CHANDIGARH, AUG 29
Haryana Tourism Department is offering special discount to tourists and visitors to all its tourist complexes in the State from August 31 to September 2, 2015, as part of its anniversary celebrations.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that Haryana Tourism would celebrate more than 40 years of its service to the people this year. “To mark the occasion, we are offering a 10 per cent discount on food and accommodation to guests visiting any of the tourist complexes in Haryana during these days,” he said.
He added that Haryana Tourism Day would be celebrated on September 1, 2015, and the day would be marked with special activities and decorations. Welcome banners would be put up at all tourist complexes and various competitions, including folk dance, painting, face painting, essay writing, rangoli making and tourism quiz, would be held for schoolchildren at tourist complexes across the State. Senior Citizens Walk and Tree Plantation would be another attraction. Children would be given small gifts, including sweets, balloons and biscuits.
A trailblazer in highway tourism, Haryana Tourism has a network of 42 tourist complexes equipped with 838 comfortable air-conditioned rooms, multi-cuisine restaurants, well-stocked bars, state-of-the-art convention centres and facilities like banquet, conference and multipurpose halls.
Haryana Tourism has further diversified and broadened the concept of tourism by focussing on farm, golf, heritage, adventure and meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions tourism. Rooms at tourist complexes can be booked through the Department’s official website www.haryanatourism.
gov.in and private booking portals like cleartrip.com, goibibo. com and travelguru.com.
The Department also organises summer and winter adventure camps for students. As many as 850 students, including 110 children with special needs, participated in the summer camp held at Manali from May 31 to June 30, 2015.
The spokesman said that the Department was planning to start adventure sports activities at Surajkund, Faridabad and at Tikkar Taal Tourist Complex at Morni, which are popular for weekend holidaying.
State Institutes of Hotel Management have been established at Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak and Faridabad, and the fifth one has come up at Village Bhamboli in Yamunanagar. The institute, which has modern state-of-the-art infrastructure, started its first academic session from July this year.
A pioneer in organising various fairs and festivals for promotion of heritage, arts, crafts and folk traditions, Haryana Tourism organises the Surajkund International Crafts Mela in Faridabad from February 1 to 15 every year. This carnival has grown by leaps and bounds and 20 countries participated in the Mela this year.