Aadi Himani Chamunda Dham to be developed as Religious Tourist spot

Jul 04, 2012 10:55 | Health & Religion

Dharmshala, Arvind Sharma,

 Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, Himachal  said that Aadi Himani Chamunda Dham would be developed as Religious Tourist Destination on the pattern of Shri Vaishno Devi and Shri Amar Nath Shrines to attract the tourists visiting the Shakti Peeth's of Kangra district. He was addressing a meeting of officers of the district at Dadh Rest House after undertaking aerial survey of Aadi Himani Chamunda Dham , mnear Dharamsala in Kangra district on teusday. 

          Prof. Dhumal said that the Aadi Himani Chamunda temple was an ancient shrine and a beautiful spot situated in the Dhauladhar hill ranges. It had vast tourist potential for development from tourism point of view.

          Chief Minister said that possibilities were being exploited to connect the place with ropeway and survey was being conducted. He said that efforts would be made to launch helitaxi service to Himani Chamunda and added that basic amenities like drinking water, electricity and accommodation facilities would be developed in the Shrine to facilitate tourist. He said that more employment avenues would be generated with the development of the area from tourism point.

          He said,” The State has  vast potential for adventure tourism like para-gliding, ski-driving, river-rafting, mountaineering etc. besides religious tourism.” 

          A Chief Minister said that Rs. 15 Crore were being spent on tourism activities in district Kangra with the assistance of Asian Development Bank which included resurrection of Masrur Temple at a cost of Rs. 3.5 Crore. He said that Rs. 5.47 crore were being spent on various activities in Maharana Pratap Sagar including Rs. 1.27 Crore on construction of Information Centre in Pong Dam, Rs. 3 Crore on Community Tourism Development and Rs. 75 lacs on parking and other facilities.

         Earlier Chief Minister paid obeisance at Shri Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham