1) Astro-Tourism In India Is Going To Get Big Soon
The Indian Institute of Astrophysics has signed a tripartite agreement with the Ladakh Union Territory Administration and Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council to construct Dark Sky Reserve at Hanle in Ladakh, India’s first ever. The presence of the Reserve will give a boost to local tourism through science. The reason behind choosing Hanle is that the place has traditionally been a stargazer’s hotspot and has cloudless nights for most of the year.
2) The Nepal Government Plans To Shift The Base Camp of Mount Everest
As per reports, the Nepalese Government intends to change the base of the highest mountain peak in the world. The reasons behind this are quoted to be the melting glaciers and associated risks due to global warming and rising human activities. The current location at Khumbu glacier at 5346 meters is getting riskier day by day.
3) Hong Kong’s Iconic Restaurant Sinks In The South China Sea
In an ugly turn of events, the Jumbo, Hong Kong’s floating restaurant for about fifty years, sank in the South China Sea. It was first dragged away from its harbour and then went down. The legendary restaurant has been one of Hong Kong’s key tourist attractions for the past so many years. Serving Cantonese cuisine, the restaurant has welcomed celebrities like Hollywood stars Tom Cruise, Jimmy Carter, and even Queen Elizabeth II of the UK.
4) In December 2022, Get Ready For The World’s Longest River Cruise In India
Antara Luxury River Cruises is set to launch the world’s longest river journey in December 2022. The journey will be onboard Anatara Ganga Vilas which will travel from Kashi in Uttar Pradesh through the Ganga and Brahmaputra River and end at Dibrugarh in Assam. The trip will see the cruise pass through 27 smaller rivers in five states and two countries.
5) The Ladakh Tourism Requests Tourists To Advance Book Their Accommodation During Peak Season
Since Ladakh attracts many tourists during the season, making it difficult for tourists to find accommodation, the Tourism Department has come up with this request. The request has been created specifically for tourists visiting the Pangong Lake area as the wildlife sanctuary is starting to bear the brunt of unplanned tourist activities in recent years. The department has also requested tourists to acclimatise to the climatic conditions for 48 hours before visiting places at higher altitudes like Chang La, Khardung La, Tso Moriri, and Pangong Lake.Book your flights