Tripura: Tea Museum and log huts in tea gardens soon
Agartala, July 24, 2021: Considering the history of the tea industry in Tripura, Tea Museum at Durgabari, and log huts in a picturesque location at Kamalasagar are coming up in the state soon aiming to promote tea tourism.
From Agartala, Durgabari Tea Estate is located 13 KMs away and Kamalasagar is 28 KMs away.
TTDC chairman Santosh Saha told TIME8 on Saturday, “Tea Development Corporation has already contacted with Tripura Tourism department and proposed a plot for the project adjacent to Durgabari central tea processing factory. A joint inspection was also held at the place recently”.
He said “Tourism department has prepared a detailed project report of Rs 3.50 crore for the proposed Tea Museum and forwarded the proposal of this project to the North East Council (NEC) for funding. Project proposals for the same were also forwarded to the central government”.
“In the days to come, when Tripura will emerge as a hotspot of international trade and commerce through all sorts of transportation mediums, people of other parts of the world must have a chance to know about the oldest industry of Tripura. We are doing it in Durgabari Tea Estate as it is the biggest tea manufacturing unit for the state till now”, said Saha.
TTDC chairman also drew the attention to another tourism project at Kamalasagar area under Bishalgarh sub-division of Sepahijala district where the Tourism department also sought land for construction of log huts.
He said “The proposals have been under the Tea Tourism initiative launched by Tripura Tea Development Corporation. We are trying to arrange food and accommodation facilities for tourists in picturesque locations of our tea gardens. To promote both tea and tourism together is the prime motive behind the tea tourism concept”, Saha told this correspondent.