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HP plans to develop Kangra as tourism capital: CM

The Himachal Pradesh (HP) government has devised blueprints for various projects in Kangra district that will improve the tourists’ experience besides providing them modern facilities, said Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Saturday, reports HT.

Apart from opening HP for the “All season” tourism activities, the government is working towards developing Kangra as the “Tourism Capital of the State”, said the CM.

He said Kangra district has immense tourism potential as it has Dhauladhar mountain, a historical temple and scope for adventure activities. The government with an aim to promote tourism in this district is working on to strengthening infrastructure for which INR 390 crores will be spent by the Asian Development Bank.

He said the government has already devised blueprints for various projects in the district that will improve the tourists’ experience besides providing them modern facilities. The government has proposed the construction of an international standard golf course at Heritage Village Pragpur.

He added that under the Nai Manzilen Nai Rahein scheme, works worth INR 20.59 crore are being carried out in Kangra, while INR 46 lakh has been released for the renovation of the historical temple. The government has also made efforts for the construction of the Chamunda ropeway from Adi Himani Temple. (Source: HT)

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