According to The Hindu, houseboating is going to expand from hotspot places like Kerala to West Bengal, which is now hoping to bring houseboat adventurers to their state for the first time.
“We will have one houseboat plying along the Ganges in Kolkata, two-three in Sundarbans and three-four in the creeks between Tajpur and Mandarmani near Digha,” A R Bardhan, Principal Secretary of the West Bengal Tourism Department, told PTI.
With a big potential for river-based tourism, Bardhan explained, “It will be like a hotel. The boat will do a cruise in the rivers, but will be anchored in one place. In Kolkata, tourists will get a good view of the city from the banks of the Ganges. You also get very good views of the Howrah Bridge and Vidyasagar Setu from the river.”