North Gazette News/ Shimla
HP Tourism & Civil Aviation department has invited tourists to enjoy winters, while Hotel Associations have offered 50 percent discount on accommodation in Kullu-Manali area.
Director, Tourism & Civil Aviation Mohan Chauhan on Saturday informed that all roads, water supply & electricity have been restored in Kullu and Manali region. He said that due to heavy snowfall in Kullu, Manali and other hilly areas recently, the essential services had been badly affected. But all essential services were restored and the tourists rush was increasing day by day.
Chauhan said that the tourists were enjoying the vacations at various destinations of the State. Snow is a special attraction for the tourists however, the tourists were advised to take all necessary precautions from safety point of view, he added. He said that Manali was also going to host a Annual Winter Carnival from 2nd to 6th January, 2015 and was an added attraction for the tourists to experience local culture, customs, traditions etc.
He said that the organizer of Winter Carnival would give Rs One lakh prize for Manali Winter Queen. He said that the Hotel Associations were offering 50 percent discount on accommodation in Kullu-Manali area, besides, bonfire at several places were also been arranged by Hotel Associations/District Administration. He said that the tourists were advised to make their accommodation booking in advance, and take assistance of Government Tourist Information Centres.
Regarding transportation, Himachal Tourism’s Volvo Bus service is also available from Delhi to Manali, besides Himachal Road Transport Corporation Volvo/Deluxe bus service to Manali.