Agartala: In a bid to woo more tourists to the state, the Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Limited (TTDCL) has decided to introduce a bus service from state capital Agartala to Chabimura, one of the most visited tourist destinations of Tripura situated in Amarpur subdivision of Gomati district.
Chabimura or Chobimura is famous for its panels of rock carvings on steep mountain walls. There are huge carved images of Shiva, Vishnu, Kartika, Durga and other gods and goddesses. It is situated on the bank of Gomti river and is 82 km from Agartala.
Speaking with reporters, TTDCL deputy director Abhijit Chakraborty said, “As a part of our initiative to boost tourism in the state, we have decided to introduce a bus service from Agartala to Chabimura starting from December 1.”
The bus will leave from Agartala at 8 am and return by 6 pm. The service would be made available every Saturday and Sunday. The service would begin from Saturday and depending on the response, the number of buses will be increased accordingly, Chakraborty said.
According to Chakraborty, the major problem that the tourists come across in course of their journey is connectivity and hence the department is now focusing to connect all the tourist spots, one by one, with the state capital by buses.
He also said that the TTDCL has taken steps to develop the site and set up cottages, place boats, toilet blocks, drinking water facilities, guide centre and tourist sheds. A heritage walk site is also being built in the vicinity of the river.
“In an attempt to provide better services to the tourists, recently a Tourist Information Centre (TIC) has been set up in the arrival lounge of Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Agartala and has been revamped with better equipment,” said Chakraborty.
Earlier in 2018, the DoNER ministry sanctioned two projects worth Rs 4 crore to boost tourism in the state.
The 8-km stretch from Chabimura to Fatiksagar and from Tirtha-mukh to Raishyabari in Dhalai district is under construction to reach the famous heritage site.