CM Khandu flags off Trans-Arunachal Drive to promote adventure tourism

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on April 7 flagged off ‘Trans-Arunachal Drive 2021’ from Namsai which aims to boost adventure tourism in the state.

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The 12-day drive, powered by Mahindra Adventure, along the Trans-Arunachal highway from Namsai to Tawang will touch remote locations like Dong and Geku.

The drive spans 2,500 km and will culminate on April 18 at Tawang. The road excursion is expected to offer a chance to experience the ‘Unexplored Paradise’ in the most unique way possible.

Welcoming all participants, CM Khandu hoped that at the end of the trip, 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.

CM 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 Trans-Arunachal Drive.

“This adventurous event will put forward Arunachal as a major driving destination,” he expressed optimism.

Organized by the state Department of Tourism, the event is being managed by Motorsports Club of Arunachal.

“We hope to bring the tourism industry back on its feet after the unprecedented 2020. We hope to provide a memorable experience to the members as they discover the boundless cultural steams in a giant patch of unexplored green on the country’s map.  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,” Khandu said.

The one-of-a-kind Trans-Arunachal Drive will traverse from the high altitudes of the Himalayas cutting across the entire length of the state of Arunachal to the sub-tropical forests. Through the drive, the enthusiasts would witness a confluence of the country’s first sun rays, pristine scenery, an array of flora and fauna, beautiful monasteries, along tribal culture and tradition.

The Trans-Arunachal Highway, also called NH13, is a two-lane highway project extending from Tawang in the western part of the state to Kanubari in the east covering 1,559 km.


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