The Assam government is all set to promote the Majuli and Nalbari Raas Mahotsavs nationally and internationally on the lines Ambubachi Mela. The five-day Majuli Raas will get underway from November 11th, 2019 and the 14-day Nalbari Raas festival will kick-start from November 12th, 2019.
To attract tourists, the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) will organize tent facilities in three spots in Majuli, the seat of Vaishnavism. Special buses will be provided from Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur to Majuli.
ATDC chairman Jayanta Mallah Baruah on October 12th, 2019 further informed that special tourism package will be provided for Majuli Raas. “We have designed a special tour package Guwahati-Kaziranga-Nimatighat-Majuli. The online booking will start from October 18th, 2019,” he said.
Baruah informed that the same package will be available for the tourists and visitors of Nalbari Raas festival. Assam mobile theatre will also be promoted along with the Raas festival.
“Arrangements will be made for plying of AC bus from Guwahati to Nalbari. We are expecting around 2 lakh tourists from South India,” Baruah said.
The Tourism department launched the official logo of the Raas Festival on World Tourism Day on September 27th, 2019. The ATDC has also made elaborate arrangements to organize the World Tourism Day.
To boost tourism, as many as 28 homestays were inaugurated in different tourism hotspots including Majuli, Kaziranga on September 27th, 2019. The department has tied up with photo-sharing app Instagram to promote the tourism industry. The government is planning to host the Filmfare Awards ceremony in Guwahati.
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