The state government recently announced 'Himachal Pradesh Heritage Tourism Policy'- 2017 which aims to preserve the heritage buildings, forts, palaces, lodges, mansions etc
Himachal Pradesh which has a rich heritage and culture coupled with beautiful natural surroundings is planning to take tourism route to promote and preserve its heritage structures. The state government recently announced ‘Himachal Pradesh Heritage Tourism Policy’- 2017 which aims to preserve the heritage buildings, forts, palaces, lodges, mansions etc. having historic lineage spanning from princely States to British Raj times and to make them maintainable in a sustained manner. This would open new areas in the State for tourism activities.
The policy envisages offering the tourists a glimpse of historical and cultural heritage of Himachal Pradesh and first hand experiencing of lifestyles and traditions from the times of princely States and also the architectural grandeur of British times.
There are 43 heritage buildings/monuments of national importance as officially recognized by the Archaeological Survey of India in Himachal Pradesh. These include Arki Fort and Palace (Near Shimla), Bhimakali Temple – Sarahan (Near Shimla), Hatkoti Temples (Near Shimla), Jubbal Palace (Near Shimla), Dagshai (Near Kasauli), Kuthar Fort (Near Shimla) and Naggar Castle (Near Manali). These places are not only popular among the history buffs but also these heritage sites have been all-time favourite for the tourists of all genres.