3rd June 2016, New Delhi
Peru won “Best International Emerging Destination” prize at the Lonely Planet Awards function.
Peru has been voted as the “Best International Emerging Destination” by the Readers of Lonely Planet Magazine India in May 2016. Peru received the award at the annual “Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards – 2016” which was held at St Regis hotel in Mumbai. The jury panel consisted of industry experts, who decided the best national and international destinations. The award was received by Mr. Luis M Cabello, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Peru in India. The award was handed over to Mr Cabello by the Bollywood hunk and former model John Abraham.
Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva, said “This recognition is an excellent indicator of India’s growing interest in Peru, its history, culture, beautiful landscape and cuisines.” Ms. Silva also added, “It is the result of promotional efforts which we expect, will translate into a large flow of Indian tourists becoming keen to visit our country.”
Peru is a truly diverse country, with 11 eco regions and 84 of the 117 life zones that exist worldwide. Being one of the world’s 10 mega diverse countries, Peru contains natural wonders. Peru has many World Heritage sites which are a must do in one lifetime for sure…QhapaqÑan (Inca Trail), City of Cusco, Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, Chavin Archaeological complex, Huascarán National Park, Chan Chan Archaeological Area (the largest citadel made entirely of adobe), Manu National Park, Lima Historic Centre, Abiseo River National Park, Nazca Lines, Arequipa Historic Centre and Caral(The oldest civilization of the Americas) to name some.
Heir to both native and European cultures, Peru upholds a wide variety of festivals and traditions that make up its cultural heritage. A never-ending series of festivals such as Inti Raymi(Feast of the Sun) and events throughout the year bring bright colors and flavours to everyday life.
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