To boost tourism, Meghalaya CM inaugurates Orchid Lake Cottages: Meghalaya crowned as one of the most scenic North Eastern state in the country, which offers a lot to the visitors.
Meghalaya with flying colors of beauty has emerged as one of the favorite travel destinations for tourists, whether it’s lush green mountains, scenic landscape, or picturesque beauty.
The Ministry of Tourism has decided to have a collaboration with the Meghalaya state government to work hard so as to boost the tourism sector of the state.
Initiated by the Indian government, taking one step further, towards increasing the tourism sector, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma inaugurated the Lake View and Orchid Lake Cottages in the backdrop of the scenic Umiam Lake, which is constructed under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme.
Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma, commenting on the same has said, “The government’s job is to ensure that we stick to policy making and infrastructure development but at the end of the day, it is the entrepreneurs and the public who need to participate in the growth and the success story of the tourism sector.”
Sangma continued saying, “That is why projects like these are important, as it showcases all other entrepreneurs what we can do.”
While speaking the development of tourism in the state, the Meghalaya CM further said,
“Tourism is not just a sector that is run by the tourism department. We need to realize that it has many stakeholders. Tourism will do its part but we need connectivity coming into Shillong. I am happy to inform you that in the past three-four months we have been talks with different airlines. We need a flight that comes from Delhi to Shillong directly.
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The biggest artificial lake in the state called Umiam Lake, popularly known as the Barapani. It’s one of the scenic reservoirs that attract a large number of tourists from all across the globe and the newly constructed cottages by the lake will be an add-on beauty.
Highlighting the initiatives being taken by his government, Chief Minister Sangma declared that the government had adopted an organized approach for developing tourism and need to develop a unique selling point for all the destinations in the state, adding that the government has visualized developing heritage villages in different destinations to help tourists experience the unique culture, tradition, and music of Meghalaya.
“We have a couple of projects in the pipeline. Some are yet to be completed. And the purpose of this project is to create more infrastructures for the tourist so that they will have better facilities,” said Metbah Lyngdoh, Minister of Tourism, Government of Meghalaya, who was also present at the event.
Metbah Lyngdoh also said, “It is pertinent to mention here that the second project under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme has been approved for Meghalaya. The project is aimed at developing tourist circuits in other districts of the state including West Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills, and the Garo Hills.”
With the new development in the tourism sector, there is hope of an increase in the inflow of tourists in the state, which will contribute hugely to the state resources.