Published on : Saturday, September 23, 2017
The tourist department of Vizag in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is elated with the best revenue generation in this year.
The tourism department and the city administration are in a jubilant mood as it is expecting more tourists to visit this South Indian city and its surroundings this tourist season which began on Friday and closes with Sankranti.
According to the Executive Director of the Tourism Corporation M Sreeramulu Naidu, all the APTDC hotels in Araku, Ananthagiri, Rushikonda and near Lumbini Park are in full bloom and the occupancy will continue tillmid January next year of the holidays.
The star hotels and economy hotels in city of Vishakhapatnam and in Araku have also been booked in advance.
This year a new beach resort at Thotlakonda beach is started to attract the tourists. There is also an aircraft museum, which are close to INS Kursura Museum- the newest attractions here.
The tourists will be visiting Araku Valley taking a ride in the Vistadome, Katitiki waterfalls, Simhachalam temple, RK Beach, Kursura Museum, Kailasagiri Hill, Buddhist shrine at Thotlakonda, water front at Rushikonda, Yarada Park, Tenneti Park, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Eco-tourism park at Kambalakonda and Dutch Cemetery at Bhimili.
All the resorts including the railway stations and the national and international airport are being spruced up for this year’s tourism season.
The tourism department is also organising some attraction and special events to attract the tourists beginning September 27 and closing on October 2.
It is even proposed to organise cultural programmes including Dhimsa dance in all the star hotels and those owned by APTDC to popularise the tribal dance of Andhra Pradesh form originating from the agency tracts.
The number of tourists increase in the mid summer was also impressive with more footfalls despite sultry weather conditions.
In May alone there are about 76,000 tourists visited Borra Caves, which earned grand revenue of Rs 50 lakh.
The Tourism department is also hopeful more tourists’ inflow will be in this season.
The tourism department of Andhra Pradesh and the city civil administration of Vizag expects that there will be around 25 per cent would be from West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh and the remaining from the neighbourhood state Telangana.
The APTDC also held road shows, cultural events and the fairs in different parts of the country to popularize Vizag and its tourism destinations.