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In 20 years, hotel rooms near Gir sanctuary rose from 25 to 2,500: Minister

Indian Express | 27/03/2021 09:17 AM | Click to read full article

Pointing to a 12-fold increase in tourists visiting Gujarat, Jawhar Chavda, state tourism minister told the Gujarat Assembly on Friday that the number of hotel rooms in and around Gir sanctuary — the last remaining abode of Asiatic Lions — have risen to 2500 from a mere 25 rooms around 20 years ago.

In 2001-02, 52 lakh tourists had come to Gujarat. During last year, i.e. 2019-20, this figure stood at 6.09 crore.

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