Published on : Thursday, January 2, 2014
The Ministry of Tourism launched the ‘Incredible India Promotional Calendar 2014.” The calendar containing 24 photographs on double sided paper was launched by Tourism Secretary Mr. Parvez Dewan in a function in the Capital. Launching the calendar, Mr. Dewan said that every State has been covered and suitable regions/ regional balance has been maintained. All the north-eastern States have also been represented in the calendar. Mr. Parvez Dewan said that the calendar captures the rich variety and wide spectrum of destinations offered by India.
The calendar has also been launched digitally wherein it can be seen at the website of the Ministry www.incredibleindia.org. All the pages of the calendar have been made available through high resolution photographs on the website.
The January month shows the Kalpeni Island, Lakshadweep and Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh. The February month takes the travellers to the Siang River, Arunachal Pradesh and Aizawl, Mizoram.
The month of March captures the Junagarh Fort, Gujarat and the Royal Bengal Tiger and Sunderbans, West Bengal. Keeping in view the festival of Baisakhi, the month of April has the picture of Golden Temple and Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamilnadu.
The month of May depicts the scene of the Betla National Park, Jharkhand and the Great Buddha, Bodh Gaya, Bihar whereas the month of June shows the pictures of Manda Peak, Uttarakhand and Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi.
July month is depicted with the photos of Cave Temples & Monastries of Ellora, Maharashtra and Chitrakoot Falls, Chattisgarh. The pictures of the Jagannath Temple, Tripura and the Classical Dance Raas Leela, Manipur adorn the calender month August.
Aayi Mandapam, Puducherry and the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple of Andhra Pradesh are shown with the month of September. October shows the Diu Fort, Daman & Diu and Dzukou Valley, Nagaland.
The calendar ends with the pictures of One-horned Rihonceros, kaziranga, Assam, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa and Lingdum Monastery, Sikkim & Signature Golf Course, Gurgaon, Haryana for the months of November and December respectively.
The Tourism Secretary also highlighted the efforts of the Ministry on revamping the website of Incredible India. He said that the print ready material would be made available on the website which would facilitate the professionals in the tourism industry to bring out brochures and other publicity material. This information would be provided in 10 languages – English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, French, Korean Japanese, Portugese, Italian, German in addition to Hindi. Mr. Dewan also highlighted the fact that information about 15 Sound and Light Shows have been provided through YouTube in Dolby sound which is the first of its kind in the entire world.