Rajasthan Tourism introduces night tourism in Jaipur
Akshay Kumar – Mumbai
The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) has introduced the concept of night tourism. Jaipur is the first city where this tour has been launched. Also, a new hop-on hop-off coach has been introduced exclusively for night tourism. The tour includes major attractions like Amar Jawan Jyoti, Vidhan Sabha Bhavan, Birla Mandir, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amber Fort and concludes with dinner at Durg cafetaria Nahargarh Fort.
GS Gangwal, joint director, department of tourism, Government of Rajasthan said, “The night tourism concept was introduced during this summer. Due to the heat during the day, tourists do not prefer to visit the attractions. This is when we came up with the concept of night tourism, where travellers can visit the major attractions in the evenings from 6 pm till 10 pm. This new tour is slowly becoming popular amongst travellers. Initially, we started this tour to Amber Fort, Albert Hall and the City Palace, and soon we will be adding more attractions.”
Recently, the department of tourism, Government of Rajasthan along with the Federation of Hospitality and Tourism of Rajasthan organised a Visit Rajasthan roadshow at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai on October 26-27, 2015. The roadshow witnessed key hotel owners, tour operators, adventure tourism operators from Rajasthan showcasing their products to key buyers.
Bhim Singh, president, Federation of Hospitality and Tourism of Rajasthan, said, “This is the first roadshow organised by Rajasthan in Mumbai. We want our key stakeholders to meet potential buyers in other states and try to increase footfalls in our state. Currently, Rajasthan is growing rapidly in the MICE and weddings segment apart from leisure. There are many new developments in the state and we have also identified some new destinations.”
The Visit Rajasthan roadshow is a 10 city show which includes, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The roadshow started on September 25, 2015 and will conclude on February 12, 2016.