Pashupatinath, Janakpur, Lumbini to be developed as religious tourism hub

President Bidya Devi Bhandari (centre), Speaker of House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota (left), and Chairman of National Assembly, Ganesh Prasad Timilsina attend a joint session of the Federal Parliament, in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, May 24, 22022. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: Holy shrines carrying religious, cultural and tourism significance like Pashupatinath, Janakpur and Lumbini will be developed as a hub for religious tourism, according to President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Presenting the government’s annual policies and programmes for the fiscal year 2022/23 in parliament today, President Bhandari shared that the government had adopted the policy to promote cultural tourism in the upcoming years.

Towards this, the new policies and programmes also include constructing a grand museum featuring history, art, culture and other unique identities of the country, said President Bhandari.

The great Himalayan trail in Darchula and Taplejung will be upgraded while an integrated programme will be introduced to develop greater religious, cultural and tourism hubs that incorporate Barahakshetra, Chataradham, Ramdhuni and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, informed the Head of the State.

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