The Hill Tourism Development Association, Kurseong met GTA tourism department executive director Sonam Bhutia Thursday afternoon to discuss possible steps to promote Kurseong as a major tourist destination.
Bhutia reportedly gave was very positive and talked about his vision of making Kurseong the most popular tourist destination in the hills. He said ongoing development works to boost tourism in Kurseong and its surrounding areas are on full swing and they include widening and repairing the Old Military Road and cycling trails across town and beautification of Giddha Pahar and Rohini. The GTA official said the ropeway project is in full swing and it will boost tourism in Kurseong.
The HTDAK members also submitted a 10-page memorandum outlining the possible tourism development plans for Kurseong and its adjacent areas. The association emphasised on the establishment of a tourist information centre at the Kurseong Railway Station to guide tourists. The other important constructive suggestions included in the memorandum were to set up an eco-tree park in Dilaram and restoration of toy train services between Kurseong and Tindharay, among others.
HTDAK president Sushil Kr Dhishit, vice president Nabin S Thapa and secretary Jeetu Giri were present at the meeting.