India Encourages Cambodian Tourists to Visit Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites

India has lured Cambodian people to visit the Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Bihar and Maharashtra States of India after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Embassy of India in Cambodia on Thursday flagged off Bajaj tuk-tuks (three-wheelers) from the embassy premises, carrying the infographics of incredible India posters of Buddhist sites in Bihar and Maharashtra States.

Indian Ambassador H.E. Ms. Devyani Khobragade expressed her delight to see that India-made tuk-tuks are a common mode of transport in Cambodia, and hoped that this gesture will help COVID-19-affected tuk-tuk drivers.

“This unique way of advertisement will promote prominent pilgrimage destinations in India which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Independence in 2022,” she said, underlining Prime Minister of India H.E. Narendra Modi’s special efforts to leverage Buddhist linkages with ASEAN and East Asian countries.

For tourism cooperation, the two governments have put efforts to boost the direct flight between both nations.

On the same day, H.E. Ms. Ambassador attended a handover ceremony of three tricycle ambulances to Phnom Penh Municipality by Bajaj Auto Co., in the presence of Mr. Huot Hay, Phnom Penh Municipal Deputy Governor.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press