Shimla, June 16: With a rise of Himachal Pradesh as one of the tourist destinations, the state government is completely trying to facilitate tourists with enhanced facilities and features.
The emphasis has been laid on developing prominent places like Shimla, Kullu-Manali, Dharamshala, Janjehli, Kasauli and Dalhousie which are full of natural wonders and most visited by the tourists.
Once the summer capital of British India, Shimla has become one of the most popular hill destinations that retains its colonial heritage with grand old buildings besides being blessed with all the natural bounties.
Known as 'the 'Queen of Hills', Shimla now has more and better facilities for the tourists that includes ample parking, quality accommodation options and sufficient availability of potable water.
Keeping in view the tourist inflow on weekends, the water lifting is also being increased to 55 to 60 MLD so that the tourists get ample water. In order to augment the water availability at Gumma source by 10 MLD, a new water supply scheme to link river Satluj at Chaba with Gumma has also been established.
With enhancement of facilities at nearby places like Nature Park at Craignano, Mashobra and Naldehra, Fagu, Kufri, Chail etc, the tourists now have more options to spend extra days in the town. (UNI)