Published on : Wednesday, November 17, 2021
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has selected Telangana’s Pochampally village as one of the Best Tourism Villages in the world. The village is renowned for its handloom waved Ikkat sarees.
The village of Pochampally is situated just 50 km away from the city of Hyderabad.
The news has come to light after an official release from the office of Union Minister G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Development of North Eastern Region of India.
Pochampally will receive the award on the 24th session of the UNWTO General Assembly that will be held on December 2 of this year in Madrid.
The minister said that on behalf of the people of Pochampally in particular and the people of Telangana, he is grateful that this award has been bestowed on the Village of Pochampally. He is also grateful to the ministry officials in presenting the case for Pochampally and other entries effectively.
The village of Pochampally is situated in the district of Nalgonda, and is known for its sarees throughout the world.
The Pochampally Ikat also got an GI Status in 2004.
The village is also quite reputed as a tourist destination, as it contains lakes, ponds, temples and offers a unique insight into its culture and traditions. One can come here as a tourist and get first-hand experience on how to weave exquisite sarees.
The United Nations’ tourism organization awards Best Tourism Villages to destinations that are outstanding, and has great potential for tourism.