Uttarakhand: Piran Kaliyar, nearby areas to be developed as tourist circuit

Piran Kaliyar, one of the most revered Muslim shrines in Uttarakhand, and other places of historic and religious significance around it will be developed as a tourist circuit, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 25, 2014, 16:52 PM IST

Dehradun: Piran Kaliyar, one of the most revered Muslim shrines in Uttarakhand, and other places of historic and religious significance around it will be developed as a tourist circuit, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said.

Rawat, who held a meeting here yesterday to review development works in Piran Kaliyar and Roorkee Assembly constituencies, asked officials concerned to work out a detail plan to develop the dargah of 13th century Sufi saint of Chishti Order Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kalyari and adjoining areas of historic and religious interest as a tourist circuit, according to an official release.

Rawat directed Haridwar District Magistrate and Secretary Tourism to prepare a plan in this regard as soon as possible and submit it to the state government.

Reminding them that a project worth Rs 7 crore has been cleared for the purpose, he said work on it should start soon.

Situated at Kaliyar village on the banks of Ganga Canal about 7 km from Roorkee in Haridwar district, the shrine is revered by Muslims and Hindus alike and draws a large number of devotees from across the country and abroad every year.