Lahaul-Spiti to Become India’s New Buddhist Tourism Destination
What has long been reckoned as adventurer’s best kept secret is now going to be a hotspot for every person with wanderlust. Lahaul and Spiti, the best hidden gems of the charismatic state of Himachal Pradesh have been making news amongst travelers, so much so that it has caught the eyes of the Union Minister of State for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mahesh Sharma who has sanctioned Rs 250 crore for developing it as a part of the Buddhist tourism circuit in India. It is apparent that, the twin districts are dotted with a lot of age-old Buddhist monasteries, and thus make an ideal destination for pilgrimage tours.
Not only this, a proposal for developing the point of confluence of the two rivers Chandra and Bhaga in Lahaul district of Himachal as a tourist attraction has also been made. In order to promote more tourism in the state, the centre has approved additional Rs 100 crore for the development of four museums. It is noteworthy that the development and growth of tourism is likely to increase employment opportunities in the state where agriculture and apple cultivation are presently the main source of income.
Tour My India News Desk.