Multi-dimensional aspects of tourism in Sikkim Himalayas

Multi-dimensional aspects of tourism in Sikkim Himalayas

In an attempt to promote the eco-tourism potential of Sikkim, the state tourism department is going for Ekaant Vas, Agyaat Vas and Banwas tourism.

The Sikkim government has been doing exemplary work to take forward its tourism mission. The state is all set to receive its domestic airport at Pakyong. The environment-friendly, investment state is on its way to emerge as an organic state since it practises agriculture without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides.

Interacting at the travel mart, Ugen T Gaytso Bhutia, Minister for Tourism, Sikkim said, “There are a plethora of dimensions in tourism in the Himalayan state of Sikkim. We believe in pushing eco-friendly, non-polluting tourism in the state. The stunning land has more than 300 Buddhist monasteries that date back to 300 years old. The state was once a Buddhist kingdom and is incidentally the only state in the country to have a religious seat for monks that is something quite unique. The Central government has defined some criteria to include a tourist destination in the Buddhist circuit.” The tourism minister also informed that plans are on to declare the state as a Buddhist destination.

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