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A skywalk to connect Taj Mahal with Agra Fort

If all goes according to plan, there might soon be a skywalk in Agra that will connect the Taj Mahal to Agra Fort. UP tourism department has already begun work on a design of the project that will come up at a cost of close to Rs 50 crore. A private company has been given the contract to prepare a detailed report. The state-of-the-art facility will be erected at Shah Jahan garden, next to the Taj, and connect the grand monument with Agra Fort on the other side. A senior officer with the tourism board said the main purpose of this facility will be to save tourists from coming in contact with the fast moving traffic between Taj and Agra Fort, separated by about 2 km. "This facility will be for those tourists who want to walk down from Agra Fort to Taj Mahal or vice versa. At present, there is no exclusive road for this purpose and walking down is quite not possible," the officer said. He added, "The skywalk will be built near Victoria Park at Shah Garden. It will be a round structure 25 feet above the ground connected by escalators and stairs. After climbing to the top, tourists will walk to other side.

Le Meridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa unveiled in Western India

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced the opening of Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa in Western India. Marking the first Le Méridien resort in India, Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa is the brand's ninth property in the country, further strengthening the Paris-born brand's presence throughout India. Nestled in the scenic Western Ghats, the resort is a few hours' drive from the cosmopolitan centers of Mumbai and Pune, and offers guests an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa features 122 stylishly appointed guestrooms and suites, all complemented with private balconies that offer expansive views of the surrounding natural scenery. Each room features the brand's signature amenities and destination-inspired moments of discovery. For culinary experiences, guests can indulge in the resort's destination restaurants and bars. Latest Recipe, the interactive all day dining restaurant, features an evocative mix of international, Asian and local cuisine. Chingari, the Indian specialty restaurant, offers some of the most diverse flavours and fiery preparations of Northern India. The pool-side restaurant, Plunge Bar, allows guests to savour canapés and sublime blends and spirits, while Longitude 73 transforms from a casual coffee house by day to a vibrant social scene in the evening.

Air India has relocated domestic operations in Mumbai to Terminal 2

India's national carrier, Air India, has relocated its domestic operations in Mumbai from Terminal 1A to Terminal 2 (T2), of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Sahar. With this move, Air India passengers will have the advantage of a smooth and seamless transition with easy connectivity, between domestic and international sectors, all from the same terminal. The shifting is a part of the phase-wise transition that was planned for T2.