Bhutanghat, which is one of the most attractive tourist spots in Alipurduar will be opened
soon after the Puja, said the state tourism minister Goutam Deb. Besides opening the Bhutanghat tourist spot, a series of projects have been taken up by the state tourism department to attract more tourists in Alipurduar. He said the problems which exist in allowing tourists up to Bhutanghat will be sorted out in consultation with the state forest department.
“There will be a discussion in this regard with the state forest minister in this regard soon,” said Deb adding that steps would also be taken to turn the historically important Buxa Fort to a major tourist spot. Stress has been given on home state and village tourism in Dooars as well.
There are some more areas in Dooars including Chamurchi, Chalsa, Ramsai, Bindu and Jhalong where further steps will be taken to improve the infrastructure which is necessary to attract more tourists to the area.
He said that Rs 46 crore has been given for development of Dooars as a mega tourism hub. Thus it would not be difficult at all to take further steps in improving the infrastructure for tourism.
Steps have been taken to introduce housing boat in Chila Pata and it will be in place soon. The tender for the project has been floated.
A high level meeting with District Magistrates of four North Bengal districts and members of the tourism development board will be held on August 10 to discuss the issues related to the
development of tourism sector in the region.
It may be mentioned that the footfall in North Bengal had gone up in the past few years with several measures being taken for the development of the tourism sector in the region.