Meghalaya figure in the “12 Months of Adventure Travel” of the Ministry of Tourism’s

New Delhi, Nov 29: The Ministry of Tourism’s DekhoApnaDesh Webinar series titled “12 Months of Adventure Travel” on 28th November 2020 focused on Adventure Tourism which has the potential to make India a round the year destination.

India is ranked 34th on the world travel and tourism index driven by rich natural and cultural resources. The World Economic Forum ranked India as the 5th best destination on the Natural Heritage Index in the world. Adventure Travel provides a sea of opportunities for India, which has unparalleled natural resources for exploration and experience.

DekhoApnaDesh Webinar Series is an effort to showcase India’s rich diversity under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat and it is continuously spreading spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat through virtual platform.

This webinar virtually takes one through the immense strength, potential and the hidden secrets of India covering Mountains, Forests, Rivers, Deserts, Mangroves, Islands, Canals, Wildlife and over 31 adventure activities that will delight an Indian and also an overseas traveller.

The webinar was presented by Mr. Tejbir Singh Anand, Managing Director, Holiday Moods Adventures Pvt Ltd. Tejbir Singh is a veteran and in the Indian adventure travel industry with over 3 decades of experience.

He is a “Hall of Fame Awardee” presented by Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) . India is a 12 month destination in respect of adventure and culture and the country is so vast and huge that one life is not enough to cover the entire country.

Mr. Tejbir Singh started the presentation with the definition of adventure tourism. Adventure tourism can be termed as soft experiences to challenging expeditions. Essential elements are very important and they are nature, activity which will be pursued, culture of that place and finally the traveller’s experience. Experience can be novel and unique and that depend on degree of challenges.

The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) was founded with an aim to create awareness about the immense potential for adventure tourism in India and to harness this potential in a safe, sensitive and environment-friendly manner. The association also works towards creating awareness overseas about the potential of adventure tourism in India.

India is one of the very few countries in the world that boasts natural and cultural attractions so diverse and complex, which promises ample opportunities to explore every kind of landscape imaginable.

From the eternal snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas to meandering rivers and gushing waterfalls, dense forests rich in wildlife, beautiful valleys, long coastlines and magical moonscapes, vast deserts of the west, to the ancient traditions and festivities of its colorful culture, offering unique adventures to all travelers.

The scope of adventure tourism activities for the 12 month is given as Winter from November to  February, where the North Eastern State figured in this titled “12 Months of Adventure Travel” North East – Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Activities – Trekking, Cruising, biking etc.

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