GUWAHATI, April 25 - As the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India continues with the initiative of organising a series of webinars under the overall theme �Dekho Apna Desh�, its 8th webinar in the series titled �North East India � Experience the Exclusive villages� with focus on Assam and Meghalaya highlighting the lesser known villages, was presented on April 24.
The 8th webinar had 3,654 participants and was attended by people from countries like Afghanistan, Canada, France, Germany, Pakistan, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Describing the tourism potential of the region, an official statement said that North East India is the land of exquisite beauty, offering a blend of emerald landscapes, azure water bodies, pristine silence, infinite vastness and mesmerising local populace.
�The infinite variety of its geographic setting, its topography, its varied flora and fauna and avian life, the history of its people and the variety of its ethnic communities and their rich heritage of ancient traditions and lifestyles, its festivals and crafts make it a holiday wonderland that just requires to be discovered afresh. The North East�s amazing diversity makes it a holiday destination for all seasons,� the statement said.
The webinar was presented by Arijit Purkayastha, CEO, Koyeli Tours and Travels (P) Ltd and Dr Shreya Barbara, chief operating officer, Landscape Safari.
The webinar showcased the unique tourism potential of a number of spots in Assam including Sualkuchi, Ranthali, Hajo, Dadara, Sarthebari, Nalbari, Bansbari, tea bungalows of Assam, Majuli and Namphake village. A number of tourist destinations of Meghalaya including Mawphlang, Kongthong and Jowai also featured in the webinar.
The ministry�s efforts to showcase India�s landscape, cities and other experiences through webinars are also available on YouTube Channel of Incredible India and the ministry�s websites www.incredibleindia.org and www.tourism.gov.in.