Haryana encourages public-private partnership in tourism

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Chandigarh, Nov 14 (UNI) The new tourism policy of the Haryana government encourages public-private partnership and offers ample investment opportunities in the tourism sector.

This was stated by Haryana Minister of State for Tourism Kiran Choudhry while addressing a press conference at World Travel Market (WTM) in London today, an official release here said.

Ms Choudhry said that Farm Tourism in Haryana had been established in Public Private partnership. These farm houses enable the tourists to have an experience of rich regional cuisine and hands-on experience of daily life on a working farm including harvesting, bee-keeping and milking cows, besides exposing the vibrant life style of the people of Haryana.

She said that giving land on the long term leasehold basis had been envisaged in farm tourism.

The Minister invited the media, tours and travel operators to come to India and have a glimpse of the Surajkund Crafts Mela, which is held from February 1 to 15 every year and see how rich India was with respect to the arts and crafts, culture and folk dances and music.

She launched special packages in association with Chandigarh Administration for the tourists who can have a night and two day trip from Delhi. During this visit they can find the best heritage, historical properties and adventure combined with modern architects of Chandigarh.

Ms Choudhry said Haryana had set its sight on becoming one of the most popular tourist destination in the country as its topography was such that all the major routes from Delhi passed through Haryana. The state's proximity to the Indira Gandhi International Airport was another added advantage.

The Minister said that Haryana was not only known for its green fields but also for its rich and vibrant culture and warmth.

Highlighting the Tourism infrastructure in Haryana, the Minister stated that Haryana Tourism was having 44 complexes, each having Motel, Bar, Fast Food Centres and conference halls.

UNI

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