National Tourism Day - 25 January

National Tourism Day in India is celebrated on January 25. It is observed to create awareness on the importance of tourism in India and showcase different traditions and culture that India has to offer tourists. National Tourism Day was first celebrated by the Indian government in 1948.

The Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency for the formulation of national policies and programs and for the coordination of activities of various Central Government Agencies, State Governments/UTs, and the Private Sector for the development and promotion of tourism in the country. This Ministry is headed by the Union Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge). 

This year, National Tourism Day will be celebrated in Pochampally, a village in Telangana. Pochampally is famous for its hand-woven products and ikat silk saree.

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