Punjab Forest Minister Sangat Singh Giljian inaugrated Nature Awareness Project at Thana Village. It includes 3 Lake facing Eco Tents, boating and Jungle safari gypsies. This type of adventure based eco tourism in the sub mountain ranges of district hoshiarpur which borders himachal pradesh is one of its kind. Punjab forest department has set up a camp namely Thana Nature retreat amid serene and secluded thana and dehrian forests overlooking thana reservior lake. “This forest has a pristine beauty and the thana lake front offers a picturesque for the nature lovers” said Parveen Kumar IFS, PCCF(HOFF) Punjab. Forest minister S. Sangat Singh Giljian dedicated this project namely thana nature retreat and jungle safari to the people of Punjab.The camp offers 3 all weather tents with dining and restaurant facility to the visitors.
The camp also offers the boat ride in the lake area of thana dam. A dedicated jungle safari with off road gypsies also started today which connects thana to dehrian to kukanet. It is pertinent to mention here that 7 km track from thana to dehrian offers best ride through sand dunes and further 5 km from dehrian to kukanet through steady stream of water which keeps flowing throughout the year. This stream has natural bamboo canopy on its sides. On the track it is common to spot caves of wild animals. The nature trail near dehrian also provides best serene of landscape from the watch tower. “These facilities will boost eco tourism potential of this area and further enhance the economy of that area through employment opportunities” said Dr. Sanjeev Tiwari IFS, Conservator of Forest Hoshiarpur. “Depending upon the demand of the visitors these facilities can further be enhanced and other wildlife rich areas like takhni wildlife sanctuary can be made a corridor for the visitors” said Amneet Singh IFS, DFO Hoshiarpur.