In an attempt to draw more number of domestic and foreign tourists to its state, Chandigarh is planning to set up special thematic parks and unique night tourism in the near future. The Ministry of Tourism( MoT) has so far sanctioned projects amounting to Rs 22.82 crore under the 11th plan, for promoting the state’s tourism infrastructure.
Some of the major projects include development and upgrading infrastructure at Sukhna Lake and a project for illumination, beautification and landscaping of Rose Garden and Leisure Valley. Lately, while continuing with the efforts of promoting green Chandigarh, Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned grants for setting up theme parks like Garden of Palms and Garden of Conifers, among others.
A world class illumination technology will be employed for highlighting unique architecture of monuments and buildings under the project sanctioned for promotion of night tourism. Night tourism will include conducted tours to the buildings on eco-friendly
buses, food fairs and selected stoppages at chosen points.