Kashmir meets Shantiniketan at Eco Village in New Town


Kolkata: After Eco Park becoming one of the famous tourist attraction of New Town, Rajarhat, HIDCO is planning to set up an Eco Village in the area to attract more business and tourists. It will have the flavour of rural Bengal including Mud houses, naturally, without AC, ponds with fish in them and which lets the people fish in it. There will be paddle and shikara boats instead of motor boats. Ample food joints will be an added attraction. Apart from the washrooms, nothing will be made concrete, said the HIDCO sources. The ducks will be introduced in the pond and various flowering plants and fruits will be grown on its sides.

A bird-watching tower is also a part of the plans, apart from the local birds, various migratory birds will be seen here. Open bill bird from Indonesia comes here. Huts will be made available for resting in the afternoon. People can get a feel of Santiniketan or Darjeeling. Apart from that, village experience from North and South India will be available. Kids will also get a park in this facility.

When seen from the sky, the village will be in the shape of the English alphabet ‘B’. HIDCO has already begun their work as per the schedule.