Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that religious tourism in the state will be promoted in a big way.
The religious places would be provided with all basic amenities to facilitate the devotees, he said, adding that apart from parking places, the basic infrastructure would be strengthened in all the religious shrines.
The Chief Minister was accorded rousing reception by the people at various places on his way to pay obeisance at Mata Jwalaji temple in Kangra district on Monday from Nadaun.
Besides listening to the grievances of people, the Chief Minister also interacted with media persons.
“The state government plans to develop Kangra district as the tourism hub of the State so as to be recognized as the Tourism Capital. This would go a long way in enhancing the income of the people,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that the state government was taking steps to strengthen the air connectivity which would attract high-end and international tourists to the state.
“Much is to be done in developing infrastructure for promoting tourism on a large scale and the present government has given special focus to strengthen the same by building helipads, ropeways, promoting water sports activities, Aero sports, religious tourism,” he said.
The water sports activities will soon be started in Pong dam reservoir besides State Government was mulling to set up a Zoo matching international parameters at Dehra in Kangra and Golf Course of International standard in district Kangra, he added.