“Initiatives have been taken to launch helicopter services and air tours at Narkelkunj and Unkoti located in Dambur to facilitate the travel of tourists. Rs 2,300 per person in Narkelkunj and Rs 2,500 per person in Unakoti. Four passengers are required for each tour. This service may be suspended if necessary”
Secretary of Tourism and Transport Department UK Chakma said this in a press conference.
UNESCO has already shortlisted Unakoti as a World Heritage Site as proposed by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India with the aim of introducing Unakoti tourist center to the world. He expressed hope that it will gain its status.
He also said, with the aim of attracting tourists from the country and abroad, the construction of 49 block huts, which are environmentally friendly destinations in different parts of the state, has been undertaken.
Already 31 log huts have been started in Sipahijala Sanctuary, Tepania, Ambassa, Baramura Ecopark.
Rs 17 crore 82 lakh have been earmarked for this. Watch tower, ticket counter, parking, gallery shed, through Swadesh Darshan-1 project to beautify Niramhal, one of the tourist centers of the state.
Tourist Facilitation Center and road renovation work has been completed.
The secretary also said that for the entertainment of tourists, the Ministry of Tourism of the Government of India has sanctioned Rs 88.8 lakh for the purpose of starting light and sound services at Ujjayanta Palace.
Agartala Smart City has been entrusted to Light and sound services will start soon. Besides, the secretary of the office also said that for the convenience of tourists, the construction of website amenity has been completed in Bishalgarh and Shantirbazar next to National Highway No. 8.