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A new trend of Caravan Tourism starts in Bengaluru

הממשלה דוחפת את הקמפיין לתיירות פנים בקרנטקה

Camper van interior
Interior of a personal luxury camper van (image source: wikimedia comoons)

The Karnataka government is promoting a new type of tourism called ‘Caravan Tourism’. The caravans are usually found in the United States where small groups of people and families go for a vacation in these Caravans. These vans are also famously knows as ‘Recreational Vehicles’ or RVs. The government of Karnataka is encouraging people to opt for a Caravan Van to travel around to ensure the safety of the people from the coronavirus.

This initiative is welcomed by everyone since it is exciting as well as something new for domestic travelers. The Indian motor company called ‘Ashok Leyland’ made these camper vans. These vans have interiors, kitchen, washroom, toilet, and bedrooms. These campers are usually designed for 4 people.

Many tour companies are opting-in for this camper tourism trend and selling their tours for the local and nearby destinations. Currently, the most popular nearby tourist destinations are near the state of Karnataka. These include Sakleshpur, Hampi, Kodagu, Badami, Kabini, Pattadakal, and Bandipur. Many resorts, forest sites, and other hospitality businesses have collaborated with the local tour operators.

Many governments and private tour operators have started their operations to help tour operators generate revenue for the state and for themselves. With the social distancing norms, camper tourism is gaining popularity because of the safety and exclusivity factors.

The trend of Camper Vans is not new it started back in 2018 with a few tour operators made this type of tourism as their startup idea. Currently, a company called LuxeCamper is promoting its short distance tour packages around Bengaluru. The Chief Minister of Karnataka is working towards creating more and more job opportunities for the tourism sector and find new solutions to revive tourism without sacrificing the safety of the people.

The following promotional YouTube video from MPTourism, shows a homely caravan in the state of Madhya Pradesh.


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