To lure tourists from distant areas like Kerala, West Bengal, Gujarat and Lucknow, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has planned a 'Him Darshan' package, including destinations like Shimla, Dharamshala, Pathankot and Manali. The corporation aims to tempt the frequent travelers and those bored of the much-offered tourist destinations to cash the potential of hill tourism. The IRCTC intends to start the packages from the winters since it's the perfect time to visit the hills, as told by IRCTC Chief Regional Manager Aneet Dulat.
The company also has plans to involve private national online tour operators for the Him Darshan project. For securing larger operations, efforts are also being made for tie-ups with hotel chains and Himachal Tours Corporation. The corporation further intends to widen its base among low-budget travelers. Moreover, to make certain that the services rendered are up to the standard, it has made a plan that each hotelier has to attach a feedback form filled by the tourists with the bill receipt to get the payment for its services.