Siliguri to host tourism fest
“We have planned to organise ‘Biswa Banga Paryatan Utsav’ across the state to promote all major tourism destinations. I had a preliminary discussion on the project with chief minister Mamata Banerje. On my next visit to Calcutta, I will place it before the chief minister for her consent,” said Deb.
The delegates will also participate in talks and seminars, to be held during the four-day event.
“Folk culture is one of the attractions which can enhance tourism activities in an area. We have already short-listed tourist lodges and forest bungalows where we will provide a platform to local folk artistes to perform in front of the tourists and aware them about the local culture,” said the minister.
Among other plans made by the department Deb said, include beautification of the Fulbari Canal Road (that leads to “Bhorer Alo,” the mega tourism hub at Gazoldoba) and adjacent areas of Uttarkanya- the branch secretariat of the state.