Haryana’s Harappan site of Rakhigarhi to soon emerge as a major tourist destination

Rakhigarhi in Haryana will soon emerge as a major tourist destination on the map of India. Situated around 170 kilometres from Delhi, the village is one of the most prominent and largest sites of the Harappan civilisation, popularly known as the Indus Valley Civilisation.

Rakhigarhi hit headlines after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech placed it among five archaeological sites that the Centre proposes to develop as an iconic site. Following announcement, both the Centre and State governments have accelerated the process to make it a major tourist spot.

Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel, who recently visited the site, directed officials to speed up the process to make it a world-class tourist destination. Terming Rakhigarhi as a world heritage site, he said, conservation of the site is the top most priority of the government. He said, it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to develop it as an iconic site to attract both domestic and foreign tourists.

Dr. Priyanka Soni, Deputy Commissioner of Hisar said the historical site has so much potential that both the Centre and State governments are working in tandem to make Hisar a major tourist destination. She said, all the world-class facilities will be provided to tourists.

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