall and underdeveloped tourism infrastructure, finding decent accommodation may turn out to be a challenge.
Chitrakote Falls In Chhattisgarh Is Safe For Travel
However, the Naxalite activities—mostly limited to the border areas of the state—often deter travelers from visiting areas like Bastar. … With the exception of a few incidents, Bastar is no more perilous than other places. Raipur and Jagdalpur are as safe as any other Indian city.
Seven Tourist Places Near Chitrakoot Falls.
If you’re visiting (or in) Chitrakoot, have already paid a visit to the falls, here are a few other tourist places near Chitrakoot Falls:
1. Kanger Valley National Park
Established in 1982, the young national park of Kanger Valley is an absolute delight for the nature lovers. The national park is less than a couple hour-long drive from the falls and makes for a perfect day-long getaway for those that have the luxury of time.
2. Kailash And Kutumsar Caves
discovered (1993) Kailash Caves. The cave system is a small one, only 250 meters in length but nonetheless, offers some spectacular views of stalactite and stalagmite formations. The reason behind naming the caves Kailash Caves is that at the end of the cave, the stalagmite formations resemble a Shivling. Another interesting thing about the Kailash caves is the acoustic properties of its walls that emit a sound when struck by hands.
3. Tirathgarh Waterfalls
At a distance of about 35 kilometers from the city center of Jagdalpur, this waterfall is considerably close to Kutumsar Cave. The waterfall area is surrounded by lush green forest and is a favorite picnic spot among the locals and thus, is one of the famous tourist places near Chitrakoot Falls. For those looking for a bit of extra adventure, there is an option of going to the bottom of the gorge formed by the waterfall. The bottom can be reached by climbing down a flight of 210 stars. This staircase is well maintained and is very easy to navigate for people of all age groups and fitness levels.
4. Zonal Anthropological Museum
Established in 1972, the museum features an impressive collection of artifacts, art, weapons, utensils, ornaments, clothes collected from the tribe during the 70s and 80s. The museum has efficiently placed these artifacts in a manner that describes a narrative of the “Adivasi” lives of the Bastar Tribe, before the onslaught of infrastructure revolution in the area.
5. Gupt Godavari
Gupt Godavari is a pair of caves that have a rich mythological story attached to them. According to Hindu Mythology, the caves were used by Lord Rama and his brother Lord Lakshman to hold secret meetings. With grandness comparable to famous Indian caves such as the Elephanta Caves, the Gupt Godavari caves are relatively unexplored by tourists.
6. Bharat Milap Temple
Bharat Milap with the Epic Ramcharitmanas written by Sage Valmiki know about an even called Bharat Milap. For those that are not familiar with the event, it took place after the death of King Dashratha, father of Lord Rama. The then ruling king, King Bharata, brother of Lord Rama, came down to Kamadgiri Mountain to persuade his elder brother to return to their homeland in Ayodhya and reclaim the throne.
7. Kalinjar Fort
Located at a distance of about 88 kilometers from Chitrakoot, the Kalinjar Fort is an ancient archeological marvel that offers spectacular views of the plains around it. Rising a little over 1200 feet from the ground, the Kalinjar fort was built by the Chandela Kings in the 9th century. Historically, the fort was viewed as a symbol of great power among local Indian kings, and thus, attracted a lot of conflict over the control of the area. The fort also houses a number of temples within its premises, including a shrine will wall inscriptions depicting Lord Shiva, Ganesha, Hanuman, and Kala Bhairon, and thus, has emerged as an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus all over the country.
How To Reach Chitrakote Falls In Chhattisgarh
1. By Air. The nearest airports are Allahabad (135 km from Chitrakoot), Khajuraho( 175 km) and Varanasi (275 km).
2. By Train. Karvi is the nearest railway station and it is 8km away from Chitrakoot.
3. By Road. State-owned buses are available from Allahabad, Banda, Kanpur, Satna, and Jhansi to reach Chitrakoot.
It is the oldest national park in India was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger.
It is located in Nainital District and Pauri Garwal of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett a well-known hunter and naturalist. The park was the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative.
The park has sub – Himalayan belt geographical and ecological characteristics. An ecotourism destination, it contains 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. The increase in tourist activities, among other problems, continues to present a serious challenge to the park’s ecological balance.
Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time. Tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its landscape and wildlife. In recent years the number of people coming here has increased dramatically. Presently, every season more than 70,000 visitors come to the park.
Corbett National Park comprises 520.8 km2 (201.1 sq mi) area of hills, riverine belts, marshy depressions, grasslands, and a large lake. The elevation ranges from 1,300 to 4,000 ft (400 to 1,220 m).
Winter nights are cold but the days are bright and sunny. It rains from July to September. Dense moist deciduous forest mainly consists of sal, haldu, peepal, Rohini, and mango tree. Forest covers almost 73% of the park, 10% of the area consists of grasslands. It houses around 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species, and 25 reptile species.
What to wear in JIM Corbett Park
When you want to plan for the weekend, I think two days are sufficient to view Jim Corbett Park.
If you are going Jim Corbett national park sometime in April or June – Light cotton shirts and light pants or shorts are recommended. Khakis and Cargos go well.
Take along a dark pair of sunglasses and don’t forget your safari hats to complete the look (and for the functionality of it).
Take your children to Jim Corbett is safe.
To be very precise, Yes you can take your children to Jim Corbett Safari. The forest management team takes great care of the forest and maintains the path for jungle safaris and the drivers are well trained and know-How to solve a difficult problem that might happen during the safari tours.
Inside accommodation in Jim Corbett Park
Dhikala Forest Lodge
Jim Corbett National Park is the sole national park in India that offers night stay inside its Jungle. Dhikala forest lodge is a historic structure, have been built over hundreds of years ago by Britishers. This old rest house is very much popular among tourists.
There a lot of good hotels available under you budget if you are not getting a room in the Dhikala forest lodge.
Food & Alcohol In Jim Corbett
The best option for food in Corbett tends to be the hotels and resorts here. They offer rich and delicious North Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Continental, Kumaoni, and local cuisine. Don’t miss the Chicken, Kebab, and other barbeque delicacies here. However, non-vegetarian food and alcohol are strictly prohibited inside the park.
The local cuisine offers a number of delicacies with Bhaang Ki Khatai, Kappa (a green curry), Sisunak Saag(a dish prepared with green leafy vegetables and many local ingredients), Aloo ke Gutke( a Kumauni potato dish), Rus ( a preparation of many dals) being just some of the popular items here.
You can carry Alcohol with you in your luggage into Jim Corbett. Just don’t drink it within the park!
Best option inside Corbett own car or hire Gypsies.
The Corbett website : Tourists can drive their own cars inside Corbett or can hire private Jeeps/Gypsies from Ramnagar.
It is advisable to refuel vehicles before entering the park because there is no fuel station beyond Ramnagar.
According to Sightings Index by WildTrails, the best zones to visit for tiger sighting and safari tour in Jim Corbett National Park are the Bijrani safari zone, Dhikala Safari Zone and Dhela Safari Zone.
The jeep safari tours are allowed in two shifts inside the Corbett tiger reserve in all of the tourism zones.
Best time to visit Jim Corbett
Corbett lets you visit the Park all year long, but the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park is between November and February i.e, during the winter season when all the zones are open, and you can spot the most animals. Summers, though hot, isn’t unbearable. As long as tourists obey the rules of the park they are visiting, it is absolutely safe to go on an open vehicle safari.
Top Places To Visit
The top sightseeing places in Corbett national park are Jungle Safari in Corbett National Park, Elephant Ride in Corbett National Park, Corbett Waterfall, River Rafting in Corbett National Park, Garjiya Devi Temple, Corbett Museum.
How to reach Jim Corbett National Park by road
Connected with the NH34 and a wide network of roads with the nearby cities, Roadways is one of the most preferred options for the tourists to travel down to Jim Corbett. Instead of a private taxi, jeeps are widely popular amongst tourists to explore Jim Corbett, for the convenience it gives in the area. Many buses, ranging from Government to Private and AC to Sleeper, ply down to Corbett from Delhi, Ramnagar, Dehradun, Gaushala, and Kotdwar, the major connecting links to Corbett. Roadways are the most direct way to make it to Jim Corbett.
By train The three major railheads located in the proximity of Jim Corbett are Ramnagar, Gaushala, and Kotdwar at a distance of 86 km, 69 km and 110 km respectively. Some trains from several adjoining areas come down to these stations, thus offering better connectivity to the tourists for reaching Jim Corbett. Regular bus services and taxi/jeep services are available from these cities to help visitors travel down to Jim Corbett quickly.
Local transport in Jim Corbett National Park Jeep and elephant safaris are some of the best ways to delve into the wilderness.
Today, if I asked for anybody in India. Which is the cleanest village in India and Asia? Most of the people do not know the answer to this question, it is ok, but most of the Indian people never think of this type of cleanliness they found in this village of India.
All we educated people to know everything about hygiene and cleanliness but we forget that important lesson in normal life. That we live in a beautiful country and it is our responsibility for the cleanliness of our nearby surroundings, but we thought the government will take care of this because we pay taxes that kind of selfishness, hypocrisy & ego we most of the Indians have.
That is why small countries like Taiwan, Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Dubai do better than us, and when we will travel to such small countries than we feel how dirty our countries and governments can’t do anything. This kind of mindset we develop in our selves even though we learn about hygiene & cleanliness lessons from our childhood.
Welcome To ‘The Cleanest Village In India’ The East Khasi Hills, Hills of Meghalaya also referred to as ‘God’s own garden’ has won the acclaim of being the cleanest village in Asia in 2003.
Meghalaya is one of the seven small states of India’s remote northeast region and home to the “Cleanest Village in India.” The mountain road climbs to Mawlynnong, at an altitude of 5,000 feet, giving way to Bangladesh farther south.
About this village in 2014, there are about 95 households in Mawlynnong approx 700-800 mix of Man, Women, Children, and old people and the literacy rate is 90%.
The people residing in the community are Khasi people. The population is mostly Christian and the village has three churches.
Their main occupation is agriculture. Betel nut being the main crop of this village or region. During summers, one can find pineapples and lychees which are then exported to the nearby regions as well.
Today Mawlynnong is known for its cleanliness worldwide. The main question comes in my mind if this village person not very filthy rich so how can they do this kind of job cleanliness or the government support them.
But my friends these people not very well educated but they have the determination to work for their village to clean that kind of motive and passion change the economics of this village.
Every day in the morning the wastes are collected in the dustbins made of bamboo, directed to a pit, and then used as manure.
A community initiative mandates that all residents should participate in cleaning up the village.
Smoking and the use of polythene are banned while rainwater harvesting is encouraged.
The travel magazine Discover India declared the village as the cleanest in Asia in 2003, and the cleanest in India in 2005.
This reputation has boosted local tourism; in 2017 according to the village headsman, incomes had increased by 60 percent due to increased tourism.
They have a very beautiful ritual as is the tradition of the Khasi people, in Mawlynnong property and wealth are passed from the mother to the youngest of her daughters, who also keeps the mother’s surname.
Mawlynnong proves that women empowerment and 100 percent literacy rate, both are achievable. Extending warm hospitality to their guests also happens to be one of the most well-known qualities of the natives of Mawlynnong.
The Living Root Bridges in Mawlynnong have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hanging on a river, the bridges are made by connecting the aerial roots of one massive rubber tree with another.
The best part about the food you eat in Mawlynnong is that all of it is prepared using organically grown vegetables. Even the meat comes from in-house bred birds and animals. There is a wide variety to vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes to savor; pick from pork tossed in bell peppers and greens, freshly-cut and smoked banana-flower, Jadoh – meat and rice-based delight), and Tungrymbai – a sumptuous mesh of fermented soybeans, bamboo leaves, and local spices.
In Mawlynnong, you’ll find some nice homestays that allow you to stay close to nature and have a lovely time with the locals. Some homestays are traditionally-built huts, while a few are built from concrete.
In Mawlynnong accommodation is simple, and comes with basic facilities. Recommended Mawlynnong guesthouses/homestays: Ila Jong Homestay, Bangladesh View Homestay, Hala Tyngkong, Epiphany Society Guest House, & Sahpyngngad Homestay.The average cost per night: INR 2000.
After attaining the title of the Cleanest Village in Asia, Mawlynnong became a popular tourist attraction. Well-connected to major cities like Shillong and Cherrapunji, Mawlynnong can be easily reached by road. Here are different ways to reach the village:
By road: Roads towards Mawlynnong are majorly in good condition. You can easily find buses plying between the village and nearby areas like Cherrapunji and Shillong. By air: Nearest airport from Mawlynnong located in Shillong, at a distance of 78 km. There are direct flights from Kolkata to Shillong. However, if you’re coming from other cities like Delhi, you’ll have to go for a connecting flight. On reaching the airport, you can hire a taxi or board a bus to reach Mawlynnong By rail: Guwahati is the nearest major railway station from Mawlynnong, 172 km away. Opt for a bus ride or taxi from the station in order to reach the village.
The best months to visit Meghalaya is between October and June. Early summer and winter are quite pleasant. But due to heavy rainfall during monsoons, a lot of tourists avoid visiting from July till September.
When you see this picture you all were curious about this green forest all around and bird sculpture on the mountain. A lot of questions come into your mind.
So friends the picture you see that is in the post that is from India. This great park developed by Karnataka Tourism.
With the opening of the Jatayu sculpture at Chadayamangalam in March 2018, India will be home to the world’s largest bird sculpture.
I know a lot of Indians don’t know about Chadayamangalam village in Kollam district, Kerala but we all know about Ramaya and everybody knows about Jatyu. How important role play by Jatayu. He is fighting with Ravan to try to save Sita but somehow Ravan injured him and the giant eagle of the Ramayana fell on the rocky peak. Thereafter, the place came to be known as ‘Jatayumangalam’. Over the years, it became Chadayamangalam and the peak became Jatayupara (Jatayu rock).
Now, friend, I would like to share this amazing ECO diversity park name that is called Jatayu Earth Center. The sculpture, along with the adventure center and a Siddha healing center, all of 65 acres, form the Jatayu Earth’s Centre
What is Jatayu Earth’s Centre?
Jatayu Earth’s Centre is a ₹100 crore eco-tourism project designed on a BOT (build-operate-transfer) model between the Government of Kerala and Guruchandrika Builders and Property, a company owned by Rajiv Anchal. The company has leased the Government-owned land for 30 years. Although the project took flight in 2008, construction began only by 2011. The Jatayu sculpture, a building with a 15,000 sq ft floor area, is made of roller-compacted concrete (RCC), except for the talons which are stainless steel.
Mr. Rajiv Anchal Sculptor/filmmaker who made this beautiful sculptor. He presented for this sculpture to the Department of Tourism during his Fine Arts College days in the 1980s. Later, when a proposal for an eco-tourism project came up, he was approached to work on it.
As per Mr. Rajiv Jatayu died protecting a woman’s honor and that is what the sculpture stands for.
Imagination and creativity take flight on this bleak mountain and a giant bird is beginning to spread its wings. Lying flat on its back with wings spread across 150ft, while stretching 200ft from tail feathers to head, and talons rising 70ft into the air, the Jatayu sculpture — built on top of the 1,000ft-high Jatayupara — towers above the green expanses of Chadayamangalam.
For Anchal, it’s not just another tourism project. There was a time when man and wildlife lived in harmony, and Jatayu is a symbol of that time. “The aim is to protect the rock and preserve Nature around it. Nothing dominates the rock — as all the construction, including the sculpture — is designed and textured to seem like a part of the landscape,” he says.
Most of the area was barren when the project kicked off. Trees were planted well ahead, and today, the fallen Jatayu lies in a green haven, something straight out of Treta Yuga!
The sculpture and the cable car ride will be opened to the public. Visitors can scale the wings of the Jatayu to reach the chest and click a selfie with the bird. The entry fee will be ₹250. after the completion of the museum, the theatre, and a Siddha healing center.
Reaching the zenith: Apart from the 500-meter cable ride, there is a 1.5-km granite stone walkway built by 70-year-old stonemason Balan Pillai, who chiseled 60,000 stones by himself. A heli-taxi service will be launched in the future. Brave the rocks: From climbing up an 82feet rock-face and rappelling down a 45feet cliff, to crossing a tricky Burma bridge and trekking up a mountain, the Jatayu Adventure Centre offers all this and more.
Built onto a side of the peak, it offers a variety of activities designed around the natural rock formations. For a group of 10, the cost is ₹3,500 and includes lunch, water, juice, and snacks.
The place I was discussing with you today that hill town enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year and is amazing to visit especially during monsoons.
This is one of the un-heard off yet accessible hill stations of North India. That Place I was sharing with you is called Nahan.
This hill-station perched at 932 meters above the sea-level is an amazing weekend getaway from Delhi. Located amidst the Shivalik Range, this hill-station is the headquarter of the Sirmour District.
A small story about this place had been discovered.
Nahan is situated on a hilltop in the Shiwalik Hills, overlooking green hills. Traditionally, saints and princes are linked with the origin of Nahan. The city was founded as in 1621 by Raja Karam Prakash. Another version recalls a saint who lived with a companion named Nahar on the site where the Nahan palace now stands. “Nahar” means ‘don’t kill’ and the town probably takes its name from an incident when a king was trying to kill a lion and the saint said Nahar, that is ‘do not kill it’.
The name of the saint was Baba Banwari Das. Another version is that Nahar means Lion in Sanskrit. At the place where Nahan is, Lions were there so it was named Nahar and latter called Nahan, which is the distortion of Nahar.
The famous fairs and festivals you can enjoy here!
Nahan celebrates Vaaman Dwadshi towards the end of the monsoon when fifty-two cult images of local gods are carried in procession to Jagannath Temple, where they are floated ceremoniously in a pool and are restored at midnight to their niches.
Gugga Peer Fair
A fair is celebrated in Nahan to mark the honour of Gogaji (गोगाजी) also known as Gugga (is a folk deity of Rajasthan state in India).
He is an eminent warrior-hero of the region. Hindus and Muslims alike honor him.
He is also venerated as a saint and even as ‘snake-god’. He is known as Goga among the Hindus and Jahar Peer among the Muslims. The Kaimkhani Muslims claim descent from him and regard him as a peer (saint).
The Ashtami(अष्टमी) Fair is organized in the village Jamta(जमटा) by the Gram Panchayat(ग्राम पंचायत) every year, two days prior to the “DUSSHEHRA”(दशहरा) festival.
How you reach this beautiful place by Air, Train, Road
Air The nearest airport is Chandigarh, with Dehradun as an option. Shimla Airport is also not too far.
Rail The nearest railway stations are Barara, Ambala, Chandigarh, and Kalka, which are connected by a regular bus service. Yamunanagar is another rail station close to the town
Road Nahan is well connected to Himachal and rest of India through National Highway 7 and National Highway 9 Nahan is approachable from many directions by road: via Baila from Rajban, via Dehra Dun through Paonta Sahib; via Panchkula-Naraingarh-Kala Amb from Chandigarh, via Yamunanagar-Hathanikund from Haryana and via Solan-Kumarhatti from Shimla. There are regular bus services linking it to other towns like Shimla, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, and Haridwar. If you are coming from Delhi, the best and shortest route option is to take the road via Saha. For Saha, take a right exit from NH1 after crossing Shahbad and then the bridge on River Markanda.
Top Places to Visit In Nahan
Renuka Lake, Nahan Overview Located just 38 kilometers away from Nahan, the Renuka Lake is the perfect place to visit for people who are into nature and the solace it offers. Unlike other lakes in the area that is famous for their pristine beauty and surroundings, the Renuka Lake is renowned for its cultural history. Not only is this the largest natural lake in Himachal Pradesh regarding area (the lake covers a circumference of about 3214 meters); this fantastic water body is shaped in the form of a reclining woman, and hence is considered to be a personification of the Goddess Renuka. Other than its cultural and religious significance, the lake also offers breathtaking views to visitors who reach the ridge of the lake after passing through dense alpine forests. All in all, Renuka Lake is the perfect holiday destination that can be visited all year round and beckons nature lovers and pious people from all across the nation.
Suketi Fossil Park, Nahan The Suketi Fossil Park, also known as the Shivalik Fossil Park, is a prominent fossil park that is located in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh in India. This park is the first one in Asia to be situated on the same site where the actual fossils were unearthed, and has a collection of vertebrate fossils and skeletons that date back to the prehistoric times, and have been recovered from the upper and middle Siwaliks geological formations of sandstones and clay at Suketi. The Suketi Fossil Park is the largest fossil park in Asia and is situated at a distance of 21 kilometers from Nahan, on the banks of the Markanda River. It is located in the upper and middle Shivaliks and has soft sandstone and clay rocks. The fossil park is famous for its open-air exhibition of six life-sized fiberglass models of extinct mammals whose skeletons and fossils were found at the location, displays of fossil finds, and the museum which displays fossil finds.
Jaitak Fort, Nahan Built by Gurkha leader Ranjor Singh Thapa in 1810, this fort is situated on the top of Jaitak Hills. Constructed using the material recovered from the Nahan fort after it was ransacked and destroyed. It is situated at a distance of 25 km from Nahan.
Dhaula Kuan, Nahan
This spot has a lot of appeals attached to it. One of the major tourist attractions, Dhaula Kuan is packed with numerous orchards housing plants of citrus fruits and mango trees.
A fruit canning factory can also be spotted there producing various fruit products like jams, pickles, juices, and canned fruits. Apart from sprawling orchards, you will also find a Kastasan Devi temple at some distance. This temple, built by Raja Jagat Singh who defeated the army of Rustam Qadir Rohilla, represents the victory in the battle.
Simbalwada Wildlife Sanctuary, Nahan A wildlife sanctuary that is home to various migratory birds and wild animals is a hotspot of Nahan. It consists of sal forests and lush green grassland with meandering streams in this natural part of Shivaliks.
Sambhar, Chittal, Goral red jungle fowl, Partridges barking deer and wild boar are some of the famous birds and animals found here.
Mall Road The Mall Road on Nahan is one of those places that locals like to chill at after a long day. The evenings see Mall Road abuzz with people chatting and socializing.
Jagannath Temple One of the major attraction of the town, Jagannath Temple was built by Raja Budh Prakash in the year 1681. Dedicated to Lord Neel Madhav, this temple is constructed on the same line as the architecture of the original Puri Temple.
Kangojodi is an offbeat destination nestled in the Himachal mountains lined with pine trees, surrounded by majestic hills and ravines. The place hasn’t been popularised yet and sees considerably lower volumes of tourists compared to its overcrowded counterparts.
Nahan Bada Bazar
The main bazaar area of Nahan, Nahan Bada Bazar is a shopper’s paradise and boasts of a beautiful Digambar Jain Mandir.
Sirmouri Tal Or Rajbans
Sirmouri Tal or Rajbans is an interesting place with enriched history. They are ruins of an old city which is said to be loaded with curses and intriguing tales of betrayal, craftiness, and treachery attached to it.
Best Place For Fishing
Besides the activities that involve the adrenaline rush like trekking and rock climbing, fishing is another major activity offered by the town. While lazing around in peaceful surroundings, one has an option to go fishing at various lakes and ponds which houses fishes like Mahaseer, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout.
So, friends, I am talking about Neemrana Fort most of you visit this place but I would like to share for those who want to visit this historic place and those who want to release this lockdown pressure. Neemrana is a peaceful historical town located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, this fort is widely popular among heritage lovers as this is a famous Neemrana fort which is 15 century old and now converted into a luxury hotel.
These days some adventure activities like zipping that are famous for adventure lovers and young people also happened here to attract more youngsters. You can enjoy the charm of cultural events organized by the Neemrana Music Foundation. These events occur every weekend where Rajasthani cultural artists celebrate dance and music or you can do a vintage car ride in surrounding villages up to 5 Km from this breathtaking fort only for inhouse guests Rs 1000/- Or you can try Ayurvedic massages to de-stress and cool you. Be inside the Raj Kund pool to revitalize you. The pool is open for people from 9 am to 6 pm
The best time to visit this place is from July to March between 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM. It is considered as one of the heritage luxury resorts of India that is the best combination of history and modern cultures. The palace is set over six acres of area with seven palace wings and gorgeous luxury rooms. however, you can also plan for an overnight stay in that Luxury fort and feel the luxury and the charm of the royalty.
If you are planning a day trip to this place, you can purchase a ticket of ₹ 750 and enter to this royal palace. The visiting hours are fixed from 9 am to 3 pm and in ₹ 1900 entry ticket offering a luxury royal lunch buffet inside the fort and if you won’t think of stay in this royal fort and feel the royal era of that time, so you have to pay something around Rs 11000 to 30,000 its depend on room availability and the kind of room you book.
One thing more that I have to share with you that if you won’t stay here so you have to book a room in advance the beautiful resort full all the weekends most of the time season.