Rajgir: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
on Saturday took a tonga ride and opened the first ever eco-
friendly, green and clean tourist destination at Rajgir
hills at Ghoda Katora with facilities of adventure games,
including tracking, rope climbing and para-sailing.
Kumar, accompanied by state Tourism minister Sunil Kumar
Pinto, Planning Development minister Narendra N Yadav, Mines
and Geology minister S N Arya and top officials of the state
Tourism and Forest departments, took a tonga ride and
travelled a distance of 6.5 km from Vishwa Shanti stupa base
here to open the facilities.
The facilities like adventure games including tracking,
rope climbing and para-sailing have come up, for the first
at any tourist spot in the state.
The place is nearly 6.5 km away from the ropeway site at
Rajgir, the journey to the lake can be done on bicycles and
the spot has been developed as an ecological zone.
The tourists visiting the destination would be provided
bicycles free of cost and they will be available near the
ropeway. No fuel operated vehicle would be allowed as we want
the area pollution free, Kumar said, adding more facilities
would be added to the centre.
Chief Minister said the place had tourism potential which
had earlier remained untapped and it would attract the
visiting Rajgir to see Buddhist and Jain monument and sites.
Portable toilets have also been set up there to keep the
area pollution free.
While tracking and rope climbing would be available on
regular basis, para-sailing would be available on special
occasions, he added.
Several school students and probationary officers of
different state services participated in tracking at the