Assam launches monsoon tourism campaign

The Assam government is planning to promote ‘Monsoon Tourism’ to woo tourists from across the country, in a move expected to give some impetus to the state’s tourism sector hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The trip can be a quick relief for many in the north of India, suffering from the extreme heat.

Assam Tourism will promote Chandubi in Kamrup district, Chandrapur in Kamrup metro district and Pabitra and Mayong in Morigaon district as part of the plan. There will be thematic promotional activities about monsoon tourism within and outside Assam. Appropriate packages will be developed, keeping COVID-19 safety protocol and hygiene in mind.

Among the various places that have been identified to be explored for ‘Monsoon Tourism’ are Sualkuchi, Dehing Patkai Wildlife sanctuary & Jeypore Rainforest, Dibru Saikhowa National Park, the Bornodi Wildlife Sanctuary/Bogamati, Nameri National Park, Dima-Hasao district, Karbi Anglong district, and the Barak Valley.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has banned all tourism activities in Radhanagari of Maharashtra, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Radhanagari is a tourist hotspot during monsoon as it is home to a forest, several dams and waterfalls.