Monday, July 25, 2011

1st North East Travel & Tourism Fair in Guwahati

Popped in today for the last of the 3 day "1st North East Travel & Tourism Fair" at Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium.

We were hoping to get more information on travel options within the North East - as suggested by the name. The few brochures available at Guwahati airport had just whetted my appetite, not satisfied it.

This trip to the exhibition was quite fruitful, though I'm not sure if it was worth the 20/- entry charge for 20 stalls who would have all paid to be there.

There were a couple of stalls of foreign participants from Turkey, China, Kenya and Maldives. There were stalls for Delhi, and Kerala too. But we ignored all of them and headed only for the North East stalls because of the paucity of travel information for these areas.

Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Manipur had stalls of their own and we gathered a lot of useful data and brochures from these stalls. Bhutan was the only foreign country stall we visited, because of its proximity to Guwahati. I was disappointed that there was no participation from Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram and Sikkim.

Even West Bengal had a stall put up by Ganga Kutir.

Anyway, I've come away with plenty of brochures to help me plan our trips for the coming months.

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