Unique Nature Interpretation Centre inaugurated in Jalpaiguri
Darjeeling: New Year's day saw the inauguration of a Nature Interpretation Centre in Tilabari in the Jalpaiguri district. Dubbed as a one-of-its-kind projects in the entire state, the interpretation centre is expected to attract a large number of tourists.
The Centre will help tourists visiting the Gorumara National Park get information on the flora and fauna of the region. Earlier, such facilities were not available and hence, many tourists had had to return with queries on the flora and fauna unanswered.
A digital information kiosk along with models held disbursing important information on the flora and fauna.
"This is part of the Chief Minister's plans for development of tourism in North Bengal. She had earlier flagged off different tourism projects for Tilabari, Batabari and Damdim. The Interpretation Centre is a part of that," stated Goutam Deb, the state Tourism minister.
He stated that Waste Land Development Corporation has been given charge of landscaping of the Gorumara Wildlife Tourism Centre of which the Interpretation Centre is an important component.
"We will develop a water body and a kids' zone. The kids' zone will be informative and will also have facilities to test skills and knowledge of those visiting the area," he stated.
Along with this, a multi-purpose hall is under construction which will have conferencing facilities along with a multi gym. "A few components are yet to be completed. The Centre is one-of-its-kind in Bengal," Deb said.
Earlier, the Tilabari Tourist Complex which boasts of tourist cottages had been inaugurated in Lataguri in the Jalpaiguri district in September last year.