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Dhordo Village of Gujarat Awarded as the Best Tourism Village by UNWTO

Utkarsh Classes 20-10-2023
Dhordo Village of Gujarat Awarded as the Best Tourism Village by UNWTO Festival 3 min read

The Dhordo village in Kutch district of Gujarat was awarded the Best Tourism Village by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).  

About Dhordo Village

  • Dhordo is well-known for hosting the annual Rann Utsav, a vibrant cultural festival showcasing the region's traditional art, music, and crafts. 
  • Visitors get the unique opportunity to experience the local culture and natural beauty of the Rann of Kutch.
  • Apart from the festival, Dhordo is known for its breathtaking landscapes. 

About Rann Utsav

  • The Rann Utsav is a highly successful tourism event in India that celebrates the wonders of nature at the White Desert and the rich cultural and artistic heritage of Kutch. 
  • This event was conceptualized by the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, who was the Chief Minister of Gujarat at that time.
  • It is a popular festival celebrated in Dhordo, a village of Kutch, Gujarat. The area where the festival is celebrated is spread over 5,00,000 sq. mt. 
  • The elegant full moon nights also give a special landscape and surreal embellishment to this festival. 
  • The Annual Rann Utsav event offers a visit to the Great Rann of Kutch, the white desert area on the India-Pakistan border.

About UNWTO

  • The United Nations agency responsible for promoting responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism is known as The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). 
  • It was established on November 1, 1975, and is considered the leading international organization in tourism. 
  • The UNWTO promotes tourism for economic growth, inclusivity, and environmental sustainability.
  • The organization supports and leads the tourism industry globally to advance knowledge and policies.
  • The organization has over 500 Affiliate Members, 6 Associate Members, 2 Observers, and 159 Member States.
  • The General Assembly is the highest governing body of the United Nations. The Executive Council implements decisions and recommendations of the General Assembly and reports back to it after consulting with the Secretary-General.
  • The UNWTO headquarters are based in Madrid, Spain.
  • According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), tourism entails the movement of people to countries or places outside their usual environment for personal or business/professional purposes.

 

FAQ

Answer: According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), tourism entails the movement of people to countries or places outside their usual environment for personal or business/professional purposes.

Answer: The United Nations agency responsible for promoting responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism and promotes tourism for economic growth, inclusivity, and environmental sustainability.

Answer: United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

Answer: Dhordo Village

Answer: Dhordo village was awarded with Best Tourism Village by UNWTO

Answer: Rann Utsav
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