Uttarakhand: Soon, reach Kedarnath via ropeway from Sonprayag, Bhutan to host Royal Highland Festival from October 23 in Laya, Gasa and more in top stories of the day.
Uttarakhand: Soon, reach Kedarnath via ropeway from Sonprayag
Very soon, a ropeway between Sonprayag to Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district will come up to ease the travel of pilgrims.
If reports are to go by, the 13-km long Sonprayag-Kedarnath ropeway project will cost nearly INR 1200 crore. Currently, pilgrims get to visit the Himalayan shrine via helicopter service.
Bhutan to host Royal Highland Festival from October 23 in Laya, Gasa
Bhutan is all geared up to host the Royal Highland Festival from October 23, 2022, in Laya, Gasa. This was recently informed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB). The festival will be showcasing the wonders and beauty of the Gasa Dzongkhag, and will be celebrating the life and culture of the nomadic highland people of Bhutan.
The highlights of the two-day festival from October 23 to October 24, 2022, will be parades, games, competitions that will feature highland animals, including horses, yaks, and mastiff dogs. These animals will be dressed in expensive fabrics, bells, and are a sight to behold. Apart from this, a variety of cultural programmes will also be performed by the Layaps, who are the indigenous people inhabiting Laya, including traditional dances, songs, gift offerings, and poetry recitations.
MP Tourism to start Narmada Parikrama tour along the banks of Narmada
Spiritual tourism forms a crucial segment in the tourism industry and, on similar lines, the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department has now announced the Narmada Parikrama tour. It’s an initiative taken by the board with the aim to organise a religious tour all over the state along the banks of Mother Narmada.
Revealing more on this tour, the board informed that lucrative packages starting from INR 63,000 to INR 78,000 are being given away for the tour, which will include accommodations, transportation, and three meals a day. The tour will be of 15 days and 14 nights, and will start from Jabalpur. The tour will then head to Amarkantak followed by Mandla, Kareli, Hoshangabad, Handia, Omkareshwar, Rajpipla, Khatpor, Mithi Talai, Barodra, Jhabua, Maheshwar, Ujjain, Salkanpur, Budni, before returning back to Jabalpur.
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