BEVERLY HILLS, CA – India Tourism, Los Angeles hosted a seminar titled ‘Know Incredible India’ seminar here at Spice Affair restaurant on March 10. In attendance were prominent members of the tourism industry including airlines, tour operators and travel agents. The Consul General of India, San Francisco,
The CGI gave assurance that the Indian Consulate’s grievance cell was set up to handle any kind of complaint and anyone could contact him personally or his colleagues for any problem they were facing regarding visas. He also assured that any email he received would get a response.
Sandhya Haridas, Assistant Director, India Tourism, Los Angeles in her presentation said India was a year -round tourist destination. Thirty two of the world heritage sites recognized by UNESCO were in India. While talking about the means of travel, Haridas said air, rail and road travel were at their very best in the new changed India. People visited India for a variety of reasons including medical/ wellness tourism, adventure tourism, wild life tourism, cruise tourism and for destination weddings as well. There were a large number of world class yoga, spiritual meditation and Ayurvedic resorts to cater to the wellness needs of the people of this planet through traditional Indian systems. The‘Golden Triangle’ was still the among most popular itineraries for most tourists. The ‘Golden Triangle’ included Delhi-Agra-Jaipur. In South India, tourists visit Chennai, Pondicherry, Tanjore and Kanyakumari. The 13- days Delhi – Kolkata itinerary was also getting popular where tourists got a chance to visit Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kalna and Matiari. The Kerala backwater house boats, root bridges, floating lakes, river cruising on the Bhramaputra, luxury camping in the Himalayas and deserts were some other favorites. Every tourist on landing in India was provided with local tourist information and a 24- hour helpline number in case of any kind of medical emergency, criminal activity or natural calamity. The government was also looking into a proposal to offer SIM cards to all tourists arriving in India so they can connect right away with their friends and family. She ended her presentation by saying,“We at India Tourism believe in this saying, ‘Find what you seek in India.’ ”
Neeraj Sharma, Sales Manager Air India was also present during the event.