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8 Dec

“Deadline: Dec 31 2023 for Best Rural Tourism Village & Homestay Contests”

The Ministry of Tourism has announced that the deadline for submitting entries for the National Best Rural Tourism Village Competition 2024 and the National Best Rural Homestay Competition 2024 is fast approaching, with applications accepted until December 31, 2023.

On World Tourism Day (September 27), they launched these competitions aimed at strengthening the promotion and development of Rural Tourism in the country. The application period spans from November 15 to December 31, and interested participants can access the application portal at

In the 2023 edition of the National Best Tourism Village Competition, they acknowledged 35 villages across India in Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories.

During the 2nd edition of the Economic Times Travel & Tourism Conclave & Awards, experts emphasized a multifaceted approach essential for steering tourism towards sustainability and economic prosperity. Emphasizing stakeholder involvement as a crucial tool for creating and managing smart destinations.

Best Rural Tourism Village

Closing Date for Best Rural Tourism Village and Rural Homestay Competitions is December 31, 2023

Furthermore, the Ministry has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management to implement national strategies. Actively involving governments, industry stakeholders, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and local communities through these competitions, the Ministry aims to foster collaboration and create an environment conducive to the growth of Rural Tourism. This multi-stakeholder approach, as shared by the ministry, synergizes efforts to strengthen rural economies.

The competitions aspire to instill healthy competitiveness among villages and rural homestays, identifying and rewarding outstanding contributions to Rural Tourism. This, in turn, aims to incentivize communities and individuals to actively contribute to sustainable development goals.

Beyond boosting tourism in lesser-explored regions, the competitions are anticipated to create a ripple effect, increasing community involvement, preserving cultural authenticity, and promoting sustainable and responsible practices in the tourism sector.

To ensure effective implementation of Rural Tourism initiatives, the Ministry of Tourism has established the Central Nodal Agency Rural Tourism and Rural Homestay (CNA RT & RH). Currently conducting capacity-building sessions for states, CNA RT & RH aims to create Master Trainers to propagate the competitions to the village level. As the deadline nears, we encourage potential participants to seize this chance to showcase their unique contributions to Rural Tourism.