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Foreign tourists taking keen interest to travel to Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A good number of tourists from and parts of are taking keen interest in travelling to West during the Pujas, which is being promoted by the state as the "largest festival in the world".

Karan Anand, head-relationships of a top of the line tour operator, today said that the festival has been raising interest among travellers from these countries in visiting Kolkata during the five-day Pujas.

"People showing interest are largely from and some parts of Far East," Anand told newspersons here.

He said travellers from come in small groups or are backpackers who try to coincide their visit to the eastern during the Pujas.

Among those visiting from the come on medical trips and try to come during pujas.

West Tourism department is also promoting the Pujas in a big way.

"is the largest festival in the world and we are promoting the mega event in a large way in different foreign countries," West Tourism told

Deb said that the government is expecting thousands of in-bound tourists from various countries.

"People get information from the net as also from friends and develop interest in travelling to exotic destinations and participate in big community festivals," Anand, head-relationship of Cox and Kings, said.

He said that young people and couples exhibit more interest in visiting Kolkata during the pujas.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 18:40 IST
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