Bharatpur metropolis organised car rally up to Lumbini to promote local tourism
February 22, 2020 06:35 PM NPT
CHITWAN, Feb 22: The Bharatpur metropolis today organised a car rally in its bid to promote local tourism.
The rally scheduled from Bharatpur to Lumbini on the occasion of the Visit Nepal Year 2020 aimed to extend invitation for the Bharatpur visit.
A total of 154 people joined the rally originated from the Narayani river bank.
It was inaugurated by House of Representatives (HoR) member from the Chitwan constituency, Krishnabhakta Pokhrel, State Assembly members Ghanashyam Dahal and Bijay Subedi and Bharatpur's mayor Renu Dahal.
At Gaindakot, and Butwal, en route to Lumbini, local levels organised welcome programmes for the rally participants.
According to mayor Dahal, the rally aimed to build an atmosphere for encouraging people to visit Bharatpur. Over 500 people who include people's representatives, business community, journalists, and tourism entrepreneurs have participated in the rally.
Inside Bharatpur, 29 locations have been identified as major touristic destinations. Megauli, Patihani, Bishajari Lake, Devghatdham, Gyaneshwor Block, Megauli are among those sites. Bishajari Lake and Patihani remain under a list of 100 touristic sites indentified by the Federal Government in view of Visit Nepal Year and Meghauli is one of 10 sites indentified by the Bagmati state government.
The Bharatpur metropolis has formulated 32 tourism promotional programmes for the current fiscal year and of them, 10 have been implemented, said mayor Dahal.
Hotels inside the metropolis have announced a special discount package, targeting the Visit Nepal Year 2020.