Kumaon: The Uttarakhand government has been planning to take some important steps to promote tourism in the state. The state government has been looking to boost 17 tourist places in the Kumaon region of the hill state under the Manaskhand circuit in the next five years.
As per the reports, several places are likely to be connected as part of the project. These include Kainchi Dham, Jageshwar temple, Mukteshwar, Golu Devta temple, and Purnagiri temple.
Referring to this, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has stated that they have made elaborate plans to boost the tourism sector in Kumaon. He added that the Kumaon range has a lot of potential and a number of scenic locations and places of religious importance. As such, better road connectivity would be extended to the said locations.
He further added that, as a pilot project, they will start by developing a parking area near Kainchi Dham, followed by other locations.
The CM also added that devotees from the country and abroad come to the Kainchi Dham of Baba Neem Karoli, and therefore, developing this circuit will facilitate tourists to visit several locations in a single visit.
Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj stated that the department has identified several locations in the six districts of the Kumaon range in a bid to promote tourism.
Earlier, under the 13 Districts, 13 New Tourist Destinations scheme, the government identified Munisyari in Pithoragarh district, Kausani in Bageshwar, Katarmal in Almora, Muketeshwar in Nainital, Lohaghat in Champawat, and Parag Farm in Udham Singh Nagar. Development of infrastructure is essential to attract tourists. The state government is attempting to develop the above places into remarkable tourist destinations so that tourists will want to visit such places more and more.
The Uttarakhand government has been working to create better infrastructure facilities at tourist spots in the state to boost the tourism sector. The plan will help in generating revenue and providing employment opportunities on a large scale.