December 11: The Maldives became a popular holiday destination among the stars in 2020. The breath-taking view, beach vibes, beautiful scenery has attracted a lot of Indian celebrities, so much so that quite a many celebs opted to spend their vacations there. The list of Indian stars includes Kajal Aggarwal, Katrina Kaif, Neha Dhupia, Rakul Preet Singh, Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani among a few others as well. The photos of these celebs have been doing rounds on the social media giving their fans ultimate picturesque capture goals.
While newlyweds Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu opted the Maldives as her honeymoon destination, Neha Dhupia along with her husband Angad Bedi and daughter decided to visit the location for a family time. Well, we don’t wish to make to jealous but here are the blazing photos of these stars as they pose against beautiful Maldive’s location.
The trend hit off with her. We are talking about Taapsee Pannu who was among the first ones from celebs to head to the Maldives. She enjoyed her holiday along with her boyfriend Mathias Boe and sisters Shagun and Evania Pannu.
Baaghi 2 stars Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani who are also rumoured Bollywood couple, were seen showing off their looks in watery beaches of Maldives. Both had uploaded individual photographs via their Instagram accounts. As Disha was seen in bikini, Tiger was seen showing off his abs in knickers shorts.
Katrina Kaif was seen in the Maldives as she went there to shoot for Peacock magazine by Falguni Shane Peacock.
Vivek Oberoi visited the Maldives for a family vacation along with his wife and children. Oberoi was seen cycling alongside the seashore, other than this, he also shared a family photo.
If given a chance, even you would visit the Maldives and so did Kajal Aggarwal for her romantic honeymoon. The actor along with her husband Gautam Kitchlu jetted off to the Maldives a week after their dreamy wedding ceremony.
Kumkum Bhagya star Dheeraj Dhooper along with his hot wife Vinny Arora also treated their fans with blazing and amazing sea look paired with a bikini and shades.
Sonakshi Sinha is known to attract the audience with her looks and she did the same this time as she shared the pictures of her Maldives trip.
Mouni Roy also skied off to the Maldives for her birthday. The Gold actor was seen relaxing on a poolside sun lounger in her hot yellow bikini suit under the winter sun.
A short vacation to the Maldives with parents and brother, what else do you wish for? Rakul Preet Singh thought of the same as she shared the priceless family moments in the Maldives.
Bollywood actor Neha Dhupia with hubby Angad Bedi and their toddler Mehar posed all hot alongside beach and palm tree.
Recently making her debut with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year 2, Tara Sutaria has literally won millions of hearts with her charming looks and sweet voice. She also dived into deep Maldives’ oceans with beau Aadar Jain.
Varun Dhawan also craved for some blue sky and ocean as he visited the Maldives in October this year.
Fashion Designer Masaba Gupta also opted for this scenic location.
Turning trash into treasure: Nepal plans turning Mount Everest garbage into art pieces
23 January: Setting an example for the whole world, Nepal announced its plan to convert the trash collected from Mount Everest to develop art pieces. These art pieces will be put in a gallery and will educate the world about the need to keep Everest clean and saving it from becoming a dumping site.
Nepal formed teams of people who collected tonnes of garbage from the mountain side, mostly consisted of plastic bottles, ladders, torn tents, cans oxygen bottles, and wrappers. The trekkers and climbers at the mountain leave behind a huge mess at the top and the adjoining areas. Trash has been collected from the peak which is 8848.86 m which is 29032 ft.
The director of the project Tommy Gustafsson alongside the co-founder of the Sagarmatha Next Centre quoted that local and foreign artists will be involved in making this art project a success by creating artwork from the collected wastage. The products made from this trash will be sold as souvenirs and the money collected from them will be used in conservation purposes.
While informing media about the plan, Gustafsson quoted, “We want to showcase how you can transform solid waste into precious pieces of art and generate employment and income. We hope to change people’s perceptions about garbage and manage it.”
Kevadiya railway station becomes India’s first with green building certification
22 January: Located in Gujarat, Kevadiya railway station has become India’s first railway station with a green building certification. For being India’s first Green Building certified station, it is also registered with the Indian Green Building Council.
The key features of the station paved the way for the city’s public transport spot to build the record. Various installations have been made in the station in order to conserve electricity like LED lights and other branded electrical appliances.
A tribal art gallery is introduced on Kevadiya railway station to attract more passengers. A viewing gallery is also made to enable the visitors to view the Statue of Unity from level three of the station. For water management, several facilities have been installed like rainwater harvesting, eco-waterless urinals, drip irrigation and sewage treatment plant.
The station area also has facilities laid for vehicle parking, food courts, landscaping, and others as well like wide traffic way, horticulture plants, thematic park with selfie zone and children play zone.
The country is preparing to facilitate the travel and tourism opportunities for the tourist, these developments are a part of it. Previously, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also flagged off 8 trains in order to ease travel to Statue of Unity from various other regions of the country. With these developments, the access and travel to the world-famous Statue of Unity in India have become easier and sorted as now people can travel directly to Kevadiya through these trains.
For more information on which trains will carry you to Gujarat’s Statue of Unity, read our report:
IRCTC offers free air fare to passengers booking for Golden Chariot
22 January: In a surprising offer reportedly, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is offering free air tickets for the passengers who are opting for luxury tourist packages in the Golden Chariot which is a luxury train. This offer can be availed by anyone.
The Tourism and Marketing spokesperson of the IRCTC, Shubham Arya said that they will offer flexibility in booking the ticket dates and that will be according to the demand of the passenger only.
Adding that the train bookings can be done 2 to 3 days in advance, he said that the passengers can also book the tickets 2-3 days after the Golden Chariot tour is completed. He also informed that free airfare will be between Chandigarh-Bengaluru-Chandigarh.
Divulging the details of this offer, IRCTC Regional manager MPS Raghav mentioned that this offer is valid for the domestic air travel to and from Bengaluru and Chandigarh and for those who are booking tickets for the luxury train Golden Chariot.
Further, he also added that the Indian railway has introduced 2 itineraries that are first, departing from Bengaluru and covering locations such as Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Goa and then returning to the starting point. Any citizen going fo the higher package of the 2 itineraries would be given free tickets of the train.
These luxury tour packages to South India will provide an opportunity for travellers to understand the cultures and royalty of the Indian region, South India.
The luxury Golden Chariot train will provide the best of the state-of-the-art amenities to the passengers on board. From smart TVs installations, to clean bathrooms, from fire alarm systems to CCTVs for security, the train is keeping all amenities on top priority to bestow the best travel experience of the passengers.
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