Prahlad Singh Patel
Union minister of state for tourism and culture Prahlad Singh Patel during his visit in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district. Image credit - Northeast Now

Union minister of state for tourism and culture Prahlad Singh Patel visited several tourist hotspots in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district on Sunday.

Union minister Patel visited Pongging Viewpoint along the Pasighat-Mariyang Highway, Bodak village and Bodak Siang Riverview area, Raneghat photography point and pilgrimage site and Dangaria Baba Mandir.

The minister also visited Pineapple Homestay in Napit village.

He was accompanied by MLAs Lombo Tayeng and Kaling Moyong, East Siang deputy commissioner Kinny Singh, state tourism secretary Sadhana Deori, district tourism officer T. Tatak.

District art and culture officer Augusti Jamoh also accompanied the union minister during his visit to the tourist places.

At Bodak, Patel and the team were accorded a warm traditional welcome by village members and traditional Ponung party.

The minister was briefed about the tourism potentials in trekking, hiking, sightseeing, angling, rafting, kayaking, heritage, cultural and village tourism, tea tourism and pilgrimage tourism in the district.

He was also briefed about the tourism potential of cane and bamboo traditional bridge built over the confluence of Siang and Yamne rivers near Pongging Viewpoint.

Patel, who was on a two-day visit to the state, noted the good connectivity to the tourist hotspots in the district.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com

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