Published on : Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Popular for its scenic beauty, remote villages and rich wildlife, Konni has long been tipped as the next big destination in Kerala. In spite of this, the region has always remained in the shadow of the more famous destinations in its neighborhood.
Things, however, have finally started to move here with the authorities all set to reveal a master plan for developing Konni as a major ecotourism destination, later this month. The plan includesnumerous ambitious projects and activities structured towards positioning Konni as a must-see destination where the public and private sector can invest without any problem.
The plan, to be implemented within a period of 10 years, focuses on creating a series of interconnected yet distinct areascashing in on the natural heritage of Konni and turning it into a perennial tourist destination. Once complete, it is expected to generate as many as 5,000 jobs to the local community.
According to K.U. Janeesh Kumar, Konni MLA, the project will be implemented with public and private investment through various government departments, the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) and tourism societies.