Travel and Adventure
  • Thai tourists and foreigners Pay attention admire the giant animal-shaped kites of various shapes, at the PATTAYA INTERNATIONAL KITE ON THE BEACH 2024 event over the sky on the beach of Pattaya City, (eastern region, 174 kilometers from Bangkok) Chonburi Province, Thailand, on February 23, 2024.

  • The Nalban Waterbody, a crucial part of the East Kolkata Wetlands, Ramsar site in India, has dried up completely, raising concerns about the health of the ecosystem and the livelihoods of local communities. Fishing in the Nalban, a shallow "bheri" (lake), has been a tradition for generations, providing sustenance for many families in the region. However, this year, the waterbody has been devoid of water for an extended period, raising questions about the impact on fish populations and the wider ecosystem.

  • Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma's convoy stopped at a red light in Jaipur. He puts brakes on VVIP culture, embraces red light.

  • The remnants resulting from the immersion of idols are contributing to the pollution of the Ganges in Kolkata.

  • A working young conductor of the public bus in the midst of the street.

  • The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) the Ministry of Transport, open to the public to view "The parallel bridge to Rama 9 Bridge" Thailand's first parallel bridge across the Chao Phraya River. It will be open to vehicles Traveling service soon. The parallel bridge to Rama 9 Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that stretches across the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, is the first in Thailand to have dual pylons. It runs parallel to the Rama 9 Bridge and boasts 8 traffic lanes, spanning approximately 42 meters in width, It is estimated that the bridge will be able to accommodate up to 150,000 cars daily.

  • Today marks the commencement of the Horti Food Festival 2024, a vibrant extravaganza showcasing the finest in agriculture and cuisine. Held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, the three-day event promises a fusion of exhibition, seminars, and cultural programs. Participants from various districts of West Bengal and neighboring states proudly display their signature products, highlighting the rich diversity of the region. Organized by the Department of Food Processing, Industries & Horticulture, Govt. of West Bengal, this festival celebrates the essence of agriculture and culinary excellence.

  • Kolkata Press Photographers' Association is set to celebrate the 4th year of Swarasati Puja alongside a captivating photographic exhibition. The event, scheduled for the 14th and 15th of February, will unfold at the bustling footpath of Esplanade East, promising a visual treat for passersby. With a remarkable collection of 240 photographic prints curated by 120 skilled artists, the exhibition aims to showcase the diverse talents and perspectives prevalent among press photographers. The choice of hosting the exhibition at a busy footpath is deliberate, reflecting the challenging environments in which these photographers often operate to capture compelling stories. The Hindu goddess Swarasati, revered for her association with knowledge, art,…

  • Against the backdrop of Kolkata's iconic Ghats, a community of mud larkers has made a remarkable discovery a part of their daily routine. Armed with metal detectors and sieves, these enthusiasts scour the exposed riverbed during low tide, unearthing coins, jewelry, and artifacts dating back centuries. Their finds not only serve as a testament to Kolkata's vibrant past but also contribute to the preservation of its cultural heritage. Despite facing challenges such as pollution and declining water levels, these dedicated mud larks persist in their quest for hidden treasures. Their efforts have garnered attention from locals and authorities alike, highlighting their invaluable role in uncovering the city's history. As the sun sets over the Ganges,…

  • Despite its urban surroundings of multistory houses and bustling bazaars, Santragachi Jheel is a haven for migratory birds this winter, its surface mostly covered by water hyacinth. Among the diverse avian visitors, Lesser Whistling Ducks stand out as the dominant species, accompanied by various smaller varieties. The juxtaposition of urban life and natural beauty captivates birdwatchers, who flock to witness this unique phenomenon. Efforts are underway to preserve this delicate ecosystem amidst urbanization, ensuring Santragachi Jheel remains a sanctuary for migratory birds amidst the bustling cityscape.

  • Thai-Chinese people and tourists wear red clothes, Light incense pay homage to sacred things. For prosperity in life and group of dancers men performs Lion Dance during Chinese New Year festival celebration, inside The Guangdong Shrine, Yaowarat (Chinatown) in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 10, 2024.

  • Chinatown ahead of the Chinese or Lunar New Year. As part of the upcoming celebration of the Chinese New Year, the tourists continue to flock to Chinatown, Binondo.

  • A spellbinding Chhau dance performance titled "Mahishasura Mardini" by the talented people of Charida, Purulia, enthralled audiences in Kolkata. Presented by Ascensive Edu Skill Foundation and Genius Consultants, this cultural extravaganza showcased the region's rich heritage and artistic prowess.

  • Al Seef Market is a part of Al Seef, a waterfront destination in Dubai that blends heritage and modernity. It is an open-air floating market that offers local handicrafts, fragrances, souvenirs, and food. visitors can also enjoy the scenic views of Dubai Creek and the traditional dhows. Al Seef Market is a great place to experience the culture and lifestyle of Dubai.

  • After participating in the Akheri Munajat (final prayers) at the Biswa Ijtema in Tongi, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Muslim devotees endure crowded train journeys. Local residents navigate this challenging commute by climbing onto, clinging to, and scrambling along the roofs of the trains. Faced with a lack of available seats inside, numerous commuters opt to take the risk, preferring a rooftop view for their journey out of Dhaka city.

  • 'Surya Kiran' aerobatic team of the Indian Air Force performs during an air show at Nal Air Force Station.

  • Shykh Zayd Mosque, or Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, is a magnificent Islamic architectural masterpiece located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. It is the country’s largest mosque and can accommodate more than 40,000 worshippers. It was built by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and first president of the U.A.E., who is also buried in the mosque’s courtyard. The mosque features 82 domes, four minarets, and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet and chandelier. It is open to visitors of all faiths and offers free guided tours, cultural activities, and a library.

  • Appearance of various installations in the multisensory pavilion of the autonomous community of Andalusia on Saturday, January 27, 2024, during the International Tourism Fair (FITUR), at the Ifema Madrid, in Madrid (Spain). The multisensory pavilion 'Andalusian Crush' has won the award for the best exhibitor in the autonomous community of the FITUR in its 44th edition, awarded by the organization of the meeting. Experts in marketing, image, ephemeral architecture and communication have recognized "how the spectacular 'Andalusian Crush' campaign is translated into spatial language, with a strong technological commitment that manages to show the beauty of its destinations and the vast intangible heritage it possesses, through of an immersive…

  • Appearance of the halls of the pavilions of the 44th International Tourism Fair (FITUR) that closes the doors of a successful edition whose data reflects the growth that world tourism has experienced in the past year and feels the bases for its consolidation this year, on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Ifema Madrid, in Madrid (Spain). FITUR has announced that throughout its five days it has received a total of 250,000 visitors, of which 153,000 have been professionals (from January 24 to 26) and more than 97,000 visitors who have attended during its two days open to the public (Saturday 27 and Sunday 28). These numbers, in line with the estimate made by Ifema Madrid, represent an increase of 13.7% compared to 2023. FITUR in its 2024 edition…

  • H.E. Mr. Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and H.E. Mr. Wang Yi, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPc Central Committee and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, co-signed the " Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the People's Republic of China on Mutual Visa Exemption for Holders of Ordinary Passports and Passports for Public Affairs", for a period of stay not exceeding 30 days the agreement will enter into force on March 1, 2024.

  • Military Dog Center, Royal Thai Army Animal Department, let people the public bid Auction oF military dogs that do not qualify for selection for use in performing duties, 3 breeds: German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois and Labrador Retriever, total of 54 dogs, on January 27, 2024. at the Silapasomsak Demonstration Camp, Military Dog Center Royal Thai Army Animal Department Nong Sarai Subdistrict, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. The military dogs being auctioned are canines that did not meet the stringent criteria for national service, These dogs may have traits like being overweight, underweight, or just too friendly. Some may also have exceeded the designated quota. So instead of burdening itself, it cannot take care…

  • There is debate among historians and archaeologists as to when and why the gate was built. But archaeologists believe that it was built during the Mughal period. According to “Dhaka Kosh” published by the Asiatic Society, Mir Jumla built the Dhaka Gate between the years 1660 and 1663 to mark the boundaries of Dhaka and protect it from enemy attacks by land. Mir Jumla was the Subedar (administrator in charge of various provinces of the Mughal empire) of Bengal during the reign of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Over the centuries, this gate has been transformed. After rebuilding it in 1825, British Magistrate Charles Dawes named it Ramna Gate. The gate was damaged during British rule as well as military rule in East Pakistan. On the other hand, the…

  • Magh Mela has started from 15th January. On the first bathing festival of Makar Sankranti, devotees take a dip of faith in Ganga, the destroyer of sin. Devotees from different region’s come to take holy dip in Sangam during second barhing festival Paush Purnima. Paush Purnima is celebrated during the Magha month of Hindu calendar. The specialty of this day is to take a dip in any holy water body. Some parts of India celebrate Paush Purnima as Shakambhari Purnima.

  • The grassroots unions call for a general strike in transport for 24 hours. Minister Salvini stopped the strike twice, resorting to legal action. Today, workers protested at the Ministry of Transport against very low wages, long hours and no safety.

  • Vintage car show in Kolkata.

  • In a burst of color and festivity, Kolkata witnessed a lively rally celebrating the inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya and the Pran Pratishtha of Shri Ram Murti by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The streets of the city were filled with thousands of participants, led by Shubhendu Adhikari, the Leader of Opposition in the Government of West Bengal. The rally, adorned with banners and cultural displays, showcased the diversity and unity of the people, transcending religious and cultural boundaries. Prime Minister Modi's message of harmony resonated through the vibrant event, emphasizing the importance of shared values. As the procession wound its way through the city, it became a visual spectacle, capturing the spirit of the celebration…

  • The 53rd edition of The Statesman Vintage, Classic Car, and Two-Wheeler Rally transformed the streets of Kolkata into a vibrant time capsule on Sunday, as 132 meticulously restored automobiles, ranging from vintage cars to classic two-wheelers, paraded through the city. The rally, a celebration of automotive heritage, drew participants and spectators alike, with enthusiasts donning period and fancy dresses, adding an extra layer of charm to the event. The event highlighted not only the mechanical marvels of a bygone era but also the elegance and fashion that accompanied these timeless vehicles. The convoy, led by a majestic vintage car, embarked on a journey through the city, capturing the attention of onlookers as they marveled at the craftsmanship…

  • View of the atmosphere, lifestyle of people, early morning of January 21, 2024. Pattaya Beach Road area, a popular tourist destination in Thailand.

  • Every year thousands of Siberian birds arrive at Sangam and nearby wetlands in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj in November. These birds increase the beauty of the ghats and tourism and become the centre of tourist attraction.

  • The picturesque valley of Kashmir, known for its breathtaking landscapes and snowy winters, is now facing the adverse consequences of climate change. Gulmarg, a popular tourist destination and a haven for winter sports enthusiasts, is currently grappling with a severe dry spell, resulting in a lack of snowfall and posing significant challenges for the local economy and tourism industry. Normally bustling with skiers enjoying training sessions in January, the meadow stands empty and silent this year. The chairlifts and snow-beaters remain idle, unable to operate. Instead of the usual four to six feet of accumulated snow that delighted visitors, only patches of melting snow can be seen. The lack of snowfall not only affects the tourism industry…

  • Masjid Al-areesh, has a very special significance in Islam and among the Muslims all around. The mosque was built by Muslims on a site where Holy prophet (May peace and blessings be upon him) used to pitch his tent during the battle of badr.

  • The competition Speedcubing "Bangkok Cube Day Winter 2024" on January 14, 2024 at Bangna Hall, Central Bangna Department Store in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • People enjoying holiday at Anglesea beach in Melbourne,Victoria Australian during pleasant weather on Sunday January 14, 2024. Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Great Ocean Road in the Surf Coast Shire local government area. In the 2016 census, Anglesea had a population of 2,545 people. Originally known as Swampy Creek, the area's name was changed to Anglesea River in 1884 when the township was established.

  • Devotees eagerly make their way to Sagar Island, located 117 km from the Gangasagar Mela Transit Camp in Kolkata, as preparations intensify for the upcoming Makar Sankranti celebrations. The ancient Hindu festival, symbolizing the Sun's transition into the zodiac sign of Capricorn (Makara in Sanskrit), is slated for Monday, January 15, 2024. Pilgrims will converge at Gangasagar from Saturday, January 14th, to Sunday, January 15th, 2024, marking this auspicious occasion with spiritual fervor and traditional rituals.

  • An Aerial view of Kapilmuni Temple illuminated ahead of ''Makar Sankranti'' festival (commonly known as ''Gangasagar mela'') at Sagar Island, in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, on January 12,2024. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims are preparing to take the annual holy dip at Gangasagar, where the Ganges River meets the Bay of Bengal, on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, which falls on January 14.

  • As the countdown to Makar Sankranti begins, the Gangasagar Mela transit camp in Kolkata witnesses a spectrum of emotions. Sadhus engage in serene prayers, pilgrims exude excitement, and devotees fervently perform rituals. Families bid tearful farewells, while logistical efforts intensify for a seamless transition. The atmosphere is a blend of spirituality, anticipation, and emotional connections as the Mela approaches on January 14th and 15th, 2024.

  • Toys have been recognized as one of the champion sectors with significant export potential. The Indian toy industry is among the fastest-growing globally, projected to reach $3 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 12% between 2022-28, according to a report by the Government Agency 'Invest India'. The Government of India is planning to provide comprehensive support to promote 'Vocal for Local' in toys through the National Action Plan for Toys (NAPT) by bringing together 20+ Ministries/ Departments. Remarkable 239% increase in Indian toy exports in FY 2022-23 in comparison to FY 2014-15. The Indian toy industry is expanding its global presence, with increased high-value exports to Middle East and African countries. The import duty on toys was…

  • The Gangasagar Transit Camp in Kolkata is witnessing a surge of anticipation as pilgrim arrives, their face aglow with excitement for the upcoming Makar Sankranti festival at the sacred Gangasagar. From Saturday, January 14th, to Sunday, January 15th, 2024, this devoted individual is part of a larger congregation converging at the transit camp, creating an atmosphere filled with spiritual fervor. As the pilgrimage season reaches its zenith, the transit camp plays a vital role as a pitstop for the lone pilgrim en route to Gangasagar, where the holy confluence of the Ganges and the Bay of Bengal awaits. Clad in traditional attire, the singular pilgrim is seen with a beaming face, reflecting both their spiritual dedication and the joyous anticipation…

  • Polo fishing or group fishing is an amazing traditional festival in villagers in Bangladesh. People from several districts joined the area in a joyous mood. Usually, these open waterbodies preserve fishes all the year round. During the winter season, the water level in these vast water bodies drops and people jointly catches fishes with their locally-made nets, and other fishing gear. Most of the fishermen here catch fish and don't sell those. They eat those fishes with their family members as they are seasonal fishermen not professional ones. The fishing festival took place in Bhangura upazila of Pabna.

  • Commuters seen wearing warm clothes amid fog on a cold winter day in Beawar.

  • Indian muslim devotees carrying religious flags as they arrives to the annual Urs festival at the shrine of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, in Beawar. Thousands of Sufi devotees from different parts of India travel to the shrine for the annual festival, marking the death anniversary of the Sufi saint.

  • The air at the Gangasagar Mela transit camps crackles with anticipation as the first waves of sadhus and pilgrims begin arriving, drawn by the magnetic pull of the holy dip at the confluence of the Ganges and the Bay of Bengal. Marking the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, this spiritual migration promises to fill Sagar Island with vibrant chants and reverent dips from Saturday, January 14th to Sunday, January 15th, 2024. The atmosphere is one of shared purpose, a tapestry woven from faith, tradition, and the promise of spiritual renewal. Volunteers and authorities work tirelessly to ensure the smooth flow of pilgrims, setting up medical camps, food stalls, and security checkpoints. The air is abuzz with the clatter of utensils, the…

  • Global Village in Dubai is a great place not only for culture and entertainment but for shopping too, located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Dubai. People get to know different culture and interact with each other all in the same place. visitors find tasty foods, handicrafts and much more in the themed pavilions which represents different countries. visitors also get a glimpse of cultural performances. Global Village is mostly open from October to April and entry tickets are mandatory.

  • First Sunday of 2024 The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimonmangkalaram Ratchaworamahawihan Or Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand, are popular with tourists coming to see the beauty of the place on January 7, 2024.

  • The strike of Iberia handling workers begins, which has caused more than 400 flights to be suspended for the next four days.

  • Atmosphere night of New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2023. in downtown Bangkok, Thailand.

  • As the curtain falls on 2023, Kolkata paints the sky with a breathtaking farewell. The Vidyasagar Setu, a majestic sentinel over the Hooghly River, stands witness to a symphony of light and color as the setting sun bids adieu to the year. The Ganges, the very soul of Kolkata, reflects the fiery hues of the sky, its rippling surface transformed into a molten canvas of gold and crimson. The Vidyasagar Setu, adorned with the warm glow of the setting sun, casts long, graceful shadows onto the water, creating an ethereal interplay of light and shadow. Silhouetted against this celestial canvas, boats gently bob on the river, their rhythmic chugging adding a melancholic charm to the scene. The air hums with a quiet nostalgia, as people gather on the…

  • Along the glimmering Ganges in Uluberia, 40 km away from Kolkata, a symphony of unity plays out under the winter sky. From December 8th, 2023, to January 8th, 2024, the annual Raas Mela transforms the Kalibari ghats into a vibrant melting pot where Hindus, Muslims, and Christians weave a tapestry of shared joy and festivity. This month-long celebration transcends religion, celebrating the frolicking spirit of Raas with rhythmic dhol beats, swirling dhotis, and joyous abandon. Food stalls tempt with local delights, while handicraft booths showcase the region's vibrant artistry. This annual celebration in Uluberia is a testament to the power of cultural celebration in bridging divides and fostering unity. It's a vibrant reminder that despite…

  • Paul Anka attends New Year’s Eve Ball celebration of 'Bowtie' design revealing on top of One Times Square.

  • Nestled amidst the verdant expanse of rural Howrah, a unique fair is blossoming. Dubbed the "Paribesh Bandhab Haat," this eight-day event (December 24th to 31st) is weaving together threads of environmental awareness, science education, and local ingenuity. Today, on the 3rd day of the fair, the atmosphere crackles with excitement as a handful of passionate locals have taken center stage, armed with engaging science demonstrations and eco-friendly wares. Organized by the Madhabpur Paribesh Chetana Samiti, a local environmental consciousness group, the fair is more than just a marketplace. It's a vibrant platform for fostering a symbiotic relationship between nature and community. At the heart of the festivities lies a dedication to promoting…