Himachal Pradesh to have tourism development projects worth Rs 1,892
Tourism development projects worth Rs 1,892 are coming up in Himachal Pradesh as per official sources. Union ministry has sanctioned the amount to strengthen the infrastructure of the tourism destinations under the scheme ‘Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein’ (new paths and new destinations)’.
Under the project, the state government aims at encouraging home-stays through the private sector. Nature walks, eco-trails, treks, trips to orchards and other attractions would be promoted in these circuits.
Development of infrastructure will be of utmost priority. Road connectivity, accommodation and provision of basic amenities in new places in Bir Billing, Janjehli in Mandi and Chanshal in Shimla are in the scheme. The project will also give emphasize for local cuisines, folk artists, local artisans, culture, attire, tour guides, eco guides and adventure guides.
Temporary tents will be provided at Janjehli for promoting tourism activities. Forty new trekking routes will also be developed in the Janjehli circuit also in papers.
As many as 12 forest rest houses would be upgraded for tourists. The Palchan to Rohtang ropeway was underway, whereas the Adi Himani to Chamunda and Bhunter to Bijli Mahadev ropeways would be taken up soon, the release stated.
Chamera, the Pong dam, Govind Sagar, Tatapani, Largi and Pandoh for adventure and water sports also will be developed under the scheme.