National Tourism Awards for the year 2014-15 to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry were presented by the Speaker, Lok Sabha Smt. Sumitra Mahajan at a function organized by M/o Tourism here today. Shri Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism & Culture presided over the function. Chief Guest Smt. Sumitra Mahajan extended her heartiest congratulations to all the award recipients and wished all of them a most rewarding journey ahead as they and their colleagues continue to bring the tourism industry to greater heights through your outstanding service and excellence. The selection of Awardees is very perfect and all the persons involved in Tourism industry are the Flag Bearers of our country. Rajasthan, famous for its tourist hotspots, has barely managed to get 4 awards from 74 awards in National Tourism Awards for the year 2014-15 annouced on 30th July 2016.
- Sawai Madhopur Railway Station in Rajasthan bagged the ‘Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station Award’. The award was given at a glittering ceremony at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on the occasion of the Union Tourism Ministry’s ‘National Tourism Awards for the year 2014-2015’. It is to be noted that the Sawai Madhopur Railway Station (SMRS) is renowned in the world as the gateway to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. In terms of beautification too the station has been painted with wildlife and tigers. In the past few years facilities like quality drinking water, clean and passenger friendly platforms, up-gradation of the retiring rooms, bio-toilets, etc have been added at the station. Furthermore, only recently with the help of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), 7000 sq. feet area at the SMRS was painted featuring tigers and wildlife with the objective of creating awareness. These paintings have made the railway station a living art museum. Earlier, Sawai Madhopur Railway Station (SMRS) has also been awarded as the ‘First Heritage Railway Station’.
- Gajner Palace, Gajner, Bikaner gets Best Heritage Hotel under Heritage Basic Category. Gajner Palace hoted is Located in Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, this palatial, Mughal-style hotel overlooks Gajner Lake and is 2.5 km from Gajner train station. Gajner Palace is a jewel in the Thar Desert, built by HH Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner on the edge of a lake. The property was converted into a heritage hotel in 1976. Discover Rajasthan’s ‘best-kept secret’, just 30-minutes’ drive away from Bikaner.
- Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur gets Best Heritage Hotel under Heritage Grande Category. The hotel is praised for providing Traditional Marwari hospitality blended perfectly with luxurious facilities and excellent services. Thus, this heritage hotel is a highly favored holiday retreat for tourists visiting Udaipur from all parts of the world.
- Alwar Tourist Transport Service by KD Yadav gets Third prize under tourism Transport Operators with Turnover of Rs. 50 lakh & above but less than Rs.1.50 crore. Alwar Tourist Transport Service was Founded in 1980. It is one of the leading tourist transport operators in Northern India. Catering to the needs and requirements of each and every category of tourists from abroad and home, we specialize in organizing Conferences.