Tag: Karnataka Tourism Department

Coronavirus scare hits city tourism
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Coronavirus scare hits city tourism

March 8, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: March-April is a peak time for Indians and foreigners to make travel plans. It is Spring in the northern hemisphere with a pleasant weather in many countries. In a few days, exams will also be over and schools will break for holidays. For the travel and tourism industry, the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak couldn’t…

Casi-NO! Tourism Minister C.T. Ravi does a volte-face
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Casi-NO! Tourism Minister C.T. Ravi does a volte-face

February 23, 2020

Bengaluru: Tourism Minister C.T. Ravi has said that he has not announced the opening of casinos in Karnataka. However, he said casinos are common in foreign countries.  Yesterday morning he had stated that there was a proposal before the Tourism Department to open casino parlours in Karnataka to rake in revenues and also to retain…

15 Las Vegas model Casinos planned in Karnataka
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15 Las Vegas model Casinos planned in Karnataka

February 22, 2020

Bengaluru/Mysuru: To facilitate industrialists to explore newer business avenues and at the same time to enable the State to rake in more revenues, the Tourism Department is considering opening Casinos, following the model of Las Vegas.  These Casino Centres (Gambling Centres) will help the State retain tourists who otherwise escape to Goa or Sri Lanka…

Dasara 2020 publicity blitzkrieg from April
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Dasara 2020 publicity blitzkrieg from April

February 22, 2020

Tourism Minister C.T. Ravi hopes to attract more international tourists enabling them to plan their itinerary in advance Bengaluru/Mysuru: In order to provide a boost to sagging tourism in Mysuru, the State Tourism Department will launch Dasara publicity blitzkrieg in April this year, six months ahead of Dasara, to attract local, national and international tourists. …

Get set for Virtual Tour of architectural marvels
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Get set for Virtual Tour of architectural marvels

December 8, 2019

Mysuru: Travelling the world and visiting its most amazing sites is every architect’s dream. However, time and money could delay the architect from achieving that dream. As a solution, websites of some famous historical sites offer free online Virtual Tours, which one can enjoy from the comforts of homes.  Virtual tours may not be as…

Chamundi Hill, Palaces of Mysuru among top 20 tourist destinations
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Chamundi Hill, Palaces of Mysuru among top 20 tourist destinations

August 22, 2019

Bengaluru: With 20-million-odd Indian tourists travelling abroad on vacation every year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged them to visit 15 tourist destinations within the country by 2022 to give a fillip to the domestic tourism sector. He was addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day on…

Tourist Taxis: Financial aid
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Tourist Taxis: Financial aid

August 21, 2019

Mysuru: Tourism Department has invited applications from SC/ST/Backward Classes and Minorities for availing financial assistance of Rs. 3 lakh to purchase tourist taxis. The break-up will be SC-8, ST-4, Backward and Minorities-11.  Applications can be obtained from the Office of Deputy Director, Tourism Department, JLB Road, Mysuru and submit the filled forms with relevant documents…

Sudha Murty to head State Tourism Task Force
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Sudha Murty to head State Tourism Task Force

August 5, 2019

Mysuru: Philanthropist Sudha Murty of Infosys Foundation has been appointed as the Chairperson of the State Task Force for Tourism Development to be formed by the State Government, said Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Sunday.  The decision of constituting an exclusive Tourism Task Force was announced during a review meeting of the Tourism Department and…

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