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From a tumultuous past, Palimbang is now an emerging tourist spot

PALIMBANG, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews / 27 April) – This Moro-dominated town is starting to rise from notoriety and obscurity, luring visitors with the slogan “Manisan ka Palimbang.”

The newly constructed baywalk in Barangay Baranayan has become a popular evening promenade among locals. Just along the national highway, the baywalk is a vantage point for sunset viewing. MindaNews photo by BONG S. SARMIENTO

The Maguindanawon phrase is conspicuously engraved at the newly constructed 259-meter baywalk beside the highway in Barangay Baranayan, just across the site of the future municipal government complex.

It means “Palimbang is beautiful.”

But for decades, the beauty

Former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao’s native village to be turned into tourism spot

Telangana is planning to construct a memorial tourism site at former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao’s village exhibiting his life and struggles. Rao’s native village is Vangara in Warangal. 

State tourism minister V Srinivas Goud visited Vangara and revealed the plan for the development of the village as a tourism spot. He said, “The village would be recognised globally to mark the centenary celebrations of late Narasimha Rao.”

To continue educating and inspiring the country and its younger generations of  Rao’s personality, the building where he lived will be developed into a museum which will have a photo gallery exhibiting

Pandav era temple in Pratapgarh to become religious tourism spot | Allahabad News

Prayagraj: Members of the management committee of Baba Bhayaharan Nath Dham, Pratapgarh, have appreciated and praised the efforts of state chief minister Yogi Adityanath for developing the Dham as religious tourism centre.
Committee members said that the state government has allocated funds to the tune of Rs 49.25 lakh for the development of the dham.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had on Saturday laid the foundation stone of tourism development projects worth Rs 180 crore in 373 assembly segments of the state under “Mukhyamantri Paryatan Samvardhan Yojna”.
Baba Bhayaharan Nath Dham is located at Katra Gulab Singh area, under the Vishwanathganj

Australian wildlife rangers capture 14-foot crocodile at tourist spot

The crocodile, estimated to weigh 771 pounds (350 kilograms), was captured by wildlife rangers last Friday at a trap in the Flora River Nature Park, a popular tourist destination southwest of the outback town of Katherine.

The crocodile is the largest caught in the area in years, according to a spokesperson at the Northern Territory Department of Tourism, Sport, and Culture.

The capture has been taken to a crocodile farm and will possibly be used for breeding, the spokesperson said.

In July 2018, an even larger saltwater crocodile measuring 15.4 feet (4.7 meters) was trapped and caught in the Katherine

Visitation up and down at North Dakota’s top tourist spot

BISMARCK, N.D. – Visitation to North Dakota’s No. 1 tourist attraction fell last year, but it wasn’t all because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park saw about 558,000 visitors in 2020, the fewest since 2013. Visitation fell 20% from 2019, but some months last year spiked substantially over the previous year — including December, which saw a 173% jump. Visitation is measured in an algorithm counting people who stop in visitor centres combined with an average of people in vehicles.

Park Superintendent Wendy Ross sees “so many variables, especially this past year.”

“I don’t put much stock in