Pinjore Heritage Festival gets underway

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Pinjore, Dec 7 (UNI) Minister of State for Tourism Kiran Choudhry today inaugurated the second Pinjore Heritage Festival at Pinjore Gardens in Panchkula district of Haryana.

Ms Choudhry said the festival was organised to highlight the ancient and rich heritage of Pinjore Gardens as a part of ''Incredible India''.

She said considering the efforts being put in by Haryana Tourism, days were not far off when Pinjore would on the world heritage list.

''This is all the more important in the likelihood of the projection of ancient Heritage of 17th century, Pinjore Gardens through Shimla, Kalka Chandigarh rail link coming on the world heritage list,'' she said.

The Minister said the entire gardens, parking areas and entrance gate had been well illuminated in a manner that had enhanced the pristine glory of the gardens.

The architectural, aesthetic and landscaped splendour of the gardens had been highlighted for attracting of the tourists. The main purpose behind organising the festival was to bring the grandeur of ancient heritage of these gardens to limelight, she added.

She said the Festival would provide fun, frolic and shopping extravaganza. A street bazaar reminiscent of the Mughal times has been created with shops and clusters of food stalls, tented pavilions, amphi-theatre for cultural performances.

''The street bazaar showcases the handicraft and handloom traditions of India with craftpersons coming from different parts of the country. Similarly, variety of cuisine is available in the food courts and chefs from different parts of the country have gathered to toss up delicacies for the visitors,'' she said.

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