Himalaya Darshan programme to be launched in U`khand from Oct

Uttarakhand government will launch Himalaya Darshan programme by air from October 1 this year to promote tourism in the hill state.

PTI| Updated: May 23, 2014, 21:49 PM IST

Dehradun: Uttarakhand government will launch Himalaya Darshan programme by air from October 1 this year to promote tourism in the hill state.

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday asked the tourism and civil aviation departments to prepare a detailed roadmap for the successful conduct of the ambitious programme, saying Uttarakhand is reputed all over the world as a state endowed with rare natural beauty.
"Under Himalaya Darshan programme, proposed to be launched from October 1, tourists will be flown in choppers over the picturesque mountain ranges of Uttarakhand," Chief Minister`s media in-charge Surendra Kumar said here.
This will not only attract visitors from across the country and abroad to the hill state but also help in establishing it as a major destination on the world tourism map, he said.