by NEWSNER , 2021-04-08 13:05:33
As an initiative to spice up adventure tourism within the state, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday flagged off the Trans-Arunachal Drive 2021 from Namsai.
Eminent journalists, bloggers and tour operators are participating in the 12-day drive along the Trans Arunachal highway from Namsai to Tawang. The drive also will touch remote locations like Dong and Geku.
The iconic trip is being powered by Mahindra Adventure.
The drive spans 2500 km and can culminate on April 18 next at Tawang. The road excursion is predicted to supply an opportunity to experience the ‘Unexplored Paradise’, that's Arunachal Pradesh, within the most original way possible.
Welcoming all participants, Khandu hoped that at the top of the rip, they're going to have a positive outlook of the state and understand its potentials within the tourism sector.
“Once you return, i think you'll carry pleasant memories and unforgettable experiences and become ambassadors of Arunachal Pradesh in your respective fields,” he said.
Khandu specifically thanked Miss World Japan 2016, Priyanka Yoshikawa and top business leaders representing JK tyre and Mahindra Adventure who are participating in the trip.
“This adventurous event will suggest Arunachal as a serious driving destination,” he expressed optimism.
Organized by the state Department of Tourism, the event is being managed by the Motorsports Club of Arunachal. The trip has been undertaken by Mahindra Adventure with specially prepared adventure vehicles with service alongside JK Tyre & Industries Ltd and several other associate sponsors.
“We hope to bring the tourism industry back on its feet after the unprecedented2020. We hope to supply a memorable experience to the members as they discover the boundless cultural steams during a giant patch of unexplored green on the country’s map. the whole state may be a perfect ground for adventure sports and has emerged because of the favourite driving destination of the Northeast region of India. With travellers joining us from different states of the country, we've ensured strict measures to ensure a healthy and safe stay,” Khandu said.
The 15 days, one-of-a-kind, the expedition will traverse from the High altitudes of the Himalayas cutting across the whole length of the state of Arunachal to the sub-tropical forests. Through the drive, the enthusiasts would witness a confluence of the country’s first sun rays, pristine scenery, an array of flora and fauna, beautiful monasteries, along with side tribal culture and tradition.
The Trans-Arunachal Highway, also called NH13, may be a two-lane highway project extending from Tawang within the western part of the state to Kanubari within the east covering 1,559 km. The Highway connects the district headquarters and other important places and helps greatly in reducing the isolation of the people of the state. there's no other road within the entire country that will match the sweetness, landscape, road condition, and wilderness of the Trans-Arunachal Highway.
Propagating a secure environment, the trip is being conducted with a series of stringent safety protocols in line with the govt mandate.
Host of dignitaries were present during the flag-off from Namsai’s iconic landmark, the Kongmu Kham or the Golden Pagoda, including Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Tourism minister Nakap Nalo, Lok Sabha MP Tapir Gao and legislators Chow ZignuNamchoom, LaisamSimai, JikkeTako, HayangMangfi, Ojing Tasing and KumsiSidisow.