The West Bengal government in order to woo more number of visitors is now trying to create and identify new tourist destinations in Birbhum and Murshidabad districts. The information was announced by West Bengal tourism Minister Manab Mukherjee at a tourism fair on 31st July.
“We are trying to create new tourist destinations in Birbhum and Murshidabad districts. A flight service from Kolkata to Coochbehar is starting next month. It will also help to open up western parts of Dooars for tourism,” said Mukherjee.
Besides, a 3-day Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) recently concluded in Kolkata where 7 countries and 26 states participated. Uttarakhand, the partner state in this year's TTF, had the largest presence at the fair with over 50 exhibitors. Gujarat on the other hand continued its aggressive marketing campaign in Kolkata as partner state this year too, with 22 private exhibitors.
West Bengal houses many tourist places like Darjeeling and Kalimpong, Shantiniketan, sunderban Tiger Reserve, Malda among others. The state tourism department is undertaking various initiatives like introducing attractive packages, exhibitions and others to increase the number of visitor arrivals to the state.