CHANDIGARH: Haryana Tourism has a plan to further boost Farm Tourism, and start adventure activities at Tikkar Taal and Morni in District Panchkula and Damdama in District Gurgaon.
This was stated by Principal Secretary Haryana Tourism, Dr Sumita Misra here as the State-wide four-day Haryana Tourism Day celebrations concluded today.
She said that Haryana Tourism Day was celebrated at the 43 Tourist Complexes of Haryana Tourism across the state and it had received stupendous response. A host of activities from competitions for school students to tree plantation drive and colourful cultural programmes were organised to mark the formation of Haryana Tourism in 1974. Special illuminations and 10 per cent discount on food and accommodation at every Tourist Complex of Haryana Tourism made the celebrations even more special.
She said that for the first time, a series of Food Festivals were organised at different locations like Pinjore Gardens, Ethnic India, Rai, Sonipat and Sunbird motel, Surajkund in District Faridabad that served a wide variety of cuisines and have been a roaring success.
At Pinjore Gardens, the visitors also enjoyed cultural performances by folk artistes and local singers, Mr Karishan Sawria and Shaukat Ali Khan and mimicry acts of Goga Singh from Kurukshetra, besides clicking photographs at the especially created ‘selfie’ point at Rang Mahal terrace. A Crafts Bazaar was also set up and people enjoyed shopping handlooms and handicrafts.
There were festivities galore for all age groups at Sunbird motel, Surajkund that organised painting and dance competitions for school students besides the Food Festival which was inaugurated by Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Mrs Seema Trikha, who holds the portfolios of Tourism and Hospitality .
Feasting and entertainment went hand in hand at Ethnic India, Rai, Sonipat that saw a great response to the Food Festival organised at the venue along with the evening cultural programmes.
Managing Director, Haryana Tourism, Sameer Pal Srow said that on the occasion of World Tourism Day which falls on September 27 more such activities would be organised at various Tourist Complexes of Haryana Tourism.