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Tourist Guest House catching Dust
The possible drastic fall in the number of tourists to Koraput and Malakngiri districts as a result of the recent restrictions imposed by the state government on the tourists visiting the habitations of primitive tribes in the region should not provoke the state government to make any delay in opening the tourist reception centres at Koraput , Gupteswar and Sunabeda for the public .
According to Bhagavan Khora , tourist officer at Koraput , these buildings were already completed and been handed over by OTDC to the department of tourism almost one year back . While the tourist reception centre with twelve spacious suits to stay adjacent to the special circuit house at Koraput was built at an estimated cost of Rs.73 Lakhs , the Panthikas at Gupteswar and Sunabeda were built with an expenditure of Rs.1.2 Cr. each . However for the lack of any interest from the state headquarters , the buildings were catching dust without giving anything in return .
Moreover all these guest houses also were so well placed in the region that a minimum investment in furnishing the buildings , making them suitable for accommodation , could easily meet the growing needs of tourists. Koraput has been attracting tourists for its mountains and valleys , rivers and dams apart from its tribal culture and heritage over the last many years .There was the famous Jagannath temple at Koraput ,the old King’s palace at Jeypore , tribal weekly markets at Onakadelli , Boipariguda , Subai ,Kakirigumma and Kunduli , water fall at Machkund in addition to the scores of tribal fairs and festivals happening outside their original habitations attracting the focus of tourists year after year rather than confining them into some specified brackets .
More than 35 thousand domestic tourists and scores of foreign tourists’ visit to the region were recorded officially , last December alone , Mr.Khora added .