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Uttarakhand tourism to promote winter pilgrimage

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Uttarakhand tourism department plans to take up promotional activities to attract tourists and pilgrims for the winter char dham pilgrimage, says Hindustan Times.

The tourism department will take up at least four big festivals and fairs and will try to sell the events via its publicity measures across the country and also invite stake holders like tours and travel agencies and other experts to take part in the events.

Tehri fair in November and Mussoorie carnival in December will be held under the aegis of the state tourism department. Mussoorie festival will have some exclusive hill cuisines on display along with clothing items, and other attractions and Tehri festival will have larger dimensions to sell the scenic beauty of lake and the new Tehri Township.

Tourism department has planned a winter carnival at snow capped Auli, known for skiing and other adventure sports. “We have finalised the plan for Tehri festival to be held in November, Mussoorie in December and Auli carnival for February 2016. These events will be held mainly to promote the winter tourism in the state,” said AK Dwivedi, Additional Director of Uttarakhand Tourism Department.

Dwivedi said festivals and carnivals are being organised to curtail the diversion of tourists who often prefer to visit destinations like Shimla, and Jammu and Kashmir during winters.

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