Mangaluru: Interior designer quits biz to travel 3 continents by car, boost state tourism

Deekshith D V

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, May 26:  Mohammed Sinan, 29, who hails from Darbe, Puttur has embarked on an unforgettable journey in his Mahendra Scorpio car, with the intent to promote Karnataka tourism. So he aims to travel one lakh kilometers in 75 countries across three continents for two years. 

Mohammed Sinan who owned a business in the UK, with only the purpose to promote tourism in Karnataka, has come out of his business. By profession, Sinan is an interior designer. Sinan feels that Karnataka has more potential than Kerala in attracting tourists. But, the state has failed to tap the potential.

Sinan flagged off his journey on April 29 from Fiza Mall in Mangaluru. Also, he traveled to a few places in the state promoting development of state's tourism. On June 1, Mohammed Sinan will begin his journey. Sinan, from Mumbai will ferry his car on a ship to Dubai. From there he will begin his journey of traversing three continents- Asia, Africa, and Europe - to promote Karnataka tourism.

The estimated cost of the his tourism promotion tour is likely to be about Rs 1 crore. As of now, Sinan is looking for sponsors to join hands with him for the cause of Karnataka tourism. So, he is seriously scouting for sponsors to fund his entire trip. The sponsors' advertisement stickers will stuck on his car. Once he reaches Karnataka, he plans to traverse all the districts of the state to promote tourism and later travel to major cities of the country.

Speaking to, Mohammed Sinan said, "In the state, there are enough places and things to showcase to the world, but nobody is giving importance in promoting Karnataka tourism. Globally, people are unaware of what Karnataka has to offer. This journey is to showcase the culture, tradition and places of Karnataka to foreign tourists as well. Promoting Karnataka tourism is my main motto."

“Usually, when we go abroad, people there ask us, where are you from? When we say that we are from India, immediately their reply will be are you from Kerala? Kerala is known for tourism. Though Karnataka has plenty of  historical places, a tradition and a culture among many more things than Kerala, we have failed to explore it. Why cannot we promote the state’s tourism? The government should support those who promote state’s tourism. My intention is to promote tourism in Karnataka as well,” Sinan said.

He also added that he has experience in the field of tourism for the last 15 years. "We can run the state with the income earned from tourism," Sinan says.

"Also, I have obtained the required permits to cross the borders of different countries during my travel," he added.

Sinan completed his schooling in Puttur. He continued his higher education in Bengaluru. In 2011, he left for Dubai and in 2020, he went to UK from Dubai and started his own business venture.




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  • RK, Mangalore / Doha

    Sat, May 27 2023

    All the best and Wish you happy and safe journey. Negative and positive is part of life.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, May 27 2023

    I have a IT set up in Mumbai but I intend to set a fast food restaurant on Panambur Beach ...

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  • sense_shetty, Kudla

    Sat, May 27 2023

    All the best ..Maybe you can try to promote tourism in karnataka with special focus on Kudla and coastal regions of Karnataka

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  • PRAKASH.A, Mlore

    Sat, May 27 2023

    Looks like a great elaborate plan !! Wishing you all the very best ! Hope you will have a youtube channel where we can follow your travel dairies.

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