From Mizoram’s Reiek Village To Telangana’s Pembarthi, Here Are This Year’s Best Tourism Villages

by Tejashee Kashyap
From Mizoram’s Reiek Village To Telangana’s Pembarthi, Here Are This Year’s Best Tourism Villages

India, with its diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality, is a land of endless possibilities for travellers. While bustling cities and iconic landmarks often steal the limelight, the real gems of India lie in its serene and charming villages. These quaint settlements offer an authentic glimpse into the country’s rural life, traditions, and natural beauty. Recently, five villages from India won the title for the Best Tourism Village this year.

These Are The Best Tourism Villages Of 2023

India’s tourist villages offer an immersive experience that goes beyond the ordinary. These villages are windows to India’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you seek architectural wonders, natural serenity, or cultural immersion, these villages provide an authentic and enriching journey through the diverse tapestry of India. So, pack your bags, embark on a voyage to these enchanting destinations, and let the magic of India’s villages captivate your heart and soul.

The selection has happened in the Best Tourism Village Competition,2023, from among 795 applications received from 31 States/ UTs. Here are the four villages from India for the Best Tourism Village 2023:

  • Biswanath Ghat in Assam
  • Kiriteshwari In West Bengal
  • Pembarthi and Chandlapur in Telangana
  • Reiek village in Mizoram

In the Best Tourism Villages Competition, the village that best represents a rural tourist destination is recognised. It highlights the well-known cultural and natural resources and protects and promotes the values, products, and ways of life of Indian village communities. It encourages the villages’ dedication to sustainability in all of its facets, including economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Its objective is to make tourism one of the forces behind progress, rural development, and societal well-being.

Also Read: Assam’s Biswanath Ghat Is India’s Best Tourism Village; Here’s What You Can Do Here

What To Do In These Villages?


These quaint hamlets offer a glimpse into India’s rich cultural tapestry, stunning natural beauty, and the warm hospitality of its people.

Nestled in the heart of Assam, Biswanath Ghat is a tranquil and enchanting destination with a history dating back centuries and a vibrant tapestry of traditions. Kiriteshwari promises an unforgettable experience for travellers seeking an authentic taste of West Bengal. The region is also home to the 1,000-year-old Kiriteshwari temple, one of India’s 51 Shaktipeethas, in addition to local handloom businesses.

Pembarthi and Chandlapur, nestled in Telangana hold a special charm that appeals to travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience. Mizoram’s Reiek is renowned for its picturesque trekking and hiking trails, making it a haven for adventure enthusiasts.

So, which of these villages are you heading to, first?

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