Yearly Archives: 2014

Come 2015, India and rest of the world can see the first aircraft that is powered by solar energy and can fly non-stop. The aircraft, to be unveiled in a few months from now, will make a round-the-globe trip next year, showcasing the latest technology in various countries where it will have stopovers, according to Switzerland-based company Solar Impulse, which is manufacturing it. The plane, weighing around 2,740 kg, will be powered by 12,000 solar cells and can fly at the speed of 70 kms per hour. It can fly day and night continuously, collecting energy from the Sun, the company’s CEO Andre Borshberg told PTI here. Maintaining that the plane will have only one pilot as of now, he said that while the aircraft can fly continuously day and night, “the limiting factor is the pilot. He cannot sustain endlessly and has to take rest.” The around-the-world sojourn will be for three months, with […]

First solar-powered plane to start round-the-world trip from India in ...

New Delhi:  Tourists travelling to India from 180 countries will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas after New Delhi announced a “historic” overhaul of its strict visa regime. Most foreigners currently have to wait several weeks before learning whether they will be allowed to enter India after submitting their applications at visa processing centres, a major deterrent for potential visitors. Under the new scheme, many tourists will be allowed to apply online and then receive the green light within five days, before picking up their visa at the airport on arrival into India. “We have decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 nations,” Planning Minister Rajiv Shukla told reporters in the capital late Wednesday. “The facility will provide a major boost to the country’s tourism sector. This is historic,” Mr Shukla said. Visitors from countries which account for the bulk of India’s tourists — such as the […]

Visa-on-arrival facility extended by India to tourists from 180 nations

MV Vrinda :: The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda is the Oberoi Groups answer to a rice boat journey. The Vrinda is a stunning pontoon boat that is located in the  back waters of Kerala, an area popularly referred  to as “Gods Own Country”. Kerala is recognised around the world for its lush green vegetation, ayurveda, relaxed culture, spices,  and the delicious seafood. The major draw for visitors in Kerala is it’s back waters, small rivers that link various bodies of water together and create extensive waterways for boats to travel. Traditionally  these water ways were used to transport rice from the rice paddy fields to the towns, but has since given way to tourism and the state now offers travellers stunning scenery and relaxed river cruises to give you the highest levels of rest & relaxation. The MV Vrinda is a class of its own. MV Vrinda is the largest vessel in the Kerala backwaters […]

Experience the Best Rice Boat in India – MV Vrinda ...

The Government of India has decided that all travelers to India, children as well as adults, from the Republic of Kenya need to have completed a full course of vaccination against polio, preferably with Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), and should receive an additional dose of OPV at least six (6) weeks before each international journey. The validity of a full course of vaccination will be one year. All travelers from the Republic of Kenya to India will be required to carry with them a written record of vaccination (Patient-retained record) for polio, preferable using the IHR 2005 International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis, from a hospital or centre administering OPV, authorized by Government of the Republic of Kenya. This requirement will be effective from 14th February 2014 for entry into India. Please be guided accordingly… Source:: Indian Association of Tour Operators

Requirement For Vaccination Against Polio for Travelers To India