The Embassy of India in Beirut on Friday organized a tourism event titled “Incredible India – Your favourite Tourist Destination” focusing on the States of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, with the participation of State Tourism Promotion Board of Madhya Pradesh, State Tourism Promotion Board of Rajasthan, Association and Travel and Tourism Agents in Lebanon (ATTAL), and with the support of India Tourism Office Dubai.
Ambassador Dr. Suhel Ajaz Khan made welcome remarks and gave an overview of touristic landscape of India.
On behalf of the Tourism Promotion Board of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Sheo Shekhar Shukla, Principal Secretary Tourism, Govt of Madhya Pradesh gave opening remarks. Later, the team from Tourism Promotion Board of Madhya Pradesh made a detailed presentation. Madhya Pradesh, the incredible heart of India embodies a blend of architectural grandeurs, pristine & unexplored destinations and cultural values. It is indeed a one stop destination for both national and international tourists. The state is endowed with a rich heritage and is known for its numerous monuments, palaces, fortresses, stupas, diverse wildlife, beautifully engraved Asian temples and hill stations. Apart from having UNESCO approved world heritage sites like the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Sanchi Stupa and Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, the state is home to 10 stunning national parks, 25 wonderful wildlife centuries and 6 tremendous Tiger Reserves.
The Tourism Board of Rajasthan, represented by Ms. Gayatri Rathore, Principal Secretary Tourism, Govt of Rajasthan showcased the state of vibrant folk dance and music, gigantic forts and palaces, spicy food, colourful and large turbans, extensive golden sand desert, camels and rich handicraft. It is an incredible place to visit in India for enjoying unforgettable holidays. Sprawling in an area of 342239 sq km, Rajasthan is perfect for history buffs, culture aficionados, adventure lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, family vacations, honeymoon, and more.
The event was attended by Mr. Antoin Assi, Director, Ministry of Tourism of Lebanon, Mr. Jean Abboud, President of Association and Travel and Tourism Agents in Lebanon (ATTAL) and Ms. Myriam Shouman, Member of Association for Development of Lebanese Indian Relations (ADLIR) and by several tour operators based in Lebanon.