Parbat sees increased investment in tourismThe tourism sector in Parbat is attracting increased investment.
The tourism sector in Parbat is attracting increased investment.
Bisham Kumar Shrestha, who was previously involved in furniture business, recently started Hotel Benju investing Rs90 million. “I had bought a land plot for Rs60 million to expand my furniture business, but I found hotel business more promising and invested an additional Rs30 million to build a 28-room hotel,” he said, adding his hotel is the first in the district to have a swimming pool.
Similarly, Krishna Shrestha, who has been running a hotel in Kushma for the last 22 years, has started another hotel named Hotel Bandana investing Rs60 million. He said he entered the business seeing a bright future.
With increasing flow of domestic tourists in the region, a large number of people are either upgrading their existing hotel or starting a new one.
A team of four lead by Hari Shrestha, who was previously involved in stationary business, has started a party palace with a capacity to host 400 people at a time. Despite being a neighbouring district of Pokhara—one of the major tourist destinations -, Parbat could not attract tourists at it lacked good hotel in the past.
“In the past, those arriving here used to return back to Pokhara as we couldn’t offer them good hotels with proper facilities,” said Shresta of Hotel Bandana. “Now, we can accommodate around 200 people and offer all the facilities.”