Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017
With good understanding of government’s plans to build up the tourism sector across the state, APTDC or the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation is all prepared to launch ‘Rayalaseema Religious and Heritage Tourism Circuit’ soon. Linking the significant worship places together, APTDC visualizes to create a temple circuit that would help pilgrims to travel the destinations under one go with zero hassle.
“It is aimed to provide basic facilities, to take up beautification measures at various tourist attractions and to increase the revenue to the government exchequer. The corporation has already initiated several projects which are yielding good results,” said an Official of tourism department.
At an estimated cost of Rs.133.5 crores to be invested, this tourism circuit was proposed at various places and on different heads. In the project proposal, religious places like Mahanandi, Ahobilam, Mantralayam, Lepakshi, Puttaparthi, Vontimitta, Kanipakam, Kailasakona, Talakona, Gudimallam, Ameenpeer dargah in Kadapa and others were included.
Similarly, under Heritage Circuit, Orvakallu Rock Gardens, Penukonda Fort, Gandikota Fort, Chandragiri Fort, Gooty Fort and Chintakunta Rock paintings in Muddanur of Kadapa district were incorporated in the directory. These places will go through developmental works under the project.
Food courts, waiting rooms, washrooms, souvenir shops, solar lighting, etc., will be developed. Besides, certain areas will have other amenities as well. For example, it was suggested to set up a restaurant-cum-snack bar, ATM, cloak room at Thimmamma Marrimanu in Gooty in Anantapur district.