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September 27, 2018

Bangla Tourism: District-wise achievements

Bangla Tourism: District-wise achievements

Under the administration of the Trinamool Congress Government, the State Tourism Department has developed projects across all the districts, helping Bangla become one of the most attractive destinations in the country.



Some of the major tourism projects in the districts are as follows:


Ratneswar Jhil Project, Alipurduar


  • Accommodation facilities, basic infrastructure, parks, etc. at Baroghutu Hill, Biharinath Hill, Sushunia Hill and in Mukutmanipur
  • Renovation of the gate of Old Fort, Bishnupur Gate
  • Accommodation facilities at Sri Sri Matri Mandir, Joyrambati
  • Lalgarh Day Care Centre, Bishnupur



  • Accommodation facilities with 10 cottages at Bakreshwar and at Rangabitan Eco-Tourism Park, near Sriniketan
  • Welcome Gate at Joydev Kenduli village, site of a famous fair
  • Tourism infrastructure in Kankalitala


Cooch Behar

  • First floor of new wing of guest house at Ananadamoyee Dharmasala, Cooch Behar town
  • Beautification of Bairagi Dighi, Cooch Behar town
  • Repair and renovation of Dangurai Temple


Dakshin Dinajpur

Infrastructure developments at three big lakes – Tapan Dighi (in Tapan town), Gour Dighi (in Bairhatta town) and Mahipal Dighi (Kushmandi block)



  • Gorkha Museum at Batasia Loop
  • Renovation of Bengal Natural History Museum at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling and of Eagle’s Craig, Gayabari, Tindharia and Giddhapahar near Kurseong
  • Renovation of Food Craft Institute at Lowis Jubilee Complex, Darjeeling town.
  • Homestays at Sittong village
  • Accommodation facilities, reconstruction of approach roads and boundary wall and arrangement of all-weather water connection at Roy Villa, Darjeeling
  • Development of eco-tourism projects at Pokhriatar and Chimney village
  • Improvement and widening of Tiger Hill Road, Darjeeling
  • Takdah Khasmahal FPC Village Homestay, improvement of Takdah Orchid Centre, homestay eco-tourism project at Tinchuley Khasmahal village
  • North Bengal Wild Animals Park near Siliguri
  • Development of Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary near Darjeeling
  • Boundary wall built on 3-acre plot near Bagdogra Airport for development of MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) tourism project
  • Development and repair of Hill Top Road and Ringkingpong Road, and renovation of Netaji Museum and C.S.H.L.S.C. at Giddapahar, all in Kurseong
  • Revamping of Tourist Information Centre at Bagdogra Airport to international standard



  • Riverside illumination in Chandannagar
  • 50-bedded Musafir Khana at Furfura Sharif, Jangipara
  • Beautification of Hanseswari Temple and illumination of Gazi Zafar Khan Darga, both in Bansberia
  • Two-storey guest house for Aantpur Rural Tourism Project
  • Sabuj Dweep Development Project: Construction of two wooden jetties, fencing, metalled road and pathways, water supply and power supply arrangements
  • Development of Denmark Tavern
  • Development of Jagannath Temple, Radhaballav Temple, Jagannath Ghat and Masir Bari Temple
  • Development of New Digha Paryatan Kendra and Wonderland Park (various rides)



  • Development of site of Garchumukh Purano Bunglow
  • Development of the museum, Howrah Zilla Sangrahashala (also known as Anandaniketan Krishtishala)



New tourist complexes in Batabari and Tilabari
Nature Interpretation Centre in Tilabari
Homestays at Magurmari village
Accommodation facilities at Bhorer Alo Eco-Tourism Complex in Gajoldoba



  • Tourist complex at Jhargram Rajbari
  • Living Art Museum (Tribal Interpretation Centre-cum-museum), Jhargram museum



Construction of 12 log huts for tourists in Kalimpong



  • Renovation and beautification of Kolkata riverfront, Sahid Minar, Burmese Pagoda at Eden Gardens, traffic island off Mayo road, general tank of Brigade Parade Ground , Monohar Das Tank, Ramkrishnna Samadhi Prangon
  • L- and U-shaped permanent lighting arrangements on Park Street
  • Revamping of tourist information kiosks of international standard at Kolkata Airport



  • Development and beautification of the historical sites of Gour, Adina and Pandua
  • Single-storey building for Malda Museum
  • All-weather approach road for last mile connectivity of Gour
  • Cement concrete road from Nityanandapur More towards Kajigram Bundh via Pirana Pir Masjid



Motijheel Tourism Destination Project: Construction of guest house, VIP cottages, landscaping, gardening, light-and-sound project, etc.



  • Art and Craft Museum in Ghurni and 04 Hatts in Krishnanagar
  • Main gateway to Warriors Samadhi and accommodation (5 cottages and a dormitory) facility in Plassey
  • Boundary wall, toilet block and sanitary and plumbing works at Karimpur Lalan Mancha
  • Children’s Park in Uttampur
  • Twenty five-metre gangway in Mayapur


North 24 Parganas

  • Floating restaurant on the river Icchamati in Taki
  • Museum with the relics of Chandraketugarh at Pather Sathi in Berachapa


Paschim Bardhaman

State Institute of Hotel Management in Durgapur


Paschim Medinipur

Development of historical sites of Pathra (temples), and Karbala Math and Eid Bura Pir Baba’s mazar-e-sharif (mausoleum)


Purba Bardhaman

  • Development of Mahatirtha Attohas Satipith
  • Development of birthplace of freedom fighter Rashbehari Bose
  • Illumination of the 108 Shiva temples of Kalna
  • Beautification of Gopinath Temple in Agradwip (Agradwip Fair) and Sarbamangala Temple in Bardhaman
  • Construction of two-storey guest house in Samudragarh


Purba Medinipur

  • Development of Digha Marine Drive and Biswa Bangla Udyan (Digha)
  • Arrangements for safety and security on the beaches in Digha
  • Welcome Gate in Digha
  • Development of beach tourist spots of Shankarpur and Tajpur



  • Rural tourism projects in Joychandi Pahar, Garh Panchkot, Telkupi Ghat, Matha, Doladanga, Muradi, Kuchrirekha, Kalipahar and Khairabera
  • 6 watchtowers at Ayodhya Hills


South 24 Parganas

  • Religious tourism site in Gangasagar: 20 cottages, basic amenities like roads, RCC driveway, car parking facility, illumination, food court, toilet block, shopping kiosks, illumination of Kapil Muni Temple, welcome gates at Lot 8 and Kachuberia, two-storey night shelter-cum-toilet block in Kachuberia
  • Piped water supply in Bakkhali and Frazurgunj
  • Sundarban Wild Animals Park in Jharkhali
  • Illumination of Chhoto Nadir Par (riverbank) in Diamond Harbour
  • Gate at Baba Boro Kachhari Temple in Nainan
  • Arrangements for safety and security of beaches in Bakkhali, Henry’s Island, Frazergunj and Sagar Island
  • 11.45km road connecting Gosaba Bazar to Pakhiralaya


Uttar Dinajpur

  • Improvements of Bhairabi Mandir and Balia Masjid in Bindole
  • Improvement of State Museum at Karnajora in Raiganj
  • Development of Kulik Bird Sanctuary – building of fencing, boundary wall, pavements, bird and animal rescue centre, watchtowers, etc.