‘Paan’ And ‘Sulemani Chai’: Tourism Ministry Webinar Showcases The Heart Of Incredible India

‘Paan’ And ‘Sulemani Chai’: Tourism Ministry Webinar Showcases The Heart Of Incredible India

by Arun Kumar Das - Thursday, May 21, 2020 02:20 PM IST
‘Paan’ And ‘Sulemani Chai’: Tourism Ministry Webinar Showcases The Heart Of Incredible IndiaThe Upper Lake in Bhopal.
  • Webinar spotlights Bhopal’s culture, tradition and tourism and the multiple experiences Madhya Pradesh’s capital city offers.

The ‘heart’ of Incredible India was showcased along with culture and tradition of the capital city of Madhya Pradesh in a webinar event.

Disseminating the historical facts of Bhopal, the Dekho Apna Desh webinar was held under the title ‘Photowalking Bhopal: Tradition, Culture and Tourism’.

Bhopal, also called City of Lakes, with the two main Upper Lake and Lower Lake, is famous for its heritage sites, antique jewellery, fabric, food and much more. The webinar highlighted the various facts of Bhopal, combined with several anecdotes and historical sites.

The participants were told how the heritage attractions of Bhopal can be experienced through the Old Bhopal walk, which touches upon architecture, culinary flavours, the literary world of poet Iqbal, and the beautiful stories of the leading ladies from Rani Kamlapati to Shah Jahan Begum.

The webinar session by the Tourism Ministry was moderated by Additional Director General Rupinder Brar and was presented by Soumi Roy and Himanshu Rana of India City Walks along with Shivam Sharma, a city explorer describing the history, culture and other attractions of Bhopal.

The presenters showcased multiple experiences that Bhopal offers like paan, Sulemani chai, the embroidery work on silk, the Jeeps and much more.

The session listed several historical places including the Minto Hall, which is one of the shining examples of the architectural marvel in Bhopal constructed by Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum.

It has now been renovated as an international convention centre without disturbing its originality.

The various museums in the city, which have a lot of unheard truths, including the Tribal Museum showcasing tribal art and culture with its well-planned and beautifully placed themed galleries found mention in the webinar.

The land of lakes is a popular destination for tourists of all tastes. Bhopal is a multi-faceted destination, from being a historical heritage site to a land rich in biodiversity in its purest form.

Apart from Bhopal, the other important tourist attractions in Madhya Pradesh are Sanchi, Vidisha, Khajuraho, Mandu, Bhimbetka, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Chanderi and the national parks Kanha , Bandhavgarh , Panna and Pench etc.

The Dekho Apna Desh webinar series is presented with the support of National e-Governance Division of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Sessions of the webinar are now available here, and also on all social media handles of Ministry of Tourism, government of India.

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.

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