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World Tourism Day 2022: History, Importance & Unexplored Places in India You Must Definitely Visit

World Tourism Day is celebrated globally on 27 September every year

Sandeep Kr Tiwari
The United Nations World Tourism Organization has declared Tourism Day to promote responsible, sustainable, and universal tourism.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization has declared Tourism Day to promote responsible, sustainable, and universal tourism.

World Tourism Day 2022: Tourism is an important sector that contributes a significant part to the GDP of any country.  It not only boosts the economy of the country but also generates lakhs of employment opportunities and promotes infrastructure development.

World Tourism Day is celebrated globally on 27 September every year.  The goal of celebrating this day is to employ the people through tourism.

History of World Tourism Day

The United Nations World Tourism Organization has declared Tourism Day to promote responsible, sustainable, and universal tourism.  It benefits both - the tourists and the country where they visit and also leads to the economic development of the country. UNWTO celebrated the first World Tourism Day as an international celebration on 27 September 1980.

Importance of World Tourism Day

The primary objective of celebrating World Tourism Day is to increase the importance of tourism around the world and to show the general public that tourism not only affects the economic values ​​of the country but also the social, political, and cultural values ​​of the country region.

The celebration of World Tourism Day 2019 was in Delhi, India.  India hosted World Tourism Day for the first time because of its geographical features it is famous for its diversity and has the potential to offer various cuisines, adventure places, music, history, languages ​​, etc. to tourists.  UNWTO has placed great emphasis on the importance of tourism and technology, providing opportunities for tourism and creating jobs related to it. 

What is the theme of World Tourism Day 2022

The theme of World Tourism Day for 2022 is 'rethinking tourism' World Tourism Day that will focus on the promotion of tourism in various parts of the world.

Five Unknown Yet Beautiful Places in India

Srikhola, West Bengal

In the Darjeeling district, Srikhola is a beautiful mountain village with beautiful scenery. It is the ideal location for photographers and nature lovers. You may enjoy the greatest holiday possible here, apart from the bustle of the city.

The village is named after the river ‘Khola’ which means a stream in the Nepali language. A trek from Sandakphu to Srikhola will provide you quirky experience. You can enjoy taking a bath by the river, eating your packed lunch amidst the natural splendor of nature, and resting while on the journey.

Jawai, Rajasthan

Another secret location in India where peace seekers might arrange their travel is Jawai. Named after the same-named river, Jawai provides a captivating view of the river that you must enjoy. This is surrounded by granite hills and rocks for you to admire. The wildlife sanctuaries in Jawai are renowned for hosting crocodiles, birds, and leopards. To see a wide range of birds, panthers, nilgai bears, wolves, hyenas, and chinkaras, you can schedule your trip to Jawai on colder days. It is well-known for being a winter haven for migrating birds.

Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi is the city of boulders and an untouched place for many people in India. This location, which is far from the busy tourist areas, is reachable from Mumbai, Bangalore, and Goa.

The wildlife sanctuaries in Jawai are renowned for hosting crocodiles, birds, and leopards.
The wildlife sanctuaries in Jawai are renowned for hosting crocodiles, birds, and leopards.

It contains fascinating ruins from the former medieval Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar, which is now a World Heritage site. The sculptures, monuments, and temples of Hampi will just blow your mind. This is the spot for you if you enjoy a historical atmosphere.

Doodhpathri, Kashmir

The magnificent Doodhpathri hill station is situated in an undeveloped area of the Budgam district. The tourist destination is easily one of the finest hidden gems of Kashmir and India.  At Doodhpathri, take pictures with a picture-perfect backdrop of a lush green landscape and adorable sheep. Not to mention how the mountain ranges would stand out in your photographs and further enhance the attractiveness of the location.

Idukki, Kerala

Kerala can transform any location into a paradise. God's Own Country's seductive green serenity will leave you speechless after visiting. They have beautiful beaches on the Malabar coast and lush valleys in the Western Ghats, all of which are combined to show visitors what true beauty is. Idukki is one such hidden gem of Kerala, buried away in the hills. From the scenic drive that you'll enjoy to the views of the valleys, Idukki will find a cozy spot in your memory box as one of the best places to visit in Kerala will secure a cozy spot in your memory box thanks to the gorgeous drive you'll enjoy and the valley vistas.

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