A dream came true for Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, as she inaugurated ‘Bhorer Alo’ in Jalpaiguri. The effort has been made in order to boost tourism in West Bengal. Situated approximately 30 km from Siliguri, ‘Bhorer Alo’ at Gajoldoba in Jalpaiguri is reckoned as India’s largest integrated tourism site.
Spanning over 208 acres, the ‘dream project’ features several components. The project includes 2-star category hotels, a budget hotel and a high-end hotel. Gajoldoba may also get a 9-hole golf course sprawling over 60 acres, very soon in the near future.
According to a statement made by the CM of West Bengal, they have provided training to various oarsmen. All the equipment have been provided to them. They are soon going to set up a food camp for the visitors there. A watchtower will also be established. The Bengal Safari is about to complete. Many tourist centers have been developed from Jaldapara to Sukna. She further added that many new cottages have also been set up.
Boating, cycling and camping facilities are the highlights of ‘Bhorer Alo’. The project will also comprise of a trekking route through Saraswati Tea Estate to Bengal Safari. A home for elderly people, ‘Arohon’ – a state institute of hotel management, a health care center and a police station is yet to be introduced.
Mamata Banerjee also told a new tourism hub has been started at Jharkhali. She also informed that they have renovated Bakkhali tourism center, Furfura Sharif, Ganga Sagar and Pathachapari. Dakshineshwar will soon get a skywalk. Homestay tourism will be started. A rural hub will be started to promote local handicrafts. Two acres will be allotted for the same. A panel consisting of folk artists will be created, who will perform there. Besides generating employment, the measures will highlight local traditions and culture. She also told that a helipad and a hotel will also be built there.
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