In Tourism Project Investment Goverment Ignored Major Western Rajasthan Cities

Posted on 22/04/2016


Having recorded a tourist count of up to 34.59 million, Rajasthan offers numerous opportunities to expand the luxury tourist segment of the country as a whole.Tourists greatly add to a state’s economy. Rajasthan is no exception to this. It was on November 4, 2015 that Rajasthan signed the 76 memoranda of understanding (MOUs) worth Rs 319 crore in its tourism sector with different private entities. These MOUs are specially focused on setting up hotels, resorts and motels with the aim to provide direct employment to over 2800 people. The state’s Tourism Minister Krishnendra Kaur took the decision to sign MOUs as an initiative to take Rajasthan on a global level in terms of tourism. The Indian Hotels, ITC-Sheraton, The Oberoi and Holiday Inn are the renowned and predominant names in the Tourism industry of Rajasthan.

The Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit will also focus on leveraging tourism for the state’s sustained development. Economic benefits like creation of jobs, foreign exchange earnings and the infrastructure development of local tradition and handicrafts will accompany the tasks performed for Rajasthan tourism’s development. With a large number of tourist areas located in Rajasthan’s thick forest cover, the state’s tourism industry takes every possible care to ensure that the natural eco-system isn’t being disturbed due to tourism development campaigns. Some of the well-identified areas that can be consumed for developing eco-tourism projects include Jaisamand Lake, Talab-e-Shahi of Dholpur and the Sambhar Wetlands of Jaipur.

Projects for Investment

Thousands of new hotel rooms across categories and price points are needed to cater to the ever growing tourist influx. Looking at the increasing trend, it is estimated that foreign tourist arrival will increase to 2.5 million in next 3 years. With an estimated shortfall of 36,000 rooms by the year 2021.

Estimated Additional Number of Hotels required by 2020:

  • Luxury – 27
  • Mid priced – 111
  • Economy – 176
  • Others -547

PPP Projects

1. Adventure Sports

Particulars Estimated Cost
Water based activities like cruise and boating in Chambal and other water bodies Rs 100 to 200 million for each activity per site (excluding land/rental cost) depending upon the equipments/location/scale.
ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) in sand dunes of Jaisalmer / Barmer / Bikaner
Mountaineering and Trekking activities in Mount Abu/Jaipur

2. Establishment of Golf Resorts and Convention Centres

Particulars Estimated Cost
Centres near Jaipur-Sambhar and Udaipur Kumbhal Garh areas.

  • 18 hole Golf Course
  • Resort
Rs 250 to 500 million
(18 hole Golf Course Rs 50 million + Resort Rs 200-450 million)
Convention Centre Rs. 1 billion to Rs 10 billion

3. Development of Summer Tourism

Night viewing of monuments at
Particulars Estimated Cost
Jaipur Rs. 100 million
Jaisalmer Rs. 20 million
Udaipur Rs. 20 million
Bharatpur Rs. 20 million
Chittorgarh Rs. 20 million


Particulars Estimated Cost
7 Kosi Parikrama in Pushkar (Ajmer) Rs. 100 million


Particulars Estimated Cost
Badupol (Hanumangarh) Rs. 5 million for each site
Badi Kaler (Udaipur)
Badi Mansarovar (Chittor)
Jawai Dam (Pali)
Sambhar (Jaipur)
Udpuria (Kota)
Chambal (Kota and Dholpur)


(Joint Venture)
Particulars Estimated Cost
Sambhar (Jaipur) Rs. 1 billion
Jaisamand Lake (Udaipur) Rs. 100 million


Name Type Location
Shahabad Fort
Kelwara Fort
Badal Mahal, Shahabad Palace Baran
Shergarh Fort Fort Atru, Baran
Sukhmahal Palace Bundi
Jalore Fort Fort Jalore
Phalodi Fort Fort Phalodi, Jodhpur
Sojat Fort Fort Sojat, Pali
Siwana Fort Fort Siwana, Barmer
Timangarh Fort Fort Karauli
Sarwar Fort Fort Ajmer
Kishori Mahal Palace Bharatpur
Weir Fort Fort Weir, Bharatpur
Kishangarh Fort Fort Kishangarh, Jaisalmer


Particulars Location
Shiv Temple, Bhand Deora Ramgarh, Baran
Group of Temples Kiradu, Barmer
Deep Stambh, Niyana Anta,Baran
Group of Temples Manas Village, Kota
Shiv Temple and Math Chandresal (Kota)
Harsh ka Deval (Shiv Temple) Varna Bilara, (Jodhpur)
Shiv Temple Lamba (Jodhpur)
Chhaneri Paneri Temple Jhalrapatan (Jhalawar)

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