The Chief Minister of Sikkim, Mr Pawan Chamling has recently met Minister for State (I/C) Tourism and Culture, Mr Mahesh Sharma and pushed a few proposals of new tourist related projects in the state.
Based on the fact that Sikkim has four to five reptiles that are commonly found, Mr Chamling seeked his cooperation to establish a ‘Reptile Park’ to attract tourists. There was also one more proposal from the Chief Minister of Sikkim and that was for a ‘Yak Golf Course’ to be located near Sikkim’s Nathula Pass, making it the highest Golf Course in the world.
Dr Mahesh Sharma assured the Ministry of Tourism will provide all sorts of cooperation in promoting tourism in Sikkim. He also informed that North Eastern states have been earmarked with 10% of the plan allocation of Union Ministry of Tourism. He added that under Swadesh Darshan Scheme, there are twelve Thematic Circuits and North East India Circuit is one of them. The government shall consider the Sikkim government’s proposal under this scheme only.