Ranchi: The state’s tourism department has tied up with Madhya Pradesh (MP) tourism department to provide devotees planning to attend the Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain with facilities to make their trip memorable.
The MP government has allocated 6,000 sq feet of land to Jharkhand Tourism Development Corporation (JTDC) to establish a tourist information centre (TIC).
The TIC will be equipped with trained staff who will guide tourists and devotees from Jharkhand during their month-long stay (starting April 22) at ardh kumbh.
The department has also planned to register visitors to keep a track on pilgrims to ensure they are safe during celebrations. Also, banking and medical facilities will be provided.
“JTDC has already been given land at a prominent location to construct a TIC at Ujjain Simhastha Kumbh. The TIC will be designed along the lines of Deoghar’s Babadham temple. It will provide a host of facilities to tourists from Jharkhand. It will also help promote the state as a tourist destination,” said P K Vaghmare, tourism department director.
Simhastha Mahakumbh, based on a celestial line-up of planets and zodiac signs, is one of the four kumbh melas organized in India and draws a large number of devotees from across India and abroad.