Tourism fest to spice up Puducherry


PUDUCHERRY 
Pitting DJs against one other, translating the significance of Independence into vivid images and notching up a victory score in a game of beach volleyball – the activity packed maiden edition of the Fete de l’independance, presented by Puducherry tourism has given tourists retreating to Puducherry for the weekend, more options than lounging around.

With the Independence Day falling on Thursday this year, followed by De jure transfer day on Friday, visitors to Puducherry are in for an extended weekend. Hoping to make the most of the break, the Department of Tourism has organised a four-day fete, with Hotel Ashok Beach Resort and Dakshesh Media and Entertainment Private Ltd.

Kicking off with a bicycle race, the event also featured party games like musical chairs and a variety of contests outside Le Café near the Promenade. A cycle rally to create awareness of road safety was flagged off by Rajavelu, Minister of Tourism. Though rain played spoilsport , close to 400 participants turned up for various events, said V. Shankar, assistant manager, Hotel Ashok.

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