The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) will be developing water sports and integrated recreation facilities at various dams of the state alongside the development of the area around Gangrel Dam in Dhamtari district of the state as an ‘eco-ethnic destination’.
The Chhattisgarh government had been making strenuous efforts to improve the quality of infrastructure and provide basic amenities in the tourism circuits. Notably, the Union Tourism Ministry had also allocated Rs 99.94 crore to develop Tribal Tourism Circuit to highlight tribal culture to the domestic and foreign tourists in the year 2015-16.
The districts which are to be developed are Jashpur, Kunkuri, Maipaat, Ambikapur, Maheshpur, Ratanpur Kurdur, Sarodha Dadar, Gangrel, Kondagaon, Nathiyanwagaon, Jagdalpur, Chitrakoot and Thirthgad. The tribal theme is being implemented in these districts and the project will be completed in a phased manner.
Moreover, the Chhattisgarh government will also be creating an ‘eco-ethnic’ tourist destination near the world famous Chitrakot waterfalls in Bastar region of the state and an amount of Rs 32 lakh had been released by the Bastar District Collector to construct a Tourism Information Center at Jagdalpur.