On the occasion of World Tourism Day which is celebrated on September 27 every year, let's look at this guest house and banyan tree located in Assam's Kaziranga that are adored by travellers.
Bonani Tourist Lodge located at the Kohora range of Kaziranga National Park is the first guest house of the Tourism department that was built in the year 1938. In the year 1956, the guest house came under the Assam Tourism department and since then, it has managed to attract thousands of tourists.
Nestled in a scenic place, Bonani Tourist Lodge naturally attracts everyone and tourists from all around the world never miss out on a chance to visit it and enjoy the hospitality of the place.
The guest house has also hosted Bollywood superstar, Amitabh Bachchan and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Another wonderful feature of this place is the banyan tree located on the premises of the guest house. Currently, 117 years old, the banyan tree is still standing strong and is home to various birds. The tree also adds a scenic touch to the guest house and the place looks straight out of a movie.
This place is a must-visit for travellers who want to enjoy the beauty of Assam.
World Tourism Day is observed to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Statutes of the Organization in 1970, paving the way for the establishment of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
The UNWTO is a United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
Every year, on this day, UNWTO urges people to highlight the ability of tourism. “By celebrating this day, we state our commitment that, as tourism grows, the benefits that come will be felt at every level of our broad and diverse sector, from the biggest airline to the smallest family business,” Zurab Pololikashvili, UNWTO’s secretary-general, said in his official message.
Inputs: Imran Ali