The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) to India grew by 5.8% in October 2013 as compared to October 2012. The country received close to 5.89 lakh visitors last month as compared to 5.56 lakh during the month of October in 2012. During the first 10 months of 2013, India received 53.30 lakh visitors with a growth of 4.0%, as compared to FTAs of 51.24 lakh with a growth of 4.5% during the same period in 2012. The country’s Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupee terms increased 4.40% to INR 8,513 crore as compared to INR 8,154 crore in October 2012. During the first 10 months of 2013, the country registered FEEs of INR 83,727 crore with a growth of 12.8% as compared to FEEs of INR 74,125 crore with a growth of 22.1% in October 2012
WelcomHeritage Traditional Haveli, Jaipur is the latest addition to the WelcomHeritage collection of Heritage Hotels. Based at Bani Park, the property is conveniently located in the city centre and is in close proximity to Jaipur Railway Station and Airport.
This Haveli was constructed in late 1940””s by Rai Sahib Laxmi Pati Singhania and was used as his private residence until 1956. Later in 1958, this property was sold to Badiyal Thakur, who partially used the Haveli to entertain his personal guests and later converted it into a Hotel. During 2012, the present owners, Mr. Bal Mukund Goyal & Mr. Dinesh Goyal of Lisadiya Village in Sikar district, purchased this spectacular Haveli and made some laudable up-gradations, to delight the travellers.
WelcomHeritage Traditional Haveli offers 24 elegantly designed rooms including three suites. All rooms are a remarkable mix of classical and contemporary decor. The Haveli also offers large Banquet space, Alfresco Bar and is well known for its Indian Restaurant – “Zaika”.
Its open and outdoor swimming pool at the Roof top is the perfect location to invigorate one”s senses during a visit to the Pink City. Inspired by the Thai health rituals, with a subtle blend of western therapies the “O” Thai Spa offers relaxing, results-oriented and traditional Spa treatments; a treat for one”s body & soul.
Kerala has been named among the world’s ten Best Family Destinations for 2014 by Lonely Planet at the World Travel Mart (WTM) 2013 in London last week, joining the likes of New York City, Denmark, Prague, Iceland, Italy and Hawaii. S Harikishore IAS, Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, received the Award, as per a release.