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Published on : Monday, November 13, 2017
The district of Alipurduar in order give a major boost to its tourism potential, has recently chalked out comprehensive plans to develop a new tourist destination at Phanskhawa adjacent to Jayanti as part of its sustained efforts.
To quote Abhirup Bose, nodal officer for tourism in the district, “We have already prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) which will soon be forwarded to the state Tourism department for its nod. There is a unique combination of tea gardens and lush green forests at the stretch from Phanskhawa to Bhutanghat. We want to tap this destination’s potential which has been unexplored but can be developed as a prime tourist destination.”
The district tourism is keen on developing an environment-friendly resort offering good quality cuisine, along with a watch tower and a cafeteria close to Phanskhawa.
Of late, the district tourism has initiated a photography contest inviting entries in two sections: ‘Tribal Life of Alipurduar’ and ‘Nature & Wild Life of Alipurduar’.
The December 31st has been stipulated as the last date for submission of entries and a person has the permission to submit a maximum of two photographs in each of the sections. The three winners for every category will be honored with cash prizes. The website – www.alipurduartourism.in. has all the details for the contest.
Come December , around fifty Home Stays in exotic locations will get completely functional. The home stays in pristine locations will not only lure normal tourists but also adventure lovers and trekkers. Home stays that will come up at places in Panbari, Pukhuri. Lepchakha etc can be traversed through trekking.
“Blessed with thick forests and a variety of wildlife, Alipurduar exudes great scenic beauty. Hence, we have made elaborate plans for home stay. The tribal families who have their residences in close proximity to the tourist destinations and are willing to spare rooms for the tourists are being facilitated by the government to arrange for home stay facilities. It is promoting tribal livelihood as well as creating lodging facilities for the tourists,” Bose added.
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