It seems that the Indian government wants people to travel and explore their country. The government has announced an interesting campaign called “Dekho Mera Desh” to boost local tourism.
The Indian government will fun your travel expenses if you visit 15 Indian destinations in a year and post photos to their official website. The only eligibility criteria is that you need to visit places that are outside of your home state.
“The tourism ministry will fund the travel expenses of tourists who visit 15 destinations in the country in a year and submit the photos on our website,” the minister said on Friday evening at the concluding ceremony of the two-day National Tourism Conference in Odisha’s Konark.
Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh confirmed that one should see this as an incentive to travel and not as a monetary benefit. I also won’t be a cash prize but the government will honour the person as brand ambassadors of Indian Tourism. The Government will reward those who complete the task within a year. Travelers will also receive a certificate via mobile text or e-mail later.
The details of this program are still not out yet. So, it is unclear how they will pick the winner and how much the reward will be.
The Union Tourism Minister also confirmed that the Sun Temple at Konark would be included in the list of iconic sites soon. A Memorandum of Intent has already been signed between Odisha and Gujarat government for cross-promotion of tourist sites.