Night tourism to be promoted in Chandigarh
The Union Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned a unique project for promotion of night tourism in Chandigarh. A statement from the minsitry said that world class illumination technology will be employed for projecting the unique architecture of the monuments and buildings of Chandigarh.
Night tourism will include conducted tours to the buildings on eco-friendly buses, food fairs and selected stoppages at chosen points etc will be packaged into the tour to make the ride an experience in itself. An amount of Rs4.98 crore has been earmarked for this venture, it said.
The Chandigarh College of Architecture, which is one of the premier institutions in the country, is on the panel of expert consultants of the Ministry of Tourism. Ministry of Tourism takes pride in having such a reputed institute among its knowledge bank.
In addition, Convention Centre for Chandigarh, Development of Garden of Spring and Development of Japanese Garden projects are under consideration for Central financial assistance to Chandigarh in the year 2010-11.
Ministry of Tourism has also been supporting the Rose Festival, Chandigarh Carnival, and New Year Celebrations etc which will continue to receive support. Coupled with the scenic beauty of foothills, greenery, view of majestic mountains, unique monuments, Rock Garden, and several gardens being proposed now, the city, Chandigarh would emerge to be a choice destination in the region.