Tag: bengal-tourism

Website Launch of Khairabera Eco Adventure Camp; Actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty Graces Occasion

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In the august presence of actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Arijit Dutta, the website launch of Khairabera Eco Adventure Camp took place at The Vault, Priya Cinema.

The area of Khairabera was devoid of greenery beforehand. But after working relentlessly for a long time, the area has been developed into a beautiful space. Located in Purulia, this is a great tourist destination for the people who are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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“The place looks really good. Developing a barren land into a place full of trees and plants is a great initiative. This will help in protecting the environment and also enable one to relax in the lap of Nature” said Sabyasachi Chakaborty.

Activities like trekking, kayaking, basketball, badminton, archery, angling, volley ball, Frisbee are available at this adventure camp. Some of the other activities which will be coming soon include horse riding, para sailing, water polo, zip line and others.

Some of the trees that will be found in this place include Indian bay leaf,java plum, Aeca palm, Musanda, Indian Blackberry, Lemon, Pomegranate, Monket face tree, Gulmohar, Lime, Agni hedge and others.

If you are planning to get away from the city for the next holidays, Khairabera Eco Adventure Camp will be the perfect destination to head to!!

Priyanka Dutta

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New Bollywood Hindi Film Roar Presents a Gripping Tale of the Man Eating Tigers of The Sunderbans of Bengal

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Roar, directed by Kamal Sadanah and produced by Abis Rizvi is a film based on the marshlands of Bengal, The Sunderbans and its Man Eating and is all set for a October 31 release and here’s a sneak-peek into the film’s story.

A young photojournalist Uday who is being sent on an assignment in the Sunderbans rescues a white tiger cub. The white tiger cub was caught in the trap of a poacher and he brings the cub to a small settlement where he lives. However this sets panic among the villagers. In order to bring back peace in the village, the forest warden takes the cub away.

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As a result, the Royal Bengal Tigress enters the village in search of her cub. She picks up the scent of her cub’s blood and the tigress reaches Uday’s hut. She fails to get the cub back and she decides to avenge her baby’s separation. She unleashes the wrath on Uday by killing him and disappearing with the body.

Uday’s brother Pundit who is the captain of the elite commando team comes to the jungle to claim the dead body of his brother. The park warden refuses to send the party to recover the body. Pundit gets emotional and angry and takes the matter in his own hands. Local guide Madhu, tracker Jhumpa and Pundit’s own commando team go off on a do or die mission to capture and kill the white tigress.

The team’s quest leads them deep into the marshy heartland of the Sundarbans where they see things only heard of before in old folklores of Bengal.

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The white tigress is sharp and intelligent and eludes the group every time she is manipulated in her territory. Adding to the trouble is a villainous poacher Bheera, who takes this opportunity to serve his own interest. He plans to use the survivors to trap his prized catch. However, little do they know that the hunters will soon become the hunted unless the untamed is left undisturbed!

A gripping tale woven around the marshlands of the Sunderbans and the fight for survival that has now become a way of life for the people there; Roar is expected to take the audience on an interesting wild safari.


Roar -Tigers Of The Sundarbans | English Subtitle Official Theatrical Trailer

NABC 2015 Theme Song Launched at Kolkata Meeting; Video NABC Meeting


NABC 2015 Kolkata Meeting with NABC Joint President Mr. Sanku Bose (You Tube)

The Kolkata meeting to announce The 35th North American Bengali (NABC 2015) was organized at the Spring Club recently. The event saw a huge turn up of celebrities, media personalities, intellectuals and business leaders. The event was received positively by the media and the authorities of Bengal. Some of the eminent personalities who came to the conference include Satyam RoyChowdhury, Shuvaprasanna Bhattacharya, Raghav Chatterjee, Indranil Sen, Saheb Chatterjee, Locket Chatterjee, Tony Bose, Tejen Majumdar, Saikat Mitra, Anindita Kazi, Biplab Ganguly, Parnava Banerjee, Tanika Bhattacharyya, Tony Bose and others.

Sanku Bose, Joint President briefed the assembled guests about the concept and the goal of NABC 2015. Artist Shuvaprasanna was highly impressed with the urge of the team from Houston to give so much back to their motherland. Satyam Roychowdhury also shared his confidence about the team and spoke highly about its capacity to deliver.

Debashis Chakrabarti, VP also attended the meeting along with Saswati Mitra. She is in charge of the hospitality team at the conference. Srabani Akilla introduced the concept at the press conference and talked in great details about the importance of Houston to the Bengalis. The NABC 2015 theme song was also launched, which in itself is a unique concept for the Banga Sammelan.

NABC 2015 marketing strategy is also unique this time in Kolkata. About hundred hoardings will be placed in different areas all over Kolkata highlighting the NABC 2015 and the Contest for the best pratima, puja and pandal. There will also be prizes for these categories.

The Mayor-in-Council Debashis Kumar and Kazi Anirban have been instrumental in donating the space and also helping with the Durga Puja 2014 campaign in the city.

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NABC 2015 Kolkata Meeting Album

Kolkata Tourist Mela 2014 Promotes Bengal Tourism and State Handicraft

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Tourist Mela 2014 in association with Uraan travel magazine was held at Tyagraj Hall. The event took place from 18th to 20th July. This was a three day event and was held to promote community led heritage tourism. MP Mohammad Selim was also present at the Tourist Mela 2014 to felicitate the stall exhibitors at the tourist fair.


Kolkata Tourist Fair 2014 (You Tube)

Tourist fairs are of much importance for the Bengalis. Bengalis may not want to spend money on other affairs but they will spend on two aspects, one is food and the second is travel. Fairs of this kind will not only help in promoting the already known tourist places but also enable to showcase the lesser known tourist places as well” said MP Mohammad Selim. He also felicitated stall exhibitors from Nepal, Uttar Pradesh and other places.

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Apart from the stalls which offered various destinations to the people visiting the stalls, there were some other stalls which was also note worthy. Madhuchhanda Sen’s stall is one of them. CDs on traveling both in India and abroad have been made by the lady. Priced at seventy rupees, the CD has been brought out by Octave Records. The research, camera and direction is been done by her.

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Banglanatok.com’s stalls offered handicrafts at ten percent discount to the people coming to the fair. Various kinds of interior decorative items like masks, vases were also available at the fair. Another stall which was worth noticing was the stall selling hand made products made from water hyacinth. Vikram Mitra who is behind the handicrafts said “We started this project in Kolsur village where there is a huge supply of water hyacinth. We process it and transform it into paper. Then we make the product from that paper. This project was started in 2011 with the help of NABARD under the Rural Innovation Fund”. The price of the products is between hundred to five hundred rupees.

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Hindoli Boutique offered Dhakai, handloom, byloom, kurtis, designer kurtis to the people. An initiative of Hindoli Sen, the price ranges from one thousand to seven thousand rupees.

With seventy four stalls in total at this fair, the Tourist Mela after the Kolkata show travelled to Agartala.

Priyanka Dutta