Telangana’s Pochampally Recognised By UNWorld Tourism Organization Among World’s Best Tourism Village

Recently the Best Tourism Village (BTV) has been announced by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

  • BTV is a global initiative to identify villages where tourism preserves cultures and traditions, preserves diversity, provides opportunities, and preserves biodiversity.
  • It aims to help enhance rural tourism potential of villages through access to training and improvement opportunities.
  • Pochampally village (Telangana) has been selected as one of the BTV by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
  • Pochampally is often referred to as the Silk City of India for its exquisite sarees woven through the ikat style.
  • Pochampally Ikat was given the Geographical Indication tag in the year 2004.
  • Acharya Vinobabhave started the Bhoodan movement in the year 1951 from Pochampally itself.

Source – The Hindu

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