Visiting Maharashtra travel-trade delegation concludes Kashmir tour

Kashmir’s travel and hospitality sector held detailed interaction with the visiting Maharashtra travel and tour operators in Pahalgam, Srinagar and Gulmarg during their four-day familiarization trip to Kashmir and vowed to promote Kashmir among the travellers. The 32-member delegation of Maharashtra Tour Operators Association (MTOA) led by its president Sudhir Patel arrived in Srinagar on April 7 and will leave back tomorrow. The delegation was mesmerized by Valley’s beauty and hospitality and expressed their desire to send a good chunk of travellers to Valley for holidaying. Dharmendra Singh Chauhan Chapter…

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Maruti Suzuki Dzire Tour S CNG compact sedan launching soon in India

Maruti Suzuki will soon launch a CNG variant of the Dzire Tour S. The Dzire Tour is a compact sedan meant for cab operators. It comes with a speed limiter and stripped down feature set. The car has already been homologated at the VRDE Ahmednagar, and will soon be in Maruti Suzuki showrooms. It’ll use the 1.2 liter K-Series petrol engine that is tuned to run on CNG as well. In petrol mode, this engine will produce 83 Bhp of peak power and in CNG mode, it will make 74…

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Barcelona’s slave trade history revealed on new walking tour

A tour of the Ramblas and Gothic Quarter highlights a dark part of Barcelona’s past, including how many of its famous sights were built with fortunes made from slavery Square one … Barcelona’s slave trade history walking tour starts near Plaça de Catalunya. Photograph: Alamy Modernisme, Catalonia’s stunning take on art nouveau, is as important to the Barcelona brand as Barça striker Lionel Messi. The work of Antoni Gaudí in particular defines much of the city centre but few locals, let alone the tourists queueing to get into world-famous sights…

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Easter Rising at 100: tour historic Dublin with Colin Farrell

A Google Maps tour of Dublin, narrated by Colin Farrell, takes the virtual tourist to key landmarks linked to the 1916 Easter Rising. Plus we pick some of the best guided tours and pubs if you’re visiting for real Courts of appeal … a view of the river Liffey and the four courts at dusk. Photograph: Alamy “Aterrible beauty is born.” Only William Butler Yeats could reconcile the catalyst for modern-day Ireland with the brutal fallout from the 1916 Easter Rising in five simple words. He was right of course.…

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