December 5, 2023


Time to travel

G20 summit – 130 foreign delegates turn up for G20 tourism meet

Guests get taste of north Bengal’s hilly natural beauty, tea and possible for journey

G. Kishan Reddy, Union minister of tourism, tradition and development of North japanese location, addresses the session on adventure tourism at the G20 assembly in Kurseong on Saturday

Avijit Sinha



Published 02.04.23, 07:03 AM

An ascent to the hills dotted with lush green tea estates, a sip of Silver Ideas Imperial of Makaibari, a person of the very best Darjeeling brews, a stop by to a tea back garden with torch bearers in the darkish and a tryst with nearby artwork and culture.

These have been what the delegates professional on Saturday as they congregated here for the get started of the 3-working day assembly of the G20 tourism functioning group (TWG).

Over 130 international delegates, which includes ambassadors to India from other international locations, reached Bagdogra on Saturday early morning, from the place they were being escorted to the Mayfair Tea Vacation resort on the northern finish of Siliguri. Later, they ended up taken to Makaibari, a tea estate identified for making some of the most effective Darjeeling teas.

They also attended a session on adventure tourism, an area on which the Indian government is putting concentrate, preserving in mind the geographical positive aspects of the place.    

G. Kishan Reddy, the Union minister of tourism, tradition and enhancement of NE area, who also arrived in this article, elaborately spoke on the problem.

“India possesses 70 for every cent of the mighty Himalayas, has 7,000 kilometres of shoreline, seven big rivers, 70,000 square kilometres of sandy desert, 700 sanctuaries which contain 16 tiger reserves. Altogether, the state is endowed with a lot of avenues to guidance experience tourism in land, water, sky and the hills,” reported the minister.

In India, adventure tourism is gaining acceptance, he additional.   

At the session, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, chief coordinator of G20, said inexperienced tourism and eco-friendly improvement are the primary target of the 2nd G20 TWG assembly.  

“This is the possibility for all delegates to witness how individuals coexist with nature in a sustainable method,” he claimed.

On Sunday, the delegates will join an inaugural session of the meet up with, which would be adopted by two functioning classes.

During these periods, there will be shows by UNEP (UN Surroundings Programme) and UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organisation) and a selection of taking part countries, claimed a resource.

“Simultaneously, there will be 3 sessions the place conversations would be held to promote India as a spot for experience tourism and also to boost the northeast area of the place for visitors from across the globe,” the supply extra.