Three Indian villages have been nominated in the Best Tourism Village category for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award.
Indian village tourism has taken off ever since the nation’s Rural Tourism Project began across states. The idea behind the project is to give shape to the concept of village tourism, which is not prevalent in the country.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh took to Twitter and wrote,
Speaking of the nomination,
Madhya Pradesh Tourism and Culture Department’s Principal Secretary, Sheo Shekhar Shukla said, “In the next five years, 100 villages will be developed from the point of view of rural tourism. Among these, suitable sites will be selected and developed around tourist places, including Orchha, Khajuraho, Mandu, Sanchi, Pachmarhi, Tamia, Panna National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Sanjay Dubri National Park, Pench and Kanha National Park etc.”