Himalayan Tourist village to be built soon

New Delhi (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Alfred Brush Ford, 55-year-old great grandson of Henry Ford, has decided to invest some US$ 300 million to build a ski resort in the north-western Indian state Himachal Pradesh, in the middle of the Himalayas.

The company set up for the purpose—Himalayan Sky Village (HSV) —will develop the ski resort in the city of Manali. The project will include gondola ski-lifts, a 600-room five-star hotel, 300 chalets and a convention centre. The resort’s “Indianness” will be assured by a handicraft village and a sanatorium that will cater to India’s ‘hospital tourism’.