Punjab government launches project to improve tourism
Amritsar's new wedding destination and Punjab's tourism potential launched by government
Punjab's Chief Minister, Bhagwant Mann, unveiled an exciting plan to make Amritsar a sought-after wedding destination. He announced the creation of a sprawling 'Celebration Point' spanning 100 acres in the city. This project aims to provide marriage palaces, banquet halls, and hotels, inviting tourists to experience Punjab's renowned hospitality and warmth.
Amritsar's 'Celebration Point'
The 'Celebration Point' project in Amritsar will offer a range of options to suit various budgets. It will include marriage palaces and banquet halls with tariffs starting from Rs 25,000, going up to Rs 10 lakh. Additionally, the development will feature three-star and four-star hotels. This comprehensive venue will enable people to celebrate any joyous occasion. Notably, those desiring to have their children married while seeking blessings from the Golden Temple on the same day will have this unique opportunity.
Showcasing Punjab's tourism potential
Addressing the first Punjab Tourism Summit at Amity University in Mohali, Chief Minister Mann emphasized the rich tourism potential of the state. Punjab offers diverse tourism experiences, including religious, eco, and wellness tourism. The Golden Temple alone witnesses over 1 lakh visitors daily, highlighting the significance of religious tourism.
Beyond fields and villages
Mann stressed that Punjab is not just about farmlands; it boasts over 12,000 villages, each with a legacy of producing martyrs during pre and post-Independence times. These stories of sacrifice deserve recognition. The state is also actively developing eco-tourism, wellness centers, adventure tourism, heritage circuits, and farm tourism.
Focus on Eco-Tourism
Punjab's plans for eco-tourism include the development of places like Pathankot, Hoshiarpur, and Rupnagar, which are blessed with dams and water bodies. Mann encouraged tourists and the hospitality industry to explore Chamrour in Pathankot, where a pristine lake with crystal-clear waters awaits discovery. He described Chamrour as an "untouched tourist destination" with immense potential.