Opinion  /  Published 21.04.22

Letters to the Editor: Kalbaishakhis are becoming increasingly rare

Receding storm Sir — In the month of April and May, nor’westers — kalbaishakhis in local parlance — bring relief from the stifling and sultry Calcutta summer. When d...
By The Telegraph

Places  /  Published 20.04.22

A road-trip adventure through Sikkim

Sikkim Zoo: It has limited animals but the hike is rewarding. One gets to see the snow leopard, red panda, golden pheasant, yaks and gorals, small ungulates with an appearance like that of a goat or...
By Iftekhar Ahsan

West Bengal  /  Published 20.04.22

Thapa alerts CM to tea tourism concerns

The chorus for stronger provisions for tea garden workers’ welfare is getting stronger with investments starting to flow in for tourism in tea gardens following the Bengal government’s rec...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Places  /  Published 18.04.22

Raghurajpur: The Odisha village of patachitra painters

Though patachitra holds pride of place in Raghurajpur, the local artists also practise other art forms such as palm-leaf engraving, bamboo-mat painting, stone and wood carving, and making papier-m&aci...
By Rangan Datta

Lifestyle  /  Published 17.04.22

Far from the madding crowd, Britain at its best is found in its rolling hillsides

Summer Lodge has 24 rooms and suites and by British standards a huge number of staff to look after it and guests. All the rooms are super comfy and beautifully decorated with antique furniture, large ...
By Karen Anand


Culture  /  Published 17.04.22

The world and back

Monidi’r Bhaater Hotel or rice hotel in Belpahari in Bengal’s Jhargram district is a much sought after stop. Monidi started her journey in the tourism sector 20 years ago when she got a lo...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.04.22

Govt task force set up for tourism boost

The Bengal government has constituted a task force headed by chief secretary H.K. Dwivedi “to unlock and augment the tourism potential in the state”. A notification to the effect was issu...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 11.04.22

Bagdogra airport to suspend flight services for fortnight from Monday

Flight services at Bagdogra airport, Bengal’s second largest airport, will come to a halt for a fortnight from Monday for runway repairs, the timing of the move coming as a blow to tourism stake...
By Rajeev Ravidas and Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

Lifestyle  /  Published 08.04.22

A British travel meet focuses on Birmingham - the venue of the Commonwealth games

Travel industry representatives who arttended the event are bullish on the announcements. “All flights, domestic and international, are going 80 per cent full. People are gaining confidence with...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

West Bengal  /  Published 08.04.22

Flights disrupted at Bagdogra again

Flights were disrupted for around five hours at the Bagdogra airport on Thursday morning as cracks were again spotted in some parts of the runway. In the past three weeks, this is the third time that...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri


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