The Himachal Pradesh government proposes to develop old Manali village from tourism point of view. The beautiful village houses historic ‘Manu’ temple and has buildings with unique old architecture.

Old Manali has been a major attraction for the foreign tourists, a number of whom are even married to the locals.

Announcing this after performing ‘puja’ at ‘Manu’ temple at Manali, Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur said Member of Parliament Ram Swaroop Sharma has provided about Rs 40 lakh for the development of this village under the ‘Adarsh Gram Yojna’.

He said that in order to make ‘adarsh’ village all out efforts would be made. He said that the detailed project report (DPR) would also be prepared for providing sewerage facility to this village.

Transport, Youth Services and Sport and Forest minister Govind Singh Thakur while welcoming the CM at his home constituency said that state government was working for the welfare of the poor and downtrodden.

He also thanked the CM for laying foundation stones and inaugurating various developmental projects of worth crore in Kullu district.

Member of Parliament Ram Swaroop Sharma said that he has adopted the old Manali village under the ‘Sansad Nidhi’.

He said that this village was not only historic but also a major tourist attraction destination. He urged the CM to develop this village as ‘Manu Dham’.