The Uttarakhand authorities is making an attempt to decongest well-liked vacationer spots and propagating tourism within the lesser identified locations, state Tourism Secretary Sachin Kurve informed mediapersons in Ahmedabad Wednesday.
Kurve was talking at an interplay to advertise “Final Uttarakhand” , an initiative to draw tourism and personal funding and showcase unexplored locations within the hilly state.
Requested in regards to the rules to make sure security of vacationers following occasions just like the land subsidence in Joshimath, the glacier burst in Nanda Devi in 2021 and the cloudburst in Kedarnath in 2013, Kurve informed The Indian Specific, “Solely vacationers going for Char Dham are being regulated, meaning they need to register and day by day limits on the variety of vacationers are being set. Our focus is on sustainable tourism to advertise and embrace native inhabitants and vernacular structure, make the state eco-friendly construction smart. We’re decongesting the favored vacationers spots (Haridwar, Ranikhet, and many others) and propagating tourism within the lesser identified locations.”
Kurve mentioned that the problems at Joshimath have been being dealt with by the state’s Catastrophe Administration Authority and the opposite involved nationwide and state businesses. Nevertheless, from the perspevtive of tourism not a lot has been affected, he mentioned.
Kurve additionally mentioned that whereas selling eco-friendly tourism within the state, they are going to take care (on the security) within the new constructions which can be developing.
In keeping with him, greater than three crore vacationers got here to Uttarakhand in 2022 of which 12-15 per cent have been from Gujarat.
Whereas tourism is the spine of Uttarakhand, Kurve mentioned, non secular tourism is outstanding and dominant within the state. “There too, we try to decongest the identified pilgrim websites and selling the lesser identified ones like Jageshwar dham and Golu Devta (in Almora district),” mentioned the secretary of tourism.
On being requested on how the problem of possible congestion within the lesser identified places will probably be dealt with, given the vacationers now won’t be simply sure to the favored ones, Kurve answered that they’re selling the homestays in such places and together with the native participation and selling the vernacular heritage.
About 4319 homestays have been registered with the state authorities and in some districts like Pithoragarh have villages stuffed with homestays. “We additionally carried out a roadshow this (Wednesday) morning for the personal traders within the metropolis, as Uttarakhand has plenty of scope for funding as a middle of tourism. After this we may also maintain such conclaves in Rajkot and Surat as nicely,” mentioned Kurve.