Dekho Apna Desh webinar
The 13th session of the Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna Desh webinar titled, ‘Destination- Sariska Tiger reserve’ was held recently. The objective of the Ministry of Tourism’s webinar series is to create awareness about and promote various tourism destinations of India – including the lesser known destinations and lesser known facets of popular destinations.
Project Tiger is an ongoing&
Prison Tourism Project of Maharashtra
The State government will open to visitors jails which once held freedom fighters
The Maharashtra government is set to launch “jail tourism” under which historically significant jails in Maharashtra, which are still being used as penal centres, will be opened to visitors to see the barracks where freedom fighters were imprisoned by the British.
“Pune’s Yerawada Jail will be opened for first-of-its-kind jail touris
British Era Lighthouses of Odisha
The Ministry wants to develop them as hubs of tourism under the Sagarmala project.
The British-era False Point lighthouse, a 129-ft massive minaret-like structure of red-white bands with a huge embossed star, is visible from quite a distance from the Bay of Bengal. Its location close to massive mangrove vegetation infested with crocodiles makes it an adventurous tourist place on the eastern coast.
Barely 40 km away, the Paradip lighthouse is another
What is Geo Tourism?
Geotourism is tourism associated with geological attractions and destinations. Geotourism deals with the abiotic natural and built environments. Geotourism was first defined in England by Thomas Alfred Hose in 1995.
National Geological Monuments
India is a country with diverse physical attributes, rich cultural heritage and eventful ancient history. Tourism plays a major role in showcasing this great country to the rest of the world. Of late, there has b
India’s Tourism industry
In 2024, India's outbound tourism will exceed USD 42 billion, according to a report recently published under the title "Outbound Travel and Tourism - An Opportunity Untapped.", released by Nangia Andersen LLP in association with FICCI.
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Travelling "outside" of one's native country for tourism purposes is known as outbound tourism.
Finding of the report
The paper examines the rapidly developing Indi
Dharamshala Declaration 2022 & Tourism In India
A recent three-day national tourist conference saw the introduction of the "Dharamshala Declaration 2022."
Details about the news
In the National Conference, the Center announced a comprehensive plan for the tourism industry.
By 2024, tourism will have returned to its pre-pandemic level.
$250 billion in GDP contribution by 2030, and
By 2047, India will be the tourism powerhouse of the world.
As per the Declarat
World Tourism Day and India’s status
Every year on September 27, people all over the world celebrate World Tourism Day. This year, it will take place in Bali, Indonesia.
“Rethinking Tourism” is the theme for 2022.
What are the Main Ideas?
Since 1980, September 27 has been observed as World Tourism Day. This date was selected to fall on the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Statutes in 1970, a signi
Swadesh Darshan Scheme 2.0
The government recently chose 15 States from around the nation to be marketed as part of India's new domestic tourism policy as part of the first phase of the "Swadesh Darshan 2" (starting in January 2023).
This policy abandons tourist circuits based on themes and instead places an emphasis on revitalising destination tourism.
Ajanta and Ellora in Maharashtra, Gwalior, Chitrakoot, and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, and Jhansi and Prayagraj in Utta
Blue Flag Certification
Lakshadweep's Minicoy Thundi and Kadmat beaches recently earned the Blue Flag international environmental certification.
One of the Lakshadweep archipelago's most beautiful and unspoiled beaches is The Thundi Beach.
The lagoon's turquoise water is bordered by white sand.
Both swimmers and tourists will find it to be a paradise.
Popular among cruise visitors who come to the island for water sports is the Kadmat Beach.
With its p
National Tourism Day & Tourism In India
Every year on January 25, the nation observes National Tourism Day to recognize India's beauty and raise awareness of the value of tourism and its effects on the nation's economy.
Under the auspices of "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav," a 75-week long grand festival to honor 75 years of India's independence, the Ministry of Tourism is commemorating National Tourism Day.
Ecotourism, cruises, business, sports, educational, r
Working Group on Tourism in Rann of Kutch
Gujarat will host the inaugural Tourism Working Group (TWG) conference from February 7–9, 2023, as part of India's G20 Presidency.
The focus of tourism will be on rural and archaeological travel. The second location for foreign delegates will be Dholavira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
How Does the G20 Value Interventions in the Travel and Tourism Sector?
There are 5 interrelated priority areas for tourism during India's G20
Since most of India's population lives in villages and has a lot to offer tourists, the government must promote rural tourism.
Agritourism, art and culture, ecotourism, wildlife, tribal tourism, and homestays are six specialty experiences for visitors who want to travel to rural India that Rural Tourism and Rural Homestays (CNA - RT and RH) under the Ministry of Tourism has highlighted in order to promote rural tourism.
About rural tourism:
Any type of touri
The 1st agri-tourism facility of Andhra Pradesh has been setup at Chintapalli in Alluri Sitharama Raju (ASR) district.
Agri-tourism is a niche and an emerging market segment of the tourism industry.
The father of agri-tourism in India is Pandurang Taware who pioneered this concept in Maharashtra in 2005.
Need - Climate change, tourism led pollution and increasing urbanisation have resulted in rising demand for natural and rural destinations as tourist attractions.
Recently, the Union Tourism Ministry has circulated the model law on adventure tourism to all States and Union Territories for feedback.
Adventure tourism – A niche tourism where exploration or travel involves some degree of risk.
It includes at least 2 among the 3 elements (physical activity, natural environment, and cultural immersion)
Types – Hard adventure and soft adventure covering land, air and water based activities.
Model law –