Karnataka government is set to initiate several projects to boost tourism

 Wednesday, July 28, 2021 

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As Karnataka is set to ease lockdown restrictions, the government is taking up projects across the state to boost tourism. As part of this plan to boost tourism of Karnataka and to increase tourist traffic, monuments at Hampi, the World Heritage Site, are being illuminated at night, under the Hampi By Night initiative. It’s a guided tour of the famous monuments in the area. The tourism department in another initiative has introduced bus services to transport visitors to the well-known tourist spot of Nandi Hills, situated about an hour from Bengaluru.


The Hampi World Heritage Area Management Authority (HWHAMA) is the agency that’s executing the project. From August 15th, it’s set to open the Hampi by Night tours. Funded by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation, this 8 crore-project will have lighting of Hampi monuments along with musical rendition of the significance of each sculpture in Kannada, English and Hindi. Twenty monuments, including Virupaksha temple, Narasimha temple, Gejjala Mantap and Kamal Mahal, are part of the project.


While speaking to TNM, Siddarameshawar Swami, HWHAMA Commissioner In-charge, said that the project encountered few impediments due to covid, however, final touches and technical runs are being conducted before commercial opening.


“The confirmed date will be announced soon. We are figuring out details like entry fees, show capacity etc. This will go a long way in boosting tourist footfall after several months of dip because of lockdowns,” he said.

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