Uttarakhand walks away with Three Tourism Awards

The government, according to the minister, is committed to supporting environmentally sustainable tourism, as well as the growth of employees and local communities.

Uttarakhand walks away with Three Tourism Awards
 Tourist huts at Dhanaulti hill station situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range located 24 km from the hill station of Mussoorie. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

Uttarakhand has won significant national awards in three categories in the area of tourism — Best Wildlife Destination, Best Adventure Destination, and Best Spiritual Destination. Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj received the honors from Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy.

Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Maharaj of Parmarth Niketan along with his deciples during Ganga Aarti on the bank of river Ganga in Rishikesh. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt
Rafting in Rishikesh. Uttarakhand won Best Adventure Destination in India award. Video: Rajeev Bhatt

The greatest tourist spots in India were recognized in nine categories during the tourism survey and awards ceremony. From these, Uttarakhand got three of these awards.

Speaking at the event, Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy said, "Under the guidance of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, major initiatives are being taken to promote domestic tourism and promote India at international level."