Likabali-Mechuka circuit gets first tourist lodge

In a boost to the Likabali-Basar-Aalo-Mechuka tourism circuit, parliamentary secretary for tourism, Passang Dorjee Sona, inaugurated a tourist lodge at Likabali on Saturday in the presence of deputy speaker Jomde Kena, a host of public leaders and government officers.

The 16-room lodge, christened ‘vantage point’ and leased to young entrepreneur Takam Tatung under PPP model, is expected to cater to the growing number of tourists flocking to Malinithan Akashi Ganga and Rukmini temple that attracts hundreds of people towards Likabali.

Sona dedicated the lodge to the people of the area, terming it “a milestone for the tourist circuit of West Siang, especially in spiritual tourism. “The people of Likabali will get double benefit as tourists will stay at this transit accommodation for to-and-fro trips while travelling to destinations such Mechuka,” he said. Sona urged the people to be well behaved with tourists, stressing on hospitality as the key to growth of tourism. He also cautioned them against negative publicity that is often passed on through word of mouth.

Read the full report here, Times of India


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