• The Ladpura Khas village of Madhya Pradesh, Khonoma village of Nagaland and heritage sites like Dholavira will be showcased as success stories of rural and archaeological tourism by India during the first tourism working group meeting of the G-20 nations to be held at the Rann of Kutch.
  • Rural tourism and archaeological tourism will be the topics for two side events at the first tourism ministerial meeting of the G-20 from February 7 to 9 where India will highlight the most successful and innovative initiatives of these from various parts of India
  • Ladpura Khas was nominated as the Best Rural Tourism Village by the UNWTO.
  • India will also present the innovative model of community based Astrotourism that involves rural homestays and community spaces that are completely run by villagers
  • provides travellers an integrated experience of stargazing along with cultural immersion in the Himalayas, while Nagaland’s Khonoma Village will present the model of Ecotourism Management Board that develops Rural Tourism Products and promotes responsible travel.
  • The success of developing many rural tourism products in and around Rann of Kutch will also be presented.
  • “The idea is to present rural tourism as a means of community empowerment and poverty alleviation.


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