Bihar is all set with a 200-Foot-High Glass Floor Bridge to Attract Tourists
By: Ashwathy Nair
Have you ever wished to visit the world’s longest glass bridge in China? Well! Why thinking of going this far to fulfil your dream when you get an alternative in India that can give you the same thrilling experience.
A glass bridge in Bihar at Rajgir in the middle of five hills is almost set to welcome tourists to India from all over the world. In Bihar, this is the first glass bridge that has been built in order to increase the footfall of national as well as foreign visitors in the state.
The glass bridge in Bihar is constructed similar to China’s Hangzhou province glass bridge, it will be 85 feet long and 6 feet wide and it will be handling 40 visitors at a time. Recently, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar had visited the site for inspection. With the New Year arriving, tourists will be able to set their foot on the glass and steel structure of Bihar.
Tourist attractions in and around the first skywalk in Bihar
In order to fascinate the tourists in Nalanda, a state of art ropeway and a jungle safari is being constructed. The glass bridge will be a part of the 500 acres of historic Budh Marg nature safari that is being created. The Central Zoo Safari is acknowledged by the Central Zoo Authority in the thick forests of Rajgir.
In the new ropeway, there will be around 18 glass cabins, each with 8 tourists that will be covering 750 meters in five minutes.
Moreover, tourists will also be able to do various adventure sports such as being a part of Gondola ropeway ride or air cycling. Ayurveda Park as well as Butterfly Park will be marked as another major attraction to be witnessed at the place.
There are cottages being built in the area for a comfortable stay of visitors. The beautification of Venu Van is also going on.
Rajgir tops the revenue earned in Bihar by tourism. Rajgir is of great historical significance. Son Bhandar caves, the hot water spring, locally known as Brahmakund, the peach pagoda, and Vishwa Shanti Stupa, are major attractions. Also in close proximity is Nalanda, a seat for intellectual intelligence in ancient times. With this latest skywalk, it is predicted that leaps and bounds will increase tourism in the state.
Meanwhile, the first skywalk in India is in Sikkim’s Pelling that is situated right opposite to a 137 feet statue of Chenrezig, who as per the traditional stories, is the earthly incarnation of Lord Buddha. The Sikkim’s glass skywalk is settled in the middle of the Himalayas at a height of 7,200 feet above sea level.