Jan. 16: Ride north across the Brahmaputra this Sunday and take in the bounty of sights and sounds on offer. Don’t forget your camera.
You won’t be alone! There will be many others like you, responding to the initiative of Eco Tourism Society of North East — an NGO that explores the tourism potential of the state. On Sunday, they are organising a bike-cum-photography tour. (See chart)
“Bikers from Assam and neighbouring states will take part in the daylong tour, exploring the ancient temples, monuments and rural lifestyle of North Guwahati,” said Gautam Dutta, president of the society.
“We hope the bikers will carry back with them abiding memories of the visit and spread the good word about the cultural and pilgrimage-tourism potential of North Guwahati with an emphasis on sustainable tourism,” Dutta said.
Sustainable tourism attempts to limit the impact on the environment and local culture while helping to generate employment for local people.
“The entire concept has been designed to take tourism in the state to newer heights and to encourage local entrepreneurs to promote the rich cultural heritage of North Guwahati,” Dutta said.
The tour will be kick-started from Sraddhanjali Kanan at 8am and culminate at Sarusajai Stadium at 5pm.
Interested bikers can register their names online at www.ecotourismsociety.in. “We will close online registrations on January 19. All the registered bikers will receive a certificate of participation from our society,” Dutta said.