Tours for Kartarpur has been launched by Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab to promote tourism in less popular sites.
The Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) has launched tour services for Kartarpur and South Punjab to promote tourism at the less popular sites in these regions, Tribune reported. The scheme hopes to promote tourism in less visited areas
The scheme was inaugurated on Sunday by the Special Assistant to the Chief Minister, Hasaan Khawar, and other senior officials. Khawar expressed his best wishes for the very first tourists visiting Kartarpur and South Punjab under the new scheme.
“It will help in strengthening the economy and highlighting the importance of the country’s historical, religious and cultural sites,” he said.
As per the report, new tourist destinations like Kotli Sattian, Fort Monroe and Soan Valley had been identified, while Cholistan, Changa Manga and other existing spots were being further developed to attract local and foreign tourists.
According to the Special Assistant, tourists will also be informed about Sufi traditions and the tours also hope to increase eco and agri-tourism.
A town in Narowal district, Punjab, Kartarpur is famous for the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib. Revered by Sikhs, the shrine marks the place where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak had settled and lived till his death in 1539.
Southern Punjab is home to the wildlife preserve Changa Manga and many other natural sites such as the Cholistan desert.