Because it’s a beautiful Bengal
Ringing in the Durga Puja celebrations, the Department of Tourism and the Government of West Bengal hosted a roadshow on 6 September in the Capital at Hilton Garden Inn, organised by IITM.
The show was a part of an initiative led by the Bengal Government to project the state as an unique travel destination by drawing focus on its geographical distinctiveness, rich history, heritage, culture and festivals, spanning different parts of the country. The department has also confirmed participation in tourism fairs at Surat, Pune, Hyderabad, Kochi and others apart from the metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Ahmedabad. Unlike other years, they will be participating in travel festivals in cities like Lucknow, Chandigarh, Nagpur, Vizag and Coimbatore as well.
Welcoming the gathering that included travel agents, tour operators and media houses from the city, Supriyo Ghosal, General Manager, Publicity, West Bengal Tourism Department, spoke in detail about the uniqueness of the state.
A presentation depicting the beautiful and attractive tourism destinations of Bengal was shown focusing on the breathtaking scenic beauty of places like - Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong, Kangchenjunga and Rishyap, their religious ethos, cultural strengths and various festivals in West Bengal were also a part of the presentation.
The presentation also informed the people about the various tour packages available, including those focussing on Durga Puja, with customised schemes and facilities the Bengal Government Tourism Department is offering to the tourists. Commenting on the initiative, Kaushal said, ‘Bengal is the only state where you can see the mountains and the beaches together. We are promoting Bengal tourism as a major part of it remains untouched and unexplored. We have taken several steps to upgrade the tourist inflow in West Bengal.
As per now there are 27 tourist lodges, four vessels and facilities that we are offering and this number is soon going to be increased. We have also introduced various tour packages which can be customised as per need. Also there are special tour packages that can help you witness the incredible celebration of the auspicious ocassion of Durga Puja’.
Amlan Jyoti Saha, Deputy Director, West Bengal Tourism Department, said, ‘Some years ago, tourism was not as intense as it is today. Keeping this in mind, we have taken steps forward to upgrade, innovate, promote and create an enabling atmosphere to attract tourists from all parts of the globe. We are looking forward to witness a rising graph of tourist inflow in Bengal after such kind of shows’.