BAITADI, Jan 10: The number of tourists coming to different parts of the district has been falling for the past three years.
According to locals, lack of bridge over the Mahakali River has affected the movement of Indian nationals to different tourist areas of Baitadi districts.
Hotels built with investment worth millions of rupees have come into operation in the district in recent years. However, hotels like Samurai, Panchachuli View, Maalika Inn, and Hotel Api, among others, have not seen any increase in the tourist numbers
“We had opened hotels with the hope that the flow of tourists would increase after construction of the bridge,” said Janak Raj Joshi, promoter of Hotel Api. “But, there are few visitors since the bridge has not been constructed yet.”
Most of the hotels in the district have modern amenities like air conditioners, attached bathroom and conference hall. But tourists are not coming as expected, as they do not want to take the trouble of changing vehicles multiple times.