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Himachal govt looks at exploring untapped countryside tourist places

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Aiming at "diversification" of tourism, the government today launched 'Raahein Manzilien' scheme worth Rs 50 crore for identifying unexplored and untapped tourist places in the countryside.

Speaking at a review meeting of the here, said nine circuits have been developed under the new scheme.

These circuits include Jogindernagar- Barot-Kothi Kohar-Rajgungja-Bir- Billing, Sundernagar-Chail Chowk-Kamru Nag-Shikari Devi-Janjheli, Shimla-Khara Pathar-Rohru-Sandasu-Larot-Chanshal-Dodra Kwar, Dhauladhar Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Bhakra-Bilaspur-Sundernagar-Jogindernagar-Pong Dam, Solan-Habban-Rajgarh-Shillai, Manali-Rohtan-Tandi- Udaipur-Killar and Narkanda-Baghi-Khadrala-Chini (Kalpa)- Pangi Circuit.

He said a committee of tourism, PWD, forests, language, art and culture officers will visit the selected circuits and propose the activities to be undertaken after consulting the panchayats and other stakeholders.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 01:10 IST