Dharamshala: Chief Minister Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, launched a coffee table book ‘Unforgettable Himachal’ at Hotel Dhauladhar last evening.
The book has been brought out by the Tourism department after it’s first publication ‘ Har Ghar Kuchh Kehta Hai’ depicting historical aspects related to various heritage buildings of the capital town of Shimla.
Dhumal said the book would go a long way in opening new vistas to the tourists from the world over and attract them to visit different destinations in the state. He added that new milestones were being added to attract the visitors to HImachal Pradesh and prolong their stay at different destinations.
Dr. Arun Sharma, Director Tourism said the coffee table book Unforgettable Himachal captures the essence of HImachal from tourism promotion point of view. He said that the book contained 180 pages with 300 beautiful and unique pictures that were compatible with international standard and matched with interesting text.
He said the book was being presented under the umbrella of the Incredible India brand image to place HImachal Pradesh in wider context of national tourism scenario, followed by a comprehensive introduction to Himachal and its tourist sites, destinations, lesser known areas, pilgrimage places, fair, festivals, adventurous sites and other tourism activities.
Dr. Sharma said the state aimed at enhancement of state tourism share in state’s gross domestic product from 8 to 15% in coming few years.
Leader of Opposition, Vidya Stokes and former Tourism Minister Vijay Singh Mankotia were also present at the function.