Pochampally de Telangana declared as one of the most beautiful tourist villages in the world by the UN body
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has selected the village of Pochampally de Telangana as one of the best tourist villages in the world. The village is famous for its wavy loom
Ikat saris. The village of Pochampally is located just 50 km from the city of Hyderabad.
The news came to light after an official statement from the office of Union Minister G Kishan Reddy, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of the North East Region of India. Pochampally will receive the award at the 24th session of the UNWTO General Assembly to be held on December 2 this year in Madrid.
The Minister said: “On behalf of the people of Pochampally in particular and the people of Telangana, I am grateful that this award has been given to the village of Pochampally. I am also grateful to the ministry officials for presenting the Pochampally case and effectively the other entries.
The village of Pochampally is located in the district of Nalgonda, and is known for its saris around the world. Pochampally Ikat was also granted IG status in 2004. The village is also highly regarded as a tourist destination, as it contains lakes, ponds, temples and offers a unique insight into its culture and traditions. You can come here as a tourist and get first-hand experience of how to weave exquisite sarees.
The United Nations Tourism Organization rewards the best tourist villages in exceptional destinations with great potential for tourism.