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Haryana Tourism


Haryana Tourism Corporation Limited is the government-owned official tourism agency of Haryana in India. It began operation with one resort in 1966, and now owns and operates 44 tourist complexes all over the state. These complexes offer lodging, fast-food, and recreational activities. Haryana Tourism also offers adventure tourism and farm tourism. It organizes the Surajkund Crafts Mela (Fair) every year in February.

History

Haryana Tourism opened the resort in 1966. Further expansion was based on the concept of highway tourism. Several tourist stops were opened along the National Highways crossing through the state to cater to the travellers. At a later stage, tourist complexes were built at district headquarters for the local population. In recent years the focus has shifted to develop cultural spots, golf courses, farm tourism and adventure tourism.

Tourist Complexes

Haryana Tourism owns and operates 44 tourist complexes. Most of them are named after local birds,Rohtak are the more famous lakes. Some complexes also have the facility to host conferences.A very famous and peaceful place 10 km from Bhiwani on Tosham road (DABAR -BAPORA).Many sufi's and ayurvedic people make this holy place graceful with their feet.Around 50 acres (200,000 m2) of land full of wild animals like rabbits, patriots, plenty of peacocks, sanbhar etc. make the environment cheerful. Lot of temples make it very joyful.

Specialized services

Haryana Tourism also owns two golf courses. The Aravalli Golf Course near Faridabad is an 18-hole course, designed by Stephen Kay in 1988. The other course, named the Highway Golf Course, is a 9-hole course adjacent to the Karna Lake on National Highway 1. Haryana Tourism also offers adventure tourism, including white water rafting on the river Yamuna near Hathinikund, parasailing and rock climbing. It has also started offering "farm holidays" as a form of agritourism.

Haryana Tourism has launched online rooms booking facility for its hotels and resorts from August 2009.[[1]]

Surajkund Crafts Mela

Haryana Tourism cohosts the yearly Surajkund Crafts Mela (Fair) highlighting some of the finest handloom and handicraft traditions of India. It is held from February 1 to 15 every year, starting from 1987, near Faridabad, very close to Delhi. Each year there is a different "theme state" whose handicrafts are more prominently showcased. Folk theatre and music are also featured. A similar Heritage Festival is being organized this year from October 5 to 9 at the Yadvindra Gardens at Pinjore.

References

External links

  • Official website
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