June 1, 2018
Henry’s Island gets international recognition
Henry’s Island, a tourist spot popular for its pristine beaches, mangrove forests, frolicking red crabs and other marvels of nature, located in the district of South 24 Parganas, has earned international recognition.
As it is, the island near Bakkhali is gradually becoming one of the most popular tourist spots in the country. Now, the international travel web portal, TripAdvisor, has given it a Certificate of Excellence. TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers.
With this recognition, the island will become a hot spot for global travellers too. This would be a huge promotion for the tourism sector of Bengal.
The island has two excellent accommodation facilities run by the State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) – Mangrove and Sundari. The former has 27 well-furnished rooms and the latter has 19. A third one is coming up, which will have six luxurious rooms. For this, the State Government has given Rs 2 crore to SFDC. Along with this are coming up a children’s park and a bird sanctuary.
Nearby Bakkhali is also getting a lot of attention. The cottages of the Tourism Department are being fully refurbished.
Over the last few years, the Trinamool Congress Government has taken a lot of initiatives to promote tourism in the State. The Tourism Department is not only promoting the well-known spots but is also discovering new places of tourism across the length and breadth of the State. Guest houses, resorts, lodges, home tourism infrastructure and other setups are coming up.
Source: Khabar 365 Din