Himachal to hold apple festival

Shimla, Sep 12 :

To promote apples of Himachal Pradesh, the fruit basket of the country, the state tourism department will organise a two-day apple festival here from Sep 25, an official said Friday.

Apple Himachal“As apple is one of the main horticulture crops of the state, we would showcase its varieties to the tourists,” state Tourism Development Board vice chairman Vijai Singh Mankotia told reporters here.

He said the objective of organizing the festival is to promote state’s horticulture industry.

“The main attraction will be exhibition of variety of apples grown in the state, food festival, comprising dishes made from apples, and entertainment progammes,” Mankotia said.

He said the department would also organise World Tourism Day Sep 27-28, which would feature an air show by the Indian Air Force and Army.

“In order to promote tourism activities in the state and to create awareness among the tourism stakeholders, a tourism conclave, business-to-business meetings, seminars and travel awards ceremony would be organised to mark World Tourism day,” he said.

Himachal Pradesh’s economy mainly depends upon tourism, hydropower and horticulture.


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