Haryana pioneered into
the field of tourism with the launching of its concept of highway tourism.
Making the best of the presence of national highways that crossed through it,
Haryana Tourism decided to cater to the highway traveller. Next, It set up
tourist complexes on the national highways. It opened recreation centres
at district headquarter towns to cater to the local residents. With a well
established infrastructure, it soon began to develop destination stations
around Delhi-the National Capital and began to identify places of tourist
interest in the State where tourism facilities could be developed.
Whereas the seventies
saw the initial establishment of the tourism strategy and infrastructure, the
eighties saw Haryana Tourism concentrate on promoting cultural and pilgrim
tourism. The nineties brought in Adventure and Golf Tourism. The turn of the
century is seeing Haryana Tourism venturing into privatization, village
tourism, development of new locations and the opening of crafts centres.
Beginning with one resort in 1966, today Haryana Tourism runs 44 tourist
complexes dotted all over the State. The resorts provide a wide range of
tourist facilities such as a hotel, motels, restaurants, bars, fast food
centres, health clubs, conference halls and recreational facilities like lakes
for boating, picnic hides and children's parks. 777 guest rooms are available
in the resorts run by Haryana Tourism.
For More Information. Please
Haryana Govt. Tourist Bureau,
011-23324910-11. Fax: 23713373.
Haryana Tourism Corporation
SCO 17-19, Sector 17-B,
Tel : 0172-2702955-57,
Fax : 0172-2703185, 2702783