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  Shri Virbhadra Singh

   Hon’ble Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh




      Himachal Pradesh known as “Dev Bhumi”- abode of Gods has been blessed with natural beauty, splendour and a serene environment. It offers tremendous potential for all sorts of tourism. The State Government is moving swiftly towards the promotion of sustainable tourism in the State by setting the strategic direction for tourism, identifying short and long terms priorities and delivering programmes that engage the participation of our hospitality industry and stakeholders. The thrust is on the development of various tourist destinations, strengthening the tourism related infrastructure. We are striving to introduce best practices to improve the service standards and excellence in the tourism industry in the State. Efforts are being made to promote and publicize Himachal as a favourite tourist destination for all seasons and all reasons in the country and abroad. I invite the tourists from all over the world to visit and experience the diverse culture, traditions and natural grandeur of our hilly State.


  Major Vijai Singh Mankotia

  Vice Chairman,
  Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Board


       Endowed with immense natural beauty and salubrious climate, Himachal Pradesh is a paradise on earth for all seasons and all reasons with the State having become a choicest destination for the tourists to spend their holidays in close proximity with Mother Nature.

Himachal is proud to be part of the Himalayas. We have abundant natural beauty in the form of snow clad peaks, low rolling hills, valleys, rivers, forest, lakes and tremendous potential for eco, religious, adventure, lake, heritage, rural and health tourism, which our government is encouraging. We are also involved in creating the basic infrastructure to make tourism pleasurable experience. Himachal attracts considerable number of tourists interested in adventure sports like para-gliding, skiing, heli-skiing, river rafting, mountaineering, rock climbing and trekking for which elaborate plans are underway to popularize these activities.

We want tourists to stay longer, spend more and go back satisfied and with happy memories. Tourism activities are being diversified and our endeavor is to break the seasonal cycle and make Himachal truly "A Destination for All Seasons and All Reasons."

I invite tourists from the world over to experience the beauty of our State with Himachal Tourism. One can experience happiness anywhere but it is only here in this “Dev-Bhoomi” that you experience bliss.

  Shri V.C. Pharka (IAS)

  Chief Secretary (Tourism & Civil Aviation),
  Government of Himachal Pradesh


       Nature has bestowed its best treasures in the form of snow clad mountains, abundant green grasslands, crystal clear flowing rivers and sunshine meadows so much so that every place looks immaculately divine, as if God has genuinely picked the location as his chosen residence. Also, an array of amazing and unique experiences awaits you in Himachal. It is a destination that encompasses the modern and traditional, adventure and relaxation, the spiritual and religious and that which defies belief. With the mountains, valleys, grasslands, rivers, lakes, barren deserts and other natural splendours available at one place, Himachal remains a tourists’ paradise drawing tourists from far and wide. And we intend to keep it that way. So, while you enjoy all you want in Himachal, spare a thought to the beautiful environment which is also fragile, and help us maintain it well by taking simple but effective steps. Like refusing to sully the face of greenery with plastic bags and cans, reducing carbon emissions by pooling transportation and being an eco-responsible traveller. Wish you a happy travelling.


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