Jaipur, 26 September: The Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan has lined up a series of activities on the occasion of the ‘World Tourism Day’ on Tuesday, 27 September. The theme this year is ‘Universal Accessibility’.

There will be traditional floral welcome of the tourists at monuments, airports and the railway station. The tourists visiting Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall will be treated to a performance of the ‘Shehnai Vadan’. The entry to the State Government monuments on a complimentary basis will be an additional feature on the day. Furthermore, Heritage Walks; Disability Drive & Guided Tour of the monuments and workshops as well as competitions will be conducted.

The event will begin with a Heritage Walk entitled ‘A walk around the Living Culture of Jaipur’. The walk will start from Ajmeri Gate at 8 am and will end at Jantar Mantar after witnessing the intangible, crafty and artistic expressions of ‘Maniharo Ka Raasta’ . The walk will halt for a while to understand the process of the lac craft at the work station of Avaz Muhammad, a lac expert. At the endpoint — the Jantar Mantar, a drive for inclusion to show the site to the differently abled will take place to celebrate diversity in tourism. The walk is being jointly organized by the Department of Tourism; Department of Archaeology & Museums, Rajasthan; Jaipur Municipal Corporation in association with Dronah Foundation. After the walk there will be two parallel workshops – post-card making for school children and photomontage for college students / other participants at the Jantar Mantar.

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