In the field of tourism, Uttarakhand got 3 national-level awards. On Friday the state has won the Best Spiritual Destination award, Best Wildlife Destination award, and Best Adventure Destination award. Kedarnath has won India’s best ‘Spiritual Destination’, Jim Corbett tiger reserve center got the best ‘Wildlife Destination’, and Rishikesh conquers the country’s best ‘Adventure Destination’ award.
Friday, G Kishan Reddy, Union Tourism Minister presented the three national awards to Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj. In the tourism survey and award ceremony, the best tourist destinations of India have been given several awards in 9 categories. On this note, Uttarakhand has bagged 3 awards.
In the best ‘Adventure Tourism’ category Goa was awarded as runner-up. Besides Goa and Uttarakhand Maharashtra has also earned two awards. State’s Ajanta caves won the best ‘Heritage Destination’ all over the country. While Mahabaleshwar was runner-up in the category of best ‘Mountain Site’.
On the other hand, the desert state Rajasthan was awarded two prizes. Kota and Garadia Mahadev were won the best ‘Iconic Landscape Destination’. Moreover, Jaisalmer was bestowed as a runner-up award in the category of best ‘Festival Destination’ for their Desert Festival.
The award distribution ceremony was organized in New Delhi on Friday. After getting the three awards Uttarakhand Tourism Minister said that since Covid-19 the state has emerged as the main spot of tourism, wellness tourism, and AYUSH. He also added that with its natural beauty and elegance Uttarakhand attracts tourists from all over the country along with abroad.
After winning awards Maharaj said “the awards increased the prestige of our Uttarakhand. Our government is committed to promoting eco-friendly tourism, development of employees, and local communities.” He added, “development works are being done in Kedarnath as per Prime Minister’s guideline. So the devotees will get facilities in future during visiting.”
At this stage, the Minister told to the adventure lovers that Uttarakhand is becoming one of their favorite places. The government is continuously working for promoting the adventurous spot.
At this event Union Minister, Mr. Reddy said to the people, “Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi major initiatives are being taken to promote India at the International level.”