Tourism at Tripura to get a boost with construction of 51 temples
A preliminary project report of Rs. 44 crore has been prepared by the tourism department for construction of the replicas of the 51 Shaktipeeths
In order to promote tourism and provide convenience to pilgrims, Tripura Tourism department has decided to build replicas of 51 Shaktipeeths near Tripuresari temple at Udaipur. Around 14.22 acres of land has been allocated by the state government for construction of replicas of Shaktipeeths at Fulkumari in Gomati district, which is also one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. A preliminary project report of Rs. 44 crore has been prepared by the tourism department for construction of the replicas of the 51 Shaktipeeths and has sent the proposal to the 15th Finance Commission for consideration for funding the project. Besides, the department has also introduced a helicopter service for tourist starting from September 1, named as 'Tripura Hawai Safar'. This service will help tourists to get an aerial view of rock-cut carvings at Devatamura in Gomati district and Unakoti at Unakoti district. There are about 51 Shaktipeeths, out of which 38 are in India, six in Bangladesh, three in Nepal, two in Pakistan and one each in Tibet and in Sri Lanka.