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Uttarakhand chalks out plan to explore new Eco-tourism circuits

To give a much-needed boost to the tourism sector in Uttarakhand, the state has chalked out plans to explore new tourism circuits in Uttarakhand and also work for the development of the already identified five new ecotourism circuits. In the initial stage, these circuits will be developed around the Forest Rest Houses while ensuring that the villages thriving in and around these circuits are well linked with the eco-tourism activities, providing villagers an opportunity for their livelihood development and income generation. To speed up the process, the Uttarakhand Eco-tourism Corporation has already prepared a road map for developing these identified five eco-tourism circuits in the state.

Uttarakhand chalks out plan to explore new Eco-tourism circuits

Src: Eco Tourism in Uttarakhand

Holding a meeting with the Uttarakhand Eco-Tourism Corporation at Lansdowne, Forest Minister Harak Singh Rawat laid stress on the steady development of the five already identified circuits in the state. During the meet-up, Dr Harak Singh Rawat said that Uttarakhand was once a hub for religious tourism but so far it has failed to evolve as an eco-tourism destination. He also stated that through Eco-tourism Corporation, the state will make sincere efforts in this direction.

“Considering the natural and scenic beauty of our state there exist a huge potential for developing Uttarakhand as a hub of eco-tourism activities”, quoted Rawat. He also told that a total of 30 Forest Rest Houses spread across Pauri, Almora, Champawat, Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Rishikesh, Tehri Garhwal districts were proposed to be taken up under this initiative as part of the development of these 5 circuits.

Src: Tribune India