Nestled in history and spirituality, Champawat in Uttarakhand stands as the ancient capital of the Chand dynasty. Adorned with temples dating back to those regal times, it boasts architectural marvels like the Nagnath Temple, a prime example of Kumaon craftsmanship. Wrapped in history, legends tell of Lord Vishnu’s Kurmavatar appearance and the town’s mention in the Mahabharata. Surrounded by verdant tea gardens producing top-quality tea, Champawat brims with heritage. Among its prominent stories is the Ek Hathiya Ka Naula, a marvel crafted overnight by a legendary one-handed artisan. Champawat’s historical significance also echoes in the age-old tales of Princess Champawati and the comparatively recent stories of Jim Corbett’s hunt for man-eating tigers. A land rich in mysticism, it intertwines nature’s charm with revered deities from Hindu mythology.
Champawat is part of Swadesh Darshan scheme to develop it as tourism destination, conserve cultural and other traditions and help in generating direct and indirect employment at the location. The tourism initiatives & campaigns will work towards preserving cultural, ecological, and architectural ethos of the areas, hammer out development schemes, develop holistic tourism facilities, and buid ownership among local communities.
Swadesh Darshan 2.0 seeks to attain “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” by realizing India’s full potential as a tourism destination. Swadesh Darshan 2.0 is not an incremental change but a generational shift to evolve Swadesh Darshan Scheme as a holistic mission to develop sustainable and responsible tourism destinations covering tourism and allied infrastructure, tourism services, human capital development, destination management and promotion backed by policy and institutional reforms.
To submit a ‘Logo’ for the city of Champawat, that helps in the marketing and promotion of the city among domestic and international tourists.
About the competition
Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board with Champawat district administration is holding a “State Level Design Competition for Logo design” to be used in destination promotion including, but not limited to, official website, digital platforms, event promotion, social media sites, merchandise, and promotional materials.