Great Initiative by Bengal Tourism - To Start Houseboat Services to Attract Tourists Soon
The Bengal Tourism department is all set to start Houseboat services likely on River. Like Dal Lake in Kashmir and the backwaters of Kerala, the proposed houseboats will have all the amenities of a star hotel.
The air-conditioned houseboats, costing Rs1.2 Crore each, will have three rooms with all facilities like a kitchen, a common drawing room, etc. The tourists will be able to enjoy moonlit nights, the monsoon of Bengal or the winter chill staying in these floating hotels.
Initially, around five to six houseboats will be put to service. The boats will be anchored near the jetties. Besides setting up the houseboats, around 50 jetties are also being restructured. Security measures are also being scrutinized for the safety of the tourists.
It is expected that the houseboats will be ready in the next six months and be made available for tourists by the end of the year.