Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday flagged off the ‘Trans-Arunachal Drive 2021’ from Namsai, an initiative to boost adventure tourism in the state.
The 12-day drive along the Trans Arunachal Highway from Namsai to Tawang will pass through diverse cultural landscape. The drive will also touch remote locations like Dong and Geku. This road excursion is expected to offer a chance to experience the ‘unexplored paradise’, that is Arunachal Pradesh, in the most unique way possible.
Welcoming all participants, Khandu hoped that at the end of the rip, they will have a positive outlook of the state and understand its potentials in the tourism sector.
“Once you go back, I believe you will carry pleasant memories and unforgettable experiences and become ambassadors of Arunachal Pradesh in your respective fields,” he said.
This adventurous event will put forward Arunachal as a major driving destination, Khandu expressed optimism.
“We hope to bring the tourism industry back on its feet after the unprecedented 2020. The entire state is a perfect ground for adventure sports and has emerged as the favourite driving destination of the Northeast region of India. With travellers joining us from different states of the country, we have ensured strict measures to guarantee a healthy and safe stay,” he said.
Khandu specifically thanked Miss World Japan 2016, Priyanka Yoshikawa and top business leaders representing JK tyre and Mahindra Adventure who are taking part in the trip.
Journalists, bloggers and tour operators are also taking part in the 12-day drive.
Organised by the state Department of Tourism, the event is being managed by Motorsports Club of Arunachal. The trip has being undertaken by Mahindra Adventure with specially prepared adventure vehicles with service along with JK Tyre & Industries Ltd and a host of other associate sponsors.