Agartala: In a bid to attract tourists from outside the state in the winter season, the Tripura government has installed a floating jetty in Dumbur Lake, the largest natural water body of the state, and constructed a helipad near it to ferry to attract the travellers from Agartala and other parts, said Tourism Minister Pranajit Singha Roy.
He told reporters that the execution of tourism development projects in the state has been delayed this year owing to Covid-19 but the government has chalked out a mega plan to bring more tourists and provide them with affordable vacation with multiple amenities.
“Everything will be put in place by mid-October and the plan is to cover the gap in the footfalls by March before summer starts”, the minister stated.
He further added that tourists who want to immerse in the natural beauty of Dumbur Lake can avail helicopter service and eat at the multi-cuisine restaurants where healthy local food would be served in the cottages, offering a unique experience to the tourists.
Besides employing trained manpower to help the tourists, log huts and modern cottages have been constructed for them while long boat rides and water scooter rides will be facilitated in Dumber lake, Singha Roy said, adding that the various tourism initiative will create jobs for the local people and similar steps have been taken for other sites.
“Apart from Dumber, Unokoti, Pilak, Neermahal and Chhabimura could be a game-changer for the state’s tourism and can present the state as an attractive tourist destination for the rest of the world”, he said, and added that the government has initiated several measures to conserve, renovate and decorate all heritage and tourist spots.
Development of tourism infrastructure and service will strengthen rural economy and provide employment, boosting Tripura’s economic growth and development.