May 26, 2024

Indian tourists visiting by land expected to double in summer

Indian tourists visiting by land expected to double in summer

KATHMANDU, March 09:Nepali and Indian tourism professionals believe that the number of Indian visitors visiting Nepal from India's border districts would double this summer.

This assessment was performed during a major Nepal promotional event held in Lucknow for Indian and Nepalese tourism professionals.

A 60-member Nepalese team, led by Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) president Binayak Shah, has returned Nepal to Ayodhya and Lucknow after finishing the program.

To attract more Indian tourists to Nepal by connecting Janakpur and Ayodhya, the HAN planned a tourism promotion program in Lucknow, India, from March 3 to 6.

The program featured around 50 reputable travel operators and merchants from Lucknow, Kanpur, and surrounding locations.

Binayak Shah, President of the HAN, welcomed the tour operators and informed them of the religious and tourism locations in the country's seven provinces.

He also asked Indian visitors to visit Nepal during the forthcoming season. President Shah also stated that Nepal is an appropriate location for wedding and mice tourism, adding that proper structures are in place to support this.

He informed me that the tourists' visit to Nepal would be made unforgettable by giving them traditional Nepalese cuisine.

President Shah discussed and distributed a promotional pamphlet in Hindi that covered Nepal's religious and significant tourist spots.

At the event, the presidents of the Travel Agents Association of India and the Travel Trade Association of Uttar Pradesh spoke on behalf of Indian tourism professionals, stating that the two nations' tourist marketing programs are more vital in strengthening the connection.

He voiced his conviction that Indian visitors are being encouraged to visit neighboring Nepal, and that more will do so in the coming days.

He also emphasized the importance of direct air flights and road connectivity between Nepal and Indian border cities in order to enhance India-Nepal border tourism.

In this regard, the governments of both countries have been requested to facilitate from their respective areas.