Shillong, April 8: Dawki, a place located in the fringes of Meghalaya’s India-Bangladesh border, is a breathtaking place full of tural beauty.
Dawki’s potential as tourism site has not been nourished, but three to four villages in Bangladesh, located just a km away from the majestic Umngot river have been developed into tourist hubs. Bangladesh domestic tourists visit this hub to have a glimpse of the southern hill slopes of Meghalaya and enjoy the serene waters that flow right up to its own soil,” stated the sources that are in the know of the tourism industry on the other side of the border.
Places like Kuchigram and Admedpur located bare a kilometre from the Indian border are presently having multiple resorts, another 2 km in Pratappur is a three star hotel, all catering to Bangladesh domestic and foreign tourists, stated the sources while pointing at what the Tourism industry in Bangladesh has harnessed from what we possesses.
The flourishing tourism industry just by the end of the Umgot River before merging with Bangladesh mainland is visible through the restaurants and exotic boats that exist during the rush period and dryer months, stated a resident of Dawki.
On the Indian side, little is seen in the Tourism catering business even as people visit to have glimpses of the serene Umngot River and the Tamabil Intertiol gate. Little seems to have been done by the government and the local stakeholders to develop the area with vast tourism potential. Another ray of light also lies in the proposed ceremonial retreat (almost a replica at Wagah border) between the BSF and BGB-a venture which is expected to attract tourist to this known village located in the intertiol border.