The tourism officials announced today that the Forests will be available for tourists from 23 September. Every year, the forests are closed during the monsoon season. Since the lockdown was imposed, the forest areas were completely closed since March of this year.
The state government of West Bengal took a decision to open all Forest sites to the tourists. This is being done before the festive season which starts from next month. The ailing tourism economy needs a boost and the opening of tourism activities are required to bring in revenue.
With the festive season approaching, it would be a good opportunity to boost tourism activities in the state. The forests of West Bengal have many wildlife sanctuaries dedicated to the efforts to preserve wildlife species. The rich biodiversity of these forests provides a scenic sense of beauty to the people visiting these sites.
The most popular forest site is Sundarbans. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. It is home to more than 250 tigers, rare birds, and animal species.
The following YouTube video from ‘WBtourism’ is a short movie showing the culture, cities, and ambiance of the West Bengal.