Hit dip in Hill pool

Pudung, July 24: The little hamlet near Kalimpong has an extra asset to draw visitors that other Hill towns envy.

The new swimming pool set up in the lap of green mountains, 5 km from Kalimpong, in April has started showing signs of becoming a sure crowd-puller.

The pool at the Dab Eco-Recreational Centre (DERC) here is 80 ft by 40 ft in size and 7-ft deep and fed by spring water. After a swim, the visitors can also have a bite at the adjacent fast-food centre.

Deenod Sharma, the proprietor of the DERC, said: “This will soon become very popular since there are only a few recreational centres here. The picturesque locale adds to the attraction. The charge is Rs 50 per head per day.”

Plans are also on to set up lodging facilities at the centre. The total cost of the entire project on the 1.54-acre plot is expected to cost around Rs 25 lakh.

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