Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) would be launching the Majuli Sustainable Tourism Development Project (MSTDP) this week with an effort to motivate the idea of carbon-free tourism experience in the largest river island in the nation.
The project will be launched on 2nd November.
It would demonstrate regular cycle rides to various Mishing villages and also Vaishnavite Satras in the island where trained storytellers would narrate the history, tales and legends of the mystic island to the travellers according to Jayanta Malla Baruah who is the Chairman of ATDC.
The Mishing tribesmen include Vaishnavites who are followers of Lord Krishna and they include nearly 60% of the population in Majuli.
Storytelling forms the core element of the eco-friendly tourism project. And it aims to take the tourists through a wonderful virtual tour of folk literature, culture, art and craft as well as the society as a whole.
He added that the colour of sunset would be launched as part of the carbon-free travel experience at Majuli and it would create a great environmental protocol for the tourism industry in the island.
There would be several cycle tourism activities including tours for students and also women tours where the travellers would be capable of exploring authentic village lifestyles and imbibe quite a lot about Sattriya culture.
The 30 cycles are high-quality driven, and they are Btwin Rockrider cycles empowered with gear and are really lightweight and quite good for difficult terrain.
They would all be available on rent for the tourists at Majuli.
Helmets and other gears would also be offered to the visitors for their safe ride.
ATDC is making attempts to promote Majuli as a ‘responsible’ tourism destination in the north-eastern region.
The MSTDP would be managed by Root Bridge Foundation that is an NGO promoting sustainable tourism practices in northeast India. The Assam government has recently declared that Maujili would be the first carbon neutral district in the nation and steps have been initiated to achieve this goal.