Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that Chanshal valley of Shimla district has lot more to offer to adventure lovers and high end tourists.
The Chief Minister, while presiding over the 8th meeting of HP Tourism Development Board, today, stated that has abundant potential of adventure activities in Chanshal valley, and this beautiful slopes if the valley is suitable for ski sports.
After going through the presentation of Indian Mountaineering Federation, which highlighted the plentiful scope of Trekking, Paragliding, River rafting, skiing in and around Chanshal, the Chief Minster said that Chanshal was having open vast green pastures suitable for skiing over its ridges spread in kilometers and other activities.
He said that there were few small lakes and over a dozen trekking routes backed by snow covered mountains connecting Sangla valley of Kinnaur, Rampur and Uttrakhand and have a lot more to offer to adventure lovers and high end tourists.
He said that as compared to Rohtang pass Chanshal valley has much more to offer for the visitors and steps should be taken to improve connectivity besides other amenities.
It was also discussed to provide some relaxation for few ropeway projects for which no bids were received despite inviting expression of interest several times. These projects include, Toba to Naina Devi, Shahtalai to Deotsidh, Neugal to Palampur and Sarahan to Bashal Kanda.