Guwahati, January 15, 2020:
The eighth edition of the Bhairabkunda Tourism festival will kickstart on Thursday, January 16 to celebrate the diverse culture of Assam.
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The five-day celebrations will be held at Bhairabkunda, a popular picnic spot located in Udalguri district. The festival is aimed at boosting the tourism sector of the spot, to attract more tourists apart from picnickers.
It may be mentioned here that Bhairabkunda is located in the Himalayan foothills adjoining Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan. Its scenic beauty has been able to make it to the tourism map of the country.
Apart from showcasing the culture, Bhairabkunda fest will feature a series of adventure sports – para gliding, elephant safari, helicopter joy riding, etc. Foodies will have a wide array of ethnic dishes to select from. Fashion show presenting the ethnic collection and cultural nights with local and invited artistes are the main attractions.
Seminars on eco-tourism will also be held to further aid in promoting tourism, keeping the environment in consideration, have also been arranged.
The Bhairabkunda Festival will be held from January 16 to 20. According to the festival committee, the event will reflect the age-old bond of unity and integrity among the ethnic and groups, including those from neighbouring Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh.
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