PITHORAGARH, September 28
Tourists in Munsiyari this festival season have broken all previous records with more than 45 thousands tourists mostly Bengali tourists, having already reached the Himalayan tourist town till Wednesday.
The hotel association sources in Munsiyari disclosed that while 23,000 tourists reached Munsiyari in the year 2015 followed by 29,000 in the year 2016, that has now increased to 45,000 this year. “ The numbers seem increasing as daily booking are continuing with hotels and home stay facilities in and around the town,” said Jagdish Singh Rawat, hotel association head in Munsiyari.
“We have demanded from administration to repair Thal to Munsiyari road and local roads that lead to various tourists places of Munsiyari as these damaged roads can spoil the sojourn of the tourists who prefer to visit places of their interest situated scattered around the town,” said Jagdish Singh Rawat, president of Munsiyari association.
According to Rawat the high influx of tourist in Munsiyari has been caused due to unrest in traditional Bengali tourists places like Darjeeling and Kashmir. “ No hotel or home stay facility in and around Munsiyari is vacant between September 25 to October 20 this year as all 35 tourists facilities in Munsiyari Thal, Birthi and Madkot have been booked by tourists” said the hotel association president.
Another Munsiyari hotelier Puran Pandey said that the hotel and restaurants have made wide preparation for their Bengali guests by making available several Bengali dishes like Bengal rice, Posto, fishes and Bengali Rasogulla for the tourists. “ We have also arranged visits of the tourists to Nanda Devi temple, Shauka museum, Saras market Thamari kund, Mahesh Kund and several hot water springs and Khalia bugyal (meadow) situated near the town” said Pandey.