Border Tourism: Indian Govt Adds 17 Villages Along The China Border To Vibrant Village Programme

by Shreya Rathod
Border Tourism: Indian Govt Adds 17 Villages Along The China Border To Vibrant Village Programme

Tourism in India is not limited to forts, palaces and religious places. There are several unexplored beauties lying along the borders of the country. Moreover, certain villages in the country are worth visiting. To bring them into the spotlight, the Indian government has started the Vibrant Village Programme (VVP). Recently, 17 villages along the China border were added to the programme that benefit border tourism — check it out:

Border Tourism: 17 Villages Along China Border Added To VVP!

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Living on the mainland, we are unaware of life along the borders. Similarly, there are only a few things we know about rural life. The Vibrant Village Programme was launched by the government in an effort to increase tourism in rural areas. The government has chosen 17 communities along the Chinese border to be turned into tourist destinations as part of this plan. 

Three phases are required for the VVP implementation. The 663 villages that will be renovated in the first phase include the 17 border villages that are now undergoing development. This renovation project’s main goals are improved connectivity and visitor amenities.

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Revamping The Villages 

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Villages in Ladakh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Arunachal Pradesh are selected for this. Here’s a list of villages that will be revamped under this scheme:

  • Chushul and Korzok in Ladakh
  • Lalung, Charang Khas and Gipu in Himachal Pradesh
  • Mana, Niti, Malari and Gunji in Uttarakhand
  • Lachen, Lachung and Gnathang in Sikkim
  • Zemithang, Taksing, Chayangtajo, Tuting and Kibithoo in Arunachal Pradesh

In the villages of Uttarakhand, 120 homestays will be built or renovated as part of the initiative. Similar accommodations will also be provided in neighbouring villages. It is planned to create trekking routes via Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. There will be development in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to support adventure sports like river rafting, ice skating, skiing, etc.

Along the northern border, a total of 2,500 villages from 19 districts have been identified for a revamp. Due to this scheme, the villages will receive all-weather road access, mobile network and internet connectivity, clean drinking water, electricity (renewable sources), and the development of tourism hubs. 

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So, are you ready to visit these villages and experience their lifestyle? 

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