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Indian Ministry of Tourism is stepping up its efforts to target new tourism products
The Indian Ministry of Tourism is stepping up its efforts to target new groups such as eco and adventure travelers and highlight the tourism potential of relatively
less known products and areas. One region in focus is North Eastern India. The region comprises the nine States of Arunchal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Megalaya, Misoram, Nagalan, Sikkim, Tipura and West Bengal. These states share international borders with Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Myanmar and are known for their unique cultural and geographical heritage. The rich natural beauty, serene landscapes and rare flora and fauna are the main attractions in these areas.
India as a picture of unity and diversity can best be seen in the attributes of its people spread across different regions that together combine to form Incredible India. Its culture, tradition, history and mythology, combined with the vibrancy of its people, produce an ethos unparalleled in the world. With its temples and mosques, desert and mountains, vivid festivals architectural marvels and accommodation from budget to 5 stars, luxurious camps and train journeys, India has charmed its visitors. The country offers unique travel experiences across the country on an emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual level. Besides its rich history and culture, which have attracted tourists from across the world, several niche products have been developed by the ministry of tourism such as Rural Tourism, Wellness, Mediacal, Adventure, Golf, Film, MICE, etc. Its geographical features and variety of tourism products make it a 365 day tourism destination.
The present tourism strategy aims at increasing India’s share in world tourist arrivals from the present 0.6% to 1% by 2016. For achieving these objective, the ministry of tourism, government of India has stepped up its promotional activities and is taking several initiatives for overall growth of the sector, including the development of tourism infrastructure and skilled manpower. The recently launched international campaign “ Find what you seek” indicate a paradigm shift with the focus now being on the consumers. The emphasis is on the fact that tourists from all over the world can find in India the destination or product of desire in India. The campaign create awareness of the destination and various tourism product available.
Incredibleindia.org: All services at one place www.incredibleindia.org is being redeveloped to provide all tourism related services from planning to reservations in a single website.
Virtual walking tours have been introduced in which users get 360 –degree views of the roads they will walk on, as well as of the destination. They can access, tag and review “ points of interests” i.e. hotels, shops, monuments, parks, etc. and also view the interiors of several key locations, all powered by a database of a few hundred thousands of places. The ministry of tourism has set the target of providing one “walking tour” in each India state within two years. The Incredibleindia.org is arguably the first to launch such a service.
The website now facilitates the booking of domestic air tickets, train tickets, bus tickets, hotel rooms and tour packages through appropriate links. A travel planner created in collaboration with Google India is available on the website. The website also has links to the online visa application form as well as information on the India Visa regime . Information is provided about international flights to and from, three Indian airports.
Free audio guides will soon become available for download on most smart phones which will turn such phones into personal tour guides.
777days of the Incredible Indian Himalayas
The India Himalayas are a acomplete destination in themselves that can be explored around the year for a variety of experiences. Comprising 73% of the total Himalayan range, the Incredible Indian Himalayas are the greatest show on the earth and span across six states of India namely, Yammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarkand, Sikkim, Arunchal Pradesh and the hill regions of the West Bengal. Travellers can look toward the Indian Himalayas for skiing in winter, bio-diversity hotspots during the spring, mountaineering expeditions during the summer, and a variety of leisure and cultural activities throughout the year. In order to popularize the Indian Himalayas as a tourist destination, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has recently launched a campaign called “ 777days of the Incredible Indian Himalayas”. There are various activities involved in this campaign including a television campaign with two 60 second films titled “ Greatest show on the Earth” and “ Life altering journey”
News Source : http://www.eturbonews.com
This place is also called as the ‘queen of the hills’. This place is invariably a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Kaziranga National Park is a Oldest and the most famous sanctuary in Assam bounded by the Brahmaputra river and the Mikir hills in the Golaghat...
Sundarban spreading over an area of 4, 120 square kilometers including water was measured to be 16,000 square kilometers some 200 years ago
Welcome to Visit North East North East Part of India is a travellers delight. North East India consists Indian states of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim & West Bengal. Although West Bengal is officialy is not a part of North East India, but is the gateway of accessing Read More
Nathu La Nathu La pass is situated around 60 kilometers from Gangtok at an altitude of 4,310 meters / 14,140 feet. The road to Nathu La passes through the Tsomgo Lake is nearly 2 hours drive. The terms ‘Nathu’ and ‘La’ literally mean listening ears and pass respectively in Tibetan language. In 1961, Read More
Tsomgo Lake Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake is famous tourist an attraction in Sikkim is nearly 42 kilometers from the state capital Gangtok. It is situated at an altitude of nearly 3780 meters / 12,400 feet. The Lake known as The Source of the Lake in Bhutia dialect is ideally located near the Nathu La pass. The lake Read More