Village tourism comes to roost at Ri Bhoi

Tucked away in Meghalaya’s Ri Bhoi district, 55km from Guwahati and 75km from here, a hamlet by the name of Umden has ventured into “village tourism” to showcase its rich heritage.

This afternoon, Umden Traveller’s Nest, just a kilometre from the village, comprising two cottages and its surrounding space, constructed amid lush green acres, was inaugurated. It is owned and managed by the Diwon Handloom Cotton Khadi and Village Industrial Cooperative Society Limited.

According to a tourism department official, the women of the society have been in the silk production and weaving business for several years. They have not only spun silken eri weaves but are the proud custodians of nature’s bounty. As an additional livelihood avenue to increase income and provide employment to the youth of the village, they have now ventured into “village tourism.”

Full report here Telegraph


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