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National Tourism Awards 2018-19

The Vice President of India Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar presented the National Tourism Awards 2018-19 to the awardees on 27 September 2022 at a programme organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India to mark the World Tourism Day, 2022.

The Vice President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar addressed a gathering after presenting National Tourism Awards for the year 2018-19 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi and the Vice President termed tourism a key driver of economic growth and employment generation in the country.

Vice President also released India Tourism Statistics 2022, New Incredible India Global Promotional Films, and “GoBeyond:75 Experiences of North India” e-book on this occasion.

» A total of 81 awards were given away this year highlighting the achievements of the industry in 2018-19.

Important Winners of National Tourism Awards 2018-19:

Best State/Union Territory: Comprehensive Development of Tourism (Rest of India)

First Prize (Hall of Fame)- Uttarakhand

Best State/Union Territory: Comprehensive Development of Tourism (Rest of India)

Second Prize- Maharastra

Best State/Union Territory: Comprehensive Development of Tourism (Rest of India)

Third Prize- Telengana

Best State/Union Territory: Comprehensive Development of Tourism (Rest of India)

Hall of Fame- Andhra Pradesh

Best State/Union Territory: Comprehensive Development of Tourism (Rest of India)

Hall of Fame- Kerela

Best State/Union Territory: Comprehensive Development of Tourism (Rest of India)

Hall of Fame- Goa

Best District Tourism Promotional Council:

Kozhikode

Best Maintained and Differently-abled Friendly Monument:

Shiv Temple, Bhojpur, Madhya Pradesh

Best Tourist Friendly Airport in Class X Cities:

Kolkata

Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station:

Secunderabad

Best Tourist Friendly Airport in Other Cities:

Indore

Best Heritage City:

Ahmedabad

Civic Management of Tourist Destination in India (Category A):

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Civic Management of Tourist Destination in India (Category B):

Panchgani, Hill Station, Municipal Council, Maharashtra

Civic Management of Tourist Destination in India (Category C):

Calangute Goa

Swachh Paryatan Sthaan Award (West & Central Region):

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Swachh Paryatan Sthaan Award (Northern Region):

Hawa Mahal, Rajasthan

Best Heritage Walk:

Ahmedabad Heritage walk

Most Innovative/Unique Tourism Product:

Bakri Chhap Agro Tourism and Natural Product Pvt. Ltd.

Best Hotel- 5 Star Deluxe Category:

Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Best Hotel- 5 Star:

The Gateway Hotel Vijayawada

Best Heritage Hotel Grand Category:

Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur

Best Eco-friendly Hotel:

ITC Rajputana, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Best Chef of India- (4-Star, 5-Star, 5 Star Deluxe, Heritage Classic & Heritage Grand Category):

Chef Rakesh Sethi Radisson Hotels Group

Best Chef of India- (Lady Chef)

Chef Nanditha Karan, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group

Best Rural/Agri/Plantation Tourism Project:

Shri Chandan Chandrashekhar Bhadsavle, Saguna Baug

Best Medical Tourism Facility Hall of Fame:

Apollo Health City, Hyderabad

Complete List of Awardees
About National Tourism Awards:
  • The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year.
  • The National Tourism Awards are presented to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, including State Governments in recognition of their performance in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an aim to promote tourism.
  • These Awards have over the years emerged as a prestigious recognition of achievements in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors.
Source: PIB

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