World Tourism Day 2020

Theme: Tourism & Rural Development

We wish you a very Happy World Tourism Day!


The theme for this year seems more appropriate than ever i.e. Tourism & Rural Development – as this is the way forward, in order to have a sustainable & safe tourism! Let it get evenly distributed so that the benefits of tourism also reach to all strata of society.


Tourism has helped bring back the dying rural traditions and & cultural practices. Did you know of wedding of goats taking place in India? This is called ‘Swayamvar’ means where the ‘groom’ chooses the ‘bride’ and vice versa! Sounds funny but true it is! Check out an interesting news link (photo credit Tribune India).

Its truly special this time as it gets longer than we anticipated when we can actually start travelling! So to keep the fire burning (the urge to travel). We are pleased to announce a quiz on India on this day. You can email us your answers (by pasting the write answers on the email address shown at the end of page):


Which is the largest freshwater lake in India?
(a) Dal Lake
(b) Kodaikanal lake
(c) Wular lake
(d) Mayem lake


Which of these states is famous for pashmina shawl?
(a) Sikkim
(b) Kashmir
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Odisha


Where did Buddha preach his last sermon?

(a) Sarnath
(b) Bodh Gaya
(c) Vaishali
(d) Kapilvastu


In which state does lie the Silent Valley?
(a) Maharashtra
(b) Kerala
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Uttarakhand


Name the oldest mountain range of India.
(a) The Himalayas
(b) Eastern Ghats
(c) Aravallis
(d) Western Ghats


In which country the river Sutlej originate?
(a) India
(B) Pakistan
(C) Nepal
(D) China


Which of these places in Rajasthan is famous for block printing?
(a) Ranakpur
(b) Bharatpur
(c) Sanganer
(d) Bishnoi


Which state is known as India’s Spice Garden?
(a) Kerala
(b) Karnataka
(c) Tamilandu
(d) Uttarakhand


What are Western Ghats hills known as in Maharashtra?
(a) Nilgiris
(b) Sahyadris
(c) Cardamom Hills
(d) Misapullimalai


Which of these places is famous for Black bucks protected by the local tribe there?
(a) Fuslabhat
(b) Chiraigaon
(c) Bishnoi
(d) Ramnagar


Please write a slogan in one line for India – What India Means for You!

Kindly send your correct answers by 2 Oct latest, which also happens to be the birth anniversary of our Father of Nation, i.e. Mahatma Gandhi. We shall upload the correct answers and names of winners on this page on 5 Oct’20. Top 2 winners will win free homestay in a rural setting for 3 nights in India (when tourism resumes). In case of many correct entries, we shall choose winners on lottery basis.