The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) has announced “JADUNG”, the first Village from the Tibet Border, an old border village in Uttarkashi, as the next tourism destination in the state of Uttarakhand. Jadung also becomes the first of the five villages that will not just be rehabilitated (the locals were displaced during the Indo-China War) but will also help create this area into a sustainable Tourism destination for Astro Tourism, Trekking, Hiking, Nature Camps and Tribal Culture among others.
Jadung, the first village at the Indo-Tibetan border and a village trapped in time and located in the majestic Himalayas boasts of unparalleled scenic beauty with its snow-capped mountains and lush green valleys. Jadung offers a picturesque setting and is located between 45 and 50 kilometres from Harsil at a height of about 3800 metres. The hamlet is evidence of the state’s attempts to create flourishing border settlements in line with the Central Government’s objective through promoting sustainable and responsible tourism. The first FAM tour to Jadung was today launched by Uttrakhand’s minister of tourism, Satpal Maharaj. The Minister exclaimed, “We are delighted to announce ‘JADUNG’ as Uttarakhand’s latest tourism destination,” expressing his enthusiasm for the new project.
Shri Satpal Maharaj, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Irrigation, Culture, PWD, Government of Uttarakhand, while flagging the first FAM tour to Jadung, expressed his excitement about the new initiative, stating, “We are delighted to announce ‘JADUNG’ as Uttarakhand’s latest tourism destination. This is a great opportunity for visitors to experience the unique culture and beauty of Uttarakhand. We are committed to promoting responsible and sustainable tourism in the state, and with the introduction of Astro Tourism we hope that this initiative will benefit the local communities and further help promote the state’s tourism sector.”
Source by Economic Times.India Times
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