Boating facility to entice domestic tourists

Published On: November 29, 2018 09:07 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

DHANKUTA, Nov 29: Sansarimai Puja Simsar Conservation Council has begun boating service in a bid to attract tourists in the new ponds built recently in Pakhribas Municipality-4 of Dhankuta district.

The council has built three ponds, purchased two boats, constructed roads and picnic spots along with a 30-feet high statue of Buddha to develop the popular destination of domestic tourists. A total Rs 260,000 was invested for building the ponds. 

"The area has been a popular destination for the past 25 years. A total of Rs 7.5 million has been invested so far to develop this tourist destination," Gyan Bahadur Gurung, president of the council, said. A group of tourists has to pay Rs 700 to Rs 1000 as the entrance fee based on their size, whereas the fee for boating is Rs 200 per hour.

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