West Bengal expecting tourists in the state during Durga Puja 2012
New state government in West Bengal is from the very first day trying to attract tourists in the state. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s dream is to make North Bengal, Digha tourist place of attractions. Many steps are being taken to develop tourism industry in this state.
Recently West Bengal government has taken many plans to attract foreign and domestic tourists during Durga Puja 2012. West Bengal state government has already participated in roadshows in two states and will participate in other states also. All these roadshows are directed to increase tourism in the state. West Bengal tourism minister Rachpal Singh said that huge response is coming from the two states where roadshows were organized and state is expecting huge number of tourists during the Durga Puja days in 2012.
An apex body 'Forum for Durga Puja' would be set up soon and it will work with the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation to increase tourism in the state during Durga Puja in 2012. Detailed information about the tour packages and toll-free number for help desk will be published very soon to assist tourists. Three help lines will be opened at Howrah, Sealdah rail stations and NSCBI from where tourists can get information about hotels availability, cars and tour operators. State government is trying to tie up with a call center from where tourists can get information about hotels, cars and locations of Durga Puja pandals.
After a long gap of several years, Darjeeling in West Bengal has witnessed huge tourists since last year. Political situation at Darjeeling is now peaceful and tourists from different corners of the state and country are coming to Darjeeling. State government is very eager to make North Bengal a tourist hub in Bengal. Let's see how tourists response in this Durga Puja 2012.