Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is committed to promote religious tourism in Tattapani village on the Sutlej river bank in Mandi district and restore the natural hot springs there, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Sunday.
The issue of restoration of hot springs at Tattapani, 52 km from the state capital, and hot baths would soon be taken up both with the National Thermal Power Corp (NTPC) and the Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd.
Thakur said that religious places like Mahunag, Kamrunag, Shikari Devi and Rewalsar would also be developed for promoting religious tourism with the assistance of the central government.
The Chief Minister declared the Makar Sankranti fair held at Tattapani as a district-level festival.
Hot springs in Tattapani were submerged in 2015 after the construction of a dam by the NTPC for the 800-megawatt Koldam hydroelectric project in Bilaspur district.
He earlier inaugurated a medical camp, which was conducted by doctors from the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla.