| Rangghar in Sivasagar |
Jorhat, Sept. 24: Khoj, a newly floated organisation to promote tourism, has planned a heritage walk which will cover the historic Ahom-era monuments in Sivasagar on Friday.
Bijit Dutta, head of Khoj here, said the walk would cover Golaghar, Talatalghar, Karengghar and end at Uttaran, a private museum in Joysagar.
“The tourist sector is in a nascent state in the state and people who live near the monuments also cannot tell visitors which king had built a monument, in which year or why. During the walk we will narrate the history of these monuments to people living in the vicinity so that they can answer queries of visitors,” he said.
“More such walks are being planned in Majuli, Tezpur, Nagaon, Guwahati and other places,” he said.
Swaleh ul Islam, a post graduate student of the Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism, Noida, under the ministry of tourism, who is a part of Khoj, told The Telegraph that he would attempt to build tourist hotspots for Assam.
“Assam is replete with culture, historic places, tea, birds, wildlife, and different brands like heritage tourism, eco tourism, culture tourism, tea tourism and wildlife tourism can be created. I will present the proposals to the ministry of tourism and hope that these will be developed on these lines,” he said.
Deputy commissioner S.S. Meenakshi Sundaram, who will flag off the walk from Rangghar, said the initiative would boost tourist interest in the heritage monuments.