Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department will organise ‘Tourism Festival’ on the occasion of Makar Sakranti on 14th January, 2020 at Tattapani. It would be organised in collaboration with district Mandi Administration. This was disclosed by Director Tourism Department Yunus while presiding a meeting here today.
He said that objective of organizing this tourism festival is to promote Tattapani as tourist destination. He said that Tourism Department was making concerted efforts to promote Tattapani from tourism point of view. He said that for first-time tourism festival was being organised at Tattapani to make it tourism destination for Indian and Foreign tourists.
He said that during this event Water Sports, Satluj Aarti and cultural programmes would also be organised. On this occasion 1100 kilogram ‘Khichari’ would also be cooked and it would be especially cooked in a single utensil, he added. This is for the first time in Himachal Pradesh that Khichari would be cooked in such large quantity and will be served to about 12 to 15 thousand people. He said that special buses would also be plied by Transport Department to reach Tattapani Tourism Festival from Mandi and Shimla on Makar Sakranti.
SDM Karsog, District Tourism Officer Mandi, representatives of NTPC, HPTDC, Language, Art and Culture Department and Tattapani Panchayat participated in the meeting among others.