Environment & Tourism

Tourists will now be able to welcome the New Year with high-end tourist facilities amidst the enticing natural beauty of Mainpat

Raipur: Union ministry of tourism has started the Swadesh Darshan scheme on various themes in the year 2015-16 for tourism-based development. Under this Scheme, the project of the tribal tourism Circuit was approved in 2016 with the aim of introducing tourists to the tribal and rural cultural milieu of Chhattisgarh and a total of 13 destinations of tribal-dominated areas have been developed in the state under the scheme. 

Meanwhile, “Karma Ethnic Resort” has been developed as “Eco Ethnic Tourist Destination” at  Kamleshwarpur (Mainpat) under the “Tribal Tourism Circuit” of this project. This beautiful resort is situated amidst the lush greenery and scenic beauty of Mainpat has been built at a cost of Rs 21.37 crore over a sprawling 46 acres of land. Moreover, this resort has been made on the rural theme of Surguja region that captures the essence of tribal practices of the region. 

Karma Ethnic Resort and Sontrai Motel, Sitapur will be inaugurated on Friday, December 23  under the chairmanship of Tourism Minister of Chhattisgarh, Tamradhwaj Sahu, and the inauguration ceremony will be presided over by Health and Family Welfare Minister TS Singh Deo.

Karma Ethnic Resort Kamleshwarpur (Mainpat) is equipped with top-notch tourist facilities, it has a Tourist Reception and Facilitation Center for the convenience of tourists, 20 Rooms along with a Craft and Herbal Haat and an Artisan Center, a Cafeteria, an Open Amphitheater, Souvenir Shop, Tribal Interpretation Center, Tribal Workshop Center, and an illuminated cycle track have been built here. Facilities like 05 rooms, dormitory hall, lawn, cafeteria (dining hall), store room, parking have been constructed in ‘Sontrai Motel, Sitapur’ as well.

With the establishment of this resort amidst the beautiful landscapes of Mainpat, tourists will have an additional option to stay in a rural environment along with high-end accommodation facilities.  Moreover, additional sources of employment and income will be available to the local people of the region. The local artists are well-versed in handicrafts and Tibetan culture and tourists can get acquainted with the age-old tradition of handicrafts and a glimpse of Tibetan Culture. Tourists can also buy handicraft items, herbal products, and forest produce products from souvenir shops present here.

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