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National Tourism Awards of India Last Year

Every 3 year Government of India used to recognize the state and individuals for their excellency in Tourism services. This is the last of Awardees in the last term.. Don't miss to visit these.


Best State
Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is known as the heart of incredible India not only because of its geographical
location but it is also a home of heritage, culture and wildlife. State has touched new heights
during the year 2009-10 with an annual revenue growth rate exceeding 25% in consecutive years.
The performance on the tourist infrastructure development front is even more striking.
Best Second State
Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh, considered the “Essence of Incredible India”, has great diversity and richness
of tourist destinations. The State Government agencies have ensured that tourism infrastructure of good quality is available at all the destinations for the benefit of the visitors.
Best Third State
Acclaimed by National Geographic Traveller as ‘one of the ten paradises of the world’ and chosen by BBC as ‘one of the ten unforgettable things to do before you die’, Kerala is India’s only tourism Superbrand. Blessed with a rich bounty of natural attractions and some of India’s best social indices, what makes Kerala the destination for tomorrow is its focus on sustainable tourism
Best North-East State
Situated beneath the majestic guardian deity Mount Khangchendzonga, Sikkim is a land that inspires divine imagination in the hearts of those who visit this beautiful State. A unique land surrounded by visual vistas, rich flora and fauna, environment friendly and warm and hospitable people with rich cultural heritage, Sikkim is indeed a destination for all seasons and all reasons.

Best Civic Management of a Destination

Best Civic Management of a Destination
Municipal Corporation of Khajuraho
Khajuraho, famous for its magnificent temples and now a world heritage site, was built during 950- 1050 AD with great artistic wonders by the Chandelas.
During the year 1976 the Special Area Development Authority was set up and it worked till 1998 as Civil Management Council. In 1999, a Municipal Council was set up by the Madhya Pradesh
Government for overall development of the town and it has exceeded the established standards of performance of a normal civic body with active participation of local community and civic bodies. It effectively meets all the challenges created due to the different setup of Khajuraho.
Best Tourism Promotion Publicity Material
Karnataka Tourism
To showcase the diversity of Karnataka, Karnataka Tourism created various promotional materials
including the Traveller, 2010 calendar and leaflets. The Traveller - a comprehensive tourist information book, had a new look, updated service providers, illustrative stories and interesting trivia
Best Tourism Film
“Karnataka”, Karnataka Tourism
The documentary film, shot in various destinations of the State, brings out the true essence of Karnataka. Encapsulating every facet of Karnataka, it reveals the wonderful World Heritage Sites
at Hampi and Pattadakal, the architectural wonders of Hassan, Bidar, Badami and many more.
Best Airport
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited owns and operates the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) using the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. RGIA was inaugurated on
March 14, 2008 by Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the UPA.
Best Wellness Centre
Somatheeram Ayurvedic Hospital and Yoga Centre, Kovalam
Somatheeram Ayurvedic Hospital & Yoga Centre is an initiative of Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort. This resort is situated in the Chowara Beach near Kovalam and represents the most ideal blending of nature with tradition. It is an approved Ayurvedic Centre with Green Leaf classification from the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala.
  • Born and brought up in Kerala, India. Now in Mumbai, India doing first year of my Masters in Film Studies (M.A)..

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