New Delhi: In an effort to boost the sector, the tourism ministry has decided to announce policy initiatives for promotion of innovative programmes like ‘caravan´ and ‘heliport tourism´ in its 100-day agenda.
Tourism minister Kumari Selja on Wednesday said, new policy guidelines would be announced to promote ‘wellness’ and ‘caravan’ tourism and facilitate infrastructure for the project. “It will be developed as a niche tourism product,” she said.
Under the project, tourists will enjoy the countryside on a caravan - a home on wheels complete with bed and attached bathroom at a rental of Rs3,000 to Rs5,000.
The government will formulate a policy to license such vehicles.
“The project would be successful in places where there is good and well-maintained road network and restaurants,” Selja said, adding, at present they are targeting Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, the Western Ghats and hilly areas to promote caravan tourism.
Tourists can plan their overnight stay at places that have facilities for charging and replenishing water stock.