By Rup Narayan Dhakal : Pokhara—Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi suggested concerned sides to preserve the natural beauty of Pokhara to give the new height to the tourism of Pokhara.
Tripathi who is in the 4-day private visit in Pokhara, was interacting with the hoteliers of Pokhara in a program organized by Paschimanchal Hotel Association Pokhara (PHAP) on Monday. PHAP, which has been conducting Chaliye Pokhara- Let’s go to Pokhara campaign for few years had received big support from BJP during that camping in Lucknow.
Addressing the interaction, Tripathi also advised to Pokhara entrepreneurs and Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City for the better tourism friendly infrastructures and road as well as air connectivity to lure bigger number of tourists to Pokhara. He also added that he was impressed from the beauty of Phewa Lake and Gupteshwor Cave during his visit.
Spokesperson Tripathi further said that he personally felt no difference being in Pokhara and in his country due to the friendly people of Pokhara; adding that Nepal and India has age old cultural, social and religious relation. Tripathi also promised that he and his party would help upcoming Chaliye Pokhara campaign in India.
Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City Mayor Man Bahadur GC praised the beauty of Pokhara and said that his office is committed in developing tourism friendly infrastructures and would work for the success of Visit Nepal Year 2020.
PHAP Chairman Bikal Tulachan welcomed Spokesperson Tripathi and informed about the motive of the interaction program.
Chairman Tulachan further informed that the Chaliye Pokhara campaign would soon be conducted in few Indian cities as part of the regional tourism promotion and border town sales mission. Pokhara is one of the best destinations to skip the scorching heat of northern Indian cities. As per the data of Nepal Tourism Board 160,832 Indian tourists visited Nepal in 2017.