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Himachal govt sanctions Rs 25 cr for renovating Bantony Castle

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The government will spend Rs 25 crore on renovating and developing the historic British Raj 'Estate' here as a major tourist attraction.

Speaking at a function here, today

noted that the castle was one of the historic and monumental buildings of Shimla town with a very rich history.

He said the building was a fine example of the Anglo-Gothic architecture and since the commanding building was strategically located on Mall Road, it would be an added attraction for the tourists.

Thakur said the hilly state had several historic buildings and monuments which could be developed as major tourist attractions.

He said organising 'Gram Shilp Mela' was a new beginning for the as artisans from different parts of the state got an opportunity to exhibit their artifacts.

The said the 'Aaj Purani Rahon Se' scheme started by the looks at exploring folklores, historic events and cultural tourism in the state.

The Bantony Castle, owned by a business family and housing the headquarters, was acquired by the government for

Rs 27.84 crore two years ago.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 00:45 IST