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Roadshows to boost Bahrain's tourism prospects in eastern India

Kolkata: Bahrain is all set to promote tourism in a big way in the city.

It participated in the recently concluded Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) at Kolkata and plans to hold a roadshow to attract tourists in Kolkata in next two months.

"Dubai is already a popular destination for the tourists from the eastern part of the state including Kolkata. Bahrain which is 55 minutes flight from Dubai has a lot to offer for the tourists. It will also not create a big hole in your pocket as a package of two nights and three days will hover around Rs 25000 per head (excluding airfare)," said a spokesperson from the Tourism department who was in the city for the three-day


Bahrain is being promoted in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru for the last few years and has already emerged as a popular wedding destination.

"A dozen weddings from India was held in Bahrain in 2018 and we have had bookings for another dozen this year starting from the September onwards. We get a group of persons that vary from 150 to 700 in the weddings," the spokesperson said.

He added that the country is now all set to promote tourism in eastern India and the venture starts from Kolkata as it is the gateway to the North eastern states too. November to April is the best season for Bahrain.

"We were present at the three day TTF that concluded on Sunday and we will be holding a roadshow in the city in two months," he maintained.

Bahrain, which is an island country in the Persian Gulf was home to Dilmun, an important Bronze Age trade centre linking Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. Bahrain was later ruled by the Assyrians and Babylonians.

The major tourist attractions of Bahrain is the Formula One race event held once in a year.

The Jarda Islands, the Old Houses of Muharraq, the

Bahrain Fort which is an Unesco Heritage site, the Bahrain Museum one of the first museum in the Gulf are also popular tourist destinations.

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