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Development of tourist spots around KNP mooted

By Correspondent

KAZIRANGA, Oct 2 - Noted entrepreneur and television actor Khanjan Nath said that developing of some new places of tourist interest in and around Kaziranga and promoting the same as the new tourist destination with better infrastructure is the need of hour in order to absorb the ever-growing number of both international and domestic tourists.

Addressing a gathering during the celebration of World Tourism Day at an upcoming model village at Kaziranga Da Goan, organised by Assam Tourism, Nath said that it was very essential to discover some of the available interesting places near Kaziranga - Karbi Anglong landscape and highlight them as a tourist destination where some nature-loving tourists could spend some considerable time for a day or two. This would reduce some pressure at the already saturated tourist spots in Kaziranga.

According to a source, this would also help the local people to earn extra income through safari business, adding that the Government should introduce some new facilities for recreation so that tourists could spend a good time during night time after a day long safari inside Kaziranga National Park. The event, presided over by Deputy Director of Tourism, Navin Sharma, felicitated Jakhalabandha police station in charge Deven Bora for his utmost sincerity and dedication in arresting a good number of poachers involved in killing of Rhinos in Kaziranga forest recently. Pamthee Gohain, a writer dealing with Buddhist tourism said that one must be professional while escorting tourists to a new place of tourist interest and must do homework before selecting a sight seeing place so that accompanying tourists are greatly benefited by the tour, adding that this would definitely send a right message to outside world and bring more tourists.

Police official Deven Bora said that since tourists always like to have new taste, so local delicious food should be served to them. ACF Jayanta Das appealed to the media to highlight positive stories so that more tourists could be attracted. Sharing his own experiences, Deven Bora said that better public cooperation is essential to check poaching activities and no government machinery can solve the crisis alone. He added that because of the good sharing of information from the general public, not a single rhino could be killed in Burapahar during the last six months which is a record. Deni Gam, tourism official spelt out the nature of the upcoming model village at Kaziranga Da goan. Later prizes were distributed among the best participants in painting, cooking and photography events.

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