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Newsletter Vol. 7

Google to Launch Street View for over 100 Indian Monuments
Technology and travel has collaborated together for a cause of creating awareness of India’s heritage. Yes, Google, a premier technological giant has partnered with India’s Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India to bring the exclusive heritage experience online. This initiative will cover up over 100 Indian historical monuments through dynamic photo tours, animated to offer a mix of wide views and close ups. Google has already covered Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Humayun Tomb’s photo tours.

First Indian Aerocity Launched in Delhi
Aerocity, a premier hospitality concept near the prominent airports of the country is now a reality. And the first ambitious leg of this project was commenced in the mid October. Located near the Indira Gandhi International Airport, this 43 acre hospitality and commercial district is planned keeping in view the discerning requirements of the frequent jetsetters. This premier aerocity will eventually accommodate 16 luxury hotels and commercial spaces. But the first hotel to open up here as a part of this ambitious project is JW Marriot. The accommodation is designed to serve luxury and corporate travellers for increasing MICE market. Also, as per the hotel, this property has the largest indoor banquet facilities in the city, which makes it a preferable option in the city.

Incredible India promotes Walking Tours
India can be best explored while walking. This is the prime reason why walking tours in India are an interesting way to discover the colourful and exuberant side of the country. Ministry of India has recently promoted walks across iconic cities of India including Mumbai, Goa, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad and Delhi.

Also to support and guide travellers, the ministry has launched in October a supportive walking tour platform, www.wonobo.com enabling users to navigate and route their way through selective cities based on a number of interesting themes.

F1 India Grand Prix Concluded Successfully
The iconic high profile event, Formula 1 was concluded successfully on the Buddh International Circuit in Noida on October 27, 2013. The country had an incredible enthusiasm and perfect arrangements that accentuated the classic racing event.

Fairs and Festivals

Diwali – The festival of lights will spread its vibrance and festivities in the beginning of November. This Hindu festival brings the country closer where people indulge in gifting, light diyas or earthen lamps, burn crackers and turn away the dark night with festivities throughout the night.

Pushkar Fair – The month of November will also witness Asia’s largest camel, horse and cattle fair in the pilgrim town of Pushkar. This holy town is pictured for its holy lake, ghats and temples and holds great reverence among visitors. Even tourists from abroad find the colourful sights of Pushkar fair in Rajasthan really exciting.

International Film Festival of India, Goa – India’s premier film event, International Film Festival of India showcases state-of-the-arts movies from Indian as well as international directors. Also, the festival provides a promising platform to country’s regional movies. This year, the prestigious festival will be held during Nov. 20th-30th, 2013.

International Trade Fair, Delhi – This is a major trading event exhibiting the finest handicrafts and other exciting offerings from different Indian states and even international countries. Held annually from Nov. 14th to 21st, this exciting exhibition also features many cultural events. The visitors can even enjoy the culinary delicacies from different parts of the country.