After Covid-induced lull, Himachal Pradesh logs over three-time rise in tourist footfall
After a Covid-caused pause, tourism in Himachal Pradesh has resumed, with footfall increasing more than three times this year till October 31 compared to the same period last year.
Data obtained from the tourism department shows that between January 1-October 31, 1.28 crore tourists, including 28,232 foreigners, arrived in Himachal Pradesh.
In the first 10 months of 2022, tourist footfall in the twin districts of Kullu and Lahaul and Spiti was 30.4 lakh, or 23.8% of the total tourist arrivals. A popular destination for tourists is the Atal Tunnel, an all-weather road that runs beneath the 13,058-foot-high peak at Rohtang Pass.
The "Shakti peeths" at Kangra, Bilaspur, Una, Simaur, and Mandi, also referred to as "Chhoti Kashi" for its historic Shiva temples, are constantly flooded with tourists. The pristine regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti, and Chamba draw foreign tourists and adventure seekers.
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