Tourism infrastructure to be developed at Hatu peak: CM
Shimla, May 14: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said the existing infrastructure will be improved at the Hatu peak in Shimla district to attract more tourists, besides identifying more places of tourist interests.
The government was identifying unexplored tourist destinations and creating infrastructural facilities to attract more tourists from within and outside the country round the year, he said, while interacting with the people of the area.
Mr Singh said Hatu peak was the highest point near Shimla which could be developed as a favourite destination for the tourists visiting Shimla, adding that Hatu and Narkanda slopes were known for skiing and adventure tourism activities.
The Hatu peak had already been connected with a motorable road and the metling work was nearing completion and this would help in attracting more tourists to the spot, he said.
He said with the creation of infrastructural facilities more tourists would visit the area, benefiting the people of the area.
Himachal Pradesh was the only state in the country which had tourist places for all types of tourists besides natural beauty, he said, adding that the state had prominent religious shrines for all faiths which were visited by the devotees all round the year.
Mr Singh said the state had immense potential for adventure tourism activities like trekking, mountaineering and lesser known tourist spots for exploration.
The number of adventurous tourists was increasing every year and state was emerging as a favourite destination for it, he said.
The chief minister directed the authorities to complete the metling work on Narkand-Hatu Peak road and provide people with basic roadside amenities.
State Power Minister Vidya Stokes and several state senior government officials were also present on the spot.