Under the initiative of Raj Basu of Siliguri-based NGO Action for Conservation of Tourism, a meeting was held Wednesday at Rai Home Stay, Tinchuley in Takdah to promote rural tourism in the north-eastern states. Delegates from various regions of North Bengal, Nepal and Bhutan attended the meet.
A decision has been made to organise a rural tourism festival from December 5 to 7 at Salt Lake in Kolkata titled ‘Orange Festival & Rural Tourism Bazaar 2014’. The event will focus on promoting rural tourism in the north-eastern region and also highlight the orange fruit, which grows mostly in the hills, for developing its marketing prospects.
The meeting at Tinchuley was presided over by MK Pradhan, one of the most senior eco-tourism and organic agriculturists of the area.
CAPTION: The pioneers of the rural tourism festival.