Agartala, Dec 12, 2023, By Our Correspondent
Rudrasagar, a wetland of paramount national significance acknowledged by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India, has stood as a symbol of ecological conservation and socio-economic progress in the Tripura region. The allure of its water palace, crafted by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur in 1930, has consistently attracted tourists from distant corners.
The Government of Tripura, recognizing tourism as a pivotal instrument for state revenue augmentation, has launched several initiatives to draw visitors to Rudrasagar. However, challenges stemming from infrastructure and maintenance issues have impeded the overall tourist experience.
A critical concern revolves around the proliferation of Kachuripana (Water Hyacinth) in the lake, posing obstacles for eager tourists seeking to explore the water palace. To surmount this hurdle, authorities are urged to take proactive steps, including the thorough cleansing of the lake and establishing a waterway link to facilitate seamless access to the palace.
Presently, the sole mode of reaching the palace is by boat, yet a conspicuous scarcity of boats has left tourists discontented, impacting their overall enjoyment of the visit. The government must devise a comprehensive strategy to ensure an ample supply of boats, guaranteeing a smooth and gratifying experience for visitors.
Furthermore, the government is encouraged to delve into technological solutions for the effective management of water bodies, exploring the feasibility of mechanisms for boat transportation. This approach not only promises to enhance the overall tourist experience but also contributes to the sustainable development of tourism in the region.
The imperative for monitoring and the meticulous upkeep of the Rudrasagar area cannot be overstated to meet the diverse needs of visitors. It is crucial for relevant government departments to collaborate, addressing these challenges and implementing solutions that not only preserve the ecological and socio-economic importance of Rudrasagar but also elevate the overall tourism experience in Tripura. As the state maintains its focus on tourism as a key revenue-generating sector, overcoming these obstacles will be pivotal for the success of its initiatives.