Rajasthan Tourism shift focus to Domestic Tourism, to promote World heritage Sites

After tourism has been hit badly for many months due to Covid-19, the north Indian state of Rajasthan is now slowly but gradually witnessing an uprise in the number of tourists to the state. With the revival of international tourism not on the cards, the Rajasthan government has shifted its focus to domestic tourism and has started promoting its UNESCO recognized world heritage sites among local tourists.

There are 9 heritage sites in Rajasthan which are recognized by UNESCO and the state government of Rajasthan has been working towards refurbishing these sites to attract more tourists. These heritage sites include Jantar- Mantar, Keoladeo National Park, six hill forts (Ranthambore Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Gagron Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Amber Fort, and Jaisalmer Fort), and the walled city of Jaipur. UNESCO has been working on preserving and upkeeping these heritage sites with the Rajasthan government.

Alok Gupta, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Rajasthan Government said “Rajasthan known for its cultural heritage has always been of interest for tourists world over. However, we have realized that since the pandemic has struck and there has been a huge change in the tourism sector we intend to educate about this rich heritage to the people of our own country. The state is full of art music and folk culture that should not be missed. It is a huge honor for all of us that UNESCO has recognized certain structures and places as heritage sites which gives us a privilege to keep the doors open for even the domestic tourists”

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