Village Tourism in India has been on the rise for quite some time now . Indian village tourism has come into business ever since the nation’s Rural Tourism Project began across states. The idea behind such a project is to give shape and concept of village tourism which is not very prevalent in the country.
Recently, three Indian villages have been nominated in the best tourism village category for The United Nations World Tourism Organisations (UNWTO) award. Madhya Pradesh’s Ladhpura Khas village, Meghalaya’s Kongthong village and Telangana’s Pochampally are the nominees for the Best Tourism Village category.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh took to Twitter and confirmed the same tweeting ,”A moment of pride for us all as Madhya Pradesh’s village, Ladhpura Khas has been selected for entry to the ‘Best Tourism Village’. My best wishes to the whole team of MP Tourism and administration on this achievement. Keep up the good work”.
Meghalaya’s Kongthong village , also known as “Whistling village” has managed to grab all the attention. This village is perhaps most popular for its tradition of Jingrwai Lawbei, wherein, the mother gives a tune or lullaby to child upon birth and sometimes the villagers even talk through tunes here.
The ‘Ikat capital of India’ located in the Nalgonda district of Pochampally, in Telangana and is renowned for its Ikat sarees, has also made it to the list of UN list of nominees. The village is filled with aesthetically designed mud houses and can be explored on foot.