Nai Raahein Nai Manzilien (NRNM) Himachal Pradesh: Scheme to develop unexplored and untapped tourist places

The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh has announced a new scheme called Nai Raahein Nai Manzilien (NRNM) to identify and develop new tourist places across the state. Under the NRNM scheme untapped and unexplored tourist destinations in the countryside in HP will be identified and developed. The major objective of the scheme is to promote tourism, art and culture, local cuisines and to create employment opportunities. The budget of Rs. 50 crores is allocated for the scheme. The Tourism Department of the state will implement the scheme.

9 tourism circuits to be developed and will be provided in the packaged tours.

The Tourism Department has identified 9 tourism circuits across the state and will be providing them on the packaged tour to the tourists. The circuits are as mentioned below:

  1. Jogindernagar- Barot-Kothi
  2. Kohar-Rajgungja-Bir- Billing
  3. Sundernagar-Chail Chowk-Kamru Nag-Shikari Devi-Janjheli
  4. Shimla-Khara Pathar-Rohru-Sandasu-Larot-Chanshal-Dodra Kwar
  5. Dhauladhar Circuit, Buddhist Circuit
  6. Bhakra-Bilaspur-Sundernagar-Jogindernagar-Pong Dam
  7. Solan-Habban-Rajgarh-Shillai
  8. Manali-Rohtan-Tandi-Udaipur-Killar and
  9. Narkanda-Baghi-Khadrala-Chini (Kalpa)- Pangi

What is Nai Raahein Nai Manzilien (NRNM)? A government of Himachal Pradesh scheme to develop untapped and untested tourist destinations in the state.

Nai Raahein Nai Manzilien (NRNM) Implementation:

  • 50 crores are allocated for the scheme
  • State Tourism Department to implement the scheme
  • 9 tourism circuits are identified and will be provided as packaged tour
  • The committee will be formed for the scheme and will have members from PWD, Tourism, Art and Culture, Forest departments
  • The committee will visit 3 of them and will propose activities to be undertaken after consulting the local panchyats and stakeholders
  • Tourism infrastructure such as parks, rain shelters, toilets, street paths, walking trails, beautification of temples, landscaping, sarais, community halls, trekkers hostel, roads widening wherever possible and feasible, Signages and traffic directions, parkings, lighting, dustbins, solid waste system improvement etc will be developed in these circuits
  • Government will also encourage home stays, development of nature walks, eco trails, treks and hikes and organise trip to orchards also
  • The scheme is expected to generate employment opportunities by promoting local cuisine, art and culture, tour guides, eco guides and adventure guides

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