Guwahati, Dec 22: The Assam Tourism Department has decided to develop a seasonal tourist spot on the sandbars of the Brahmaputra river sand beach in the capital city.
The new addition to the tourism map of the state, the state tourism department believes, will help create employment avenues for youths apart from offering visitors and locals in the city in the opportunity to explore nature.
Assam tourism minister Jayanta Malla Baruah today chaired a review meeting at the proposed site at Brahmaputra Bali Sapori (river sand beach) which would be developed as a seasonal tourist destination by the state tourism department.
Baruah called on the officials of various line departments such as public health engineering (PHE), Assam Power Development Corporation Limited (APDCL), cultural affairs, etc and took stock of the preparations and arrangements for the upcoming new seasonal tourist destination which will be made operational from the New Year and will last till March-April before the rainy season sets in.
The tourism minister said the temporary seasonal destination would be developed for a period of two to three months for providing both local and outstation tourists an unforgettable experience.
“The destination will host different adventure sports, traditional sports, art and crafts and many new events which re expected to offer a pleasing experience for the visitors,” he said.
Special ferries to the destination will be made available from one of the ghats of the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati.