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New tourism hotspots earmarked for ’13 districts, 13 destinations’ scheme

In order to encourage tourism in the state, the Uttarakhand government have decided on particular themes for 13 new destinations which would be promoted under the ’13 district, 13 destinations’ scheme. Uttarakhand has many famous destinations such as Nainital, Mussoorie, Ranikhet, Chakrata which were popularized during the British reign. Due to the large number of tourists flocking at these locations, it becomes discomforting for the local residents.

PC: Nilmani Parth

Keeping this in mind, the government has decided to establish and develop 13 new destinations in 13 districts of Uttarakhand. A committee comprised of chief secretary, secretary (Home), secretary (Finance), secretary (Tourism) and additional secretary (CM) has been established for this project. After observing the topography, environment, weather at all 13 districts , one destination from each district have been selected.

 DISTRICT            DESTINATION                 THEME                                   
 PITHORAGARH         MUNSIYARI/CHAUKORI          LEISURE TOURISM                         
 BAGESHWAR           KAUSANI                     TEA TOURISM                             
 ALMORA              KASAR DEVI/KATARMAL         MEDITATION                              
 NAINITAL            MUKTESHWAR                  LEISURE TOURISM                         
 CHAMPAWAT           LOHAGHAT                    HILL STATION                            
 UDHAM SINGH NAGAR   PARAG FARMS                 AMUSEMENT PARK                          
 RUDRAPRAYAG         CHOPTA                      ECO TOURISM                             
 TEHRI               TEHRI LAKE                  WATER SPORTS                            
 PAURI               KHIRSU                      HILL STATION / WILDLIFE                 
 UTTARKASHI          CHINYALISAUR                MULTIPURPOSE                            
 CHAMOLI             GAIRSAIN/AULI-GORSON        WINTER SPORTS / KNOWLEDGE TOWN          
 DEHRADUN            CHAKRATA                    MAHABHARATA CIRCUIT / HERITAGE TOURISM  
 HARIDWAR            PIRAN KALIYAR/SHAKTIPEETH   PILGRIMAGE        

Inputs from Amar Ujala

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