Port Blair, July 4: The Tourism Department in collaboration with all line Departments and with all leading Tourism stakeholders of A & N Islands will be organizing “Monsoon Tourism Festival–2024” with the tagline #rhythmoftherains. The Festival will begin with a Road Show on 12th July, 2024 and the celebrations will continue on 13th & 14th July, 2024 at Corbyn’s Cove from 3 pm to 9 pm. The Monsoon Tourism Festival is organized every year in mid-July with the aim of promoting ‘Andaman’ as 365 days tourist destination for all.

Programmes like Road Show, novel Water sports demonstration and Tug of War will be organized by the Tourism Department in association with Tourism stakeholders. Enthralling cultural events with live musical & dance performances will be organized throughout the fest. The idea behind such programmes is to change the mindset of tourists that beach can only be enjoyed for water sports activities/swimming etc. There are other options available at the beach which can be explored by public throughout the year.

There will be many live food stalls on both days, which would be an added attraction for tourists besides Rain Dance Arena & Beach Volleyball Arena for entertainment of all. Stalls will be allotted on payment of Rs.2500/- (per day) plus GST. Interested applicants have been requested to collect the application form from the Planning Cell of the Directorate of Tourism and submit the same along with the security amount of Rs. 5,000/- before 09th July, 2024. The stall will be allotted on lottery basis and other criteria given in the application form.

For more details, one may contact Smti Nalini Nair, Sr. Investigator & Shri Chander Rao, HK Asst. Manager Directorate of IP&T (Mb. No. 9434281308 & 9434282324) respectively. Regarding participation in Tug of War & Water Sports demonstration Smti Alvelu Manga, HK Asst. Manager & Shri Emlus Lakra, Receptionist (Mb. No. 9474223966 & 9474200066) respectively may be contacted before 09th July, 24. Winners will be awarded suitably by the Department. Further clarification/enquiry, if any one may contact Smti. Rabia, Manager (Operational Unit), Directorate of IP&T, No. 03192244081.