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Explore adventure, tourist spots at state pavilions

delhi Updated: Nov 23, 2011 00:51 IST
HT Correspondent
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If you are an adventure junkie and want to know about the best adventurous locations in India, you can't afford to miss the 31st edition of the India International Trade Fair (IITF).

The state pavilions at the fair offer wide choices for eco and adventure tourism, especially for youngsters who are always eager to show their skills, toughness and endurance.

To the surprise of many, there's a separate section for adventure junkies in several state pavilions where they can get information about all kind of adventure sports, from scaling the high peaks of the Himalayas, trekking to the valley of flowers, camel safaris in the Thar desert, elephants safaris, heli-skiing, hand-gliding, sailing, tribal tour, orchid tours and many more.

"Ladakh, the Garhwal and Himachal hills, Darjeeling, Goa, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar islands, Jaisalmer, backwaters in Kerela and wildlife are famous eco adventure spots, which attract a lot of tourists every year. And, everyday, scores of visitors are pouring in for queries. The response has been very well," said a senior ITPO official.

At state pavilions, people are also getting to know about lesser known sport activities like deep sea fishing in the Malabar Coast or the Lakshadweep islands. It's not only the famous tourist destinations, north-eastern states, too, have a lot to offer when it comes to tourism at the trade fair.

Must Visit Pavilion

Techmart, the biggest pavilion at the fair, is attracting huge footfall as it showcases the Jugaad technology of India. Many innovative and unusual products are on display here.

Even if you are not a technology freak, the pavilion has something to offer you. Craftsmen from north-eastern states are selling their handicrafts at reasonable prices.


VA Gupta, deputy commissioner of police, who was taken off the trade fair duty two days ago, has claimed that he wasn't removed from the post for the reason mentioned in the story published on November 22.