Himachal Pradesh has emerged as one of the
Administration improving basic amenities in prominent cities
The administration emphasing to improve basic amenities in prominent places like Shimla, Kullu-Manali, Dharamshala, Janjehli, Kasauli and Dalhousie which are full of natural wonders and most visited by the tourists.
Once the summer capital of British India, Shimla is one of the most popular hill destinations that retains its colonial heritage with grand old buildings besides being blessed with all the natural bounties. Known as ‘the ‘Queen of Hills’, Shimla administration battling to provide parking facilities for the tourists. As of now Shimla MC could have developed parking facility for about 5000 vehicles and the city has around 80k registered vehicles in the city. That’s why many vehicles can be seen parked on most part of the road.
Sufficient water supply to meet city needs
Shimla city had witnessed worst water crises in the summer of 2018 and to avoid it in this summer the state government meticulously worked on it and this summer city is getting 45 to 50 million litre water per day (MLD) to the town as compared to 28 MLD average during last year which is more than sufficient to meet the demand of local residents as well as tourists.
Keeping in view the tourist inflow on weekends, the water lifting is also being increased to 55 to 60 MLD so that the tourists get ample water. In order to augment the water availability at Gumma source by 10 MLD, a new water supply scheme to link river Satluj at Chaba with Gumma has also been established.
More facilities for tourists
Administration has also tried to develop few more facilities at nearby places like Nature Park at Craignano, Mashobra and Naldehra, Fagu, Kufri, Chail etc., the tourists now have more options to spend extra days in the town. The Craignano Nature Park offers
A new lift with additional capacity connecting the cart road to the Mall road has been installed in the town to facilitate the tourists. The State Police has also deployed special police personnel’s at prominent places in order to guide/help tourists. The famous Jakhoo Temple has been connected with a rope way. Shimla is also well connected with air service with Delhi and Chandigarh.
Apart from Shimla, another prominent destination Mcleodganj and other places in periphery in Dharamshala town have also been developed. For those interested in adventure sports, Dharamshala offers a vast range in the form of paragliding at Bir-Billing, trekking at Triund and to Dhauladhar range.
Similarly, Kullu and Manali
The Kullu-Manali valley has been attracting Bollywood in the past and many popular Hindi films have been shot here in its beautiful locales.
Helicopter services under UDAN Scheme
Apart from regular air services between Delhi, Shimla, Kullu and Dharamshala, now helicopter service under UDAN scheme from Chandigarh to Shimla and further from Shimla to Kullu and Dharamshala has now been made operational and bookings can be done online at portal: www.pawanhans.co.in.
In Chamba district, Dalhousie and Khajjiar hill stations are favourite destinations of the tourists. At Khajjiar, tourists have the option