Future Prospective of Tea-Tourism along with Existing Forest-Tourism in Duars, West Bengal, IndiaAuthor : Chandan Datta
Volume 7 No.2 July-September 2018 pp 33-36
Duars has wider potential in the development of tea tourism as a separate industry. Government of West Bengal has focused on Tea Tourism in making it popular among tourist. Duars is land of natural beauty of mountain, dense green forest, waterfall, river, cave which act as a pull factor for tourist attraction. The tea garden adds new dimensions to the beauty of Duars. Tea tourism has been flourished with countries like China, Srilanka and Kenya. It is now spreading in India. Tea tourism which integrates the natural environment of tea garden, tea leaves plucking, tea production, tea packaging and tea labour-culture. It is a new type of tourism which covers different types of tourist entertainment such as sightseeing viewing, roaming in tea garden, having tea in tea stall from different tea factory, watching evening tea-labour cultural performance etc.
Tea tourism, tea-labour-culture, tea lovers, Duars
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