Tourism Dept to introduce houseboats
Seeing high demand from sightseers for touring in houseboats, the Bengal Government’s Tourism Department has decided to introduce the same in the rivers and coastal tourist spots of the state.
Two houseboats are stationed near Babughat, at the department’s jetty. Six more are to be bought soon, four of which would be kept in Digha, Mandarmani and Tajpur. Depending on their popularity houseboats would be introduced at riverine tourist spots across the state.
There would be elaborate arrangements in the houseboats. Besides for touring, they can be hired for birthday parties, wedding receptions and conferences. For conferences, there would be sitting arrangements for 20 people in each vessel. There would be banquet halls and double-bedded rooms, as well as a bar and a restaurant. All rooms would be air-conditioned.