'Chaliye Pokhara' (Lets go to Pokhara) campaign holds interaction in Patna, India

2nd Jul, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

POKHARA, July 2: A team of Nepal tourism entrepreneurs held an interaction with Indian tourism entrepreneurs and media-persons in Patna, the capital of India's Bihar state today.

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The team is there as part of a campaign to publicise Nepal's tourist destinations and attract India tourists. The efforts are part of the campaign entitled 'Chaliye Pokhara' in Hindi language (Lets go to Pokhara in English) started six years ago by the Western Region Hotel Association, Pokhara in support of the Nepal Tourism Board.

The campaign that is held every year will conclude on July 4 for this year.

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The interaction focused on making Nepal's tourist destinations known to Indian community and attracting the locals, said one of the participants of the team. The team includes 30 members from among tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara and Lumbini, officials of the NTB and media-persons.

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Another interaction will be held in Lucknow later today, said the Association's President Bikal Tulachan.

The campaign is aimed at reviving and strengthening tourism that was affected badly by the April 2015 earthquake, the India-imposed economic blockade and Tarai-Madhes protests.

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Under the campaign, Indian tourists will be invited to visit Pokhara with an offer of a special package, said the Association's General Secretary Ganesh Raj Pahari.