ITANAGAR: Department of Tourism, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh participated in the 3rd Edition of Himalayan Orange Tourism Festival (HOT)-2018” organized at Kolkata by Association for Conservation & Tourism(ACT) at City Centre, Salt Lake, Kolkata from December 7 to December 9, 2018.
A large team from Bengal Himalaya, neighboring Eastern Nepal, Sikkim, Arunachal, Bhutan, Meghalaya, Manipur and neighboring Myanmar joined the event with display of local products and culture. Various attractions of the events were stalls, culture, food, photography, painting and lot of oranges. The festival highlights the Rural Tourism and home stay potential of the state and emphasis on Agriculture Tourism a new concept for Arunachal tourism.
A fifteen member team from Eastern Arunachal and western Arunachal belonging to Ngul Chulyu group from Yazali developed under community based tourism participated in the events.
Large number of Agriculture precuts like Oranges, Kiwi, Gingers, Star fruit, Homemade pickles along with locally made handloom of handicrafts were the main attraction in the two stalls provided to Arunachal Pradesh.
The festival also facilitates an opportunity to explore the source of market and at the same time get to interact with other Rural Tourism stakeholders from Eastern Himalayas. The group also participated in the evening cultural programme which was widely appreciated.