“There are good beaches and we are developing two of these at present,Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate 20 cottages having all modern amenities to cater to high-end tourists at Sagar Island on October 30," informed  State Tourism Secretary Ajit Bardhan.

”A tourist lodge with a capacity to accommodate 50 persons is under construction and will be ready in about three months for budget travellers other than pilgrimage during 'Makar Sankranti' in January when lakhs of Hindus congregate, there was little tourism activity in the island and it was one of the least explored areas,” he said.

“The new projects taken up by the state government would put the Sagar Island on the tourism map of the country and would attract travellers from all over the world with its casurina tree and mangrove-lined beaches,” Bardhan added.

"The possibility of tent-accommodation in the casuarina tree-covered area is being explored,cruise tourism is also being encouraged to cover Gangasagar, Sunderbans and Bakkhali," he said, adding that this would be a major attraction for the tourists.

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