Jharkhand set to improve forest spots, promotes eco-tourism



In its bid to promote itself as an eco-tourism destination, Jharkhand is utilising its existing infrastructure at popular forest spots. The vast spread of forests in Dalma, Betla, Netarhat and Behragora in Hazaribag, with their wide range of flora and fauna, are among popular tourist draws.

“Dalma is a beautiful place, and the best forest area in Jharkhand where tourists can stay and enjoy natural beauty. There is Pindrabeda guest house that has two double-bed rooms and a dormitory with six beds. Also, there are bamboo cottages with modern facilities,” said Siddhartha Tripathy, Director ,Tourism Department.

“The forest department does not have a tourist-friendly set up and has not been able to market its natural resources to draw more tourists. There are many beautiful guest houses but they are underutilised.

“We are also planning to tag forest department in the helpline number so those interested in forest tourism can directly contact on that number and get details,” he added.