Tripura Government is all ready to host the 2nd edition of the India Bangladesh Tourism Festival from April 17 at the Ujjayanta Palace, also known as Tripura State Museum. This move will be seen as an initiative to boost tourism in Bangladesh and Tripura as well. The festival will be 3 days long and will be attended by tour operators, hotel owners, tourism officials, artisans, writers, and intellectuals from India and Bangladesh.
Well-known artists from both countries will be attending the festival, whereas a mega cultural program will be held in the inaugural session of the festival on April 17. An event on traditional food to enable visitors to sample the delicious indigenous cuisine of Tripura, at the main entrance of the palace, will also be a part of the said event.
On April 18, tour operators from Bangladesh, North-East India, and West Bengal are scheduled to visit important tourist destinations in the state, especially India-Bangladesh Maitri Udyan at Chottakhola in Belonia, Chabimura in Amarpur, Neermahal in Melaghar, Wildlife Sanctuary in Sepahijala and Mata Tripura Sundari Temple in Udaipur. An event of sampling the delicious indigenous cuisines of Tripura is also included in the event.
Further, hotel owners, tour operators, and tourism officials from both countries will meet on April 19 at the auditorium of Gitanjali Tourist Residence to chalk out a roadmap for developing a tourist circuit in the region. In this context, the Tripura Tourism Minister stated that with the expansion of railway connectivity in Tripura and shorter road links with Bangladesh, the state got an exclusive opportunity to offer a unique experience of diversity to the tourists.