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Gen Mathson pitches for 'battlefield tourism' in Rajasthan

IANS  |  Bharatpur 

Cherish Mathson, Army Commander, South-Western Command, on Thursday pitched for 'battlefield tourism', saying the government should allow tourists access to such areas in to spur

"As a travel body, the (IHHA) should discuss the issue with the government to ensure that tourists have easier access to borders," said the while addressing the IHHA's 7th annual convention in Bharatpur.

He said heroic tales of victorious battles fought in should be shared with tourists.

"Rajasthan's history is replete with battles which form an integral part of the state heritage and culture. Historical battles attract the interest of the public owing to their tremendous emotional appeal of valour," he said.

The General said 'battlefield tourism' needs to be recognised as a sub-genre of "Battlefield areas need to be made accessible to people and infrastructure such as hotels and needs to be established. This form of can be started as a in Rajasthan," he said.

He also suggested that a body of educated and well-informed tourist guides needs to be created.

The General pointed out the war attracts more tourists on particular days than the He also touched upon the importance of historical places such as Haldighati, Chittorgarh and Jodhpur where several medieval battles were fought.

An exhibition featuring various hospitality and was inaugurated by Tourism

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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 19:44 IST